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ig-news-digest       thursday, november 21 2002       volume 05 : number 225

today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] sf lp & cassette for sale   [heather davis <heather@ispwest.com>]
  [ig-news] extra tabernacle ticket  [shedyourskin 23 <shedyourskin23@hotmai]
  [ig-news] emily in  emory magazine  [shedyourskin 23 <shedyourskin23@hotma]
  [ig-news] emory magazine article  ["sherlyn koo" <sherlyn@pixelopolis.com>]
  [ig-news] kgsr holiday cd        [diane weidenkopf <dweiden@ix.netcom.com>]

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date: wed, 20 nov 2002 14:38:20 -0800
from: heather davis <heather@ispwest.com>
subject: [ig-news] sf lp & cassette for sale

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

hello all :-)

just wanted to spread the word that i am selling an original strange fire lp & cassette from indigo records in 1987. i'm selling them together as a set for $210 (includes shipping.) if anyone is interested, let me know, if not i'll post them on ebay. :-)

- -heather

heather@ispwest.com

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date: wed, 20 nov 2002 12:37:09 -0500
from: shedyourskin 23 <shedyourskin23@hotmail.com>
subject: [ig-news] extra tabernacle ticket

[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indigo
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hey kids, i have one extra third row seat to the holiday music revue on dec 18th @ the tabernacle, if any of you are interested. it is sec 51 row c --on the center aisle.  asking for face + tb fees.....$45

http://www.webtickets.com/seatingchartindexes/maps/tabernacleend.htm

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"there is no nation by god exempted. lay down your weapons and love your neighbor as yourself..." ~es, deliverance, 2002.

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date: wed, 20 nov 2002 11:53:58 -0500
from: shedyourskin 23 <shedyourskin23@hotmail.com>
subject: [ig-news] emily in  emory magazine

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

this is from the newest emory magazine which we just got in our boxes today.... cheers.

http://www.emory.edu/emory_magazine/autumn2002/harmonies.html

there is also a nice write-up on kt kilborn as well! check it out!

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date: wed, 20 nov 2002 18:49:22 -0500
from: "sherlyn koo" <sherlyn@pixelopolis.com>
subject: [ig-news] emory magazine article

hey folks,

here's the emory magazine article that was mentioned earlier - url is
http://www.emory.edu/emory_magazine/autumn2002/harmonies.html

cheers,
sherlyn

- ---begin article---
harmonies of the heart
by paige p. parvin

so we must love while these moments are still called today
take part in the pain of this passion play
stretching our youth as we must, until we are ashes to dust
until time makes history of us.

emily saliers '85c wrote the song "history of us" soon after
graduating from emory, the same summer she toured europe in a
volkswagen bus with her father, theology professor don saliers, and
mother and three sisters. now, when she looks back on her time at the
college more than fifteen years later, saliers still lights up with
pride and genuine fondness.

"i can tell you i loved my years there," saliers says. "they were
very fruitful in terms of my friendships, and what i learned, and me
and amy exploring our music. it was like a springboard for the rest
of my life."

as one half of the internationally acclaimed folk-pop duo the indigo
girls, the openly gay saliers is one of emory's most celebrated
graduates. she's known for her lyrical, guitar-spun ballads that
resonate powerfully with a diverse, devoted fan base. after seventeen
years and eight full-length albums (the most successful won a grammy
and went double-platinum), saliers and her musical partner, amy ray
'86c, continue to play sold-out shows around the world.

it's easy to forget the pair put out their first single on the emory
campus, selling it at a table in front of the duc for $1.

besides making music, saliers' favorite memories of college are of
intimate, impassioned talks with her circle of close friends, who
helped shape her early activist leanings. her classes, she says,
helped her learn to question, to challenge, and to think
independently; her english courses, with their focus on language and
expression, also shaped her songwriting. she and ray embraced the
university's emphasis on public service and furthering a community
good.

today, the indigo girls' progressive social activism is as much a
part of their public persona as their guitars and boots. their
efforts on behalf of native americans, women, and the environment are
well documented. they are also strong advocates of gay rights.

"i know we are perceived as this radical activist lesbian band, and
that becomes a problem in an industry run by men," saliers says. "a
lot of women sell records through their straight sexuality. on the
other hand, we have this great career, we have all this control,
where we are able to speak our minds and enjoy the freedom of that."

at emory, emily was not yet out as a lesbian. "i just didn't have the
self-awareness when i was a student there to get to the point of
coming out," she says. "i dated guys, but i was sort of exploring the
beginnings of my gay life. when i look back, i wish i had had more
courage, and i admire people whose vision was so clear. but when my
moment came, it was so clear and right, and okay with me and god and
my family and anyone who mattered to me."

saliers is particularly proud of the strides emory has made toward
equality and acceptance for gay community members. when the indigo
girls appeared on campus for a performance and talk during the
university's year of reconciliation, she was impressed by how far
students have come since she graduated. many of their questions
focused matter-of-factly on the singers' sexual orientation.

"the whole tenor of the evening certainly felt very open-minded," she
says. "when i was in school, kids didn't feel comfortable raising
questions of sexuality like they do now. i consider that progress.
and for emory to open up and give that opportunity to us was
something i really appreciated."

saliers' connection to emory runs deep. her father is the director of
emory's master of sacred music program and the william r. cannon
professor of theology and worship in the candler school of theology.
a noted scholar and author of more than a dozen books on christian
theology, don is also, like his daughter, a musician at heartand
soul. he has served as musical director of the ecumenical university
worship for some twenty years, and he composes and performs sacred
music that lends itself expressly to spiritual experience.

emily says she grew up in an intellectual "community of lefties"
where music and learning were as essential air and water. don says
the first song emily and her sisters ever wrote was a protest song
about pollution. he remembers when the entire saliers clan would
harmonize together for hundreds of miles on long family car trips. at
a recent photo shoot in the university's performing arts studio, he
and his second-oldest daughter couldn't resist noodling around
together on the piano and guitar that were supposed to serve as
props.

despite stylistic differences, the two seem to approach their music
in much the same waystriving not only for artistic excellence, but
for meaning and message that reach soul-deep. this shared pursuit has
led them to plan a collaborative project, a book they will write
together about music, sacred and secular, and the experience of
making it.

"i think there is much we will agree on," don says. "both of us want
our music to touch the human heart in a way that is deep and
meaningful, to offer images to live by and live toeven if they are
painful. we want music to be honest, truthful. of course, as a
composer of sacred music, i would add that i want it to awaken awe,
and wonder, to speak of transcendence.

"although, you know," he adds, "there is a kind of liturgy that goes
on in the indigo girls' concerts too. people take the words and music
into their hearts, into their bodies. they can get seven thousand
people to sing, or bring them total silencei think that really says
something. there is a wonderful dialogue that happens when they are
at full stretch."

don and emily already have begun work on their book by taping hours
of conversations with one another, which is how they plan to develop
most of the material. to a father and daughter with rich careers and
rigorous schedules, setting aside time for heart-to-heart talksand
calling it workis a rare pleasure.

"we have spent a lot of time talking about our own personal
experience, and how it affects our relationship as father and
daughter," emily says. "i can't even tell you how it feels to be able
to have time like that with my father. i feel so blessed that he is
part of this academic community, and it's a part of my life, too."
p.p.p.

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date: wed, 20 nov 2002 22:19:51 -0600
from: diane weidenkopf <dweiden@ix.netcom.com>
subject: [ig-news] kgsr holiday cd

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

[...]

if anyone is in austin, kgsr 107.1 holiday broadcast cd goes on sale this
week, featuring "moment of forgiveness".

diane

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