lifeblood: listlogs: 2007-015


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Date:    Thu, 8 Feb 2007 00:37:05 -0800
From:    Lorna <ldi_bear@yahoo.com>
Subject: IG to take part in UPOP@ABBEY ROAD SESSIONS

The following (sounds like some press release) was passed along to me from =
a friend who found this on a hard rock board. Sorry there are no other spec=
ifics given, but at least the dates are narrowed-down to Monday-Thursday. I=
f anyone knows if there will be any streaming broadcasts available, let all=
know. :)=0ALorna  --------------------------------------------------------=
----=0A=0AReactivated Swedish hard rockers EUROPE announced=0Ayesterday (Fe=
bruary 5) that they will be performing at=0Athe UPop@Abbey Road Sessions on=
Feb. 14, 2007 in=0ALondon, U.K. EUROPE will be showcased among some of=0At=
he hottest global recording artists in a four-day=0Ainternational broadcast=
event, sponsored by Worldspace=0ASatellite Radio, one of the world leaders=
in=0Asatellite-based digital radio services. =0A=0A"For us this is a great=
tribute to come to Abbey Road=0Ato rock the room that has hosted so many g=
reat bands=0Aover the years," said EUROPE vocalist Joey Tempest. =0A=0A"We =
are pleased to welcome EUROPE to the second annual=0AUPop@Abbey Road Sessio=
ns," said William Sabatini,=0AWorldspace vice president of global programmi=
ng. "The=0AUPop Sessions are designed to showcase a broad variety=0Aof musi=
cal genres and talent, giving our subscribers=0Aan incredible, diverse rang=
e of unique, exclusive and=0Acompelling content."=0A=0AWorldspace's UPop@Ab=
bey Road Sessions will feature=0Afour days of exclusive performances and li=
ve recording=0Asessions by some of the hottest global pop talent=0Aincludin=
g BOWLING FOR SOUP, **THE INDIGO GIRLS**, KATIE=0AMELUA, ART BRUT, THE VIEW=
, WIRE DAISIES, THE BEAT=0AFREAKZ, supergroup EUROPE, JACK SAVORETTI and TI=
NY=0ADANCERS. The sessions will take place Feb. 12-15, 2007=0Ain Studio 2 a=
t Abbey Road, the legendary recording=0Astudio of THE BEATLES, and will be =
hosted by Ted=0AKelly, vice president, content marketing, for=0AWorldspace =
Satellite Radio. =0A=0AWorldspace subscribers benefit from a unique=0Acombi=
nation of local programming, original Worldspace=0Acontent and content from=
leading brands around the=0Aglobe including the BBC, CNN, Virgin Radio UK,=
NDTV=0Aand RFI. The Worldspace satellites cover two-thirds of=0Athe earth'=
s population with six beams. Each beam is=0Acapable of delivering up to 80 =
channels of high=0Aquality digital audio and multimedia programming=0Adirec=
tly to Worldspace Satellite Radios anytime and=0Avirtually anywhere in its =
coverage areas. Worldspace=0Ais a pioneer of satellite-based digital radio =
services=0A(DARS) and was instrumental in the development of the=0Atechnolo=
gy infrastructure used today by XM Satellite=0ARadio. =0A=0A=0A =0A=0A=0A=
=0A=0A=0A=0A=0A=0A=0A =0A__________________________________________________=
__________________________________=0AWant to start your own business?=0ALea=
rn how on Yahoo! Small Business.=0Ahttp://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/r-index

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Date:    Fri, 9 Feb 2007 13:19:50 +1100
From:    Sherlyn Koo <sherlyn@pixelopolis.com>
Subject: Cambridge Evening News article

Hi folks,

Here's an article from the Cambridge Evening News.  You can read it online=
at:
http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/lifestyle/arts_music/news/2007/02/08/05639a3=
4-14
9e-4f5a-9cc2-ac69f79126bf.lpf

Cheers,
sherlyn

---begin forwarded article---
Activism is at the core of what we do

IF THERE'S one thing the Indigo Girls can always rely on it's their fans.=
The
acoustic duo from Georgia, USA, have been performing together for more than=
20
years and discovered early on that their supporters were going to make them=
work
hard.

Starting out at the same time as other female folk-infused pop acts like=
Tracey
Chapman, Michelle Shocked and Suzanne Vega, they soon made a name for=
themselves
as politically outspoken and musically independent.

They've performed across the world since, safe in the knowledge there'll be=
a -
largely female - contingent of fans eager to meet them wherever they go.

"It's a small but dedicated following," says Amy Ray, 50 per cent of the=
Grammy
awardwinning duo, alongside Emily Saliers. "I don't know why that is, it's
always been the same.

We built a following that had this core loyalty to it and really moved with=
us.

"It's almost like a community that's bigger than just some people listening=
to
the Indigo Girls. When we started we were so young and our songwriting=
needed a
lot of development.

We were lucky to get a break when we did because I don't think we were=
really
there yet.

But we did have this one voice and a connection with the audience.

"Some people are great when they start and they don't get any better but=
luckily
we had a long way to go and hit our stride a bit later."

But while they may have widened their musical horizons since they first=
emerged
from the Athens, Georgia, college rock scene that also birthed REM and the
B-52s, some things have never changed.

The deeply-held political and social views that infect their music have made=

them icons in Liberal America, especially within the lesbian and gay=
community.

"We are activists and we always have been, it's just what we do," says Amy.=

"It's completely tied to our career because often we use our status and our=

resources to amplify what communities are doing.

"Not everybody can be Bono but there are certain artists like Joan Baez or
Emmylou Harris who come from activist backgrounds and I like that.

"We do a lot of domestic environmental work and we have a group called Honor=
the
Earth which is specifically related to Native American environmental=
activism -
we fund people and groups and we go into areas to try to raise awareness."

Although the two women have found a special musical chemistry together, they=

write their own songs separately and each have lowkey solo careers on the=
side.
Performing together for so long can put strains on things but as the name of=

their new album Despite Our Differences suggests, they know the importance=
of
working as a team.

"We discovered a process really early on for how to deal with our=
differences,"
says Amy.

"We have a certain belief in what we do and we put everything aside for=
that.

"We totally disagree with each other sometimes and we do live totally=
separate
lives but we are like sisters because we know each other so well. We just
respect the Indigo Girls as a group."

The Indigo Girls will be at The Junction on Wednesday. Tickets are =A320. To=
book
call (01223) 511511.

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