Obligatory Cat pictures

“What’s a Website,” asks Francis W. Porretto, “without a few cat pictures?” As it happens, while I was reading that passage, Cat Power came up on the shuffle, and, well, I can read an omen as well as the next guy.

“Cat Power” started out as the name of Chan Mitchell’s band; when she and the band went their separate ways, she kept the name for subsequent projects. She’s been recording now for over two decades; her most recent album, Sun, came out in 2012.

Chan Mitchell not standing

Cat Power on stage

At her best, Mitchell redefines “languorous,” and there’s no more languid version of a Rolling Stones classic than this, from Cat Power’s The Covers Record of 2000:

Yet somehow she’s not lethargic. Go figure.

I mention in passing that she used to date Giovanni Ribisi, but when they broke up, she cut off most of her hair.


1 comment

  1. Chuck Pergiel »

    1 March 2015 · 11:01 pm

    I was listening to the Stones earlier this evening. Usually I just listen to ‘Can’t you hear me knocking’, but tonight I let a playlist run for a bit and it included Satisfaction. Cat’s version reminds me of Nancy Sinatra’s ‘Bang Bang’ at the opening of Kill Bill. That blew me away. Why does this recording of Cat stop in the middle of the song?

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