Network Awesome had 8 different songs about cats as part of the tribute to cats today, so I’m sure you’ve had your fill of cat songs. Just in case you haven’t, though, I thought I would post a quickie. This one is from Momus, and it’s one of my faves. I like to pick up my cats and dance around the house to this occasionally. It’s a fun, short, jazzy jam. Enjoy!
*note – This is not the actual music video. I don’t know that there is one. This is just a video of a kitten set to the song. So, you know, kitten!!
Apparently, the only songs I know about cats were written while I was in high school. Not that this is a bad thing, I’m just starting to feel a little dated on my musical knowledge.
Today’s song comes from The Karl Hendricks Trio, an indie band out of Pittsburgh. Written in 1993, How’s the Cat? is the final track on their Some Girls Like Cigarettes album. Unfortunately I couldn’t find either a video or a link to the song anywhere on the internet. I did, however, upload the track myself so you can grab an MP3 of it here. You can also go listen to the whole album on Spotify here. Continue reading
Cats have long been an inspiration to artists, writers, designers….pretty much any artistic field you can think of. I wanted to start showcasing some of the great music out there that was inspired by cats. In most of these songs, the cat will be a metaphor for something else. Tonight, however, I thought I would start with a song about an actual cat.
Tonight’s song comes from a band out of San Francisco called Red House Painters. The band has a long and complicated history, but this song comes from their 1994 EP Shock Me.
The song tells the story of a cat who, by no fault of its own (of course), injured its leg. Unfortunately, the accident was pretty bad, and the leg has to be amputated. It’s a sweet, sad, short song. Lead singer Mark Kozelek is a noted cat lover, and actually has another song about a cat. I’ll save that one for another day, though.
Enjoy the song, there will be more.
(Follow the link on this blog if you would like to download the entire Shock Me EP)