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Old 03-31-2011, 05:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Carma View Post
LOVE LOVE LOVE Indigo Girls!!!
My favourite group! They wrote/performed my favourite 2 songs of all time - "Kid Fears" and "Love's Recovery" and haven't produced a single song (including cover versions of others' material) that I haven't liked.

I saw them at the last ever (before it declared itself bankrupt) "City Stages" festival in Birmingham, Alabama. There was a half-hour set-up time between each act, so nobody was allowed to do an encore... unless they were the last act on that stage (there were 6 stages spread out) for the night. (The Dooby Brothers cheated by "finishing" their set long before their allotted hour or 90 minutes were up... then came back to "encore" up until the end of that original allotment.)

Luckily, Indigo Girls were the last act on their stage and we just wouldn't let them leave without a 1/4 hour encore after their 90-minute set. As part of the encore, they did one request from the audience: "Ghost". I was singing along quietly - as I had been doing through most of the songs I knew (they were also introducing a new album) - but during "Ghost", I couldn't be sure if maybe others in the audience were singing as well. (I was right up at the edge of the stage, in front of one side of speakers and didn't want to stop singing myself to make sure - I love that song!*) When the song ended, Amy and Emily said: "Thanks, y'all, you sang that beautifully!"

*Dark and dangerous like a secret that gets whispered in a hush . . . . . . (don't tell a soul)
When I wake the things I dreamt about you last night make me blush . . . . . . (don't tell a soul)
When you kiss me like a lover and you sting me like a viper
I go follow to the river, play your memory like the piper

And I feel it like a sickness how this love is killing me
But I'd walk into the fingers of your fire willingly
Dance the edge of sanity I've never been this close
In love with your ghost
If I can't dance, I want no part in your Revolution.
- Emma Goldman Anarchist and Polyamorous par excellence
The person who says something is impossible should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
- old Chinese proverb
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
~ Anais Nin
I'd rather have a broken heart / Than have a heart of stone.
- from "Boundless Love (A Polyamory Song)" by Jimmy Hollis i Dickson
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