Monday, May 30, 2011

Permanent girl crush

By request: top Cat Power songs. I love Cat Power.  Chan Marshall has the deepest throatiest voice ever and it's fantastic.
To make it more "interesting", I will write my song memories of each song.

He War: Reminds me of driving in San Diego to Pacific Beach arm out of the window, summertime, the whole deal.

Silver Stallion: Well, it's about horses and love.  Maybe this song is about my dream man. I don't know. This song reminds me smoking outside my old apartment in San Diego at like noon on a Sunday wondering what I am supposed to be doing that day.  Maybe song memory wasn't the best creative writing idea.  But maybe that's the thing about Cat Power, it's such peaceful music I can't think of anything but intensely calm moments.

Song to Bobby: OK here's a funny one. I was accidentally driving about 10 mph with a friend to this song. Whoops. I am in love with the way she says DC in this. Even though it's an ode to Bob Dylan, it's a pretty romantical song to play for a dude. He can pretend it's about him.

Space Oddity: PISSED THIS WAS NEVER RELEASED. This song reminds me of spending like 10 minutes every couple of months on google to see if anyone ever got their hands on the full version. Yeah, you know this one is great.  709,000 hits on this on YouTube and endless comments of frustration. Release this song Chan or Lincoln!

Colors and the Kids: I remember first hearing the Moon Pix record when I was in high school. I remember being so blown away by it. I soon after saw her perform at the Black Cat in DC and I was hooked on Chan. I remember laying on my bed with the TV on mute (wow I have not changed. The TV is now on mute and I'm listening to music) and being so blown away. Cat power is daydreaming music, and I will forever be a fan because it's such a special thing when music can evoke memories and emotions.
Colors and the Kids is incredible, and I end this list with my favorite Cat Power song: