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ig-news-digest        tuesday, november 7 2000        volume 03 : number 202


today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] retrospective on the charts     [sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>]
  [ig-news] retrospective review from billboard  [sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.ne]
  [ig-news] excerpt from rockrgrl article   [sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>]


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date: tue, 7 nov 2000 10:01:16 +1100 (est)
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>
subject: [ig-news] retrospective on the charts


hey folks,


for those who keep track of these things, it says on
wallofsound that "retrospective" debuted at #128 on
the us chart, selling 11700 units in its first week...


- -sherlyn
=-= sherlyn koo - sherlyn@fl.net.au =-=-=-=-=-=-= [sydney, australia]
        "we will push on into that mystery
         and it'll push right back
         and there are worse things than that..."   - dar williams


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date: tue, 7 nov 2000 10:07:47 +1100 (est)
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>
subject: [ig-news] retrospective review from billboard


hey folks,


i found this review on billboard.com...


- -sherlyn

- ---begin article---
indigo girls
retrospective
producer(s): various
epic 61602
genre: pop
vital reissues
originally reviewed for week ending 10/21/00


fifteen years ago, pals amy ray and emily saliers set
out to prove that there was still room for good ol'
fashioned folk/pop in the contemporary rock landscape.
they may have never gotten their full due at radio, but
they've successfully connected with the world at large,
drawing the ardor of millions with finely crafted tunes
that reverently reference arlo guthrie and joni mitchell
while also displaying the soul of modern renegades.
"retrospective" effectively traces their career, from the
haunting ray epic "strange fire" to saliers' romantic,
shoulda-been-a-smash "power of two." along the way,
we witness their evolution from raw acoustic strumming
to richly layered electric instrumentation. at all times,
ray and saliers have remained consistent, often poetic
lyricists -- with an incredible knack for tightly woven
harmonies. diehards will quibble at the exclusion of
several key cuts, like ray's brilliantly psychedelic
"swamp ophelia" and her heart-wrenching "blood and
fire," as well as saliers' wonderfully literate "virginia
woolf." but that's a minor complaint, especially in light
of the inclusion of two well-conceived new tunes that
build a firm bridge into the future for this exceptional act.


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date: tue, 7 nov 2000 11:27:23 +1100 (est)
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>
subject: [ig-news] excerpt from rockrgrl article


hey folks,


there's a brief mention of amy in this article about the
rockrgrl conference from cdnow/allstar (you can read the
full thing at
http://www.cdnow.com/cgi-bin/mserver/sid=139603338/pagename=/rp/cdn/find/discography.html/artistid=indigo+girls/docid=409372/select=news)


- -sherlyn


- -begin article---


courtney love makes a surprise appearance at rockrgrl fest


nov 6, 2000, 12:10 pm pt


courtney love made a surprise appearance on the last day of the
rockrgrl music conference 2000 (rmc), held thursday (nov. 2)
through saturday (nov. 4) at seattle's renaissance madison
hotel, holding a q&a session with an expectant crowd.


it was an exuberant ending to a event that drew over 2,500
people from around the world for a weekend of panels focusing
on women's issues in the world of rock, appearances by over 200
bands, and several notable guest speakers.


[...]


keynote speeches were delivered friday and saturday by ronnie
spector and the indigo girls' amy ray, respectively. the former
ronettes' speech chronicled her often turbulent career, with
occasional snatches of song ("you didn't think i'd fly 6,000
miles and not sing for you!"). ray also performed a song from
her upcoming solo album, as well as addressing the importance
of supporting one's community.


[...]


rmc attendees agreed that the smaller-scale, low-key
atmosphere (in contrast to big conferences like cmj) gave the
event a warmth and friendliness that made it easy and exciting
to exchange ideas. and though desantis laughingly said "the two
words i don't want to hear now are 'next year'!" on rmc's last
night, it's certain there will be a call for rmc to return.


- -- gillian g. gaar

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