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ig-news-digest       wednesday, august 15 2001       volume 04 : number 142

today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] vienna, va 8/7/01 review(too long)  [diane wong <arle@hotmail.co]
  [ig-news] amy ray in city pages paragraph  [barbara bordner <ritesofpassag]
  [ig-news] amy ray & the butchies in mpls tomorrow night  [brwgrl <brwgrl@y]

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date: wed, 8 aug 2001 03:52:44 -0400
from: diane wong <arle@hotmail.com>
subject: [ig-news] vienna, va 8/7/01 review(too long)

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

[...]

1945 and amy jammed on late bloom like mandy said.  she was wearing the
striped pants and having fun, smiling and singing.  they finished their set
around 8:35 or so; and the girls came on stage 20 minutes later.  first
emily, in her long-sleeved navy tee, under a shirt(which she changed
part-way through the show), and blue jeans; then, amy came straggling along
with her guitar in tow.  emily said hello, as did ames, and they launched
into hammer and nail.

here's the setlist (again):  *gigglegoogle*
filene center, wolf trap farm park, vienna, va august 7, 2001

hammer and nail
gone again (1st verse)
power of two
gone again (full song)
devotion
mystery
yield
watershed
faye tucker
deconstruction of love
ozillene
closer to fine
kid fears
you've got to show
shame on you
get out the map
starkville
virginia woolf
johnny rottentail
she's saving me
chickenman
philosophy of loss
world falls
galileo

what happened was, in addition to being out of tune, a string on amy's
mandolin broke--into the chorus, amy goes, "i have to stop, i can't play
like this."  we cheered and whooped.  then she mentioned how the mandolin
was off, and emily said, "yeah, you never want to play with a mandolin and
banjo when they're not in tune."  amy wrapped the loose string with her
hand, and handed the mandolin to chad.  "they'll get the other one in the
dressing room.  this is embarrassing.  well, whatever."
emily:  "we'll go on with another song in the meantime."

power of two was lover-ly like usual.  and gone again was played this time
in tune and with all strings intact.  after ga, amy: "we were on the west
coast for a few weeks, and it was cold.  i shouldn't have said that it was
cold.  we come back to a heat wave."  (it was hot and sticky--at least in
the mid-90's in the early evening.)  there was one lightning bug spotted on
stage trying to steal the spotlight.  but, definitely fewer bugs tonight.
emily really loves that fan--it makes her farrah cut fly sexily, like those
shampoo commercials.

everyone who has retrospective loved hearing devotion live.  it's such a
happy couple song.  then, as emily struck the opening chords to mystery, you
could hear the approving and surprise move through the audience.  people
were so quiet during the  song, especially with the bridge and the last
verse.  it was so appropriate, too, to have that in the last concert of the
tour--even though summer was not getting ready to give up its fight yet.

watershed: this song was great for the old fans and newer fans.  there was a
long pause before amy's verse, (and i think emily prompted her) "and there's
always retrospect,..."  we laughed briefly, and then enjoyed the rest of the
song.  (last night, emily instead of singing, "every five years or so i look
back on my life..."  she said, "every five days or so")

amy called deconstruction of love, a swaying song.  and the dancing last row
of the orchestra pit, swayed on command.

faye tucker!  i think i've heard it once or twice on the university tour
last year acoustically, but it was great to listen to amy jam on it, and
yell and scream, and sing in her high register.  of course, i missed seeing
her little dance she does when the band goes through their irish
instrumental part and emily does her magic.

emily encouraged people to dance if they wanted to.  "there's no police,"
she said, "well, there is, but just politely ask your neighbors if it is
okay to dance to this song, and all will be cool."

after deconstruction, i guess some fans were asking were sulli (their guitar
tech) was.  amy said, "sulli is on tour with keb mo."  and sulli runs onto
the stage em's side, and waves at the crowd--"there's sulli!" amy says.
"we're all like a family here, and speaking of family, here's a song about
my grandmother" (ozillene)

closer to fine brought everyone to their feet for some dancing and singing.
i love when they light up the crowd so amy and emily can see.  kid fears
followed, with some strong michael stipe echoes from our eager voices.

emily then asked the lawn people how they were doing, and they cheered back.
  amy said wistfully, "it's our last concert on this tour before we go into
the studio again."

starkville is a song that amy said she's been working on for five
years--about a town in mississippi.

for virginia woolf, emily goes, "that's the advantage of being [a musician],
you can write about anything you want."  'course, i was all teary-eyed and i
mentioned to a new friend, "that song saved my life."  [flashback to chicago
suffragette sessions, where upon meeting emily, diane blurts out, "your
music saved my life."]

johnny rottentail is such a hootenanny.  i love it!

amy(after she's saving me):  "we've got a curfew--we are going to sing a few
more songs.  we'll [sing] until the curfew."  more cheers.

chad was bringing out two guitars, and amy grabbed hers and left emily on
stage to do philosophy of loss.  emily:  "it's a hidden track---but who
cares?"  <smiles and shrugs>  she said it pertained to any and all religions
that were unaccepting of gays.

their non-encore included world falls (for her mother like mandy said) and
galileo.  *sigh*

they waved good-bye and said they would see us next year when their new
album was out.

the concert ended around 11pm--so 23 1/3 songs in just over two hours.  that
is the longest set i've ever been to in my mere 14 total(in four years).  i
met people this time who have been to 75+ (probably more like 100+)
performances.

[...]

a very, very crowning night fit for the acoustic ig tour.

diane

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date: wed, 8 aug 2001 19:39:52 -0500
from: barbara bordner <ritesofpassage9@webtv.net>
subject: [ig-news] amy ray in city pages paragraph

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

this is from a paragraph in   city pages for this week.

__snip________________________________
amy ray, the butchies, and le tigre
first avenue
701 1st ave n, minneapolis, mn
(612) 338-8388

when she performed as an indigo girl, amy ray seemed like nothing more
than a tofu-eatin', crystal-deodorant-wearin', harmonizin',
melodramatic-songwritin' bore. but when ray decided to kick off her new
solo album, stag (daemon), with a mandolin-twanged story about the
lynching of a "bad seed" and a gritty-guitar tirade against the rock 'n'
roll boys club, she was saved from suffering an eternity in the lilith
fair afterlife. backed by queercore rockers the butchies (who join her
on this tour), ray employs austere vocals that haunt her southern-blues
lamentations. with a fiercer growl, a bit more intensity, and a few more
drinks, she could be a spaghetti western patti smith. le tigre opens.

___snip_______________________________

just exactly what is this critic saying about ig ....that they're
politically correct band with sugary songs?

<<"tofu-eating-crystal-deoderent- wearing,harmonizing,melodramatic
song-writing bore >>

outrageous!! gimme a break man!


barb


come fight the kkk in st paul august 25th at the state capitol 12noon.
bring your friends and family, ffi:contact  our website at
www.cantheklan.org

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date: mon, 13 aug 2001 12:51:54 -0700
from: brwgrl <brwgrl@yahoo.com>
subject: [ig-news] amy ray & the butchies in mpls tomorrow night

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

just called first ave and here's what the woman said
the schedule is for tomorrow night:
5:30 - doors open
6:30 - the butchies
7:30 - le tigre
8:30 - amy ray

i'm assuming it's relatively accurate (although they
have been known to run behind schedule once in a
while).

hope this helps any of you planning on going!
see you there.
lisa

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brwgrl

i am a problem child, i've been wild all my days
all my anger and my rage, my senses said it would
lead me astray
- -amy ray

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