lifeblood: listlogs: 2008-067


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date:    fri, 12 sep 2008 10:38:05 -0500
from:    tj alberti <sapphire@albatross.org>
subject: indigo girls touring question

hi, i've been reading posts for awhile but this is my first time posting.  i
don't know if this question is appropriate for the list, but i thought i'd
try...

does anyone have any insight into how a&e choose their venues each year?  in
minneapolis, we have been blessed to be regulars on the ig tours, sometimes
even twice a year, but usually at least once in the summer, but this year we
were skipped.  i think wisconsin was as close as they got.  we are
disappointed, and just wondering what happened.  i wonder if there is
someone i could write to, just to encourage them to schedule here again
soon?

i think amy is coming here in october on a solo tour, so at least we'll have
that...

thanks for any feedback/info you can give!

theresa


theresa jarosz alberti, writer
sapphire@albatross.org

blogging at:  http://sapphire.albatross.org/mt
website:  http://sapphire.albatross.org

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date:    fri, 12 sep 2008 15:54:10 -0400
from:    linda napikoski <napikoski@gmail.com>
subject: re: indigo girls touring question

i'm certain you could email russell carter with tour request comments.

this is an interesting question, because i'm pretty sure sony/epic was
involved with tour arrangements when they were on the major label... then a
smaller label, and now independent, i freely admit i have no idea if any
venue would be eager to have them return and/or if there were certain deals
through the label that weren't up to the artist?

but i'm pretty sure they have some say on the cities b/c i think they were
mad at arizona for a while but they liked tucson so they played there
instead of phoenix...this was post-boys on the side of course...i don't
remember the details so you can definitely accuse me of not knowing what i'm
talking about.

but i'm interested in answers from someone who does know what they're
talking about!

~linda~

on fri, sep 12, 2008 at 11:38 am, tj alberti <sapphire@albatross.org> wrote:

> hi, i've been reading posts for awhile but this is my first time posting.
>  i
> don't know if this question is appropriate for the list, but i thought i'd
> try...
>
> does anyone have any insight into how a&e choose their venues each year?
>  in
> minneapolis, we have been blessed to be regulars on the ig tours, sometimes
> even twice a year, but usually at least once in the summer, but this year
> we
> were skipped.  i think wisconsin was as close as they got.  we are
> disappointed, and just wondering what happened.  i wonder if there is
> someone i could write to, just to encourage them to schedule here again
> soon?
>
> i think amy is coming here in october on a solo tour, so at least we'll
> have
> that...
>
> thanks for any feedback/info you can give!
>
> theresa
>
>
> theresa jarosz alberti, writer
> sapphire@albatross.org
>
> blogging at:  http://sapphire.albatross.org/mt
> website:  http://sapphire.albatross.org
>
>
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date:    sat, 13 sep 2008 09:46:15 +1000
from:    sherlyn koo <sherlyn@pixelopolis.com>
subject: island packet article

hey folks,

here's an article from the island packet in sc.  you can read it online at=
http://www.islandpacket.com/front/story/607642.html.

cheers,
sherlyn

---begin forwarded article---
the guide: indigo girls visit shoreline ballroom tonight
by justin paprocki
jpaprocki@islandpacket.com
published thursday, september 11, 2008

for more of the weekend's events and activities, visit the guide online.

historically, indigo girls fans seem to be split about whether they like the=
duo better with a full band or in an acoustic setting.

so for their next record, the girls will give them both.

amy ray and emily saliers are recording tracks for their february 2009=
release with a full band, and then re-recording those same songs with just=
the two of them on acoustic guitar.

"the double release will be something different," saliers said. "we thought=
it'd be an interesting way to present the songs both ways."

the indigo girls perform sept. 12 --acoustically -- at the island's=
shoreline ballroom, 40 folly field rd., with australian singer-songwriter=
missy higgins. doors open at 7 p.m., and higgins goes on at 9:15. tickets=
are $26 in advance and $32 at the door, and available by calling=
843-842-0358 or going to www.shorelineballroom.com.

the band can explore those sort of avenues these days, as that new album=
will be the first they've released independently since their 1987 debut,=
"strange fire," released back in the days when they were fresh out of emory=
university and playing clubs in atlanta. the band spent about 20 years with=
epic records but jumped to hollywood for their tenth studio album, 2006's=
"despite our differences," before switching to hollywood records. the label=
dropped them shortly after, but the newfound independence doesn't faze=
them.

"we don't need a record label. we're done with that," saliers said. "they=
don't do anything for most bands anymore. we're fortunate in that we have a=
loyal fan base, so we don't have to rely on radio. and it's not like we've=
made a penny on royalties. we want to get the music out there and the way=
we do that is touring."

ray has some experience on that side of the business already: she launched=
her own independent label, daemon records, which has put out ray's solo=
albums, including the new "didn't it feel kinder," as well as release by=
rose polenzani, danielle howle and the athens boys choir. (following the=
girls' fall dates, ray will hit the road solo for a fall tour.)

that expertise came in handy once the band started recording on its own,=
saliers said

aside from the full band vs. acoustic experiment, their yet-to-be-titled=
release won't be too far a departure from their previous records. after 25=
years together, the writing process remains the same: ray and saliers write=
separately then bring their songs together to find the places where each=
one fits into the other's work. the style has led to a noted difference in=
song styles, especially lately: ray's tracks tend to be darker and edgier,=
while saliers can be relied on for the wholesome, breezier ballads. but=
it's a method that's kept them together.

"that's a huge part of us staying together for all these years," saliers=
said. "more than not, our differences hold us together." they're also held=
together by the common causes they're known for supporting, particularly=
those involving gay rights and environmental awareness.

but they've also managed to find divergent passions that saliers credits to=
helping keep the band together. ray manages her record label and maintains=
a solo music career, while saliers has ventured into the restaurant=
business: her watershed restaurant in atlanta is celebrating its 10th=
anniversary.

"when we come back to the indigo girls, it's like coming home," saliers=
said. "but we know we can retreat from that. it's not like we're putting=
all our eggs in that basket."

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date:    fri, 12 sep 2008 20:07:10 -0400
from:    susan marine <susmarine@gmail.com>
subject: cool footage

of amy, arizona and and brandi in nyc august 6th

enjoy

http://www.tellofilms.com/action/viewvideo/435/

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