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ig-news-digest          friday, july 27 2001          volume 04 : number 134

today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] 7/26 saratoga ticket for sale                [indigobear@aol.com]
  [ig-news] setlists for 7/18, 7/21 & 7/22    [bonster <bonster@drizzle.com>]
  [ig-news] re: yield lyrics                 [amanda <media@mightymedia.com>]
  [ig-news] article announces emily solo album            [subcityii@aol.com]
  [ig-news] saratoga review (sorta long)  [amy swenson <amy_indigirl@yahoo.c]

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date: thu, 26 jul 2001 03:20:25 edt
from: indigobear@aol.com
subject: [ig-news] 7/26 saratoga ticket for sale

what:  1 general admission ticket
when:  7/26 show
where: mountain winery (saratoga, ca)
price: face value of the ticket ($41.50).
how:   we'll figure that out later.

right now, i want to see if anyone is interested. any takers?

thanks!
- -ib

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date: wed, 25 jul 2001 23:17:22 -0700
from: bonster <bonster@drizzle.com>
subject: [ig-news] setlists for 7/18, 7/21 & 7/22

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

i've scanned the setlists for the 7/18 seattle, 7/21 britt, and 7/22
portland shows and put them on my site.

if you're interested, they can be found at
http://www.bonster.com/indigo/setlists.html

- --bon

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date: thu, 26 jul 2001 12:24:00 -0500
from: amanda <media@mightymedia.com>
subject: [ig-news] re: yield lyrics

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

thanks for posting these kim!

i thought it was "broke", but baroque makes more sense on that line.  i
heard other things as well, but mostly still the same as kim's.

i was downstairs
in the green room
waiting for you to appear  
i said hello
to your family
i said hello
to your friends
i said hello
to this situation
that never yields

now it seems easy for me to tell you
that my love for you is sincere
i would stumble on these feelings   (i hear "stumble")
i would stumble on these words
something you won't ever stumble on dear

oh you were so broke
all of those words just to tell me no
and you were so soft spoken
with all of the others
you said you were broken (i heard "you" before said)
oh they just let you go ah

oh you were so broke
all of those words just to tell me no
and you were so soft spoken
with all of the others
you said you were broken
oh they just let you go

so when you're 3 days
down the highway
and you're looking like i feel
and it takes a lot to keep it going
it takes a lot just to keep it real
i said take some time to  yourself  (instead of "it takes")
and learn to yield.

i am so excited for this album.  i haven't like the last ones as much, so
its really exciting for me that they're doing a folk album.  i just wish
they would have come to mpls.  oh well.  amy and the butchies will be
here soon.

amanda

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date: thu, 26 jul 2001 16:03:58 edt
from: subcityii@aol.com
subject: [ig-news] article announces emily solo album

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

this article ran in today's l.a. times. it confirms
what was hinted on the "fillmore" video, emily
is now planning on doing a solo album(!):

the social and political intersect in the indigo girls'
folk-inspired songs.

by steve appleford, special to the times

the singer-songwriter tradition is immune to age.
even protest songs, so often connected to a specific
movement or historical event, continue to resonate decades later, such as bob dylan's withering "masters
of war" or neil young's outraged "ohio."

"it's like old, old folk music that just lasts
through time, like woody guthrie," says
emily saliers of the indigo girls, who will perform
saturday at the sun theatre in anaheim. "i think you pick up on the intensity of the message and the importance of what was going on then."

for the indigo girls, songs of social-political
content have always mixed easily with more personal material, following a precedent set by an earlier generation of folk-based performers. as a young
fan, saliers first learned of alarming events in
central america at a jackson browne concert in the
early '80s.

the indigo duo began playing about the same time,
emerging during a modern folk revival led by tracy
chapman and suzanne vega, and scoring an early college
radio hit with the emotional "closer to fine." now
they regularly trade political e-mails with singer-activist bonnie raitt, and feminist author
susan faludi recently wrote liner notes for the band, placing the indigo girls in musical and political context.

at their shows, the indigo girls provide space for activist groups to distribute information on various causes, from women's and gay rights to battles against aids and the death penalty. contact information for those same groups is usually printed on the band's albums.

"i don't think we can separate it from ourselves,"
says saliers, 38. "no matter what we did for a living, we'd both be activists just because there's so much
work to be done. "we do find that a lot of mainstream artists that we ask to do political things are very
wary of it. i think they underestimate what people
might become interested in, if only they were exposed
to it. "

the atlanta pair's current monthlong tour spotlights
new material slated for its next album. at the sun theatre, saliers and partner amy ray, also 38, will perform alone, accompanied only by their guitars and occasional mandolin and banjo, which is a shift in direction from their last album, 1999's more rocking "come on now social. "

"we were sort of moving in that direction, but amy's been wanting to step into more of an acoustic direction," says saliers. "that's what we are going
to do this time, which is have the ensemble sitting around in a circle and cutting the songs live. no electric guitars and no samples. "

so far, the new songs have taken a more personal
direction, including some with an appalachian flair.
one explores spirituality, inspired by the recent
death of saliers' sister. another examines "the complexities of relationships and the stuff that you don't learn until you're past 30."

"i'm sure we'll squeak a couple of political numbers
in there before it's all said and done," saliers says.
the songs are the first new material from the indigo girls since a pair of songs added to last year's "retrospective."

but earlier this year, ray released the first solo
album to emerge from the duo and was notably harder-edged than most indigo girls recordings. the album was called "stag" and released on ray's own
daemon records label. "when it first came out and
the reviews were really good, i was like: 'oh, my god,
i feel a little insecure,'" saliers says now with a laugh. "and i had to go through some of that. i               wrestled with it for a while and then i got over it.
it was just an adjustment period and now it's great. "
as a result of "stag," saliers adds, more rock-oriented
fans have been drawn to indigo girls shows, cheering
whenever that album is mentioned. saliers now has
plans for her own solo record, most likely leaning more toward pop and r&b.

on the duo's tour, each of the singers spends a few
minutes alone onstage. ray performs two solo songs, "lucy stoners" and "johnny rottentail," while saliers sings "philosophy of loss," a hidden track on the last album focused on gay rights.

"i think it's good for us as indigo girls," saliers says. "we look at the whole solo thing philosophically. if you set up a model of a relationship, what helps
each individual grow will help the group, ultimately.
it just brings more interest and more experience and more self-fulfillment."

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date: thu, 26 jul 2001 11:30:28 -0700
from: amy swenson <amy_indigirl@yahoo.com>
subject: [ig-news] saratoga review (sorta long)

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

a beautiful location, but a rather unusual crowd for an ig show.
enjoyable, anyhow, but a letdown after the fillmore. (of course, i
think anything would be a letdown after that!!!)

[...]

the acoustics seemed especially good; the vocals rang out with such
startling clarity. emily constantly took my breath away, most of all on
those high, long, clear notes.

some highlights

i *finally* heard "philosophy of loss" live. emily prefaced it with her
schpeil about the church and fundamentalist congregations that exclude
gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgendered people. i'm wondering if
she only performs that song at venues where it's "needed"? the mountain
winery did have a much more conservative feel to it, and she didn't
perform it at the very lesbian britt fest, any of the berkeley shows i
went to, or the fillmore show... hmmm...

"three hits" was a great surprise, although they said they felt
rusty... "i don't wanna know" was another huge highlight for me; that
was the first song i learned on guitar! the new stuff sounded as good
as ever. i love some of the lyrics; "there's a hole in my heart the
size of my landlocked travels..." *swoon*.

michelle played on many of the songs. before the show, i saw her
sitting to the side of the stage talking with a woman who looks like
she might be related (????)... and i hoped she would join them.

but, they didn't play "closer to fine" or "least complicated." has that
ever happened before??? odd. they said they had a curfew and could only
fit two songs in, but those weren't even on the setlist.

actually, it's nice to have some variety, and i've seen enough shows
this week where i'm going to live not hearing those.

chatter

both seemed in good moods. amy saw the two little girls sitting in the
front row with their way-too-dressed-up family and she said she felt
like she should give them candy or something. she sent one of the techs
backstage to bring a "treat". then, she passed around a glass bowl of
m&ms, which sadly didn't make it to me.

amy said that she felt chocolate was needed cause they were going to
play two new songs, and chocolate can make any experience good. she
also commented on the large amount of chocolate they have back stage.
at one point, emily told the kids not to take candy from strangers.

i've never seen them interact with the audience like that before, so it
was sort of fun!

fashion report

amy was wearing the same striped pants from the suffragette sessions in
chicago in 98. she also had on her black tank top (*swoon*), and a nice
blue shirt. emily was wearing a striped tee shirt with jeans and a red
(i think) shirt over it with some chinese lettering on one side, and a
tiger on the other side. em looked especially nice; her hair was really
great, and she was wearing the big hoop earrings she had on at the
fillmore.

[...]

- --amy

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