There’s a reason YouTube is so damn popular these days: it just never fails to deliver the most awe-inspiring videos. You click this one vid and then there’s a next and a next and all of a sudden right in front of that screen you have seen someone’s whole career, how they changed, how they used to be, when they were happy, when they were sad and just like that, hours of your life have passed too, and you have been feeling bad for her and you’ve been smiling and dancing along. Boy, these videos are some true miracle workers, but the true goddess has off course been this once-shy fragile girl with the most amazing voice who has made the most beautiful music over the years and has now become some really happy pill doing the most lovely moves. So ladies and gents, take your time, sit down in that chair, face that screen and sing and jump along, here are some Chan Marshall aka Cat Power videos:
1996 – one of the best and most intense Nude as the News versions ever, Live on French TV from the What Would The Community Think? album
1998 – the Cat got more humor than you Cross Bones video from the Moon Pix album
1999 – The thank you Bill Callahan TV-Interview
2002(?) – the Chan ring me up and we’ll do more drunk Slim Shady Karaoke sing-a-longs (badly out-of-sync unfortunately but the material’s too good to pass up)
2002(?) – Cat and the Flaming Lips cover Black Sabbath: more gore, more blood, more nudity please
2003 – Maybe Not live on Letterman proves why You are Free is just one of my all time favorite albums
2006 – Performing on the Jools Holland show from the new The Greatest album: I Don’t Blame You, Lived in Bars and The Greatest. I find the music a little less but it has grown on me and I don’t think she’s ever looked any sexier.
2006 – the Lived in Bars video or as one some YouTube user said: I’ve never seen her happier, I’m so glad for her.
2006 – and finally the cherry on the cake: the most funky and funny Living Proof dance you’ll ever see, Live on Letterman