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ig-news-digest         saturday, july 21 2001         volume 04 : number 130

today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] ig question and utah show review              [subcityii@aol.com]
  [ig-news] seattle review, july 19 show    [sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>]
  [ig-news] fw: fs: strange fire, orig. tape  [sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.a]

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date: thu, 19 jul 2001 16:33:59 edt
from: subcityii@aol.com
subject: [ig-news] ig question and utah show review

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

someone here asked about ig playing in
a corporate sponsored event and whether that
was against their views.

i remember when i read the tourbook that
was available during the "rites of
passage" shows, there was a paragraph
in the book that stated that ig may
play at a corporate owned venue or a
sponsored event, it does not mean that
they are in favor of or disagree with the
view of that corporation.

they also stated that they do not accept
sponsorship personally. near as i can
tell, all of this is still true.

anyway, here is a review from a salt lake
city newspaper about the ig show there:

indigo girls bring talent, personality to red
butte fans
wednesday, july 18, 2001

by dan nailen
the salt lake tribune

it's hard to imagine a better setting for the indigo girls' seemingly annual summer trip to utah than the
red butte garden amphitheater. small enough to feel intimate but big enough to hold the thousands of
fans that snaked in lines for hours before the show started, red butte provided the perfect natural accompaniment to the girls' all-acoustic,
no-band gig on sunday.

amy ray and emily saliers spent the better part of two hours trading off lead vocals on two dozen songs, reaching deep into their catalog for live
favorites like "chicken man" or "least complicated" and tossing in three or four new songs slated for a new indigo girls album later this year. it hardly matters what the girls decide to play; their fans are a rabid lot willing to go in any direction ray and saliers pursue. and when ray and saliers kick into their patented two-part harmonies, the indigo girls' appeal
is undeniable. from the set-opening "gone again," with ray on mandolin and saliers on banjo, through the closing "galileo," the girls' had the red butte crowd entranced.

it helps that the women are so personable on stage.
they chat up the crowd, take requests and genuinely enjoy the interaction with their audience, even
allowing an off-key gentleman to warble along with
them at one point.

of course, personality can only take you so far; the music is what ultimately counts, and the indigo girls become better songwriters with each album. ray
showcased her punk tendencies on "lucystoners," a
cut from her 2001 solo album, "stag," and her rough-and-tumble voice was in fine form on songs like "faye tucker" and "shame on you." saliers had several highlights of her own, including "get out the map," "virginia woolf" and "power of two."

show opener rose polenzani, who has released music on ray's daemon records label, played a soft-spoken but solid solo acoustic set, highlighted by perhaps the first female-sung, acoustic-played version of
whitesnake's "here i go again."

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date: sat, 21 jul 2001 02:42:37 +1000 (est)
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>
subject: [ig-news] seattle review, july 19 show

hey folks,

well, it was another great night at the pier in seattle
last night.  michelle malone opened and kicked major
butt (as always).  it was nice to see her rocking out
with a band.  michelle also came out and played guitar
and harmonica and sang for a few songs during the girls'
set (marked with * below).  here's the setlist for ig:

1. get out the map*
2. devotion
3. virginia woolf
4. i don't wanna know*
5. deconstruction of love
6. faye tucker
7. power of two
8. starkville
9. closer to fine
10. gone again*
11. philosophy of loss
12. yield
13. the wood song
14. shame on you*
15. ghost
16. ?without a heart?
17. chickenman* - w/ "the mountain top" added again
18. she's saving me
19. galileo

i hadn't heard "without a heart" (if that's what it's
called) before - it's a new amy song about being a
southerner, dedicated to a man who lives near her who has
a confederate flag in his yard.  she played this solo on
one of her guitars - i think she mentioned that she's
still working on the arrangement.  this is another great
song.  i am *really* looking forward to the new album.

on gotm, michelle played guitar and emily did the
banjo/guitar switch halfway through.  last night emily
played the guitar the whole way through.  and we got a
very cool harmonica solo on "chickenman" as well.
michelle should play with them every night!  i thought
she really added a lot to the songs she played on.

the weather was absolutely perfect and the crowd was
having a lot of fun.  i think if i lived here i'd be
going to the pier every night!  what a great place to
see a show...

anyone else want to add anything?  i'm sure there's a
lot i missed...

:)
sherlyn
=-=-=-= sherlyn koo - sherlyn@fl.net.au =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= [a+e=ig]
"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: sat, 21 jul 2001 10:03:13 +1000 (est)
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>
subject: [ig-news] fw: fs: strange fire, orig. tape

hey folks,

here's something interesting i found on the newsgroup.
please direct your replies to the original poster at
ltorn@texas.net, not to me, thanks.

- -sherlyn

- ---begin forwarded message---
from: "luke torn" <ltorn@texas.net>
newsgroups: alt.music.indigo-girls
subject: fs: strange fire, orig. tape

grettings ig fans:

i've got an original indie cassette tape of the indigo girls from before
their first record contract. virtually unplayed. will let it go for a nice
price. please drop me a note, and we'll make the arrangements.

best regrards,

luke

strange fire

make it easier
walk away
crazy game
i don't wanna know
you left it up to me
hey, jesus

strange fire
high horse
left me a fool
land of canaan
blood and fire

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