lifeblood: listlogs: 2001v04n035-news


ig-news-digest         thursday, march 1 2001         volume 04 : number 035

today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] re: orlando stag tour tickets                    [w3pooh@aol.com]
  [ig-news] amy nyc tickets            ["jakkieblue =)" <jakkieblue@rcn.com>]
  [ig-news] transcript of amy's interview in out magazine  [claudine lapsky ]

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date: wed, 28 feb 2001 12:19:39 est
from: w3pooh@aol.com
subject: [ig-news] re: orlando stag tour tickets

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


hi,
just wanted to let the list know, orlando tickets are on sale now.  i got
mine at park ave cd's, they are also available at ticketmaster, and
probably
the sapphire supper club.

wendie

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date: wed, 28 feb 2001 12:09:13 -0000
from: "jakkieblue =)" <jakkieblue@rcn.com>
subject: [ig-news] amy nyc tickets

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

just a quick note to let you know the tickets have gone on sale and are
available over the phone by calling ticketweb on 212-269-4849 or going to
their website www.ticketweb.com ......good luck:)

jackie

"with every lesson learned a  line upon your beautiful face"
a + e=ig

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date: wed, 28 feb 2001 23:34:46 -0000
from: claudine lapsky <claudine@ukonline.co.uk>
subject: [ig-news] transcript of amy's interview in out magazine

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

hey!

a kind person posted the transcription of the amy article in the march issue
of out magazine, you know the one with the alluring picture!!  ;-)  if only
i had the actualy magazine!  anyhoo, i haven't seen it posted here yet, so
here it is:

"amy's way"

when you've gone multiplatinum as an indigo girl and run your own label, you
can play it-and say it-however you want.

amy ray responds quietly to my comment that i've been enjoying her new solo
album, in a thanks-y'all drawl so southern and polite it makes jodie foster'
s clarice starling sound like a cheeky, yankee imitator. but make no
mistake: the soft-spoken atlanta native has some serious axes to grind-
about misogyny, the mainstream music industry, the christian coalition- and
she's not afraid to grind them loudly. just check out the punk sounds on her
new album, stag, replete with snarling electric guitar riffs, her angry,
rasping vocals, and unapologetic lyrics that tell it like it is.

at 36, ray is best known for her role as one half of the multiplatinum
indigo girls (she's the one with the low voice), but to a growing slate of
indie-music artists, her more important function is a president and founder
of daemon records, which releases her very first solo album this month. over
the past eleven years the gay-owned and -operated, not-for-profit label has
promoted and developed bands that have been unable to attract the attention
of instant-profit-deafened corporate labels and that span a full spectrum of
musical styles: the southern gothic punk rock*a*teens, the folk-metal band
de soleil and the hip-hop ph balance, to name just a few.

indigo fans needn't worry, however, that an end's in store for the indigo
girls' collaborative relationship: ray promises that she and emily saliers
(she's the on with the high voice) will be back to recording their acoustic
brand of folk rock soon enough. it was just time to brave it alone. "i was
starting to write songs that didn't really fit in with a duo presence, that
tended to be more punk and rock influenced," ray explains. "they were songs
i though would work better emotionally as a single voice." but more than
that, she says, "i wanted to challenge myself; emily and i have been playing
together 20 years and it makes u stronger when we do outside projects."

if you're setting out to make a punk rock album, it can't hurt to populate
your recording sessions with other punk rock musicians. five of stag's ten
tracks feature kaia wilson, alison martlew, and melissa york of the butchies
as a backup band, and one song, "hey castrator", boasts the dyke-punk-music
dream team of joan jett, ex-luscious jackson drummer kate schellenbach, and
former breeders bassist josephine wiggs, now part of dusty trails. but quit
hunching over for protection, boys: she's being metaphorical here. in
"castrator" the female subject is merely realizing that her own lusty desire
for women is no better than the long-bemoaned male gaze, and she muses on
the prospect of just, well, lopping it off:

"i see you licking you lips
at the slope of her hips
i got disgusted with my own ownership
hey castrator- take this strong out of me"

ray explores the fluid nature of gender identity throughout stag: even the
album's title resonates with sexual ambivalence, painting a masculine image
of the female singer as she goes at it alone- musically and, she says,
emotionally. and the fact that it's ray's low, husky voice pouring forth
observations about women simply adds to the effect. in "measure of me," a
stripped down rock power ballad that drips with slow grinding guitars, she
asks

"is i the boy you need in me?
or the girl that you could be?"

later on, in the noisy punk "mtns of glory", while the singer may be
referencing the female parts alluded to in the title when she taunts her
former lover with

"i said hey baby don't you want to feel these"

she keeps coming back to the refrain of

"i'm gonna miss being the boy
i'm gonna miss being the man"

the one place ray makes a clear distinction between the sexes is in her
views on the mainstream music industry, especially rock journalism, which
she sees as "so infused with sexism still, it's amazing to me." her song
"lucystoners" takes on these issues, singling out media mogul jann wenner-
"rolling stone's most fearless leader"- as a symbol of the male corporate
powermongers who perpetuate a "boys' club mentality" in the music biz. when
i mention that wenner has a boyfriend, ray just shakes her head and sighs:
"jan's notoriously unsupportive of women. whether he's gay or not, i don't
care- it just makes it a boys' club to the purest degree."

besides a tour that kicks off at the end of the month to promote the new
album, ray's plans include gearing up to record her next indigo girls album
for epic and continuing to nurture musical talent through daemon records. "i
think if you're gay and you're honest with the world, you're doing something
just by doing that. but the next step is to promote gay artists, or artists
who project an image of tolerance," says ray, adding, "i'm not going to have
anyone on the label who's an asshole, you know."

claudine

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