Wednesday, December 14, 2005

"The Greatest"

I've been listening to this .mp3 for a few weeks now... Chan Marshall (aka Cat Power) has a style that is evocative and obscure, that I find myself listening over and over again to try to find meaning. I offer the following lyric as proof:

"Once I wanted to be the greatest
No wind or waterfall could stop me
And then came the rush of the flood
The stars at night turned you to dust..."

Perhaps in the end it's the sum total of the parts... the seemingly nonsensical lyric, a simple piano melody, and the voice, that voice, that causes me to return, like a moth to a flame.

The new record is due in stores, Jan. 24. More Cat Power videos can be found at Matador Records.

4 comments:

Tim Duffy said...

It might be the very best Cat Power album ever.

. Gabi Greve said...

Hi Bigshoulders,
ther is a cat with power too, writing haiku

. Cat Interview, Japan Times .

Teach your cat to use the paws and the keyboard , maybe you get a few uio, trre and mnb !

Gabi from Japan, Thanks for popping in!

. My Happy Haiku Gallery .

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c said...

her voice is defiitely something special - haunting.
and the comment above - no words for that. too funny. teach your cat to type! ha.

Anonymous said...

Cat to type!..........wow!
Toilet training for a cat would be even better ...does
anyone out there own a real toilet-trained cat and have any suggestions on how to make it happen?