lifeblood: listlogs: 2006-02a


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date:         wed, 1 feb 2006 07:44:14 -0500
reply-to:     jen cattin <jencattin@comcast.net>
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subject:      re: nigc - house concert info
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thank you all for your info with house concerts!  i just knew you'd all =
be a wealth of information :)  i'm going to see what i can pull together =
for bob during march  he'd be interested in doing as many as possible =
while down here, so if your interested please let me know and we can =
chat.

peace,
jen
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  subject: [baigls] nigc - house concert info


  hey there!

  i was talking with bob egan, who used play with wilco and is now a =
member of blue rodeo, about house concerts. he's living in canada now =
and does house concerts there, solo, and is always looking for more =
opportunities.  i asked him if he would be interested in traveling down =
into the states and doing some shows and he is.  i've never even been to =
a house concert, but am more than willing to learn how to put one =
together, or even better, put a group of them together in the northeast =
so it would be worthwhile for bob to come down.  any suggestions or =
ideas?

  peace,
  jen

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date:         wed, 1 feb 2006 13:23:45 -0800
reply-to:     spike <indigokare@gmail.com>
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luckily i was dilligent about uploading to flickr as the shows happened.  o=
r
else these would have all been gone when my laptop was stolen on tour.

anyway, enjoy!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/indigospike/sets/72057594052323594/
:)

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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)

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

http://www.daemonrecords.com
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date:         wed, 1 feb 2006 23:45:00 -0500
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subject:      birthdays (january 30th - february 5th, 2006)
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hi - space cadet checking in :)

i was preoccupied the first couple of days this week, making sure one of our listees (a very good friend of mine) got her special present - and then forgot to send the announcements.  two days in a row :p  my bad.  i'd offer to do a jig or sing a tune to make it up to you - but somehow, i think it lacks something being conveyed via email.  so instead - i'll just send out happy birthday greetings for those who graced the world with their presence however many years ago :)

january 30 ('76)
bakerjo@caedm.et.byu.edu (jody k. baker)

january 30
ofelia81@aol.com(leslie mackrell)
"the world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to
grow sharper."- bertrand russel

january 30 ('71)
karrie@cableracer.com (karrie bowen)   <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<happy birdee, karbo!>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> *mwah*
"the higher the leap, the harder the ground...."
"i finally found someone i can hold/ you ask me to defend myself, as
if i shouldn't be so bold, well/ get that look off of your face/ i don't
have the time, you don't have the place..."

january 30
thebagelgal@aol.com (mary)

january 31 ('65)
joan_ferguson@harvard.edu (joan ferguson)
"i stood without clothes, danced in the sand, i was aching with
freedom, kissing  the damned, i said remember this, it's how it should be..."

february 1 ('68)
trace@olywa.net  (tracy saulino nee weeks)
clumber@spamex.com

february 2 ('77)
valkyrie7@juno.com (lisa r johnson)

february 2, 1974
brian belbis (bbelbis@aol.com)

february 2, 1978
elle mckay
"i paint the sky with you,
and i let you pick the blue."
-mates of state


i almost said "be well".  i love demolition man.  anyway, have a great rest of the week all, and have a blast celebratin' birthday people!

love and devotion,
audra
bge

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date:         fri, 3 feb 2006 14:40:05 -0700
reply-to:     garian <vigil@ucsu.colorado.edu>
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subject:      hey
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is anyone here on myspace or tribe?  i'm garian on myspace.  and i think
you can search for garian on tribe too...

g.

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date:         fri, 3 feb 2006 16:41:34 -0500
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i am!

www.myspace.com/indigocaz
or
www.myspace.com/progressionsconcertseries

on 2/3/06, garian <vigil@ucsu.colorado.edu> wrote:
>
> is anyone here on myspace or tribe?  i'm garian on myspace.  and i think
> you can search for garian on tribe too...
>
> g.
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date:         fri, 3 feb 2006 14:49:00 -0700
reply-to:     garian <vigil@ucsu.colorado.edu>
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oh yeah, i guess sending the links like carrie and spike would have been
easiest...

http://www.myspace.com/garian
http://people.tribe.net/garian

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date:         sat, 4 feb 2006 09:48:28 +1100
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hey folks,

here's an article from northjersey.com.

you can read it online at (long url, should be all on one line):
http://www.bergen.com/page.php?qstr=3dexjpcnk3zjczn2y3dnflzuvfexkxnjcmzmdizww3=
zjd2
cwvlruv5ety4nzi2ndkmexjpcnk3zjcxn2y3dnflzuvfexk3

cheers,
sherlyn

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high contrast yielded indigo
friday, february 3, 2006

by jim beckerman
staff writer

who: indigo girls.

what: alt-folk rock.

when: 8 p.m. wednesday and 7 p.m. feb. 12, mccarter theatre; 8 p.m.=
thursday,
community theatre.

where: mccarter theatre, 91 university place, princeton, (609) 258-6500;
community theatre, 100 south st., morristown, (973) 539-0345.

how much: $32 to $40 (mccarter theatre); $40 (community theatre, sold out).

opposites attract.

anyway, they attract the kind of write-ups that amy ray and emily saliers,
better known as the indigo girls, have become very familiar with in their
20-year career.

emily is light-haired, amy is dark-haired. emily is northern, amy is=
southern.
emily is folk, amy is punk. one pair of matching bookends, different as=
night
and day.

it's a great hook. and it's even true to some extent, ray says.

"it's not as black and white as that, obviously, because it never is," ray=
says.
"but we are pretty opposite from each other, and i think that's why it=
works."

it's also true that in all the years the guitar-playing, songwriting,
politically advocating alt-folk-rock duo have been making a dent in popdom=
with
songs like "closer to fine" and "galileo," they've never really written a=
song
together.

maybe just as well, ray says.

songwriting "is really a time when we feel we can express, purely, what our=

intention is, and that sort of keeps us together," she says. "it gives us an=

outlet that is not compromised from the beginning and doesn't become an
agreement until we've finished the song. then we work it out together, and=
at
that point it becomes an indigo girls song -- when we do the arrangement."

if anything, the two artists, now touring behind their 2005 epic album,
"rarities," have drifted even further apart musically since the day they met=
in
elementary school in decatur, ga. (amy was a native; emily's family had=
moved
there from new haven, conn.)

again, maybe just as well.

"i think we actually had similar interests to begin with," ray says. "she=
played
guitar, and i played guitar. and we both sang, and we ended up in high=
school in
the chorus together. and we started playing around for fun, learning songs=
and
going to open-mike nights and stuff. after that, as you develop and you're
politicized and your personality develops and your artistic world develops,=
we
just kind of went in different directions but maintained our partnership."

the indigo girls, like other cult acts, occupy a special niche in the pop=
world.

it's a place reserved for artists with a turn for the poetic and a taste for=
the
political, who don't get around-the-clock airplay but nevertheless have the=

total respect of fellow musicians (they always set an extra mike onstage for=

surprise guests) and attract fanatical loyalists who blog and bootleg and=
follow
them from gig to gig.

it's all -- mostly -- good, ray says.

"we feel thankful for it; it's really kept our career going, to have such an=

avid audience," ray says. "to me, the only time it gets to be weird is if=
you
feel someone is web logging and doing stuff that kind of crosses your=
personal
space. giving out information about you that is personal or family-oriented.=

that happens all the time. someone will overhear something somebody said in=
a
bar, or somebody will be at my house who i didn't realize was going to cross=
the
line and web log about it. it can be disheartening. my perspective is rather=

than just going into a hole and being scared, to just try to live like you=
live,
so people realize it's no big deal."

something else a tad disheartening, ray says: guys tend to shy away from the=

indigo girls.

for no reason, as far as ray can see -- their music is by no means
male-unfriendly.

typical is the write-up (generally positive) from the web site askmen.com:
"secret wish: that they release some music that we can blast in our cars,=
rather
than always showing up on our girlfriends' mix tapes."

"we released a record called 'come on now social,' that was really like=
rock,"
ray says. "and i consider, if you're going to blast something, that's pretty=

blast-able. it's very electric, and a lot of our records have that.

"i think there's some kind of weird demographic image issue with [guys]
admitting that they listen to us. i know a lot of guys, friends of mine, who=
are
really into what we do, and are very supportive, and they're just mystified=
by
why their friends think it has to be kept a secret. i don't think it's just=
us.
i think it's a lot of female acts. and it doesn't work in the converse. it's=
not
like women are afraid to admit they're eminem fans. i think there's a bit of=

socially enforced negative stuff going on there."

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date:         fri, 3 feb 2006 15:34:18 -0800
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me, too!

  http://www.myspace.com/jeremyjamesmusic

  jer


www.jeremyjamesmusic.com

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date:         sun, 5 feb 2006 00:11:02 -0500
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and i finally got my act together and created a profile on myspace as well...


http://www.myspace.com/tisara

--audra :)


>
> on 2/3/06, garian <vigil@ucsu.colorado.edu> wrote:
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> > is anyone here on myspace or tribe?  i'm garian on myspace.  and i think
> > you can search for garian on tribe too...
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note:  i wrote this while still in ca, last  sunday, but i wrote it on my
laptop, and i've yet to use it online.  needless to say, it took a while to
figure out how to transfer the file.  but alas, i've recently bought a jump drive
(it's the coolest damn  thing!), so here i finally am.
|
my goodness gracious.  wherever to begin?
it was my birthday last wednesday,  the 25th.  imagine my delight when i  saw
tour dates the week of my birthday in northern california.  i live in
boulder, co, now, but for many  years, i lived in santa cruz.  as a  matter of fact,
my very first ig show was at the warfield in san francisco back  in 1989.  up
until the last few  years, i would often travel to the coast for their norcal
shows.  but the last few years, they've given me  enough shows in co that i
haven't felt the need to travel.  i don't have my concert list here in ca  with
me, but i'm pretty sure that i was last out to see them for the promo shows
in the winter of 2002 at slim's in sf and at the catalyst in sc, and then again
that summer for the greek in berkeley.
both nights, karen, my betrothed and  i were in my usual spot - front row
center between amy and emily.  up front were the usual suspects - robin  and
sarah from la, spike + 1 (sorry, i don't remember) from norcal, carolyn and  lynn
who i know from wa but who now reside here in the bay area, and pat who  came
all the way from nj.  behind us  was my local friend jeff who has been going
to ig shows with me since 1992, and  a whole bunch of other delightful people.
our friend clyde was sick.  i  missed him.  somehow it seems wrong  to be at
a bay area ig show without him to my immediate left.  :-)  far off to the side
were my friends  tina, billy, and fawn.
before i move on to the show, i'd  like to thank the front row people both
for speaking up, and for their  willingness to trust that whatever the
circumstances, i'm commited to being a  positive part of the team.  i'm glad  it worked
out for everyone!  thanks,  also, to my tall, blonde and handsome who angel
who has watched me frc at ig  shows for 10 years, and who knows that frc at ig
really matters to  me.
ok.  on to the show.
both nights were fabulous  shows.  they were hands down the  best ig shows
i've seen in the past four years.  i learned a long time ago that unlike  the
who who rocked my world 100% of the time (when they were still firing on 3  1/2
cylinders), ig hit the magic spot an average of once every 4-6 shows.
sometimes more often, sometimes  less.  don't get me wrong.  even on the rough
nights, i always have  a great time.  they're so  wonderfully talented, and they've
got great energy.  i'm always glad i went.  i never regret the time or the
money  spent.  it's always been worth  it.  but still, while it's always a  great
night, it's not always magic.  the past two nights at the fillmore - they
were both  magic.
three five human opened both  shows.  i had not seen them before,  nor had i
heard their music.  i was  really pleasantly surprised.  they've got some real
talent and potential.  they're three men and one woman.  all black.  the name
comes from black people being  counted as 3/5 of a person.  trina,  the lead
vocalist is clearly the main talent.  she's very reminiscent of johnette
napolitano (sp?) of concrete blonde.  my friend tina, a long time cb fan, was
absolutely bowled over by 3 5  h.  the bassist and guitarist were  particularly
strong.  the drummer  was the weak link.  he was competent  and solid, but
boring.  personally,  i like a drummer who plays lead.  this guy was no jerry or
blair or brady (least of all zak or simon or  keith).  that said, he did give
both  amy and emily great hugs at the end of the night.
the other thing to mention about  them is that while trina's a wonderful r&r
vocalist and the band is good,  their background vocals are mediocre at best.
the guitarist and bassist shouldn't  sing.  emily came out and did one  song
with them, which was powerful and beautiful.  they would be very well served
by an  additonal vocalist.
on to the main event.  friday night, they opened with  yield.  it's one of my
favorite amy  songs in recent years.  i'm glad she  seems to like it as much
as i do, playing it most every night.  i still don't know who she's talking
about.  (do any of you?)  but for me, it's my john is dead  song.  it came out
in 2002, the year  john entwistle died.  it's not that  the character is much
like john, but a) i spent a lot of time with john in green  rooms and b) the
lines "when you're three days, down the highway / and you're  lookin', like i
feel / it takes a lot, to keep it goin' / it takes a lot, to  keep it real / so
take some time, for yourself, and learn to yield" so perfectly  sum up how i
felt on tour the summer that john died.  it takes me right back there every
time  i hear it live.  robin was probably  wondering why i thanked her in the
middle of the show for being so kind to me in  seattle after john died.  that's
why.  they had just played yield,  and this was the first time i've seen you
since that day when i was still  shattered.
next up was a heartfelt rendition of  it's alright followed by the
enthusiastically received  devotion.
then came fill it up again, which i  find to be a really fascinating melding
of the personal and the  political.
then ozilline, which i know amy  really loves, but has never done much for
me.
the surprise appearance of love's  recovery was one of the evening's
highlights for me.  it's such a beautifully written  song.  and in an odd way, i
appreciate it even more as i age.  i  did, however, miss being outside for it.
there's nothing quite like being in the awesome natural majesty of red  rocks
when hearing "like specks of dust, we're universal."  thank you, emily.
shame on you was the rousing crowd  pleaser, as always.
same with power of two, which is  especially fun to hear when my sweetie is
with me.
dairy queen has been another  favorite of amy's in recent years, and like
ozilline, i don't "get it."  there are literally dozens of amy songs  i'd rather
hear.
then came woodsong, which seems to  have been around a lot in the past few
years.  i really love the lines, "but what it  takes to cross the great divide /
seems more than all the courage i can muster  up inside."  other than that, i
do  like it, but not as much as some other emily songs from rites.
go kicked ass, as it always  does.  i'm glad that one has become  a
perennial.  i am confounded,  however, that they chose to do it acoustic, rather than
with the band.  more on that  later.
deconstruction of love was another  nice surprise.  it's not a favorite,  but
i haven't heard it in a while, and i like it more than most of the material
on that album.
let me go easy had particular  emotional resonance, as it was written about a
friend who had lived in san  francisco.
get out the map was not the crowd  pleaser that it usually is.  it's  never
been a favorite of mine, but like baba o'riley, it usually pleases the  masses.
not so much last  night.  it's not that it was poorly  received, but it
didn't receive the rabid enthusiasm to which i have become  accustomed.  maybe
it's because  (imo), it's more of an outdoor, summertime kind of song.  just a
theory.
what was a big crowd pleaser,  however, was amy pulling out scooter boys.
another "not a favorite" of mine, but the crowd was stoked, and it was a  strong
peformance.  amy really  wailed on it.
closer to fine was its usual  enjoyable self.  nothing more.  nothing less.
trina from 3 5 h joined in, singing "i  stopped by the bar..."
then they added a couple of songs  that were not on the setlist.  as  many of
you know, the set list will often have a slot simply labeled "amy  solo."
this one didn't, but she did  johnny rotten, anyway.  yet another  song that
wouldn't make the cut if i were choosing the set list.  her rendition was
passionate, as it  always is.  i'd just rather hear  something else.  (which i got
the  next night!)
by request, they also added virginia  woolf.  that was a lovely  suprise.
personally i'd rather hear  language or the kiss or 10k wars or watershed or
prince of darkness, but still,  it was nice.  made me want to read  vw's diary.
moment of forgiveness was a nice  surprise.  it's a little bit simple,  but
i've always liked both the sound and the feel of it, not to mention that it
seems like it's been a while since i've heard it.
lastly, galileo.  like ctf, it was its usual enjoyable  self.  but frankly,
now that it's  become their won't get fooled again (the signal that the end is
near), it's  always kind of bittersweet.
by the way, i've neglected to  mention that the lovely julie wolf played
keyboards with them throughout the  night.  she was a nice  addition.
then for the encore, the entire  3 5 h band joined then on stage.  it was
sooooo good to see them with the  band.  for so many years, i was  accustomed to
them regularly vascillating between duo shows and band shows.  i never really
had a preference for one  or the other.  i liked them both,  and i liked the
variety.  but i  think it's been five or six years now of all duo, no band.
i've found myself really missing the  band and wanting them to rock out.  it was
great to see them be part of a rock band, even for just three  songs.  and
i'm not the only  one.  it's clear that they were both  getting off on it,
especially amy.
they started with trouble.  another "not a favorite" of mine from my  least
favorite album, but hey, it was electric guitar and rock and roll.  life was
good.  (kind of funny to hear myself saying  that.  when they were touring
behind  cons, i got burnt out on the electric overkill, and i'd get excited when
i'd see  sulli break out a pair of acoustic guitars.)
then tether, yet another non-fave of  mine.  some good political  commentary,
but still not a fave.
then to close the night, they pulled  out midnight train to georgia.
fabulous.  3 5 h were a great  match for it.  it was definitely a  highlight of the
show.
in conclusion, it was not a great  set list from my perspective, but it was a
great performance in a great venue  with a great crowd.  it felt  good.
after the show i ended up with a set  list and a pick.  sulli tried to  give
me the set list (thanks sulli), but it fell into the pit.  thanks to jack
(cool security guard guy)  for helping me out.  (is the other  birthday girl, the
woman who travelled from ok on here?  if so, drop me a line.  i've got a
birthday pick for  you.)
and best of all, they finally  addressed my #1 complaint about them.  they
played more.  if i  remember correctly (again, i'm on the road and have none of
my materials with  me) they traditionally do a 1:40 show with 14 regular songs
and 4 encore  songs.  by contrast, my other faves  - the who, springsteen,
and melissa all play shows that are between half an hour  and an hour and a half
longer than ig.  i've always hated how short ig shows are.  tonight was a
respectable 23 songs.  i don't know if they've been playing  longer all tour and
i just haven't noticed, or if it's a new thing.  whatever.  i was diggin' it.
unlike amy, i think that when it comes  to ig shows, more is better.
maybe i should write about night two  in a separate email.
hope you had fun  reading.
lauren

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night two at the fillmore was the  final night of the leg.  all the  same
people were in the front.  same  opening set.  same comments as  yesterday.  same
strengths.  same flaws.
julie couldn't make the gig.  she was sitting in with cris  williamson.  they
received word part  way through the show that she wasn't going to make it
over.  they understood getting bumped for cris,  but they were hoping that julie
might make it over afterwards.  oh, well.
tonight they opened with fill it up  again.  it was a good, musically  upbeat
opener.  both that and yield  made suprisingly good openers, imo.  i've also
always thought shame on you would be a great opener.  have they ever started a
show with  it?
heartache for everyone was kind of  fun, but a little flat.
get out the map was much better than  the night before.  i'm not sure why,
but it was.
then, one of the nicest suprises of  the evening - world falls.  love  that
song.  that's another one  that's even better outdoors (nature references are
just like that), but it was  great, nontheless.  i'd also love to  hear hand me
downs from that album some time.
and how wonderful to have it be  followed by let it be me.  it's a  crying
shame that 14 years later, we have another bush president and the content  is as
meaningful as it was when she wrote it.  still, what a great song it is.
also, it was fun to have them sing  "common woman."  while i'm sure that  others
have brought it up since, i remember a&e being genuinely shocked when  i
interviewed them 13 years ago and brought up sexist language in their  writing.
it's been fun to see them  regroup around it.
starckeville was good.  not a favorite of  mine.
hammer and a nail was a particularly  good rendition.  i don't like it
nearly as much as watershed or 10k wars, but it was a really, really good
performance.
land of canaan.  what's to say?  great song.  great performance.  fucking
brilliant!
power of two, its usually charming  self.
yield.  i already spoke my piece yesterday.  loved it.  always.
ghost was a nice surprise.  definitely some powerful lines in that  one.  do
they ever play love will  come to you?
go was pretty much the same.  if i didn't know they had a band there,  it
would've been fine.  but thinking  that they could be playing it with the band,
instead, definitely diluted its  impact.  it would be sooooo good  with the
band?  why tether with the  band and not go?
closer to fine was with trina  again.  same same.  all good.
dairy queen.  same comments as  yesterday.
our deliverance was a powerful  piece.  not a personal favorite, but  the
political war commentary certainly carried emotional  resonance.
next up was another highlight of the  evening.  by popular request, amy  did
romeo and juliet.  she was so  cute.  it's apparently been a long  time since
she played it.  she  needed to take a few minutes to run through it under her
breath before  starting.  she told everyone that  she might not remember the
words and that we should sing along and help  her.  that part wasn't a
problem.  from the opening note, the  crowd was all over it.  while it was  great to
hear her do it, much like the last time i saw her pull it out of the  closet,
i was a bit disappointed to not have the passionate, angstful version of  days
past.  both that last time and  this time, she performed it in a more mature,
easy going, almost good humoured  manner.  not that that was bad.  it was
charming and warm.  however, i did miss the grit of how she  used to do it.  part
way through,  however, she did find that voice.  that's when it really picked
up for me.  all in all, it was a great  suprirse.  now if only she'd bring
out lucystoners and joking...
woodsong made the cut two days in a  row.
then the ever popular  chickenman.  not a fave of mine, but  i must confess
that this was a particularly strong performance.  maybe the best i've ever
seen.  i've long said that i prefer it  acoustic.  but tonight was really,  really
tight.  they were just locked  in.  it was cool.
then the rest was the same.  they closed the regular set with  galileo, plus
the same three encore songs (trouble, tether, and midnight  train).  it was
another great  show.  it was a much stronger set  list, imo.  the show, however,
was  two songs shorter.  :-(  more.  i want more.
oh, and one more little story.  trina and 3 5 h were very excited to be
playing at the fillmore.  she took  pictures of the venue.  she took  pictures of
the audience.  when she  was out with a&e for the encore, i passed her a note
telling her that if she  gave me her camera, i'd take a picture of her up on
stage with a&e.  she did and i did.  i hope it turns out.  it'll certainly be a
super cool picture  to have.
ok.  i think that does it for me.  i"ve been typing for a solid hour and a
half.  karen has fallen asleep in  the restaurant booth here in santa cruz (we
go home tuesday morning).  it's almost 1 am, and i'm out of  steam.  hope you
enjoyed  reading.
thanks to everyone who was there and  who made it such fun!
lauren


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thanks for the show reviews, lauren!

i'm glad they're doing longer sets now.  my only complaint in portland was
that the show didn't start until 9pm, which meant the girls didn't play
until 10pm-ish.  the show ended sometime around 11:45pm, and i was able to
get out of the venue and get to my car around midnight.  i'm getting old,
man.  they need to have the opener out there around 7:30-8:00pm or i'll be
falling asleep on the drive home.

anna

(i did, however, hang out at the venue in portland with spike and bonster
until the band left, but i don't think i'll be doing that again.  2am
bedtime - oy!)

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on feb 4, 2006, at 10:15 pm, indigotraveller@aol.com wrote:

> by the way, i've neglected to  mention that the lovely julie wolf
> played
> keyboards with them throughout the  night.  she was a nice  addition.
> then for the encore, the entire  3 5 h band joined then on stage.
> it was
> sooooo good to see them with the  band.  for so many years, i was
> accustomed to
> them regularly vascillating between duo shows and band shows.  i
> never really
> had a preference for one  or the other.  i liked them both,  and i
> liked the
> variety.  but i  think it's been five or six years now of all duo,
> no band.
> i've found myself really missing the  band and wanting them to rock
> out.  it was
> great to see them be part of a rock band, even for just three
> songs.  and
> i'm not the only  one.  it's clear that they were both  getting off
> on it,
> especially amy.

my impression has been that they're touring without a band because
it's cheaper that way.  fewer musicians means less crew required to
setup and run the show, less rehearsal time, etc.  since they're not
a huge-selling recording act, most of their money is being made
through live shows (which is where most bands make their money, anyway.)

that being said, i wish wish wish that they'd do another tour with a
really good band.  i miss the intensity and energy and different
colors they can create with a band.  i think back to the swamp
ophelia and come on now social tours where they really rocked, and
miss that.

that being said, i'm always reminded of the show i saw in phoenix
several years ago where they had been touring with a band, and were
doing a one-off acoustic duo show before heading "down under."  they
were obviously just starting their experiments with how to adapt a
lot of their more band-focussed material to the duo format, and for
some reason they decided to try doing "shed your skin".

this is obviously not a song easily recreated live without some kind
of backing band, but they gave it their best shot, full of energy and
intensity, and amy took full advantage of not having to que other
musicians for their entrances by playing with the tempo, to full
dramatic effect.

when she got to the lines "i've got milagro, i've not this
celebration too", she and emily silenced their guitars, and amy used
the acapella moments to gesture around the theater, obviously meaning
that this concert was the "celebration" she was talking about.  it
made the hair stand up on the back of my neck.

after the song was over, amy commented into her mic, "that was
interesting."  apparently that meant bad interesting, because i've
never heard them attempt that song as an acoustic duo again.  too bad
-- it was amazing.

-graham

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this came up in lauren's fillmore post (thanks for posting reviews, by the
way.  i've been tooo lazy to post west coast tour reviews, but i did post
all of the setlists over at indigo vortex)

recently (as in over the past three or four years, since i've actually been
keeping track/an archive of this stuff), the average ig set has been betwee=
n
21-23 songs including the encore. :)

i'll see some of ya in jersey next weekend.... ;)

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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)

"i'm running to the end of the earth, and i'm swimming to the edge of the
sea,
and i'm laughing, i'm under a starry sky
this world was meant for me, don't bury me carry me..."
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hey,

i was about to forward this article to the list but sherlyn beat me to it.
my boyfriend did the interview and wrote the article. it was a phone
inteview, so jim did not get to meet amy.

enjoy!

cheers,

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

>from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@pixelopolis.com>
>reply-to: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@pixelopolis.com>
>to: indigo-girls@lists.netspace.org
>subject: northjersey.com article
>date: sat, 4 feb 2006 09:48:28 +1100
>
>hey folks,
>
>here's an article from northjersey.com.
>
>you can read it online at (long url, should be all on one line):
>http://www.bergen.com/page.php?qstr=exjpcnk3zjczn2y3dnflzuvfexkxnjcmzmdizww3zjd2
>cwvlruv5ety4nzi2ndkmexjpcnk3zjcxn2y3dnflzuvfexk3
>
>cheers,
>sherlyn
>
>---begin forwarded article---
>high contrast yielded indigo
>friday, february 3, 2006
>
>by jim beckerman
>staff writer
>
>who: indigo girls.
>
>what: alt-folk rock.
>
>when: 8 p.m. wednesday and 7 p.m. feb. 12, mccarter theatre; 8 p.m.
>thursday,
>community theatre.
>
>where: mccarter theatre, 91 university place, princeton, (609) 258-6500;
>community theatre, 100 south st., morristown, (973) 539-0345.
>
>how much: $32 to $40 (mccarter theatre); $40 (community theatre, sold out).
>
>opposites attract.
>
>anyway, they attract the kind of write-ups that amy ray and emily saliers,
>better known as the indigo girls, have become very familiar with in their
>20-year career.
>
>emily is light-haired, amy is dark-haired. emily is northern, amy is
>southern.
>emily is folk, amy is punk. one pair of matching bookends, different as
>night
>and day.
>
>it's a great hook. and it's even true to some extent, ray says.
>
>"it's not as black and white as that, obviously, because it never is," ray
>says.
>"but we are pretty opposite from each other, and i think that's why it
>works."
>
>it's also true that in all the years the guitar-playing, songwriting,
>politically advocating alt-folk-rock duo have been making a dent in popdom
>with
>songs like "closer to fine" and "galileo," they've never really written a
>song
>together.
>
>maybe just as well, ray says.
>
>songwriting "is really a time when we feel we can express, purely, what our
>intention is, and that sort of keeps us together," she says. "it gives us
>an
>outlet that is not compromised from the beginning and doesn't become an
>agreement until we've finished the song. then we work it out together, and
>at
>that point it becomes an indigo girls song -- when we do the arrangement."
>
>if anything, the two artists, now touring behind their 2005 epic album,
>"rarities," have drifted even further apart musically since the day they
>met in
>elementary school in decatur, ga. (amy was a native; emily's family had
>moved
>there from new haven, conn.)
>
>again, maybe just as well.
>
>"i think we actually had similar interests to begin with," ray says. "she
>played
>guitar, and i played guitar. and we both sang, and we ended up in high
>school in
>the chorus together. and we started playing around for fun, learning songs
>and
>going to open-mike nights and stuff. after that, as you develop and you're
>politicized and your personality develops and your artistic world develops,
>we
>just kind of went in different directions but maintained our partnership."
>
>the indigo girls, like other cult acts, occupy a special niche in the pop
>world.
>
>it's a place reserved for artists with a turn for the poetic and a taste
>for the
>political, who don't get around-the-clock airplay but nevertheless have the
>total respect of fellow musicians (they always set an extra mike onstage
>for
>surprise guests) and attract fanatical loyalists who blog and bootleg and
>follow
>them from gig to gig.
>
>it's all -- mostly -- good, ray says.
>
>"we feel thankful for it; it's really kept our career going, to have such
>an
>avid audience," ray says. "to me, the only time it gets to be weird is if
>you
>feel someone is web logging and doing stuff that kind of crosses your
>personal
>space. giving out information about you that is personal or
>family-oriented.
>that happens all the time. someone will overhear something somebody said in
>a
>bar, or somebody will be at my house who i didn't realize was going to
>cross the
>line and web log about it. it can be disheartening. my perspective is
>rather
>than just going into a hole and being scared, to just try to live like you
>live,
>so people realize it's no big deal."
>
>something else a tad disheartening, ray says: guys tend to shy away from
>the
>indigo girls.
>
>for no reason, as far as ray can see -- their music is by no means
>male-unfriendly.
>
>typical is the write-up (generally positive) from the web site askmen.com:
>"secret wish: that they release some music that we can blast in our cars,
>rather
>than always showing up on our girlfriends' mix tapes."
>
>"we released a record called 'come on now social,' that was really like
>rock,"
>ray says. "and i consider, if you're going to blast something, that's
>pretty
>blast-able. it's very electric, and a lot of our records have that.
>
>"i think there's some kind of weird demographic image issue with [guys]
>admitting that they listen to us. i know a lot of guys, friends of mine,
>who are
>really into what we do, and are very supportive, and they're just mystified
>by
>why their friends think it has to be kept a secret. i don't think it's just
>us.
>i think it's a lot of female acts. and it doesn't work in the converse.
>it's not
>like women are afraid to admit they're eminem fans. i think there's a bit
>of
>socially enforced negative stuff going on there."
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mine is:

http://www.myspace.com/fortunate_one

:)
mi rinda

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