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ig-news-digest        monday, december 4 2000        volume 03 : number 215


today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] amy's solo album                [sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>]
  [ig-news] emory wheel ig articles         [carrielou <carrie827@yahoo.com>]
  [ig-news] emory article                   [sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>]


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date: mon, 4 dec 2000 09:35:25 +1100 (est)
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>
subject: [ig-news] amy's solo album


hey folks,


found this on the newsgroup...


- -sherlyn

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from: "hiraeth" <sternglr@panther.adelphi.edu>
newsgroups: alt.music.indigo-girls
subject: re: amy's solo album?
date: sat, 2 dec 2000 20:52:36 -0500


march 6 is the release date for stag (perfect album title, imho).  there
will be a free mp3 on daemon's website soon -- amy's mastering it now.
she's playing it very close to the vest...not even her label manager has
heard any of it yet.


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date: fri, 1 dec 2000 08:26:38 -0800
from: carrielou <carrie827@yahoo.com>
subject: [ig-news] emory wheel ig articles


[sherlyn's note: this is an excerpt of a message which was
originally sent to the indigo girls mailing list at
netspace.org.]


here are the links to the emory paper's articles on
the ig concert from tuesday.


an editorial about the mass exodus when the music
ended.


http://www.emory.edu/wheel/issue/00dec01/editorial7.html


the facutally incorrect at times story about the
concert.


http://www.emory.edu/wheel/issue/00dec01/arts3.html


[...]


enjoy
:)carrie


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date: mon, 4 dec 2000 17:47:05 +1100 (est)
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>
subject: [ig-news] emory article


hey folks,


here's the article that carrie mentioned - url is
http://www.emory.edu/wheel/issue/00dec01/arts3.html


- -sherlyn


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indigo girls share music, messages of activism
by drew boles
staff writer
and morli desai
entertainment editor


last time they were at emory, it was in academic classes and
residence halls. but when amy ray ('86c) and emily saliers ('85c),
known together as the indigo girls, returned to the woodruff
physical education center tuesday night, their student-status had
faded in the gleam of their star status.


the year of reconciliation committee sponsored the concert,
thinking saliers and ray were an appropriate selection for this
year's theme because of their mass appeal as popular musicians and
their strong political presence. before the indigo girls came out
on stage began, sailer's father, theology professor don saliers,
spoke briefly about the year of reconciliation. the two-hour
performance began with 40 minutes of music followed by 40 minutes
of speaking, in which the indigo girls talked about their life as
activists and then ended with a final song.


"students overall were very happy we had this performance,"said
student programming council president om kakani. "as a whole,
everyone enjoyed the performance who showed up."


however, some reactions to the concert were mixed. "i thought it
was okay, but i expected it to be better because they didn't play
a lot of songs," college sophomore kesha desai said.


while people enjoyed the music, many people left during the
question and answer segment of the performance. "it was my first
time hearing them ^w wow," said college freshman rose stella. "i
was so surprised that people started leaving during the q and a.
it was very rude."


donning casual clothes and acoustic guitars, ray and saliers took
the stage making a salutary entrance with their hit "galileo." by
the end of the 40-minute set, which included such old-school
favorites as "closer to fine" and "get out the map," nearly all
people in the woodpec were on their feet, dancing and singing
along. "i enjoyed when they had technical difficulties, and the
brunette, amy, showed she was not egotistical and just drowned out
the noise," college senior shanker unnikrishnan said.


while the set spanned the indigo girls' entire career, the
best-received tunes were those from their latest and most
politically charged album, come on now social, including "go," a
five-year endeavor completed at the onslaught of homophobic school
boards, "philosophy of loss," a commentary on the churches of
certain denominations who refuse to ordain gay and lesbian couples
and "faye tucker," a song "for the forgotten on death row," ray
said. these are the songs and the political statements that tie the
indigo girls so firmly to the idea of diversity and reconciliation.


after putting down their guitars, ray and saliers began talking
about their life as political activists. they said their biggest
project to date has been the honor the earth campaign, an
environmental awareness and native american rights coalition that
they helped jumpstart in 1990. based on grassroots ideals, honor
the earth has helped bring attention to abuse of the environment
and native american populations at the hands of the united states
government. saliers said all nuclear wastelands, with the exception
of one, are on the sites of indian reservations.


over the course of the last 10 years, ray and saliershave hosted
four honor-the-earth tours, helping to raise over $1 million for
the organization. as payment for their performance, emory donated
$5,000 to the indigo girls' honor the earth campaign.


the pair said they have had the opportunity to work with charities
because of their successful career. starting out playing in small
bars around the atlanta area during the early 1980s, they garnered
a small, loyal following. in 1988, they signed with epic records
and have since released seven studio albums, two live albums and
one greatest hits album. ray and saliers have been for years
considered an acoustic act and folk duo, their political convictions
are more obvious in their newer songs as they pick up new
instruments, including the electric guitar, the mandolin, the banjo,
the dulcimer and the dobro.


while the indigo girls answered questions ranging from musical
influences to campus residency, their discussion centered mostly
around their sexuality and work within the gay and lesbian movement.
as their career has progressed, their sexuality has become more
overtly infused into their music. ray claims this is simply a
"function of activism," and said that as she and saliers become more
defined in their personal and political lives, their songs follow
suit. expressing gratitude for an open forum on sexuality and
acknowledging it to be a topic never discussed during their college
days, both ray and saliers encouraged the student body and faculty
to reach out and embrace diversity and to "become active in life."


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