lifeblood: listlogs: 2004-10d


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date:         sat, 23 oct 2004 19:44:28 +1000
reply-to:     sherlyn koo <sherlyn@pixelopolis.com>
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subject:      article from the oklahoman
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hey folks,

here's an article from the oklahoman - you can find it online at
http://newsok.com/article/1344414/?template=3dentertainment/main

cheers,
sherlyn

---begin forwarded article---
fri october 22, 2004
indigo girls enjoy diverse, loyal fans

by gene triplett
entertainment editor

what becomes an indigo girl most? amy ray thinks it's the audience she=
attracts.

of course, the beautifully romantic and socially conscious folk rock and=
pop
she writes and performs is a pretty essential accessory, as well.

ray and emily saliers have been making such music together as indigo girls
since the mid-'80s, when the atlanta-based duo started releasing their
recordings independently. saliers was a little bit joni mitchell, ray was a
little bit clash, and the contrasting influences made for a sound that=
landed
them a major-label contract in 1988, when similar female acts such as tracy
chapman and suzanne vega were starting to chart big in the mainstream.

sixteen years, one grammy and 11 albums later, the duo has earned one of=
the
strongest and most faithful followings in the business, without the aid of=
hit
singles. their current tour behind the new album "all that we let in"=
brings
them to the civic center music hall on sunday night, in a concert sponsored=
by
the civic center foundation.

they'll be bringing their get-out-and-vote message and their environmental
concerns, as well.

"we're just getting people to be positive and engaged, and i think at this
point, in our audience, there are just a lot of people that are voting,"=
ray
said last week from a concert stop in east lansing, mich. "i think the more
positive (indigo girls) are, the more people will actually participate in=
the
system."

ray and saliers recently added their voices to ani difranco's "vote dammit"
tour on three dates and played a sold-out "honor the earth" benefit oct. 1=
in
salt lake city with environmental activist winona laduke.

"we had some great speakers, and we were talking about nuclear waste issues=
and
a better answer to energy needs, supporting solar and wind power in areas=
where
it was lucrative and prolific," ray said. "there are areas in the country=
where
it's just incredible how much power we can get from wind and sun, and we
don't."

it is also incredible that indigo girls have maintained major-label status=
for
two decades, without much radio airplay outside the college music world in
recent years. their self-titled 1989 debut achieved platinum status, as did
1992's "rites of passage." the live 1991 live ep "back on the bus, y'all"=
and
1994's "swamp ophelia" both went gold, but no such shiny sales success has=
come
to them since.

"i'm not sure why the label hung onto us for so long," ray said. "it's=
funny.
they support us in this kind of weird way. like, we have friends there that=
are
really supportive. but as a whole, like from the top down, the really top
people respect us and everything, but they don't really do very much to=
change
the fact that we don't have any radio play."

despite such strong tunes as the unchacteristically heavy and electric=
"tether"
(written by ray) and the wistful, countrified ballad "come on home" (by
saliers), the new album will be indigo girls' last on epic. their contract=
is
up, and ray, who has established her own independent daemon records, is not
interested in renewing. saliers, she said, seems undecided on what to do=
next.

"i'm not sure how emily feels about it at this point. she's changed her mind=
a
couple of times, but we're both on our own little journeys with it," ray=
said.

daemon, a nonprofit label, has released albums by kristen hall, ellen james
society and a remake of "jesus christ superstar" that features ray and=
saliers
on vocals. ray is also working on a punk-rock solo album called "prom," due=
out
in april 2005. but indigo girls will not be recording on the daemon label,
because ray thinks that would be a conflict of interest.

"we'll probably go with a major independent," ray predicted optimistically.

meanwhile, the indigo girls' audience remains powerfully supportive, and ray=
is
at a loss to describe their typical fan.

"i think people think the typical indigo girl fan is a lesbian, but, you=
know,
i think it's iconic at this point," she said, laughing. "we really have a=
very
diverse audience, actually. i think a few people who haven't been to the=
shows
think, 'oh, it's all gay women,' but it's really not. i think if you did a
demographic test or something, you'd have a lot of women, a lot of
progressives."

"i think they did some kind of marketing test, epic did, and i think they=
found
something very surprising, that it was like 40-60 men versus women, because
everybody thinks it's like 80-20 (women versus men). but it's not. and it's
really widely diverse agewise, too, which is great."

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date:         sat, 23 oct 2004 11:08:20 -0400
reply-to:     jacqueline <kranky1@optonline.net>
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from:         jacqueline <kranky1@optonline.net>
subject:      two tickets to poughkeepsie needed!
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we need two tickets to poughkeepsie on novemeber 7th...if anyone has 2 seats together, please email!

thanks..
diane and jackie

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date:         sat, 23 oct 2004 22:12:47 edt
reply-to:     barbbordner@aol.com
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okay...at the risk of sounding like i'm whining....i was just at the home of
a friend of
mine, and she and her boyfriend and i were talking about roseanne, and how we
couldn't stand her, and i was comfortable until he blurted out,"i don't like
ellen....
she's a freak. and her first show failed man..." i said,"her show was on for
six seasons...i would hardly call that a failure." i also said,"she started
wanting ellen to start exploring relationships, and people just weren't ready
for it i guess....and a bunch of baptists in atlanta boycotting the show didn't
help either." "she's a freak," he said....mad...i shot back,"why? 'cause she's
gay?" that shut him up!

i wanted to say a hell of a lot more, but out of respect for my friend, that
was all i said.....she believes homosexuality is wrong so i say,"the two of
them deserve
each other."  just think....he was acting as if he thought i was a hetero
too.
little does he know?

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date:         tue, 26 oct 2004 18:31:25 -0700
reply-to:     graham ames <heepybear@jefu.net>
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from:         graham ames <heepybear@jefu.net>
subject:      fwd: indigo girls street team!
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the latest official mailer!

graham ames


begin forwarded message:

> from: "indigo girls" <news@indigogirls.com>
> date: october 26, 2004 5:47:01 pm pdt
> to: hippybear@bigfoot.com
> subject: indigo girls street team!
> reply-to: indigogirls <news@indigogirls.com>
>
> hello all!
>
> it's time for round number four of street teams for amy and emily.  we
> will need your help to make these shows a success.  if you would like
> to volunteer to be a street team member to help distribute posters and
> flyers for the following shows, please e-mail street@rcam.com.
>
> november 5th - stamford, ct - stamford center for the arts
> november 6th - providence, ri - lupo's
> november 7th - poughkeepsie, ny - bardavon opera house
> november 9th - keene, nh - colonial theater
> november 11th - red bank, nj - count basie theatre
> november 12th - glenside, pa - keswick theatre
>
> as always, we will give the volunteers a free pair of tickets for
> helping.  please e-mail us no later than 12pm thursday october 28th.
> you will be notified by thursday october 28th at 6pm if you are
> selected to join.  it is also very important that you put the name of
> the city you are interested in helping out for in the subject line.
> please only send e-mails for the 4 shows listed above.  please provide
> the city and state you live in as well.
>
> thank you very much for all your help and support getting the word out.
> happy holidays!
>
> best regards,
>
> russell
>
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date:         wed, 27 oct 2004 11:32:25 +1000
reply-to:     sherlyn koo <sherlyn@pixelopolis.com>
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hey folks,

here's the latest official mailer...

cheers,
sherlyn

---------- original message ----------
date:   tue 26-oct-2004 8:47pm
from:   news@indigogirls.com
subject:        indigo girls street team!

hello all!

it's time for round number four of street teams for amy and emily.  we will need your help to make these shows a success.  if you would like to volunteer to be a street team member to help distribute posters and flyers for the following shows, please e-mail street@rcam.com.

november 5th - stamford, ct - stamford center for the arts
november 6th - providence, ri - lupo's
november 7th - poughkeepsie, ny - bardavon opera house
november 9th - keene, nh - colonial theater
november 11th - red bank, nj - count basie theatre
november 12th - glenside, pa - keswick theatre

as always, we will give the volunteers a free pair of tickets for helping.  please e-mail us no later than 12pm thursday october 28th. you will be notified by thursday october 28th at 6pm if you are selected to join.  it is also very important that you put the name of the city you are interested in helping out for in the subject line.  please only send e-mails for the 4 shows listed above.  please provide the city and state you live in as well.

thank you very much for all your help and support getting the word out.
happy holidays!

best regards,

russell

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date:         wed, 27 oct 2004 21:26:44 +0000
reply-to:     lauren chikamoto <hardfemme24@hotmail.com>
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from:         lauren chikamoto <hardfemme24@hotmail.com>
subject:      fw: [portland_pagans] a call for help
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>from: "sarah" <witchiewoman@hotmail.com>
>reply-to: portland_pagans@yahoogroups.com
>to: portland_pagans@yahoogroups.com
>subject: [portland_pagans] a call for help
>date: wed, 27 oct 2004 20:06:24 -0000
>
>
>1/4  of our american soldiers are in iraq unprotected. there is a
>severe funding shortage and they are walking the streets without body
>armor. my sister will be deployed soon. i ask for your help now in
>protecting her. anything you can donate (even if it's only a dollar)
>would be appreciated. my plan is to buy body armor and have it shipped
>to her. if she happens to be one of the lucky ones to have it, i will
>ask that she pass it on to someone else in need.
>
>http://www.thefactotum.com/sarah/amandas_armor.html
>
>(x-posted to many online communities - if you have seen this message
>already i am sorry, chalk it up to a worried big sis.)
>
>
>

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date:         wed, 27 oct 2004 16:01:41 -0700
reply-to:     bonster <bonster@drizzle.com>
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subject:      pigc 35 most influential artists
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(potential ig content):

if you're an oregonian or washingtonian, here's your chance to put in a
vote for ig. that is, if you believe they're one of the 35 most
influential artists of the past 35 years.

cheers!
-bon

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date: wed, 27 oct 2004 15:54:45 -0700
from: kink <lwarren@kink.fm>
subject: 35 most influential artists, mindy smith, halloween

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greetings from kink!

in this issue:

1.  35 most influential artists

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1.  35 most influential artists of the past 35 years

last chance to vote!  we're asking you to vote for the artists you
feel are the most influential of the past 35 years.  voting closes
this friday at 9am.  listen for the countdown beginning november 1st
on kink fm 102.

click on the link below to vote:

http://kink.fm/cgi-bin/eventhandler/eventhandler.cgi?action=entryform&filename=fallpromo2004&id=infinity

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