lifeblood: listlogs: 2005-09b


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date:         fri, 9 sep 2005 08:10:35 +1000
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subject:      nashville city paper article
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hey folks,

here's a short article from the nashville city paper.  you can read it
online at (long url, needs to be all on one line):
http://www.nashvillecitypaper.com/index.cfm?section_id=3d48&screen=3dnews&
news_id=3d44203

cheers,
sherlyn

---begin forwarded article---
famed duo takes different direction on final epic cd
by ron wynn, rwynn@nashvillecitypaper.com
september 08, 2005

getting there:
what: bridgestone dancin=92 in the district presents the indio girls,
stephen kellogg & the sixers, three5human, florez and steff mahan
when: 5:30 tonight
where: riverfront park, 100 first ave.
cost: $5 in advance, $8 at the door
info: (800) 594-8499

amy ray and emily saliers, better known as the indigo girls, have
written and performed many topical and poignant songs over their
lengthy tenure. yet even fans who=92ve followed them closely over the
past two decades may not recognize or remember many of the cuts
featured on their latest release rarities (epic). it=92s also a special
cd designed to reveal some different sides of their musical
personality.

=93it was really epic=92s idea,=94 ray said. =93they suggested that we do one
last project for the fans, sort of low-key thing to mark the end of
our time on the label. they said we could do it any way that we
wanted, and we decided to come up with some songs that we either
rarely sing or hadn=92t been released. we also wanted to so some covers
because we really enjoy doing that type of thing.=94

the results present some surprises by the indigo girls. among them is
=93let me go easy,=94 a beautifully sung, powerful tribute to nilak
butler, a longtime friend and environmentalist who died of ovarian
cancer.

there=92s also an updated version of =93winthrop,=94 a number originally
designed to be released on the 1997 shaming of the sun featuring
saliers on piano and vocals, plus =93cold as ice=94 one of the first songs
ray ever wrote. there are also covers of =93clampdown=94 by the clash and
live versions of elton john=92s =93mona lisas and mad hatters=94 and woody
guthrie=92s =93ramblin=92 round.=94

well known for their support of progressive political causes along
with popularizing a sound that nicely navigates the fine line between
folk, blues and country, ray said that there=92s one thing they haven=92t
yet done musically that they eventually want to complete.

=93we=92ve never done a complete disc of alt.country material,=94 ray said.
=93we=92ve done songs in that style, but eventually we=92d like to make a
full project of alt.country. part of the problem comes in getting all
the killer songs we need, but down the line that=92s something we=92re
going to do.

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date:         thu, 8 sep 2005 18:51:44 -0500
reply-to:     michele curley <mida1@msn.com>
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subject:      hey wxrt vips!-chicago contest - including ig 9/19 park west
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hi all,

a quick note to let you know about this contest. unfortunately it has a lot
of eligibility restrictions. and it entails writing the best
100-word-or-less reason why you should be 93xrt's ultimate vip.

good luck!

michele

here's the info from the vip page at www.wxrt.com:

93xrt's ultimate concert week, part ii
back in may, longtime xrt vip lauren biegert won tickets to 8 concerts in 7
nights, while being driven around town in a celebration limousine. she saw
lenny kravitz, the wallflowers, garbage, new order, wilco, coldplay, and u2
and reported her experience with enthusiasm each day on lin brehmer's
morning show and in the xrt vip on-line lounge (read her reports here.)

it's back and it's bigger than last time! we're giving you the chance to win
the ultimate rock'n'roll lifestyle once again with 93xrt's ultimate vip
x-perience, part ii! you'll be in it for the long haul all week long, with
limousine transportation from celebration limousine.

you and a guest will see:

sunday, september 18th = farm aid 2005 @ tweeter center starring john
mellencamp, neil young, dave matthews, john mayer, widespread panic, wilco,
buddy guy, and more!

monday, september 19th = indigo girls @ park west

tuesday, september 20th = u2 @ united center

wednesday, september 21st = beck @ riviera theatre

thursday, september 22nd = relax and pack...you're headed to austin, texas
for the weekend!

friday, september 23rd - sunday, september 25th = austin city limits
festival in austin, texas starring coldplay, the black crowes, blues
traveler, the allman brothers band, oasis, franz ferdinand, and many more -
plus, a meet-and-greet with blues traveler! (includes round-trip airfare for
two, hotel room fee and taxes, and two 3-day passes to acl) - visit
austincitylimits.com for a complete line-up.

the ultimate vip will be asked to keep a rock and roll diary of their week,
and we'll post updates on each night's experience here in the vip lounge.
they may also be checking in with lin every morning on the air, to let us
all know how the week is going. so...you think you can handle it? in 100
words or less, let us know why you think you deserve to be 93xrt's ultimate
vip, and you may be on tour next week!

the ultimate vip x-perience - from celebration limousine (call 708.599.2112)
and 93xrt - chicago's finest rock!

read the official contest rules.
how to enter
the wxrt-fm ultimate concert week ii contest will begin on wednesday
september 7, 2005 and end on september 15, 2005 @ 3pm
to participate in the contest, you may enter via the following method: in
order to win, the individual must log into the xrt vip lounge on 93xrt.com
to register for their chance to be the ultimate xrt vip and to live the rock
& roll lifestyle for a week. entrants must tell the station in 100 words or
less why they should be chosen as the contest winner. its is free for anyone
to become an xrt vip and enter the vip lounge. wxrt-fm is not responsible
for telephone service outages, delays, busy signals, equipment malfunctions
and any other technological difficulties that may prevent an individual from
completing his/her telephone call or access to 93xrt.com. winners will be
announced by infinity broadcast corp., cbs corp., d/b/a wxrt-fm whose
decisions are final.
the listener may enter this contest only once in order to attempt to win.
no substitution for prize. prizes are not transferable, nor redeemable for
cash. no purchase necessary. prizes not claimed within ten (10) days are
considered forfeited. one winner per household. wxrt reserves the right to
modify these rules at any time.
eligibility restrictions
the contest is open to all persons who are 21 years of age or older and who
reside in the listening area of wxrt-fm within the states of illinois,
indiana, michigan, and wisconsin. employees of wxrt-fm, its licensee, its
corporate parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, its advertising agencies,
participating sponsors/promotional partners, other radio stations in the
chicagoland metropolitan area and the members of their immediate families
and households are ineligible to participate or win.
one prize per winner per 30-day period. only one winner per household is
permitted in any contest.
winner may be required to execute affidavits of eligibility and publicity
releases and return them on the day release is received, and hold a valid
driver's license.
prizes
the wxrt grand prize winner (the ultimate xrt vip) will win the opportunity
to "live the rock & roll lifestyle". 7 nights over a period of 8 nights of
xrt shows during 93xrt's ultimate concert week, september 18th through
september 25th. the winner will be awarded two tickets to the folllowing
shows in chicago, along with transportation to each night of chicago shows
in a limousine courtesy of celebration limousine: farm aid @ tweeter center
(9/18/05), indigo girls @ park west (9/19/05), u2 @ united center (9/20/05),
beck @ riviera theatre (9/21/05). the winner will also receive a trip to
austin city limits music festival in austin, texas including airfare, hotel
room fee and taxes only, and two 3-day passes to austin city limits festival
(9/23-25/05) - ground transportation not provided in austin, texas. (arv:
$2300 total). if winner refuses prize, an alternate winner will be selected
from entries received.
all prizes or prize certificates may be picked up at the office of wxrt-fm,
4949 west belmont, chicago, il. the winner will forfeit any prize or prize
certificate not claimed within ten (10) days of winning. in the event that a
prize or prize certificate is mailed to the winner, it will be with the
prior written consent of the winner and therefore, winner assumes the risk
of its loss. wxrt-fm is not responsible for the safe arrival of a prize or
prize certificate.
there is no substitution, transfer, or cash equivalent for prizes, except
that wxrt-fm may, at its sole discretion, substitute prizes of comparable
value or cash. the prizes are expressly limited to the item(s) listed above
and do not include taxes, gratuities or any other expenses unless noted.
other restrictions may apply.
winner selection and notification
decisions of wxrt-fm management with respect to the contest are final.
as described in section 1 b. of the rules, one grand prize entry will be
chosen from the xrt vip lounge contest.
odds of winning depend upon order and number of entries received.
winners must execute and return any required affidavit of eligibility and/or
release of liability prize acceptance form within ten (10) days of
notification attempt or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may
be chosen at the sole discretion of wxrt-fm.
winner must have guest confirmed for acl trip by 12noon on 9/16/05, and
cannot change name once booked.
conditions
payments of all federal, state and local taxes are solely the responsibility
of the winners. winners may be required to sign an irs form w-9 or the
equivalent.
by participating in the contest, the winner or winners agree to have their
name, voice, or likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material
relating to this contest without additional financial or other compensation,
and, where legal, to sign a publicity release confirming such consent prior
to acceptance of the prize.
the grand prize may be asked to write a daily diary of the week-long
experience to send to xrt each mornging to be posted in the xrt vip lounge
of all of the shows. the winner may also be asked to talk with lin brehmer
live on-air during 93xrt's ultimate concert week.
prior to awarding any prize or prize certificate, wxrt-fm in its sole
discretion may require contest winners (and their companions, if any) to
sign a liability release, agreeing to hold wxrt-fm, its corporate licensee,
its parent, subsidiary and affiliated corporations, including all record
labels, artists, concert venues, airlines, hotels, and celebration
limousine, and the officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and
representatives of each of them harmless against any and all claims or
liability arising directly or indirectly from the prize or participation in
the contest.
wxrt-fm reserves the right to make changes in the rules of the contest,
including the substitution of a prize of equivalent value, which will become
effective upon announcement. if due to circumstances beyond the control of
wxrt-fm, any concert is delayed, rescheduled, postponed, cancelled or has a
change of venue or artist, wxrt-fm reserves the right, but not the
obligation, to cancel or modify the contest and shall not be required to
award a substitute prize.
failure to comply with the contest rules may result in a contestant's
disqualification solely at the discretion of wxrt-fm.
wxrt-fm is not responsible for ground traffic or other travel delays,
postponements, cancellations, rescheduling or overbooking due to
circumstances beyond its control.
wxrt-fm is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the
printing, the offering or the administration of the contest, or in the
announcement of a prize.
copies of the written contest rules and a list of winners (when complete)
are available during regular business hours at the main studio of wxrt-fm,
4949 west belmont, chicago, il, 60641.

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date:         fri, 9 sep 2005 09:26:40 -0400
reply-to:     mike reynolds <mike@uppity-disability.net>
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from:         mike reynolds <mike@uppity-disability.net>
subject:      stuff still for sale and an apology if this seems insensitive to
              the victims of katrina
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only the two silver boots have been claimed - the rest are all there -
offers on all of it can be made...

i failed to mention - i am a co-webmaster for www.katrinadisability.info -
which is a primary source of info for people with disabilities, i have also
offered my expertise in tracing anyone who is  lost or missing (i was a
professional skiptracer in a previous job.)

i do plan on offering the ultra rare first catie curtis tape and a tape
(promo, not a copy) of the swamp orphelia rough mixes which i received
before the album came out, during a horendous tragedy in my life, by amy
and emily themselves after the first so tour concert in durham nh.

a couple requests:
does anyone know of a queer friendly relief organization???

and - if anyone gets any emails about caravans etc, picking up items around
the country, could you fwd it to me - i am trying to facilitate used
medical equipment and assistive technolgy (wheelchairs, adult diapers,
catheters)  to people in need of them - email me if you want more info.

of course - i've been dealing with a aggravated medical issue - so i havent
been able to do everything i have wanted. it seems a bit better today.

just an fyi - and if someone wants to post this to indigo vortex or the
official bbs - i will probably start selling those items monday. i will
figure some way of making it all legit and stuff so people dont think i am
screwing any charity over.

mike r.

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date:         fri, 9 sep 2005 11:53:57 edt
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mike asked,
> does anyone know of a queer friendly relief organization???
>
>
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       our minister wrote something last sunday re: this subject. here is
what appeared in the church order of worship:
9. gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender people have been especially
hard-hit. because of defense of marriage laws in their states, they will not be
eligible for many programs that help families affected by hurricanes and floods.
those who are hiv positive or who have aids have been cut off from their clinics
and medicines. acadiana c.a.r.e.s. in lafayette is caring for a huge influx
of bglti people who have been completely devastated
(http://www.acadianacares.com/) and they are desperate for cash donations. this money will go to provide
food, shelter, and medicine to those who need it so desperately. donations can
be sent to: acadiana c.a.r.e.s, po box 3865, lafayette, la 70502-3865.
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there are other efforts by various unitarian universalist churches in the
area, particularly houston and dallas. for info, go to www.uua.org
there also are some stories and links at www.planetout.com. one that i
spotted was: http://www.rainbowfund.org/
and ellen degeneres is doing relief work via her show. i'd bet there are
links at her site, as well.
deb
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date:         fri, 9 sep 2005 10:53:22 -0700
reply-to:     kate ranson-walsh <katerw@thinkradical.org>
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from:         kate ranson-walsh <katerw@thinkradical.org>
subject:      re: stuff still for sale and an apology if this seems insensitive
              to the victims of katrina
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on sep 9, 2005, at 6:26 am, mike reynolds wrote:

> a couple requests:
> does anyone know of a queer friendly relief organization???

a bunch of queer orgs have banded together to create a coalition to
raise money for relief efforts on behalf of lgbtqq people and
families. the host organization, the national youth advocacy
coalition, has also sent down staff to houston to help with couneling
and other relief. i just heard this morning that they have already
raised about 30k. pennies compared to other efforts, but this is the
only fund i know of specifically targeted to the queer community.

find out more here:
http://www.nyacyouth.org/nyac/katrina_info.html

in related news, i just spoke with the ed of colage (children of
lesbians and gays everywhere). colage was set to have its annual
meeting in new orleans next month and has been talking directly with
their chapter and chapter members down there. colage is getting
emails from displaced youth who are seeking out other colage chapters
and queer family spaces in their new host cities. it just goes to
show that while food, supplies and shelter are needed in emergencies,
so is community.

please, if you can, help out this effort in any way... but also pass
this particular fund on to friends.

kate

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date:         fri, 9 sep 2005 20:25:52 +0000
reply-to:     tom xxxxx <getula@hotmail.com>
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from:         tom xxxxx <getula@hotmail.com>
subject:      re: stuff still for sale and an apology if this seems insensitive
              to the victims of katrina
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hey all,

in a similar vein, rainn (rape, abuse, and incest national network) is
putting forth an effort to help the katrina victims. evacuees and displaced
people are at higher risk of rape and sexual assault than the population in
general. not to mention, you have a lot of kids and teens separated from
parents which can contribute to them being abused and exploited. details can
be found at the dent:

http://thedent.com/more.php?id=2931_0_1_0_m

and i think someone here sent the post that turned me onto noah's wish. if
it was someone on this list, thanks!

cheers,
tom m.

"can you mr. bush light the sage"
--- tori amos, "indian summer"

>from: kate ranson-walsh <katerw@thinkradical.org>
>reply-to: kate ranson-walsh <katerw@thinkradical.org>
>to: indigo-girls@lists.netspace.org
>subject: re: stuff still for sale and an apology if this seems insensitive
>             to the victims of katrina
>date: fri, 9 sep 2005 10:53:22 -0700
>
>on sep 9, 2005, at 6:26 am, mike reynolds wrote:
>
>>a couple requests:
>>does anyone know of a queer friendly relief organization???
>
>a bunch of queer orgs have banded together to create a coalition to
>raise money for relief efforts on behalf of lgbtqq people and
>families. the host organization, the national youth advocacy
>coalition, has also sent down staff to houston to help with couneling
>and other relief. i just heard this morning that they have already
>raised about 30k. pennies compared to other efforts, but this is the
>only fund i know of specifically targeted to the queer community.
>
>find out more here:
>http://www.nyacyouth.org/nyac/katrina_info.html
>
>in related news, i just spoke with the ed of colage (children of
>lesbians and gays everywhere). colage was set to have its annual
>meeting in new orleans next month and has been talking directly with
>their chapter and chapter members down there. colage is getting
>emails from displaced youth who are seeking out other colage chapters
>and queer family spaces in their new host cities. it just goes to
>show that while food, supplies and shelter are needed in emergencies,
>so is community.
>
>please, if you can, help out this effort in any way... but also pass
>this particular fund on to friends.
>
>kate
>
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date:         fri, 9 sep 2005 18:38:07 -0400
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subject:      re: stuff still for sale and an apology if this seems insensitive
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tom noted,
and i think someone here sent the post that turned me onto noah's wish. if
it was someone on this list, thanks!
---
for those who are disinclined to contribute online, petsmart pet store also is collecting $$ for animal-related katrina efforts. i was there today buying a kitty carrier to have in the event of my own (god forbid) disaster plan, and they have options to give at the checkout.
as the neville brothers have proclaimed: "wherever any living creature sets its foot is sacred ground."
deb

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date:         sat, 10 sep 2005 12:11:43 -0700
reply-to:     indigokare@gmail.com
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from:         spike <indigokare@gmail.com>
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hey y'all,

bonnie and i are collection donations to an animal related hurricane
relief agency of amy and emily's choosing.  in a nutshell, we are
going to the chicago gigs and are going to let them choose where the
money goes there.

anyway, there is more information here:

http://www.livejournal.com/users/cornfusion/16491.html?mode=3dreply

:)

thanks!

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"you tied a knot and you dared me, the stem of a cherry,
to find my own humanity, and just let it breathe"
~~ amy ray (solo)=20

"i'm running to the end of the earth, and i'm swimming to the edge of the s=
ea,
and i'm laughing, i'm under a starry sky
this world was meant for me, don't bury me carry me..."=20
~~ amy ray (indigo girls)

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date:         sun, 11 sep 2005 09:01:52 +1000
reply-to:     sherlyn koo <sherlyn@pixelopolis.com>
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from:         sherlyn koo <sherlyn@pixelopolis.com>
subject:      fwd: new notes from amy!
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hey kids,

the latest official mailer...

-s

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from: "indigo girls" <news@indigogirls.com>
date: sat, 10 sep 2005 18:22:36 -0400
subject: new notes from amy!
>
> here is the latest from amy:
>
> http://www.indigogirls.com/corresp/2005/2005-09-09-a.html
>
> :    )
>
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date:         sun, 11 sep 2005 00:31:35 edt
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from:         lisa savu <vespista1971@aol.com>
subject:      ig in labrys?
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hey atl folk...    i seem to remember someone posting that  ig were going to
be on the front of that little free 'zine labrys in aug. or  sept.  was i
dreaming, or did that actually happen?  if so, did  anybody snag an extra copy?
i'd kinda like one... thought i was going to  be stopping in atlanta in aug.,
but that didn't happen. i'll send a sase if  anybody's got an extra!

lisa in cincy

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date:         mon, 12 sep 2005 07:43:38 +1000
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hey folks,

here's an article from the lexington herald-leader.  you can read it
online at:
http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/entertainment/music/12587354.htm

cheers,
sherlyn

---begin forwarded article---
posted on sun, sep. 11, 2005

their soul gets it right
sold-out sing-alongs await indigo girls at every stop
by walter tunis
contributing music writer

a sing-along is nothing uncommon at a pop or folk concert. but you've
never really experienced just how involved an audience can be with a
show until you see the indigo girls perform.

during previous lexington outings at memorial coliseum and the
singletary center for the arts, there was hardly a song on which the
audience didn't interact on some level with singers amy ray and emily
saliers. to have a crowd singing along to such indigo chestnuts as
closer to fine and land of canaan might not have been much of a
surprise. but comparatively newer works such as collecting you? the
more brutish go? or even a decades-old folk anthem like finlandia? the
crowds sang along to all of them as though they were radio hits.

"our audience is really special," ray said before the 2003 singletary
performance. "one night, emily was having some vocal problems and was
losing her voice. we knew somebody in the crowd wanted to hear power
of two (a saliers tune from the 1994 indigos album swamp ophelia), but
it was just going to be out of her range. so we just played it, and
the audience sang the whole song, from top to bottom. it was just
stunning.

"that makes you realize the experience is not just about us. it's
about us and the audience together. it's a mutual give-and-take. we
can't do it without them, and they can't do it without us. that's a
community, right there."

expect a similar sense of audience-artist camaraderie on monday when
ray and saliers play a sold-out concert at the kentucky theatre. the
show is part of a monthlong tour that will conclude the duo's
performance schedule for 2005. but ray will be back in town in october
with her other band, the volunteers, to show off the more punkish
music she indulges in outside the indigos.

for now, there is no new indigos album to promote outside of a sampler
of cover tunes, remixes and live performances issued in june as
rarities. it also includes finlandia, an update of ramblin' round with
ani difranco and reworkings of tunes by the clash, elton john and
grateful dead.

but when the duo reconvenes to record in the spring, they may explore
new options for marketing their work. since their major label debut
album, 1989's indigo girls, ray and saliers have recorded for just one
label: sony-based epic. but as far back as the singletary show, when
their contractual obligations to the company were nearly complete, ray
expressed an interest in the indigos becoming, as they were at the
duo's inception, an indie act.

"i don't know why epic hasn't dropped us by now," ray said at the
time. "definitely, album sales go down for us over time. so we will
probably go the independent route because major labels are becoming so
much more pop-oriented. initially, i think they pushed the newness of
us. it was a time where women playing acoustic music were getting this
notice. we also had prominent friends like (fellow georgians) r.e.m.
helping us out.

"but that kind of luck isn't the only thing that brings your career
consistency. you muscle through the luck and the unlucky times in the
same way. really, emily and i exist outside of all that stuff. we work
on our songs and try to become better musicians, regardless of what
label we're on or where we're playing. we're able to operate outside
of all that. and that's a good thing."

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hi everyone!

    this is for anyone in the lexington area --  my partner and i were not
planning on being able to make it to the show tomorrow night at the ky theatre,
but it turns out we're off work... only now we have no tickets  :(   the
situation looks pretty grim, but i thought i'd make this last-ditch effort.  anyone
in the lex. area have, (or know of anyone who has), 2 tix they want to sell?
we're considering just driving down and taking the chance that a scalper will
be lurking around, but cincinnati's about an hour-and-a-half away. i just
don't know if i want to waste my time, (not to mention gas!), on a maybe...

lisa in cincy
(513) 205-4167 or (513)205-4166  (call anytime tomorrow -- one of us will
pick up!)

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hey everyone,

i have been following the ma freedom to marry website and linked up to =
the national site www.fredoomtomarry.org<http://www.fredoomtomarry.org/> =
to find they have a list of organizations that are working on relief =
efforts to aid glbt katrina victims:

http://www.thetaskforce.org/aboutus/hurricanerelief.cfm<http://www.thetas=
kforce.org/aboutus/hurricanerelief.cfm>

thought i'd pass it along.


peace!

debigo

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hey folks,

here's a concert review from the lexington herald-leader.  maybe it's
because i just woke up, but i can't really tell if this guy enjoyed
the show or not... heh...

-sherlyn

---begin forwarded article---
review

indigo girls color their rock music with shades of folk

by walter tunis
contributing music critic

don't let the guitars, mandolins and homespun harmonies fool you. for
all its folky aptitude, last night's sold-out concert by the indigo
girls at the kentucky theatre was very much a rock show -- a festival,
even.

you had earnest fans amassed on both sides of the stage, standing and
cheering for shame on you, get out the map and a crisp encore version
of galileo -- all of which, admittedly, are among the more
rhythmically inviting creations in the 17-year recording catalog of
amy ray and emily saliers.

then there were those who sat patiently, listened attentively and
perhaps hummed a bar or two to themselves during starker fare,
including jonas and ezekiel and ghost, the latter of which sounded
otherworldly indeed as saliers' singing melted into an atmospheric
wail.

you could find numerous other traits of a rock festival roaming about
in the theater crowd as well -- from fans who stood and roared when a
favorite hit was played but sat and chatted at sometimes distracting
length with friends during any musical moment that was unfamiliar.
shoot, there was even a couple smooching in the theater aisle --
during the ominous kid fears, no less.

engineering folk-flavored acoustics to the needs of a festival-savvy
crowd is nothing new to ray and saliers. last night, they struck a
balance between folky introspection and rockish drive at the outset of
the 90-minute set. perhaps that's because the two act as ambassadors
of each world. ray is the deep-throated rocker, while saliers served
as the more plaintive balladeer.

those are broad character assessments, of course. there were
instances, as on the feisty cold beer and remote control, when their
divergent influences blended especially well. also, if saliers was the
folkier of the two, how come her stage wardrobe last night included a
black ac/dc shirt? but as ray stormed through the rugged go and
saliers sailed through the sunny stride of power of two, there was
little doubt as to where their stylistic allegiances stood.

ironically, the two made their joint entrance last night not in the
unaccompanied acoustics that dominated their set, but in a blaze of
electricity during the finale of an opening performance by
atlanta-based soul-rockers three5human. saliers had made a cameo
appearance with the band earlier in the evening.

fronted by singer trina meade, whose vocals blended blues bravado with
a garage-rock edge, three5human proved a major hit with the crowd. but
at an hour, their set was way too long -- especially considering the
increasingly static nature of the jagged grooves at work behind meade.
it's better instead to keep the fans you may make as an opening act
hungry for more than testing the patience of the remaining crowd that
plucked down $40 to hear the headliner.

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walter tunis tends to give bland concert reviews.  at least, that's
what i've seen when he covers bands i like.  i find it odd (but not
surprising) that he had more to say about the audience than the band.=20
excepting his critique of three5human, which was a strange way to end
a concert review.

anna

on 9/13/05, sherlyn koo <sherlyn@pixelopolis.com> wrote:
> hey folks,
>=20
> here's a concert review from the lexington herald-leader.  maybe it's
> because i just woke up, but i can't really tell if this guy enjoyed
> the show or not... heh...
>=20
> -sherlyn

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and i even thought about this yesterday *heh* spazz head.  anyway!

september 12 ('77)
cmdst30+@pitt.edu (christy diefenderfer)

september 12 ('69)
ccigfan@aol.com (cheri)
"say goodbye to a world where you cannot breathe
to hiding behind unfamiliar skin
to singing songs never knowing what they mean
now this is the way it was meant to be
be still and listen to the rising and falling
knowledge is power and i never knew me till now."  --michelle malone

september 15
creechal@spamcop.net (anna creech)
"there's no need for pretending.  just be the one you are." --wishing chair

september 16 ('63)
klewis@msmail.is5.tch.tmc.edu (kris lewis)
"oh how i wish i were a trinity, so if i lost a part of me i'd still
have two of the same to live"

september 16 ('67)
jennifer mcqueen <jenmcqueen@clara.co.uk>

september 17 ('76)
rudyburman@aol.com (ruthie)

september 17
chance0631@aol.com (lynn)
* nomads*indians*saints, september 18 1990

happy birthday all!  here's to many more!

love and stuff,
audra
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in a message dated 9/12/2005 9:26:17 p.m. central daylight time,
debigogrl1@msn.com writes:

i have been following the ma freedom to marry website and linked up to the
national site www.fredoomtomarry.org<http://www.fredoomtomarry.org/> to find
they have a list of organizations that are working on relief efforts to aid glbt
katrina victims:

http://www.thetaskforce.org/aboutus/hurricanerelief.cfm<http://www.thetaskforc
e.org/aboutus/hurricanerelief.cfm>


as an interesting side note, i have been volunteering in one of the red cross
shelters here in dallas.  as soon as volunteers walk in there are several
pockets of information for them to use as resources and one of them is full of
handouts with specific information for glbt residents of the shelter.  i was
very happy and a little surprised to see that in a city considered as
conservative as dallas, but have found that across the board here, the red cross staff
and volunteers are upholding their creed of equal treatment for all victims of
disaster.

pam in big d

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<html><div style='background-color:'><div class=rte>hi all,</div>
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<div class=rte>sorry for the nigc, but i have 2 extra tickets to the sold out john mayer/joss stone concert at the fillmore auditorium in denver for this saturday, sept. 17. i will sell these for face value. if you are interested, please email me off list. thanks!</div>
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=20
one of the most interesting things i found was that the mayor of eureka spr=
ings, ark., has posted on a bulletin board a welcome for lgbt people to come=
to "a safe, non-discriminating town in which to help evacuees rebuild their=
lives."

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in a message dated 9/12/2005 9:26:17 p.m. central daylight time,
debigogrl1@msn.com writes:

i have been following the ma freedom to marry website and linked up to the
national site www.fredoomtomarry.org<http://www.fredoomtomarry.org/> to find
they have a list of organizations that are working on relief efforts to aid=20=
glbt
katrina victims:

http://www.thetaskforce.org/aboutus/hurricanerelief.cfm<http://www.thetaskfo=
rc
e.org/aboutus/hurricanerelief.cfm>


as an interesting side note, i have been volunteering in one of the red cros=
s
shelters here in dallas.  as soon as volunteers walk in there are several
pockets of information for them to use as resources and one of them is full=20=
of
handouts with specific information for glbt residents of the shelter.  i was
very happy and a little surprised to see that in a city considered as
conservative as dallas, but have found that across the board here, the red c=
ross=20
staff
and volunteers are upholding their creed of equal treatment for all victims=20=
of
disaster.

pam in big d

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hey everyone,
i have suddenly found myself with an extra pair of tickets for
saturday's show in minneapolis.  they are main floor row n.  i paid $100
with all the service fees, but will sell them for $80.
please e-mail me if you are interested in these seats.  i am in mn so
meeting up to get the tickets to you would be no problem.
thanks,
mi rinda

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hey folks,

here's an article from the chicago's windy city times.  you can read
it online at (long url etc etc etc):
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/lesbian/news/article.php?aid=3d94
53

-sherly

---begin forwarded article---
q&a with amy ray of the indigo girls
2005-09-14

by niki coate

this fall, amy ray of the indigo girls will perform more in chicago
than in any other city, with five shows during september and october.
but she's not here just to promote her latest solo album, prom, or the
indigo girls' summer release, rarities. she's also here to promote
freedom for women's voices in chicago and around the globe.

ray is one of the most prominent activists in the music industry.
during this summer alone, in addition to running the not-for-profit
independent label daemon records, she worked with indigenous rights
activists in the chiapas state of mexico and went to capital hill
twice, once for the protection of low-power fm airwaves from
corporations like clear channel, and once to lobby against the energy
bill. ray will play the bottom lounge on thursday, sept. 22, as part
of the estrojam music and culture festival--a celebration of women in
the arts which takes plac sept. 21-24 at various venues throughout
chicago. this year, in addition to its live shows, estrojam hosts
panels, clinics, a film festival and an art fair, all while raising
money for the u.s. campaign for burma and the chicago abused women's
coalition.

in a recent conversation with windy city, ray discusses the influence
of punk rock and high school on her latest solo album, the affects of
technological advances on the indie scene, and obstacles in the music
industry for female artists.

niki coate: for those people who haven't yet heard your latest album
prom, what should they expect?

amy ray: prom is a rock record. it's totally electric, and there's
some punk influences, definitely.

nc: where does your inner punk rocker come from? how long have you
known about her?

ar: i've known about it since college at least ... i was into the
clash and into political artists, and i think that the politics spoke
to me as much as the melody. it was just how a lot of those writers
could talk about their activism in a way that wasn't dogmatic or
overly earnest. it made you feel an energy around activism rather than
some kind of hopelessness or too much contemplation rather than
action.

nc: what stirred up so much reflection on high school in this album?

ar: it's just a really formative time. you're really developing your
identity and perspective, and what you think your place is in the
world, and how you relate to other groups of people ... i don't think
you ever forget those experiences, and they affect everything you do
for the rest of your life.

nc: did you go to prom in high school, and what do you remember
thinking about it?

ar: i pretty much went to most of the dances .... sometimes i had a
date and sometimes i didn't. my senior year, though, i went with a
girl. i wasn't out, like, "this is my girlfriend." it was more like we
just went as friends. i was pretty involved in high school ... i
wasn't a cheerleader or anything, but i was involved in student
government and activism.

nc: you recorded a couple of songs for prom in the basement of a house
with nineteen forty-five from birmingham, ala. can you describe that
scene for me?

ar: for both of my solo projects, whoever i was working with, i went
into their working environment. nineteen forty-five has a house they
practice at, and in the basement they have recording gear, and we just
started laying tracks down. it's very easy to do now with the way
recording gear is. you can just find somewhere you're comfortable and
make sure it sounds good and just work. you're not limited by budget
and time. so that's really why i did that. it was fun. it was really
homey. we'd just be down there recording, go upstairs and fix
something to eat, go outside and walk the dogs.

nc: how has that change in technology--what you just described about
it not costing as much and being able to use different
facilities--affected the music industry?

ar: the music industry is really sorting itself out in that way.
midlevel studios are having trouble because what they can offer is not
going to be that much more than what someone who knows about recording
gear can do at their own house. in a way, there are these advances in
technology that are really helping out independent artists and making
it possible for us to have this completely different infrastructure
and achieve all of these great things for not very much money, but
there's this other group of people that were pioneers before us that
opened really great independent recording studios and independent
record stores, and we're starting to cut those people out of the
picture in some ways, with digital technology.

nc: particularly speaking as a female musician, is the music industry
still oppressive?

ar: there's definitely a lot of homophobia and there's definitely a
lot of a lot of sexism still, and the industry is still run by men.
there are women climbing the ladder and getting into positions of
power, but you have to look at that whole corporate infrastructure and
who ultimately makes all the money on it, and it's still really white
men, and until that changes, you're not going to change the way it
affects everybody.

nc: why are events like estrojam so important?

ar: normally when you have punk and rock festivals, women make up a
small percentage of who plays. hopefully that's going to change over
time ... but even when they're independent, for some reason ... women
still get left out. i think these festivals give women a place to
network with each other and play and get experience ... because the
ultimate goal for all of us is really to have punk festivals where
everybody plays and gender's not an issue. that's not happened yet,
but it will eventually ... we're all allies, and it's better for men
in the long run if women are thought of as equals. it's just better
for everybody.

nc: do you think in the mean time that women-specific events reinforce
the stereotypes or the separation at all?

ar: well, it depends on who you ask. there's always going to be people
who say it ... stereotypes women and it makes women seem like they're
all mediocre, but i don't really agree. if we were at a place where
... women had an equal footing ... yeah, i think it would be defeating
the purpose to have women-only events. ... but women don't get heard.
and i think this experience really does make women better musicians,
it really does make us better at what we do, and it really does give
us a network of people out there so that we participate in all of the
other events and we make a good showing for ourselves. i think that's
really important, just from a strategic point of view.

thursday, sept. 22, 6 p.m. the bottom lounge, 18+ / $14 in advance,
featuring: amy ray ( with jody bleyle of team dresch, will lochamy,
and les nuby ) , the reputation, the organ, reptoids, 8 inch betsy.
see www.estrojam.com for a complete schedule of shows.

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