lifeblood: listlogs: 2004v07n151-news


ig-news-digest       wednesday, october 13 2004       volume 07 : number 151

today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] re: opening acts  ["heckler, victoria" <victoria.heckler@ppfa.or]
  [ig-news] good joliet tickets on ticketmaster          [indigokare@aol.com]
  [ig-news] louisville scene article  [sherlyn koo <sherlyn@pixelopolis.com>]
  [ig-news] louisville musings                         [jkrimple@hotmail.com]
  [ig-news] amy article                                [jkrimple@hotmail.com]

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date: tue, 12 oct 2004 11:53:16 -0400
from: "heckler, victoria" <victoria.heckler@ppfa.org>
subject: [ig-news] re: opening acts

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

high road touring has the openers for most of the nov. dates listed on
their site:

http://www.highroadtouring.com/hrtbin/artistpage?artist_id=13&page=tour&date=today

victoria

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date: tue 12-oct-2004 7:10pm
from: indigokare@aol.com
subject: [ig-news] good joliet tickets on ticketmaster

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

hey y'all,

tm seems to have released some pretty good seats for the upcoming joliet, il show.  out of curiosity, i went on to see what i could find, and i managed to pull two together in row a (4th row after the pit) in the center.  i didn't buy them, so they may still be available.  [...]

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date: wed, 13 oct 2004 10:53:48 +1000
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@pixelopolis.com>
subject: [ig-news] louisville scene article

hey folks,

here's an article from the louisville scene... if you want to read it online
it's at:
http://www.louisvillescene.com/2004/10/12/music_indigogirls.html

cheers,
sherlyn

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folk duo mix music and activism
indigo girls sing about key issues
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by missy baxter  october 12, 2004
the courier-journal

the indigo girls  amy ray, left, and emily saliers  have collaborated for
more than two decades.

indigo girls
when
8 p.m. tonight
where
whitney hall at the kentucky center, sixth and main streets. girly man opens.
tickets
$30-$35 at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (502) 361-3100.

life is a balancing act for emily saliers of the grammy-winning indigo girls.

as artists and activists, saliers and fellow indigo girl amy ray use their
music to convey powerful messages about politics, the environment and other
important issues. what began as a basement band in high school has evolved into
one of this generation's most influential folk duos.

"we try to find the right balance in our music, our activism and our lives in
general," the 41-year-old singer/songwriter said in an interview from her
georgia home. "it's all about achieving the right mix."

the indigo girls' efforts to maintain balance are evident in many ways,
including the artwork on their latest cd, "all that we let in" on the epic
records label: a woman balancing with her arms extended as she walks across a
pipeline over a creek in a forest.

"that's the artist's interpretation of the balance between the environment and
our needs ... for water, fuel, energy," saliers said.

saliers' environmental concerns and her musical talents both blossomed at a
young age. her collaboration with ray has spanned more than two decades.

"we met in chorus in elementary school (in decatur, ga.) and we started a band
in high school, playing in our basement and at parties," saliers said. "before
you knew it, we had fake ids and we were playing out in bars."

their 1989 self-titled album went gold in six months and earned the indigo
girls a grammy for best contemporary folk recording. they've earned several
subsequent grammy nominations, played thousands of concerts around the world
and sold millions of records.

and all the while, they've served as tireless activists for countless causes.

in the past two months, the indigo girls have promoted voter registration in
the "swing states" of louisiana, tennessee and arkansas with ani difranco's
"vote dammit" tour and performed in salt lake city at the honor the earth
benefit.

"i admire ani difranco's politics and activism," saliers said. "it's very
inspiring to work with others who share similar goals."

saliers believes it's vital for artists to encourage fans to speak out about
important issues.

"i think it falls upon all of us to help spread the message and to do our
part."

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date: wed 13-oct-2004 12:18am
from: jkrimple@hotmail.com
subject: [ig-news] louisville musings

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

hey y'all!

just got back from the show.  amazing as always.  girlyman were really good, got the cd, beautiful harmony, lotsa fun live.  if anyone knows the paul simon song they opened with, please let me know.

fashion report:  both in blue jeans and black boots.  amy - red cowboy shirt from girlfriends photos.  emily - beige flannel w/wax bush t-shirt underneath.  both looked great and seemed in high spirits with lots of smiles.

setlist:

fill it up again
shame on you
let it be me
dairy queen
power of 2 (amy said she messed up a part of this song, forgot a chord or something, didn't notice)
heartache for everyone (before they started this one, someone yelled that the sound wasn't loud enough to which amy responded "that's a sound person request.  wait til after this song!"
hammer & a nail (before this one emily commented on the rally yesterday in atlanta and encourage us to vote since we have the same issue in ky)
yield
free in you
let me go easy (before this one amy said that she wrote this after spending time w/an activist friend who passed away.  they were hanging out in a bathroom and she was saying all this stuff and amy went home and wrote it all down and this song came from that)
closer to fine (w/girlyman)
become you
love's recovery (wonderful!!!)
gone again (this was a pleasant surprise, to me at least)
least complicated
rodeo (amy had to start this one over when she got to the "i am just a rodeo calf" part saying she has all these pets in her mind and forgot the lyric.  also someone requested something else and she said oh i've already started this one.)
va woolf (after this song my friend john who came w/me - who has seen the girls six times before since nis era, all with a band and was excited that this was a duo show - said to me, "i thought this song would suffer w/o a band but no," to which i replied, "der!")
go (rocked!!!)
get out the map
encore:
ghost
land of canaan
galileo

excellent show.  a couple of setlist surprises.  i requested tether but to no avail.  amy stated that they hear our requests but barely know the songs they were prepared to play tonight.  the crowd was kind of a quiet, sit-down crowd, which made the show very cool on one hand because you could hear a pin drop during the quiet parts in po2, free in you, love's recovery, rodeo, va woolf, & ghost, but kinda lame on the other since people didn't dance a lot.  the people on the front row were all dancing tho, that was sweet!!!

[...]

y'all have a great time at the upcoming shows and please keep us posted on the setlists.

peace,
joey

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date: wed 13-oct-2004 1:14am
from: jkrimple@hotmail.com
subject: [ig-news] amy article

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

view entire article online at:
http://www.velocityweekly.com/sound/music.html

indigo ecstasy
the folk-pop duo is still going strong, powered by the occasional frosty treat


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by maisy fernandez




if professional musicians dig a record store, you know it's got to be pretty damn cool. so count your blessings that louisville is home to ear x-tacy  one of amy ray's favorite places.

one half of the acoustic folk duo the indigo girls, ray raves about the ear x-tacy staff and makes a point to stop by when she's in town.

"after 20 years of touring, i know the record stores in different towns," ray said in a phone interview from her north georgia home. "i really like ear x-tacy."

ray is also a fan of the group girlyman, which will open the tuesday night show at the kentucky center. "they do amazing three-part harmony and i think our audience will really love them."

we asked ray some questions about her long musical partnership with emily saliers and their new album, "all that we let in," as well as some other random stuff.

the indigo girls have been a duo longer than many marriages last. what's your secret?

just giving each other space, and we really fend for each other. we realize what we have as a duo has this magical element that we don't take for granted. we have to be aware of our musical relationship...and we have a mutual respect. whenever we might let our ego get to us, we take a step back that it would be really bad for the music.

it's election year, and the indigo girls are very politically conscious, even performing shows specifically to raise voter awareness. what can audiences expect from your louisville performance?

we'll just play our songs. we'll probably tell people to vote a couple of times. we don't change our set list for political times. we'll do some old songs, new songs and brand, brand new songs that nobody has heard. sometimes we do requests. at this point, we hope just coming to the show will remind people of the quality of life you have if you have a say in your community.

even if you lose, you feel better if you tried.

you have a song on the new album called "dairy queen," which you say is the hangout in your northern georgia town. so what's your favorite dq treat?

the peanut buster parfait. but that's rivaled by the snickers blizzard  i might be changing over. i try to limit myself because i can get carried away.

you also call "dairy queen" a happy breakup song that makes you smile. how do dq's frosty treats help ease the stress of a breakup?

sugar is a great motivator. then you get tired after the sugar and you can sleep a little bit.

which one of the indigo girls is "closer to fine" at this moment?

i don't know because i haven't seen emily in a week. but emily, probably. i'm probably a little wiggy. we trade off on the craziness. i don't know what her crazy state is right now.

what super power would you like to have?

i really like spider-man these days. but i think i'd be invisible. it seems like a good power to have.

what would you do with it?

go to a lot of right-wing political meetings and pick up the information without having to dialogue. i am kind of a hermit, so i would be fascinated by going to town and getting my stuff done. i would love to be invisible for animal watching, too.

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