Cat Power is officially the first woman to win the Shortlist Music Prize, which honors "acts who have made sterling albums but have not hit the mainstream." Finalists for this year’s award included Regina Spektor and Joanna Newsom, while the judges included KT Tunstall. That’s a lot of coolness in one paragraph; I need a moment.
This isn’t Power’s first nomination for the award, but it’s her first win. If you ask me, any sort of recognition is long overdue. (Power’s real name is Chan Marshall, by the way. And Chan is pronounced "Shawn." OK, I’m done with that.)
In celebration of her win, iTunes is featuring an exclusive Cat Power track, "Up and Gone." While you’re there, download The Greatest (also on eMusic) — you won’t be sorry.
Tina. I’m already ga-ga for you, but you just lobbed a vocabulary bomb at Friends. That is so hot, it’s almost egregious.
Right on. And we care, Tina: We really, really care.