lifeblood: listlogs: 2005-04e


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date:         sat, 30 apr 2005 09:41:09 +1000
reply-to:     sherlyn koo <sherlyn@pixelopolis.com>
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from:         sherlyn koo <sherlyn@pixelopolis.com>
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hey kids,

here's the latest official mailer...

cheers,
sherlyn

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date:   fri 29-apr-2005 2:24pm
from:   news@indigogirls.com
subject:        amy ray tour dates/live broadcast!

*amy ray's "prom" tour - may 2005*

5/2 boulder, co * fox theater w/family outing
5/4 salt lake city, ut * lo-fi cafe w/family outing
5/6 seattle, wa * neumos crystal ball reading room w/family outing
5/7 vancouver, bc * the red room w/family outing
5/8 portland, or * crystal ballroom w/family outing
5/10 san francisco, ca * slim's w/family outing
5/11 san francisco, ca * borders @ union square 12:30pm free instore performance
5/12 los angeles, ca * el rey theater w/family outing
5/13 santa ana, ca * galaxy theatre w/family outing
5/14 tucson, az * plush room w/family outing

*listen to amy ray live in salt lake city!*
amy ray's /prom /tour will be broadcast live on *krcl community radio*, *90.9 fm*, wednesday may 4th at 8:30 pm (mountain time).  amy will be joined on stage with *family outing*. you can stream the show live at www.krcl.org <http://www.krcl.org>. krcl is a volunteer driven, non-profit, listener-supported, community radio station.

*more information on "prom"!*

http://www.daemonrecords.com/amy/index.htm

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date:         sat, 30 apr 2005 14:19:59 +1000
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hey folks

here's an amy interview from the palm beach post. =a0you can read it
online at (long url, should be all one one line):
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/tgif/content/entertainment/tgif/epaper/2005/04/=
29/a99tgi_extra_amy_ray_0429.html.

cheers,
sherlyn

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music: indigo girl amy ray flies solo on new album
by shane harrison

palm beach post-cox news service

friday, april 29, 2005

amy ray has an exceptional ability to tap into those awkward teenage
years. if you survived them, you can understand them. but few
musicians can, at a distance of more than 20 years, access adolescent
resentment, insecurity, innocence and rage without sounding slightly
ridiculous. on "prom," her new solo album, the grittier half of the
indigo girls does so with ease. "prom" feels real and true. it feels
like what it felt like.

in a very short break between an indigo girls tour and the beginning
of a string of solo dates, ray answered a few questions about the
album, the indigo girls, country living and her own high school
experience.

q: when we talked after (your first solo album) "stag" came out, you
mentioned that one of the themes was high school, and it seems this
time that's even more prevalent.

a: on "stag," i dealt a little bit with youth around gender identity
issues and stuff, but this is definitely more of an extension of
that. i didn't realize it was going to be about that. i just started
writing songs, and the images started coming up. i just went with it.
it felt like a thread.

q: what is it about that time of life that seems to inspire that?

a: puberty. (she laughs.)

q: it's interesting that more than 20 years after your high school
days, that's what caught your attention.

a: for some people, college is their formative time. they remember
college as this very free time, a time when they were really
expressing themselves and discovering things. then, i think some
people feel that way about high school. i say 'puberty' jokingly, but
that really is so formative. you're going through this change, and
you're either uncomfortable with it or you're comfortable with it.
you're struggling with coming to terms with what your gender really
means and what your sexuality really means. you're deciding where you
stand in the context of authority and who's in charge and what the
rules are and all that. and you think you know so much, and i think
you do. you don't have the wisdom of age, but you have a different
kind of wisdom, that hopefully you can hang on to as you get older.

q: what was high school like for you?

a: when i look back on it, i have very good memories of it. i was
sort of an outsider, loner-type, yet i was very involved in student
government and president of the class and things like that.... i
remember there were a lot of painful times, just with being such a
tomboy. those don't stay with me (as much as) the sense of activism.
i started feeling this energy around speaking up for yourself, being
for the underdog or what it meant to challenge the rules.

q: the way you capture that awkward teen vibe is pretty amazing. how
do you do that at a remove of more than 20 years?

a: well, i still have it. i don't think that ever goes away. i can
take on the persona of a teenage boy pretty easily and teenage
tomgirl who's struggling with what to do about all these new body
parts that are coming up. i don't think you ever forget that. when i
was in high school, i was infatuated with the boys because i wanted
to be them. i wanted all that freedom they had. there was something
about that energy that i tapped into that i didn't find with high
school girls, and i think that that's part of the problem. as a girl
you completely lose your self-esteem.

q: so many of the songs sound like they're inspired by actual events.
like "rural faggot." did that actually happen? have you had young
people confused about their sexuality come and knock on your door?

a: that's a true story. i conflated a few people, because it was more
than one. when i moved to where i live (in rural north georgia), i'd
have these kids who'd come see me all the time. i watched them grow
up over the years. a couple of them became gay and, you know, a
couple of them became gay bashers. in a way they were like one
person, because they both went through hating themselves and talking
to me about what was going on in their lives...

q: you just finished some indigo girls dates at the end of march,
then you've got a solo gig less than two weeks later. does it ever
feel jarring to go from one to the other so quickly?

a: not really. i'm just a little tired. it's not that foreign to me.
the two things make sense together to me. and they're both really
necessary. i think it would be really jarring if emily (saliers, the
other half of the indigo girls) wasn't supportive, or something. if
there was this drama around it. but emily's so supportive of it that
it feels like i have one big career and there are just two separate
parts of it.

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date:         sat, 30 apr 2005 14:22:35 +1000
reply-to:     sherlyn koo <sherlyn@pixelopolis.com>
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subject:      new alison brown album + atlanta pride
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hey folks,

a couple more random news-y things...

a&e are going to be on alison brown's new album "stolen moments", which=
comes
out on may 10.  mary chapin carpenter and beth nielsen chapman also appear.
you can find out more about the album at amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/asin/b00096s2gy/qid=3d1114833704/sr=3d2-1/ref=3d=
pd_bbs_b_2_1/104-7035048-1861564

also, ig have been announced to headline atlanta pride on june 24.

cheers,
sherlyn
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