Not exactly surprising, but I’ll take any Chan I can get.
[From Jukebox, out January on Matador]
And I’ve discovered some things:
-Early Cat Power sounds a lot like Kim Gordon.
-I miss Stylus.
-of Montreal had a much better sense of humor in the nineties.
-Dustin Hoffman did not resist the urge to eat the bathtub.
-Inland Empire is the greatest movie ever.
-The Road is still my favorite book.
-I can’t choose between the Pixies and Pavement.
-Bob Dylan is an acceptable deity.
-So is Bill Murray.
-Zodiac is a very good movie.
-I miss OiNK.
-The Glow Pt. 2 will expand your mind given the opportunity.
-The Hold Steady almost killed me.
-Weeds is no longer good.
-I should not drink caffeine.
-The second season of Dexter is even better than the first.
-I have no clue how I feel about Wilco.
-The Childcatcher is one of my favorite songs.
-I’m developing a crush on Roisin Murphy.
-Tom Waits is very cool.
-The I’m Not There OST is much better than your average soundtrack.
[From the I’m Not There OST, out now on Columbia]
Chan Marshall (aka Cat Power) will always hold a special place in my heart. She was artist that introduced me to the genre I now love so much, despite despising it’s name; indie. Normally, people abandon their first musical love, but fortunately, that’s never happened to me and Chan (If you haven’t figured it out by now, I have a teensy little crush on Ms. Marshall). Instead, I only grew to love her music more, as it became a safe harbor of sorts for me. Whenever I’m tired of having my ears blasted by the next big thing, I can always put on Moon Pix and relax. While Moon Pix is, and will like remain my favorite album of hers, last years The Greatest was a solid entry into her library. I’ve had these Japanese bonus tracks from that album for a while, but for some reason in never occurred to me to post them here until my Cat Power binge today. ‘Up and Gone’ is typical The Greatest fare, dreamy and soulful, while ‘Dream’ successfully mixes the best of old and new Cat Power material in a gorgeous little piano ballad. Now, about that rumored ’07 album . . .
Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power, is set to perform at the Museum Of Modern Art in New York, on Feb. 2. This is meant to be a rather small performance, accompanying the MoMa ‘Sleepwalkers’ exhibition, in which Marshall plays a character.