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ig-news-digest         tuesday, april 22 2003         volume 06 : number 051

today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] hte csu ft. collins show                [indigotraveller@aol.com]
  [ig-news] ig ringtones for nokia          ["karen r." <indigokare@aol.com>]
  [ig-news] music and a message               [diane <dweiden@ix.netcom.com>]
  [ig-news] making waves, not tsunamis        [diane <dweiden@ix.netcom.com>]

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date: sun, 20 apr 2003 02:48:09 edt
from: indigotraveller@aol.com
subject: [ig-news] hte csu ft. collins show

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

ok.  it's a little after midnight, and i'm back home in front of my computer
after a wonderful honor the earth night in ft. collins.

[...]

the show started just a few minutes after 7 with the honor the earth film.
it ran about ten minutes.  if memory serves, it's largely the same film i saw
on the y2k hte tour, with a few updated bits.

then a&e came out and played:
hammer and a nail
and
jonas and ezekial

[...]

then a&e took turns reading prepared notes introducing the honor the earth
organization.

next up was bob gough (sp?), a native fellow who's been working very hard to
set up a wind turbine (can't remember where).  he was very informative and
articulate.  talked for a while and played a prominent role during the q&a.
(i expect you can learn about both him and wind power at honortheearth.org.)

then emily did a quick intro of winona.

winona spoke at length about the work being done by hte.  all very
interesting stuff.

then a&e did a mini-show for which the show was up on its' feet, turning it
into a real concert.  yay!  [...]

closer to fine
become you
let it be me
scooter boys
wood song (yes, karen, that was me who called!)
new song (my guess at a title is let me go easy)

then there was an extensive q&a session.  i will roughly paraphrase /
identify the topics and say who took the question, but i will not try to
repeat the questions or the answers.
1) how do we protest the war in iraq while supporting the troops?  should we
even be supporting the troops?  - e
2) i informed them about the conference on world affairs held every april
here in boulder at cu.  it's an amazing conference, and i think they'd love
participating.  i then provided each of them with this year's cwa panel
schedule.
3) activism advice - w
4) how do we bring back, regenerate the earth? - w
5) how is it that the feds are allowed on the reservations? - b
6) how about the issue of wind turbines killing birds? - b
7) how do we insure that when we pay for wind power from excel (co's power
supplier) that we are getting it? - b
8) someone suggesting building coalition with michael moore and getting him
to make a bowling for columbine type documentary for hte issues.  (i wish i'd
had the mike to let them know that mm has been a cwa participant!)
9) the ft. collins city council recently passed a resolution to supply15% of
the city's energy needs from renewable sources over the next 15 years.  who's
doing even more? - b/w
10) when is winona going to run for president? - w
11) as an activist, how do you get people engaged? - a/e
12) can wind power be stored?  how? - b
13) how could w run for president when it put bush, someone antithetical to
the health of the earth in office? - w
14) i feel powerless to really make a difference, what do i do? - a
15) mobilizing people to make wind power happen on campus at csu. - b
16) forestry issues. - w
17) building coalition with indigenous populations outside of the us. - w

hope that's interesting to all of you.  it was very interesting to be there.
i wasn't bored at all, and i learned a whole lot.

then to wrap things up (for which the crowd was back on their feet, rushing
the stage!), they played an awfully fast version of shame on you, followed by
a beautiful finlandia.

the crowd was great.  supportive, respectful, challenging, and singing.

[...]

more on tuesday.

lauren

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date: sat, 19 apr 2003 00:42:07 edt
from: "karen r." <indigokare@aol.com>
subject: [ig-news] ig ringtones for nokia

[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indigo
girls mailing list at netspace.org.  not news at all, but it might
interest some of you...]

ok, these came from brian clary's site before it was shutdown.  i have no
idea how to program these into a phone or nokia composer.  but a bunch of
people e-mailed me about these, so i figured i'd post them here.  and if you
have any clue how to put these into composer (for nokia, att wireless
service), please let me know:

become you
tempo 140
4a2, 4g2, 4#f2, 4e2, 4g2, 4#f2, 8d2, 2b1, 8b1, 4e2, 8d2, 2b1, 8b1, 4e2,
8d2, 4d2, 4-, 4a2, 4g2,
4#f2, 4e2, 4g2, 4#f2, 8d2, 2b1, 8b1, 4e2, 8d2, 2b1, 8b1, 4e2, 8d2, 4d2

get out the map
(edited 07.31.02)
tempo 70
8g2, 4c3, 8a2, 4a2, 8a2, 4g2, 16e2, 8d2, 4c2, 16c2, 16g2, 8g2, 16g2,
8e2,  8g2, 8e2, 8d2, 8c2, 8d2, 8e2, 8d2, 8c2, 2c2, 16g2, 16c2, 16g2, 16g2,
16a2, 16a2, 16a2,16a2,  8a2, 8a2, 8g2, 16a2,16a2, 16g2, 8g2, 16e2, 8d2,
4c2, 8g2, 4a2, 8b2, 16c3, 8c3,8a2, 8g2, 8a2, 16g2, 4g2


leeds
tempo 100
8d2, 4d2, 4g2, 4a2, 8b2, 4a2, 8g2, 2g2, 8d2, 8d2, 4g2, 4a2, 4a2, 8a2, 4a2,
8d2, 8d2, 4f2, 4f2, 8e2,
2f2, 8d2, 4d2, 4g2, 4a2, 4a2, 4b2, 8c3, 8c3, 4b2, 8a2, 2g2, 8d2, 8g2, 4g2,
4a2, 4g2, 8e2, 2e2, 8d2,
8g2, 8e2, 4a2, 2g2

our deliverance
tempo 63
8g1, 8b1, 8c2, 4d2, 8.d2, 4g2, 8#f2, 4e2, 4d2, 4g2, 8#f2, 4e2, 4d2, 8b1,
8d2, 8b1, 16a1, 16g1, 4g1,
8g1, 8b1, 8c2, 4d2, 8.d2, 4g2, 8#f2, 4e2, 4d2, 4g2, 8#f2, 4e2, 4d2, 8b1,
8d2, 8b1, 16a1, 16g1, 8g1

shed your skin
tempo 90
8e2, 8e2, 8d2, 8c2, 2a1, 4e2, 8d2, 8c2, 8a1, 2a1, 8e2, 8d2, 8c2, 4a1, 8g1,
8g1, 4a1, 2c2, 8e2, 8e2,
8d2, 8c2, 2a1, 4e2, 8d2, 8c2, 8a1, 2a1, 8e2, 8e2, 8d2, 4c2, 8a1, 8g1, 8e2,
4e2, 8d2, 4c2

:-) karen
- ----
"got to learn to respect what we don't understand" -- amy ray,  indigo girls

"well the world seems spent and the president has no good
idea of who the masses are
well i'm one of them and i'm among friends
we're trying to see beyond the fences in our own backyards" (isn't that the
truth?!)
- -- emily saliers, indigo girls

"this world falls on me dreams of immortality, everywhere i turn all the
beauty
just keeps shaking me"  -- amy, again

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date: mon, 21 apr 2003 19:07:35 -0500
from: diane <dweiden@ix.netcom.com>
subject: [ig-news] music and a message

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

music and a message
indigo girls talk politics, play tunes

by pat muir

the indigo girls concert monday night on central washington university's
campus in some ways had the feel of a political rally - it even drew a
handful of protesters outside the show - but it also seemed like an
intimate evening of song and conversation.

the sofa and coffee table on stage, plus the stripped-down nature of the
music, lent itself to that familial feel. looking out at the packed
samuelson union building ballroom - event organizers estimated about 600
people - indigo girl amy ray compared it to thanksgiving with her
family, because there's "about this many people, and they force me to play."

there were several such moments of levity, but the overall theme of the
event, american indian environmental activism, was serious business to
ray and her bandmate, emily saliers.

the duo is touring with indian activist winona laduke, ralph nader's
green party running mate in 2000, to raise funds and awareness for their
environmental partnership, honor the earth. russell jim, environmental
restoration waste management program manager for the yakama nation, also
spoke.

at about 7:30, the evening began with a short state-of-the-environment
video and a couple of songs by jim boyd, who is from the colville indian
reservation and now lives in spokane. ray and saliers then spoke about
the importance of the indian environmental movement.

"on many levels the native lens is the most important lens to see
through" when examining the environment, ray said.

the u.s. government policy of environmental imperialism ultimately could
destroy the earth's resources, she said.

"our frontier ways and our philosophy of dominance have put us in an
exploitative relationship with our environment and its peoples," ray said.

jim spoke next, then laduke, who continued on the themes ray had brought
up. the columbia river should flow freely and the hanford nuclear
facility must be cleaned up, she said.

"we got ourselves to where we are now," laduke said. "we are a society
that's based on conquest, not survival."

the audience did not just listen politely, tolerating the speakers while
waiting for the music. it erupted with applause, shouting encouragement
to jim and laduke. the biggest ovations, though, came soon after when
the indigo girls strapped on their guitars and launched into their
eight-song set.

they began with two of their biggest hits, "closer to fine" and "shame
on you," which brought dozens of dancers to the stage. ray and saliers
brought down the volume for a couple of more serious political songs and
joked in between at how hard it is to keep instruments tuned over the
course of a concert.

"we really are a professional touring band," saliers assured the crowd,
drawing laughs.

the girls closed the set with "galileo," another crowd-pleasing hit.
then they brought laduke and jim back on stage where the four of them
took questions until after 10 p.m. several people asked how they could
get involved with the movement.

there are many ways, came the response, beginning with sending cards to
washington's senators asking them to support alternative energy.
volunteers passed out such cards, the message already printed, requiring
only a signature and a stamp.

it was good to see such sentiment is alive on campus, ray said. neither
she nor saliers mentioned the five protesters outside the sub, and
laduke mentioned them only briefly, dismissing their
anti-environmentalism position.

the protesters had carried signs near the sub's main entrance that read
things such "i love oil," and "paganism plus communism equals
environmentalism."

"environmentalists are ruining this country for the american worker,"
said ryan byers, a cwu freshman.

leslie webb, director of cwu's diversity center, a co-sponsor of the
event, said she just kind of had to laugh off the anti-environment
sentiment. it's good to see people exercising free speech, but "i think
it's silly," she said.

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date: mon, 21 apr 2003 19:09:34 -0500
from: diane <dweiden@ix.netcom.com>
subject: [ig-news] making waves, not tsunamis

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

sunday, april 13, 2003, 12:00 a.m. pacific

making waves, not tsunamis

the indigo girls are coming to seattle, their publicist told me.

great. can't wait.

well, they're not just performing at the university of washington's hub
ballroom tuesday. on this, their fifth "honor the earth" tour, amy ray
and emily saliers will share the stage with the green party's winona
laduke to discuss environmental issues.

like?

wind power. salmon preservation in the snake and columbia rivers. waste
at the hanford nuclear reservation. u.s. energy policy and its effect on
native people. the exxon valdez, 14 years after the spill ...

i felt something give.

for while i love the indigos   their music, their hearts and their minds
  their list felt too long, especially at a time when we are being
"messaged" to near-madness.

the last two years have forced us all to take stock of our priorities
and beliefs.

but while we till the soil of our souls, the seeds of activism have been
flying hard and fast.

no iraq war. support the troops. vote for choice. question bush. support
wind power.

noble messages, all. delivered well, and we'll make room in our minds to
consider your cause. delivered poorly, and, well ...

think michael moore at the oscars. grab the moment, sure, but do you
have to be so sloppy about it?

sean penn went to baghdad, "to find my own voice on matters of conscience."

more power to you, but it sounds like this was a personal journey. why
the cameras?

dixie chick natalie maines said from a london stage: "just so you know,
we're ashamed the president of the united states is from texas."

glad to have that settled. now please play a song.

making waves is the best way to fight complacent waters. but those same
waves can swamp you   and leave the rest of us gasping for air.

there's a dixie chicks boycott under way, and moore   whose
documentaries have always packed a punch   risks becoming a punch line.

better to be more demure: susan sarandon's classic peace sign at the
oscars; sheryl crow's "no war" guitar strap. get out there too hard with
too much, and people turn you off.

alanis morissette was at the showbox last week for a benefit for voters
for choice. a vfc exec said a few words, then morissette did what she
does best: she sang.

was the message received?

"it's for freedom of choice," said james olson, 23. "you can't get
better than that."

i posed all this to indigo amy ray the other day.

yes, she said, it looks like a lot of issues will be onstage with us,
but they are all connected: we use power from the snake and columbia's
hydroelectric dams, which affects the salmon in those rivers, which
affects the livelihood of indigenous populations, which affects ...

get it? i do.

and in case anyone gets overwhelmed, ray said, attendees will receive
"action cards" on how to do and learn more.

"i do what i can," ray said, "and try to be smart about it."

that's more than most.

nicole brodeur's column appears sunday, tuesday and thursday. reach her
at 206-464-2334 or at nbrodeur@seattletimes.com.

more columns at www.seattletimes.com/columnists. she'll walk, not talk.

copyright ) 2003 the seattle times company

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