Sunday, March 4, 2012

Two random vocalists that make me want to kill myself with joy

Cat Power - Her voice is evocative of that kind of straight-whisky drinking, chain-smoking in a dark dive bar, of the type that was probably at one point classy as all hell, but has since become a refuge for derelicts and the lost. She sounds like what that woman who sang Bette Davis Eyes should have sounded like, instead of sounding like Joan Rivers doing karaoke. Love and Communication haunts me and it pisses me off to no end that I cannot, for the life of me, sound one-tenth as good as she does singing this song.

Dallas Green - Consistently reminds me of guys in high school that I wanted to have write sappy yet earnest ballads and sing them for me in hushes tones.  The type of guy that would sit back and not say much until someone pulled out a guitar when he'd reluctantly join along, quietly at first, then gradually getting more into it until everyone else suddenly just shuts the fuck up and sits there blinking, thinking 'Holy shit.  This kid can actually sing!'  On Sleeping Sickness he pairs up with my all-time favorite vocalist, Gord Downie and my head explodes from all the awesome.

I have a post up at Different Paths, Same Destination regarding the Children's Health Care of Atlanta's fat-shaming campaign. I'm told it's good.  Go check it out.


  1. Yes! You are completely on point with this post! Time to open iTunes...

  2. Sweet lordy are those some good songs. Cat's voice is the kind that you can't accurately describe in words because it's not doing it justice. Like, when I say her voice is throaty. That's the best word I can think of to describe it, but I know there's something better out there.

    And HIM. I'm in love. Honestly.

    P.S. That fat shaming post was awesome.

  3. Oh Cat Power is the sort of vocalist I wish I could be. Like you described, "straight-whisky drinking, chain-smoking in a dark dive bar", she has got it down. LOVE!

    Wouldn't we all love to have that guy in our lives, ladies? I was married to a fucking professional musician and never once got a song. That always pissed me off. Haha! Oh well.

    P.S. I agree with B., that post was fantastic.

  4. Been listening to Cat lately, I used her in an Helene Troy fiction post last week.

    she;'s great and an independent female superhero.


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