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ig-news-digest        tuesday, october 31 2000        volume 03 : number 199


today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] earth challenge ig-review  [michael cunningham <begonias15@yahoo]
  [ig-news] ig mention in spin       [april haitsuka <grimmy7@earthlink.net>]


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date: mon, 30 oct 2000 08:19:20 -0800
from: michael cunningham <begonias15@yahoo.com>
subject: [ig-news] earth challenge ig-review


[sherlyn's note: this excerpt of a message was originally
sent to the indigo girls mailing list at netspace.org.
also, "love's recovery" has apparently been left off the
setlist below...]


hey y'all,


haven't seen a review, so i'll post a quick review
right now.  and i got there a little late so i really
only got to see the girls, but i could think of worse
things.


setlist:


closer to fine
ozilline (w/ mm)
peace tonight (w/ mm & charlene)
shame on you (w/ mm)
power of two
chickenman (w/ mm & michael lorant)
i don't wanna know (w/ mm)
devotion
galileo


e1: wild horses (w/ mm)
e2: least complicated

note: unfortunately, right before devotion on the
setlist it says 'leaving' so too bad they replaced
that one w/ i don't wanna know with michelle.


centennial park, right next to the cnn center, philips
arena and down the street from the tabernacle - was a
beautiful setting for this earth challenge - georgia
clean energy, clean air festival.  the skies were
clear and the weather was abso-smurfly beautiful -
even the grass was real comfy to relax on...


ctf was a great way to start it out & then amy's
ozilline is always great to hear - especially with
that awesome ending: 'what a blessed sky...'.  then
peace tonight is a good happy song that went along w/
the nice festival atmosphere.


first 'wow' moment: in chickenman, when the slow part
before the last refrain-part where they slow down and
are singing the 'i am an only child...' (real slow
w/out much guitar at all) - my friend at her first
show goes: 'holy cow!'  and i was like, 'you're right'
cause amy, emily, michelle & michael just sounded
amazing singing all together - especially with the
late afternoon sky & atlanta skyline in the backround.
very cool moment that i really was glad the
ig-live-newbie pointed out to me.


devotion towards the end, was pretty darn amazing too.
first time i heard it live and it just has such a
great feel to it - definitely like the 'that's what i
should do...' part that repeats a bunch of time...
and then again, i'm an amy person.  8-)


second wow moment: wild horses w/ mm.  hadn't heard
this live in awhile and it was pretty amazing.
michelle took lead on a few verses and gave this song
a nice different sounding shot-in-the-arm but when
they sang the first chorus w/ that beautiful harmony
'couldn't drag me away...' it was really cool in that
time-stopping kind of hold your breath moment.


and funny moment after wild horses, susan alzner (one
of the directors of earth challenge and sometimes
photographer for ig & hte stuff) was giving away
prizes for a question on the back of a survey card and
said 'are you ready for ig to come back for one more
song?!'  and she had been mistaken since wild horses
was their last song - but the girls came out anyway
and said something like 'well, we didn't know we had
one more song but we'll play one anyway, it's a
sing-a-long'  and then they went into least
complicated which became our bonus track of the show.


so all in all, the great harmonious music went
wonderfully well with the beautiful setting - and
hopefully everyone who was there learned a little bit
about alternative forms of energy (such as solar
energy used to power the show) and other ways to
improve the quality of our air.  (esp. since atl is so
bad!)


happy hallow's eve!
... boo! ...
a+e=ig


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date: mon, 30 oct 2000 20:24:33 -0800
from: april haitsuka <grimmy7@earthlink.net>
subject: [ig-news] ig mention in spin


[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indigo
girls mailing list at netspace.org.]


there's a brief mention of the girls in the new issue of spin (december), in
"drowning in genius," an article by eric weisbard on greatest hits albums
(p. 216).


"single discs remain the perfect way to come to terms with groups whose
albums have always left you cold. this year, i'm making up with a couple of
rocking folkies ... [section on soul asylum deleted] ... as for the indigo
girls, well, any alt-rocker will prefer amy ray's songs to emily saliers',
but saliers' "closer to fine" remains their anthem, and the remnants of
divinity school, plus gradually acknowledged lesbianism, make for powerful
emotions throughout. let's say we call them the communitarian r.e.m.?"


kind of a backhanded compliment, if you ask me.


april


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"april is the cruellest month, breeding / lilacs out of the dead land,
mixing / memory and desire, stirring / dull roots with spring rain."
                                        -- t.s. eliot, _the waste land_


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