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ig-news-digest          monday, march 4 2002          volume 05 : number 054

today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] boston herald 3/1/02                           [btfenton@aol.com]
  [ig-news] ig on the view                                     [gram@asu.edu]
  [ig-news] re: boston question  [michael reynolds <michael_reynolds@yahoo.c]
  [ig-news] the amycam               [mandy <sister_fortunate_one@yahoo.com>]

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date: sun, 3 mar 2002 11:30:43 est
from: btfenton@aol.com
subject: [ig-news] boston herald 3/1/02

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

indigo girls in harmony with old sound

by sarah rodman
friday, march 1, 2002

amy ray and emily saliers have known each other since they were 10 and have
been playing together as the indigo girls for more than 15 years.


while familiarity sometimes breeds contempt - especially in the tight
confines of a tour bus - ray says with a laugh, ''we actually want to choke
one another less and less as time goes on.''

which is good news for the gloriously harmonious folk-pop duo's fans. no
doubt those fans will be singing along loudly as they pack a sold-out
paradise tonight, joining ray and saliers at an acoustic coming-out party for
their eighth album, ''become you,'' due out march 12. chances are excellent
those longtime fans will love the atlanta-based pair's latest release. after
1999's more sonically experimental ''come on now social,'' the new album is a
return to the bedrock indigo girls sound, contrasting ray's tough southern
soul with salier's more ethereal musings. sweet, funny, brutal, thoughtful
and expertly played, ''become you'' ranks with their best work.

ray chalks up the decidedly down-home sound of her contributions to the album
- - including the bluesy ''bitter root,'' the dusty tex-mex of ''nuevas
senoritas'' and the country jangle of ''yield'' - to the girls'
back-to-basics approach.

''we were thinking about doing an acoustic record off and on for the last
four years,'' ray says from the san francisco-bound bus. ''something that was
more rootsy. and i was saving these songs because i wanted to do them in the
context of a record that i thought was very organic and stripped down.''

the album's resolute title track is one of ray's best, detailing the conflict
between being a proud southerner yet rejecting the region's long-held racial
prejudices. ray's favorite comment about the song came from some south
carolinian friends who had been defending the flying of the confederate flag.
''i played this song for them by a campfire one night and they said, 'it's
like (neil young's) ''southern man'' and (lynyrd skynyrd's) ''sweet home
alabama'' in one song,'' ' '' recounts ray with a laugh. ''they got it
because that's exactly what the song is meant to encompass, those two ideas
of 'i love this place but i am not going to stand for these things.' ''

ray says she and saliers never envisioned the success they've had or thought
they would make it to the point where they'd release a retrospective as they
did in 2000. in fact, says ray with a laugh, ''we're kind of amazed that we
haven't been dropped (from major label epic records), because not only have
our records waxed and waned in a big way, our career has definitely waned
more of late than it's waxed.''

having connections to the boss helps, though. ''there's usually some person
in the company that feels some personal connection to the band,'' says ray of
their good fortune. ''they just couldn't live with themselves, they think,
'if i dropped this band, my wife would kill me,' '' she says with a laugh,
''because it is usually their wife.''

the return to clubs for this record release tour has been a lot of fun, says
ray. ''we go in and play the record (over the p.a.) and then we go out and do
a bunch of old songs and then some of the new stuff and we answer questions
for the audience. it's just a short, loose show, it's real fun.''

ray says fans who couldn't get tickets for the paradise show can rest assured
the indigo girls will return for a proper tour this summer.

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date: sun, 3 mar 2002 11:59:44 -0700
from: gram@asu.edu
subject: [ig-news] ig on the view

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

tvguide.com says the ig will be on the view on march 15

gram

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sherlyn koo - sherlyn@fl.net.au
"and i swear, if i ever make it there,
i'm gonna love out loud, 'til my heart breaks,
'til my heart breaks..."           - disappear fear

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date: sun, 3 mar 2002 17:30:15 -0500
from: michael reynolds <michael_reynolds@yahoo.com>
subject: [ig-news] re: boston question

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


at 04:40 pm 3/3/02 -0500, karen r. wrote:

>however i didn't see the boston setlits.  would someone please post it?
>

i havent listened to the boot and - i didn't get a setlist - it was an
amazing show tho.

from memory - i think the show was 75 min.
(not at all in order)
kidfears
chickenman/bitterroot/ chickenman
ghost
deconstuction of love
become you
yield
mystery
wood song
ctf
galileo
shame on you
moment
our deliverance
collecting you
starkville
devotion

i think that is it - i am pretty sure all those were played

mike r.

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date: sun, 3 mar 2002 15:01:06 -0800
from: mandy <sister_fortunate_one@yahoo.com>
subject: [ig-news] the amycam

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

so there's this new thing on the official website... in addition to some more
setlists, there are all these crazy photographs that amy's taken throughout the
day of certain shows. not concert pictures, obviously, since amy's the one
taking the pictures (mostly), but things like her new shoes. they're a good
time. i'm such a dork.

[...]

mandy
with great appreciation for amy's red shirt

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i won't stop short of common ground
                         -amy ray

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