Happy Birthday, Chan Marshall: Five Reasons to Celebrate Cat Power

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Happy Birthday, Chan Marshall: Five Reasons to Celebrate Cat Power
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1. She has great videos to go with her great music.



2. Turns out, she actually does love cats.
Although her name may not stem from a deep affinity for felines (Marshall's stage name was inspired by a trucker hat advertising Caterpillar machinery that read: "Cat Diesel Power"), but that doesn't mean there's no place in her heart for furry friends. In fact, Marshall once lent her likeness to PETA to create an e-card encouraging pet owners to spay and neuter their animals:

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3. She crafts an excellent cover song.