Saturday, June 14, 2008


I've started three different spins. It's an indecisive week. But in honor of my return to NYC proper on a much more intimate basis, I'm featuring Cat Power doing a cover of, New York, New York from her latest album of covers, Jukebox. So here we go:

Cat Power is essentially Chan (pronounced Shawn) Marshall (pronounced Marshall) and band. I've just heard of Cat Power this past year, but she's a southern girl who has been recording since 1992. In any event, her reputation precedes her and she has been known as a bit of a roustabout or at least inconsistent in her concert performances. That seems to be in check with her drinking which you can read a little background on in this NY Times piece.

I like her. I think this song would be perfect for background to Pia's life story as told on her blog, Courting Desitny, or perhaps one of her books that she's working on, which could then transition to film. Bam - a soundtrack is born.

So here are some links for you to muck about in to get to know her better. Just a hint, she recorded the album before the current one, The Greatest,in Memphis with Al Green's guitarist and songwriting partner. Nuff said.




I'm feeling a bit anxious about my transition back to NYC because well for one, the company hasn't exactly given me a plum position there and two, I'll miss my car rides and catching up on what's going on music-wise. Quite frankly, it is pretty much from these rides that I have gotten back into what's going on in music these days and even have something to spin. I have one station from Fordham University to thank for that and they are WFUV, Fordham University's Voice. You can stream them yourselves at their site linked above if you like.

Ah well, let's leave tomorrow's worries until then. For now, have a great weekend and Happy Father's Day to any of you Dads dropping by. We might actually turn the tables and make breakfast for Scissors for a change this week. He'll probably take over and then I'll be all "no, I'll get the pancakes," and he'll be all "let me do it," and I'll be all (sitting sipping my coffee) "if you insist, but let me know when you want me to take over..."

Gotta love a man who can handle a spatula.


PS: I'm computer-less at work as the movers removed mine yesterday and I won't be settled in until Tuesday/perhaps Wednesday. So my visits have been sparse, much to my chagrin. Of course, my blogging from work may be slightly curtailed...okay, what did I say about tomorrow's worries?


Doug The Una said...

I can absolutely see this as the sound track for Courting Destiny or, really, any South Carolina-based blog. Happy F's day to Scissorhands.

(Good spin)

Ariel the Thief said...

I'm in love.

G said...

Doug, couldn't you? and thanks.

Ariel, I thought you might like Cat Power - love is even better.

Ariel the Thief said...

When you close your eyes and just listen to her voice, geez...

Jonah K. Haslap said...

Oh lord. Preparing for relocating to NYC eh? Here's what you'll need:

A stun gun
A therapist on speed dial

At least, that's what I would need.

May the force be with you, my dear.

G said...

Ariel, don't let me interrupt - wait let me go close my eyes...

Jonah, check, check, and check.

Actually I live in NYC, albeit one of the "boros." I've just been working out on LonGuyland for the past few which has numbed me to many things, such as commuting with strangers.