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ig-news-digest        thursday, march 28 2002        volume 05 : number 076

today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] vh-1 review                                   [subcityii@aol.com]
  [ig-news] european releases without liner notes  [bonster <bonster@drizzle]
  [ig-news] onsale date boston pavillion  [michelle hart-miller <ilovindigo2]
  [ig-news] nyc presale password for tomorrow.  [david sue <ds56@cornell.edu]
  [ig-news] an old stag article                           [shedyskin@aol.com]
  [ig-news] re: european releases without liner notes  [sherlyn koo <sherlyn]
  [ig-news] re: chastain update   [michael cunningham <begonias15@yahoo.com>]

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date: wed, 27 mar 2002 12:13:36 est
from: subcityii@aol.com
subject: [ig-news] vh-1 review

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


the indigo girls
become you
(sony, 2002)

when the indigo girls first charted with 1989's "closer to fine," its
jangling accessiblity positioned them as a female r.e.m. both bands have
drifted away from the mainstream over the past few years. stipe and company
have buckled under the pressure of staying big, and by
maintaining their political earnestness the indigos have gone without
another hit. that might change with become you, a downright breezy album
whose telling opener, "moment of forgiveness" oozes with joie
de vivre. come on now social delighted in musical dabbling and guest
appearances; this time around it's all effortless harmonies, acoustic
arrangements and forthright emotions. the constant tone is one of
reconciliation, from the self-explanatory title track to
the gracious "she's saving me." sure, there are some
fearsome mandolins on amy ray's "yield," and "starkville" is a
chewed-fingernail narrative about the girl who got away. but emily saliers'
"you've got to
show" sounds like vintage james taylor, and ray's closing "nuevas
senoritas" lets their everpresent liberalism serve the quietly moving music
rather than the other way around. through the years, the indigo girls
haven't gotten big, just good.

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date: wed, 27 mar 2002 08:42:57 -0800
from: bonster <bonster@drizzle.com>
subject: [ig-news] european releases without liner notes

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check here for info regarding euro releases without liner notes:
http://www.indigogirls.com/corresp/2002/2002-03-14-r.html

- -bon

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people appreciate non-invasive art.
                   -betsy bertiaux

haven't gotten your copy of the indigo girls' latest release "become
you"? listen to it here:  http://www.live365.com/stations/283400
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date: wed, 27 mar 2002 09:14:14 est
from: michelle hart-miller <ilovindigo2@aol.com>
subject: [ig-news] onsale date boston pavillion

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june 1              saturday  indigo girls         on sale apr 3 2002
10:00am  
june 2            sunday  indigo girls  8:00pm  on sale apr 3 2002   10:00am  

      


"and tolerance it ain't acceptance"     -amy ray-
             "so take this brain out and hang it on the line"   -melissa
ferrick-

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date: wed, 27 mar 2002 17:49:50 -0500
from: david sue <ds56@cornell.edu>
subject: [ig-news] nyc presale password for tomorrow.

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hi all,
  from what i understand, there is a pre-sale password for the radio city
music hall tickets....good luck!
_____________________________
**presale**
indigo girls @ radio city music hall
june 4, 2002
tickets: $39.50 - $44.50
presale: march 28, 2002 from 9am - 9pm

code: baindigo
http://www.enn0.com/i.cfm?did=175285&uid=46007835&mid=221123
_____________________________
dave

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date: wed, 27 mar 2002 11:50:33 est
from: shedyskin@aol.com
subject: [ig-news] an old stag article

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hi y'all. an old stag article i found, pretty interesting i thought. if it
has been posted before please pardon me.

peace,
dorothy

ray has her say
indigo girl amy ray takes aim at rock's 'boys club'
by greg kot
those who think the indigo girls' amy ray and emily saliers are a pristine
folk-pop act and nothing more are in for a shock.

ray's first solo album, "stag," released on her atlanta-based indie label,
daemon records, brings out the singer's inner riot grrrl, with spiky
guitars and blistering indictments of a culture that patronizes women and
gays.

ray is backed by the fem-punk trio the butchies, who perform with her
thursday, april 12, at metro, as well as a handful of peers (kelly hogan,
luscious jackson's kate schellenbach, the breeders' josephine wiggins) and
at least one pioneer (joan jett). even when the singer is playing little
more than a mandolin, on the appalachian-style death row lament "johnny
rottentail," she sounds like she's ready to punch ol' johnny's lights out.
and, in what may be the punkiest move of all, she names names --
specifically that of rolling stone publisher jann wenner -- in
"lucystoners," her rant against what she calls the record-industry boys club.

ray, explained in an interview why she needed "stag" to get a few things
off her chest.

did you actually have an evil brother like the one in "johnny rottentail"?

not a brother, but a producer who shall remain unnamed. he was such an
unpleasant person he would actually make me cry all the time. i was
standing at my little music stand inside the studio, fuming, and i just
wrote the whole song down -- this fantasy about this guy who is a real
jerk. the columbine shootings had just happened, and i also was thinking
about how this person could be the reincarnation of that little guy you
made fun of relentlessly in 2nd grade, questioning my role in creating
someone like that.

you'd never know you had this kind of record inside you listening to the
first few indigo girls albums.

on a personal level it has taken me a long time to learn how to articulate
as a songwriter what i have inside. my earliest songs are from this place
where i learned how to play guitar in a certain setting, which was
folk-pop. i was listening to neil young, james taylor and joni mitchell.
and then patti smith comes along, the replacements, husker du, and a lot of
diy (do-it-yourself) atlanta bands that i began to hang around with.
there's a song on the new album, "late bloom," that talks about how
sometimes it takes a long time to find yourself, but it's ok. i've never
felt in tune with the quote-unquote singer-songwriter aesthetic, and as
these other influences started creeping in i started to push the parameters
of the indigo girls in the last few albums. but i knew these songs i had to
do myself, because no matter how hard i tried to fit them into the indigo
girls, it wouldn't be the same as what i'm hearing.

how's emily feel about you doing this?

we've been playing together since we were 15, so she understands that when
we do something together, it completely changes what it is, whether it's
her song or mine. at some point she'll do a solo record too, because she
has songs that when i sing on them they become different. our voices have
baggage with them when we sing together, so it's nice to have a separate
space. then we're going to get back together and make a real stripped-down,
low-budget acoustic folk album as the indigo girls with a few of our
musician friends.

did you tell emily that you've got this song that's probably going to get
you banned from rolling stone magazine?

she told me, actually (laughs). i was really excited about the song,
because i'd been trying to write it for six months, and then i figured out
how to say all these things i'd been feeling about the patriarchy in the
industry. i sat down with her and our manager and played them the song and
their response was, "well, i guess we won't ever get an article in rolling
stone." that's when i knew that one didn't belong on an indigo girls album.
it had to be a solo song. part of emily is saying, "we're working hard, and
now you just shot us in the foot." but i feel like we're shut out of that
anyway, so why not go out in a blaze of glory?

"lucystoners" is about a lot more than rolling stone's coverage of women,
though, right?

the song goes through the journey that emily and i and a lot of women have
taken through the good-old-boy rock world -- from clubs, to radio stations,
to print media. it's not just whether women are getting covered, it's how
they get covered, and how many women are writing, and what stories they're
allowed to write. huge mergers have made the industry more corporate, and
diversity is discouraged. even men are shut out if they don't sound like
limp bizkit. so my attitude is, let's create our own infrastructure. lucy
stoners is a feminist who jumps ship, inflates her own raft and says we're
not gonna take it anymore.

greg kot is the tribune's rock critic.

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date: thu, 28 mar 2002 10:56:13 +1100
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>
subject: [ig-news] re: european releases without liner notes

hey folks,

here's the text from the link that bon posted, about the
liner-less european discs...

- -sherlyn

- ---begin forwarded article---
march 14, 2002

attention all buyers in uk and europe - unfortunately an initial shipment
of the new album, become you, in the digipak form (recycled cardboard)
was pressed with an error at the factory. the cds in the shipment are
missing the booklet which contains all of the liner notes. if you have
purchased a flawed cd, please know that as soon as epic supplies stores
with cds that are manufactured properly, you can return the flawed one
for a correct one free of charge. we will let you know immediately when
the new shipment is in. it is a priority at the plant to correct the
error. we are sorry for the error and will kick those responsible in the
but on your behalf. best regards, russell

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date: wed, 27 mar 2002 08:48:14 -0800
from: michael cunningham <begonias15@yahoo.com>
subject: [ig-news] re: chastain update

[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indigo
girls mailing list at netspace.org.  this is kind of convoluted
but hopefully it'll make sense to those of you wanting to go to
these shows...]


quick clarification right now.  but if you do the
take-5 series, you are unable to get box seats.  you
will only be able to get center terrace seats (row m
and back).  but, if you do either of the friday or
saturday series, you will be able to purchase box
seats but you will then also get stuck with some
pretty crappy shows (except for bruce hornsby imho on
sat).  but when you do the fri or sat series, you can
get an individual tix in addition to the 4, in order
to make sure you get both ig shows in advance of the
5/18 public onsale date.  gosh, this kinda bites.
best venue - worst tix dealio.

a+e=ig


- --- michael cunningham <begonias15@yahoo.com> wrote:
> http://www.classicchastain.com/
>
> hkf's,
> things got a little darker since my last post about
> chastain.  the atl-ig shows at chastain are being
> promoted/sold through classic chastain/aso - see the
> link - and so good seats are going to be tougher to
> get.  it seems that individual tix's won't go onsale
> until sat., may 18, 2002 - 10:00 am.  ig is not
> playing with the atlanta symphony orchestra, it's
> just
> sponsored by them, mind you.
>
> now, as you can see on the website, you will be able
> to purchase tix's now - but only as part of a
> series.
> you can do it three ways (sort of) - friday series
> (4), saturday series (4), or take-5 series (5 shows
> obviously).  once you get either a friday or
> saturday
> series comprising of 4 shows, you can also buy a
> single tix for the other ig show you haven't bought
> -
> but then again, that's just another way of doing the
> take-5 series w/ 2 ig shows and 3 others.  this way
> you will be able to get fairly close to ig - box
> seats
> just off of the floor (small coolers only here i
> believe) or good orchestra seats.
>
> if you don't do the series, and wait until the
> individual tix's go onsale, you probably can't get
> better than row m - or half way back in the
> orchestra
> section.  that's because half of the place is
> already
> sold to all the stupid corporate and series-ticket
> holders as a part of the aso - yep, it sux big time.
> but, on a brighter note, chastain is a beautiful
> place
> to see a show and any seat in the park is an
> enjoyable
> experience.  plus, it will be a cooler show, so you
> can bring all the wine & cheese you want (or in my
> case, all the cold pbr i could want) so that's a
> pretty sweet setup.  (my wheelie cooler is sweet
> cause
> it doubles as a table too, fyi)
>
> all questions & concerns about this concert should
> be
> directed to jen lucero.  here's her home phone:
> ummmmm... j/k.
>
> a+e=ig

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