called out Miami writer David Von Bader this week for being a "square" and accused him of focusing on her "'physical body" (see photos of the show here) in regards to a review he wrote entitled "Cat Power's Sun Tour Was a Train Wreck at Grand Central Miami" (where he says that she was, "completely torn-down on something... it is beyond uncomfortable to pay money to watch the unraveling of a woman this talented at the hands of whatever vice has her in its grip.") On her Tumblr, Chan Marshall warns the Miami New Times: "u fuck with me, u fuckin with my whole crew," and posted this response to his review :
DAVID VON BADER IS A SQUARE. FULL JUDGEMENT OF HIS PHYSICAL BODY, BODY LANGUAGE, CREATIVE APTITUDE WHILE ARROGANTLY MISTAKING & IGNORANTLY MISUNDERSTANDING HIM CRITICALLY WITH SOCIAL EYEBALL, SOON, ON MY BLOG.
I have heard that Cat Power performances can be erratic and disastrous, so it's very possible that this show was a nightmare trainwreck. That said, Von Bader's tone comes off kind of paternalistic...some of the comments following his response are claiming that this is a clear case of "vagina envy" and others point out that she is an artist, not a pop singer, and her fans enjoy the fact that you never know what you will get out of her performances.