Cat Power Talks About Drinking, Getting Started In Music, And Finally Looking At Her Audience
It’s great to hear Cat Power (aka Chan Marshall) talk about her early days in Atlanta and how she got started. I don’t think I’d ever really heard her talk before. She speaks with the remnants of a cute Southern accent. In this multi-part video for the PBS/AOL web series, ‘MAKERS’, she tells the story of how she quit school, got a job at Fellini’s Pizza, and eventually opened for Liz Phair for $200.
The part of the interview that strikes me most is when she talks about never really looking at her audience, never looking into their ‘eyeballs’. It wasn’t until the tour for ‘The Greatest’ that she saw everyone looking back at her and what a powerful thing it was. It’s as if she finally felt she earned it, that she was good enough to have that audience.
Jump in for more clips of Chan from the series.