Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Once I wanted to be the greatest

I have never gone to see Cat Power in concert for the same reason that I never went to see Elliott Smith in concert: who wants to go to a show where you just find yourself embarassed and disgusted with a performer. I'm happy to learn that Chan Marshall (aka: Cat Power) has gotten help for what was clearly a problem. Here's to more albums of amazing music from her.


Anonymous Michael said...

Thanks for posting the link to the NY Times piece; while it's sad to learn of her struggles, it's good to know she's on the mend. And a new album already finished? Can't wait to hear that. (The video interview was also pretty cool.)

Wed Sep 20, 02:08:00 PM  
Blogger Ms. NOLA said...

I loved the video interview. She needs to write a book about her childhood and adolescent years.

And I hope that new album will be released this year... and another covers record? Can we be so lucky?

Wed Sep 20, 03:24:00 PM  
Blogger La Gringa said...

Same reason I never went to see The Pogues live. I was always afraid Shane McGowan would drop dead onthe stage in front of me.

Wed Sep 20, 04:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Michael said...

"Can we be so lucky?"

No doubt. The more albums, the merrier, I say. I recently picked up "You Are Free" and can't stop listening to it.

Wed Sep 20, 06:04:00 PM  
Blogger Ms. NOLA said...

Ahhh, I love "You Are Free." I got it the *day* it came out while finishing up my thesis. I was shocked I could buy it in Hanover, NH. That's when I knew she'd made it.

Wed Sep 20, 11:45:00 PM  

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