Maybe it makes me a Grinch, but I’ve never been a big fan of super cheerful holiday music. It’s not that I hate the songs themselves, but I find that they old very quickly and every song has been covered to death by every ambitious pop star looking to make a few extra bucks.
This Christmas I woke up to some Cat Power. I decided to watch a few of her live performances on YouTube and found these videos from two separate Letterman appearances. They’re great to watch; Chan Marshall dancing barefoot is a little awkward and a lot endearing, and of course she has an incredible voice. Now this, I could never get sick of.