Posted in music on January 10, 2008

India Power

The above photo is from the "charity: water" blog. More HERE.

Check out a video of Cat Power (Chan Marhsall) performing "War Pigs" (maybe not the best choice of song for her) with The Flaming Lips on an episode of Austin City Limits, below....

The Flaming Lips W/Cat Power "War Pigs"

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Comments (25)

i cant tell...
is she drunk??
or on the way to get drunk???

Posted by fuckwebsterhall | January 10, 2008 12:06 PM

A cheap holiday in other people's misery!

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2008 12:08 PM

bangalore is the new williamsburg

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2008 12:34 PM

Freedom of Speech is a wonderful thing isn't it folks ? You don't need to know anything that you are talking about yet people cant help themselves..

Posted by Joe | January 10, 2008 12:36 PM

ok, so its great to see that she's doing charity work. i just can't stand to see privileged caucasian people putting their hands all over these children like they are cute pets. its very degrading.

Posted by AguaLinda | January 10, 2008 1:21 PM

You should read a little about Chan's upbringing , you'll discover that she's anything but "privileged" also do you have to be "caucasion" to be privileged? hmmm
Hopefully some people understand that its important to these causes to have famous people raise awareness , though Chan wasn't just there for the photo op...
What's degrading is people just sitting on their asses and finding fault with those that are trying to help these children...

Posted by joe | January 10, 2008 2:08 PM

Yeah, privileged caucasians should just stay in the US, drive their SUVs to the mall and ignore the world's problems. I mean, actually visiting with them, seeing how they live and maybe even helping them is very degrading. It's exploitation!

Posted by Mpagner | January 10, 2008 4:02 PM

She couldn't possibly be doing it for PR? Get featured in some of the indie rock blogs? It would've been a wise career move.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2008 4:52 PM

I object to the term Caucasian. That's like when black people refer to women as "females." It sounds funny. She's "white." Using 2 extra syllables doesn't make you sound smarter. I think it's a great photo op for her. Well done!

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2008 4:56 PM

Anon 4:56pm - That's like when black people refer to women as "females." It sounds funny.

Uhm...asshole...what the fuck are you talking about? Black people don't have the right to use the word "female" because they're trying to sound all uppity and...smart?!? You are a true idiot.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2008 5:27 PM

yo whatever

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2008 6:26 PM

i wish chan marshall put her hands all over me back when i was a little indian kid.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2008 6:27 PM

Can't we just agree that females and caucasians have no place on a music blog?

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2008 7:10 PM

cat power is one of the greatest music acts of our time.

Posted by burgernoodle | January 10, 2008 9:13 PM

Very nice photo!

Posted by Andria | January 11, 2008 3:44 AM

"cat power is one of the greatest music acts of our time."

Oh come fucking on.

Posted by A*ROC | January 11, 2008 11:54 AM

Stop calling her a "cauc-asian". I know her name is Chan, but the Times did a big piece about how she sobered up and stopped using the caulk (which you have to cook _forever_ to shoot.)

I think it's a fair generalization to say that alot of privileged people are white. Those who are not are sometimes named "Huxtable." And then we'd be all like, "Hey, what's Theo doing in India? Lookin' for hoagies? Buyin' sweaters for his Pops?"

Posted by ogunda | January 11, 2008 12:01 PM

why is chan in india, getting all this free publicity, when she has an album coming out so soon?

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2008 12:26 PM

She could be singing on the Today Show like Fiest. I mean, at least she's trying to do something good. If she gets some PR in the process, oh well. I'd rather her work towards getting toilets and showers for the poor than sing 1-2-3-4 songs with Al Roker.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2008 12:48 PM

Please, Chan, purify my water.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2008 1:14 PM

please, chan, feed me some o' that georgia-style cherrie pie... i'm fuckin' starving over here.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2008 8:18 PM

I have long held the belief that most Americans are poorly educated dicks..... and you guys have all confirmed this.

Listen to what your arguing about!!! Whether to use the term caucasian or not....
Whether its right for black people to use the word female.....
Whether someone should use their notoriety for the benefit of under privelidged children or not....


no wonder your country is so fucked up

Posted by luis | January 27, 2008 2:15 AM

If you look, here hands are not on the kids. They're on her bag where they should be... ever been to India?

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2008 1:36 PM

Very nice photo!

Posted by Donne Ucraine | March 11, 2010 1:47 PM

Another Caucasian, Gary.

Posted by Andrew | January 6, 2011 11:09 AM

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