Friday, February 10, 2012

Cat Power cancels Israel tour

Cat Power
You know, in the great pantheon of musical artistry, rock-folkie singer-actress-indy-darling-of-the-late-90's-early-2000's Cat Power (real name Charlyn Marie Marshall) ranks somewhere between that guy you see playing for nickels on the street corner and Tiny Tim.

But that's just my musical opinion.

My political opinion is also not favourably geared towards Ms. Power today. Why? Read this excerpt from the San Francisco Chronicle.

JERUSALEM, Israel (AP) -- American musician Cat Power has canceled her show in Israel, joining a list of artists shunning the country over its conflict with the Palestinians.

Charlyn Marie Marshall, better known by her stage name Cat Power, was to perform in Tel Aviv on Sunday.

But she tweeted on Friday that due to "much confusion" she felt she could not play for her Israeli fans and that she felt "sick in her spirit."
Way to make a statement Cat. Can anyone name just ONE of her songs? Neither can I.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think her 'sick in her spirit' is due to her alcoholism. I saw her perform in Montreal, and she had trouble getting through the show without drinking. She even said she wasn't supposed to be drinking anymore.