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ig-news-digest        saturday, march 16 2002        volume 05 : number 066

today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] ig on aol music sessions                       [memememi@aol.com]
  [ig-news] amy on become you     ["hare@optonline.net" <hare@optonline.net>]
  [ig-news] cnn article                     [sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>]
  [ig-news] ig on bet jazz         [diane weidenkopf <dweiden@ix.netcom.com>]
  re: [ig-news] ig on aol music sessions              [eric <ericfl@usa.net>]

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date: fri, 15 mar 2002 09:04:12 est
from: memememi@aol.com
subject: [ig-news] ig on aol music sessions

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

this probably won't be accessible by too many people, but...... if you have
high speed access to the web (ie broadband, or cable), and you are a aol
subscriber, check out the following link:

  aol music: sessions@aol

this links you to an exclusive aol music sessions with amy & emily.  it is
a live performance, taped in the aol studios on february 18, 2002.   it
comes through as a real player video, along with audio.    i will be able
to record the audio off of it, but not the video (unless someone has a clue
as to how to record the video.......??)

good luck!!!  
=)
lisa

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date: fri, 15 mar 2002 11:30:33 -0500
from: "hare@optonline.net" <hare@optonline.net>
subject: [ig-news] amy on become you

[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indigo
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i'm really enjoying the talk about become you and its meaning.  here's what
amy has to say (apologies for any bad formatting):

"a song like "become you" ... deals with [the fact that] i'm a southerner
from about four generations of southerners. and it deals with the conflicts
of being really in love with the south and feeling entrenched, but not
appreciating the history of racism and understanding the historical
significance of things with the confederacy and all that -- but not
agreeing with a lot of it. ... so i wanted to write a song about how we
become what we are, each side, and how to respect each other in that
dialogue. and i think it can apply to bigger, broader issues in the world."

and i got it from here:

http://www.cnn.com/cnn/programs/showbiz.today/music.ontheroad/0203/08.html

jason

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date: sat, 16 mar 2002 08:01:34 +1100
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>
subject: [ig-news] cnn article

hey folks,

here's the cnn article that jason mentioned, i don't think
it's been posted yet....

- -sherlyn


- ---begin article---
indigo girls hold onto their roots
by joanne suh
cnn entertainment correspondent

march 9, 2002 posted: 5:08 hkt (2108 gmt)  
  
los angeles, california (cnn) -- despite more than 17 years making
records together and being hailed as one of the top folk-rock acts
of the 1990s, the indigo girls still describe themselves as a
"grass-roots band."

the atlanta, georgia-based duo, made up of singer-songwriters amy
ray and emily saliers, returns to its acoustic roots for the release
of its eighth studio album, "become you." ray and saliers say they
believe their new work shows more mature songwriting with the
"original indigo girl vibe."

the inspiration for their songs this time around came from a variety
of places, they say, ranging from life in the american south, to
racism, to the events of september 11. along with their music, ray
and saliers are also social activists on a number of fronts,
including stumping for gay and native american causes.

after touring alone last year to promote her solo album, ray is
rejoining with saliers for the group's new tour. cnn caught up with
the girls in los angeles, where they performed to a packed house at
the knitting factory in hollywood.

cnn: what are we seeing in this album that shows your creative
growth?

ray: it's a little bit back to basics as far as instrumentation goes,
because we went completely acoustic for it. we do have a drummer and
a bass player and an accordion and keyboard player, but we went to
our acoustic instruments -- no electric guitars -- which is kind of
basic for us. also, we arranged them mindful of harmonies and trying
to really make it a duo-centered album. but i think the songwriting,
hopefully, has grown, and so we kind of have the best of both worlds,
which is maybe a more mature songwriter with the original indigo girl
vibe.

cnn: tell us about the inspiration for the different songs.

ray: it's vast. a song like "become you" ... deals with [the fact
that] i'm a southerner from about four generations of southerners.
and it deals with the conflicts of being really in love with the
south and feeling entrenched, but not appreciating the history of
racism and understanding the historical significance of things with
the confederacy and all that -- but not agreeing with a lot of it...
so i wanted to write a song about how we become what we are, each
side, and how to respect each other in that dialogue. and i think it
can apply to bigger, broader issues in the world.

saliers: [i'm] just thinking of a song "our deliverance," that was
greatly affected by the events in our country september 11. it's
actually a song for a call to peace, saying that war doesn't work;
it's never worked since the beginning of humankind. and the song
starts out on a very personal note. at this point in life, hopefully
i can see patterns emerging, and how faith guides your life when you
don't know how you can control things and make them work and fit the
pieces, but if you have faith, good things are going to come.

cnn: is this album going to deliver what they're [fans] expecting of
indigo girls' music?

ray: i don't know. (laugh) we never know what the fans are going to
think about our newest record and we try not to think too much about
it. we try to just go in there and have an honest experience in the
studio because i think that's what our audience expects and what they
want. we have the greatest audience in the world. they're loyal and
pretty open-minded to all our changes. and they also let us know what
they like and what they don't -- especially what they don't sometimes.
and that's a good thing.

cnn: so you recorded this in one studio in atlanta, your hometown.
tell us about how nice that was and what did it allow you to do
outside the grueling recording schedule?

ray: well, our laundry for one thing. (laugh) feed our dogs and see
our cats, our families. it's great to record at home, once you get
used to that and knowing that you're going to have some
distractions... my sister will come by with her kids, and my niece
will be running around the studio for a couple of hours while we're
trying to get something done, it's great. it's a very homey feeling,
and i think it went well with the record.

cnn: clearly, you guys have figured out the key to longevity in the
music world. what has kept you guys going?

saliers: we tour a lot, we're a grass-roots band, we're signed to a
major label but we really do a lot of the work ourselves, a lot of
footwork and groundwork and touring. the songs are honest, it's
pretty unadulterated music, unfettered. ... some of our fans say, "oh
man, this record takes me back to my college days, we took road trips
and we listened to it." so there are a lot of events and milestones
in people's lives that they took our music along with them. and then
they pass it on to their kids or their little sisters or brothers.

we've been fortunate to maintain a young following and we still play
a lot of colleges. we're very interested in what high school kids are
up to, what they're thinking about. we're very inspired by youth.

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date: fri, 15 mar 2002 21:15:01 -0600
from: diane weidenkopf <dweiden@ix.netcom.com>
subject: [ig-news] ig on bet jazz

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


anyone know anything about this?   i'm guessing it's from the cons time
period but don't have this channel so am not sure.

diane


date/time  network    show   featured artists   info
03/18/02   12:00 pm et   bet jazz    profiles at wolftrap    indigo
girls


also

03/18/02     08:00 pm et

03/19/02      01:00 am et

03/23/02       07:00 am et

03/23/02        03:00 pm et

03/24/02          03:00 am et

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date: fri, 15 mar 2002 19:27:27 -0500
from: eric <ericfl@usa.net>
subject: re: [ig-news] ig on aol music sessions

hey'all,

no need for aol, got the link out.  open your browser, should load real
player, nice qauilty too!!

rtsp://64.12.41.225:554/aol/us/aolmusic/artists/sony/indigogirls/indigogirls
_ilp_all_bb8.rm?cloakport=80,554,7070

enjoy!
eric

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