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ig-news-digest          tuesday, june 2 2009          volume 11 : number 043

today's subjects:
  [ig-news] short amy interview from the atlanta journal-constitution  [sher]


date: tue, 02 jun 2009 14:20:57 +1000
from: sherlyn koo <>
subject: [ig-news] short amy interview from the atlanta journal-constitution

hey folks,

you can read this online at


- ---begin forwarded article---
sunday, may 31, 2009

about atlanta in their own words

amy ray (of the indigo girls), singer, songwriter and musician (whose
latest cd is titled "poseidon and the bitter bug")

"this is a really special music community that i think we just feel so
attached to because we came up through it. we cut our teeth on the bars
here and learned how to play by sitting in with other bands, and during

"and i think the scene has gotten more and more vibrant over the years. but
for me, it's not as integrated as it used to be. racially. and i think
that's tough to do, in general, because there's so many different things
that have to happen. and there has to be a willingness to it. it can't be
like a forced thing.

"but i think there are people that are trying. i don't think there's a lack
of effort... .

"but back to the fun stuff: restaurant-wise i love [fellow indigo girl
emily saliers'] watershed, of course. that's like my default, pretty much.
but there is this bangladeshi restaurant on buford highway that is
unbelievable. so, so, so good! panahar. and the guys that run that place,
they're just great. really clever. they won't let you order what you want,
how you want to. they tell you what you can eat that day, and it's good so
you just go with it.

"i like the earl for partying. i don't drink, but i love the bands they
have there. i love going to see shows there. it's my favorite venue in

"and i really like little five points, generally, for shopping.. . . i've
always been more of a thrift store person, but i'm starting to find a lot
of stuff at, like, the gay men's clothing store. so bill hallman's right
down my alley."

as told to sonia murray

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