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ig-news-digest         tuesday, july 16 2002         volume 05 : number 155

today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] indigo girls in nh....                          [emliz92@aol.com]
  [ig-news] berkeley set list   ["mel johnson" <letmelnoachayce@hotmail.com>]
  [ig-news] san diego ticket 4sale             [admin <admin@ladyclergy.com>]
  [ig-news] las vegas article      [diane weidenkopf <dweiden@ix.netcom.com>]

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date: mon, 15 jul 2002 17:58:37 edt
from: emliz92@aol.com
subject: [ig-news] indigo girls in nh....

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

hey all,
just returned from a weekend in gilford, nh, and we saw that ig will be
playing at meadowbrook farm on saturday september 21. i checked the offical
site and the date hasn't been added, we were at the venue at the melissa
etheridge show, and the show is confirmed. tickets go on sale friday july 26
at 10:00. it is an ok place to see a show, but honestly first row sucks!!!

good luck!

janet & kristin

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date: mon, 15 jul 2002 11:21:26 -0700
from: "mel johnson" <letmelnoachayce@hotmail.com>
subject: [ig-news] berkeley set list

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

hi there :-)

this was what they played at berkeley according to their set list (yes, i
was the tall girl who grabbed one from sullie - sorry to those i reached
over :-)

bitter root
trouble
become you
power of two
ozilline
collecting you
yield
virginia wolf
shame on you
get out the map
starkville
deconstruction
closer to fine
faye tucker
watershed
kid fears
least complicated
laramie
galileo

encore:

baby (vanda shepard and emily)
midnight train (with vanda shepard)
go

all in all, i thought it was a great show!  not the best i've been to, but
great none the less.  amy wore her red plaid kilt pants with the wierd strap
on the knees, a little black tank top and her hair in braids.  maybe it's
just me, but she's getting a bit femme-y these days :-)  emily wore some
black jeans, a black t-shirt with something on it and a blue shirt with
white panels on the front.  everything was great.  loved hearing them rock
out on laramie!  my partner thought it was wierd to end with go, but i
thought it was wonderful - very energizing! the audience was kinda mellow -
a lot of people sitting down throughout the whole show.  but there was
plenty of energy for a & e to vibe off of.  they didn't talk much at all, a
point even they mentioned, which was probably what i liked the least.
[...]
all in all, it was a great concert at an amazing venue and once they started
singing, you forgot all about the cold! :-)  did anyone get any pictures?  i
forgot my camera :-(

melinda

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date: mon, 15 jul 2002 17:22:40 -0700
from: admin <admin@ladyclergy.com>
subject: [ig-news] san diego ticket 4sale

hello,
one ticket for indigo girls w/vonda shephard at humphrey's, san diego 4sale.
sec a3, row 7.
interested?
please email me at ladyclergy@ladyclergy.com or harley@ladyclergy.com
thanks!
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date: mon, 15 jul 2002 22:50:10 -0500
from: diane weidenkopf <dweiden@ix.netcom.com>
subject: [ig-news] las vegas article

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

  reprinted without petmission.  amy dancing to... well read on  :-)


where the girls are

  recording and loyal fans keep the indigo girls on the road

  by paul rogers

  it's an indicative irony that, in a music business increasingly
  dominated by lawyers, sponsors and mergers, some of the more
  enduring acts succeed through sheer love of what they do. take the
  indigo girls, for instance. the folk/rock duo of amy ray and emily
  saliers has prevailed for nearly two decades, picking up platinum
  records and multiple grammy nominations over an eight-album
  career. yet, claims ray, they've lacked a long-term game plan since
  their adolescent partnership gelled in the early '80s:

  "i used to listen to cher and dance around and stuff, but i'm not
  sure i ever envisioned being a rock star," ray says, chuckling.
  "when we were teenagers, we were playing together. ... for us it was
  just a one-day-at-a-time thing. it was very d.i.y.?make your own
  cassette, make your own album and conquer one club at a time. we
  didn't really think beyond that, and i think that's what's taken us
  where we are."

  even now, ray lives in the moment and doesn't dwell upon the
  success of the indigo girls. "if i really think about what i'm doing
for
  a living and where i'm at, sometimes it's a little odd. but i don't
  think about it that much ... it all waxes and wanes over time, and
  i've learned to live with that."

  she's quick to credit the longevity of the indigo girls to their fans.
"we have a very flexible, loyal
  audience?they sort of go with us when we try different kinds of music.
i think what keeps us doing it is
  that we just love music and we really want to play. i mean, we really
have it in us to do that. and we tour
  all the time?that's what we want to do and that's the way to make your
career last. ... you've got to get
  out there and be in front of people."

  the indigo girls tour so extensively that they're forever finding ways
to keep shows interesting for both
  their audience and themselves. in 1993 they played the "ten dollar
tour," where all tickets and t-shirts
  were 10 bucks, and five years later they played free shows in high
schools across the south. they also
  mix performing as a duo and with a full band. both formats offer
contrasting joys, ray explains.

  "to play as a duo is usually more spontaneous and there's a real
direct relationship with the audience.
  when we play with a band i think you lose a little bit of that, and
what you gain is the ability to really
  represent what you've recorded in a way that ... rocks! our band right
now is a particularly good band for
  us because i don't feel the separation from the audience as much as i
have in the past ... it feels pretty
  spontaneous."

  indeed, ray is so comfortable with the indigo girls' current touring
lineup that they recorded their latest
  album, "become you," as a band effort, despite ray's original,
minimalist intentions. "i really wanted to
  make a very simple, acoustic record?i've wanted to do that for a
while?and emily didn't really want to do
  that. the compromise was that she still wanted to have a band, whereas
i was thinking, like, completely
  stripped-down. but then we got this band together that i love so much
and they're so rootsy ... it was a
  very cohesive experience."

  in contrast to their previous release, 1999's "come on now social,"
"become you" is a more organic affair
  and notable for its lack of high-profile cameo appearances. ("come on
now social" featured everyone
  from r.e.m.'s peter buck and rapper chuck d to bonnie raitt and mick
fleetwood.) the resulting work
  reveals a refreshingly direct line to the listener and lays bare the
indigo girls' maturing songwriting skills,
  while retaining their signature lamenting, country-tinged and
harmony-heavy folk. "it has a certain
  emotional quality, which to me, is somewhat reminiscent of some of our
earlier stuff," ray observes. the
  album also rekindled the indigo girls' relationship with producer
peter collins, who'd been at the helm for
  their platinum "rites of passage" disc in '92 and the grammy-nominated
"swamp ophelia" in '94.

  for all their achievements in the musical arena, the indigo girls have
always combined career and
  voracious activism for a number of causes: the children's health fund,
native american land rights, and
  voters for choice, among others. "for me?and i think for emily, too?i
don't think it's an 'indigo girls
  thing,' it's just a personal thing," ray notes. "if i wasn't an indigo
girl, i'd still be an activist. but i
  definitely find it completely integrated into our career at this point
and wouldn't even want to be just
  doing music and not activism?it doesn't interest me at all to do that
... it seems empty to me."

  the indigo girls have not only persisted in an increasingly
one-album-wonder era, but have also made
  the most of their public podium. a genuine joy for music, a day-to-day
approach to business and a rare
  awareness of the big picture have kept the indigo girls near the top,
while ruthless, career-obsessed
  upstarts have come and gone, helping no one and saying nothing.

  for amy ray and emily saliers, the message is not just in?but all
around?the music.

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