Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Maybe I Should Have Gone To See Cat Power On Tuesday After All

"She looked sharp, in a new blonde Mohawk and high-heel boots. But her body language felt halfhearted. She was dithering. Uh oh. And then, just as surprisingly, she opened up and radically redefined her course. From there on the concert was good, occasionally very good."
The Times's Ben Ratliff reports Tuesday night's Cat Power concert at Hammerstein Ballroom as a comeback story. Attendees commenting at Brooklyn Vegan gave mixed reviews. She certainly sounds great performing "I Don't Blame You" in the video (passed along by Awl commenter "zspace," thanks.) above. It's very nice to see her smiling, too. Nothing would make me happier than if I was wrong about worrying for her health.

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r&rkd (#1,719)

Yeah, I swore off spending money on Cat Power shows.

IBentMyWookie (#133)

Dithering? Really? Using dithering in a review? Eat all the dicks, that guy.

freetzy (#7,018)

@IBentMyWookie I don't know, dithering seems about right (maybe even generous) in my Cat-Power-show-attendee history.

areaderwrites (#592)

Isn't there a minimum standard of professionalism for a performing musician that involves being able to make it through your own songs?

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