Cat Power has previously been known for her epic (and sometimes understated) stage break-downs from earlier in her career. These days, she's causing conversation about the health care anxieties for musicians, the cost of touring and what it is to be an indie mainstay... but she's not having trouble on stage much anymore.

No matter, I'm glad to see Chan Marshall being able to make fun of herself and precious, precious stage-fright in a new skit from Funny or Die, in which she's charged to entertain 2nd-graders during music period.

"Hand-dancing" may be my new favorite term, if not a very solid euphemism for basically anything. "This lady makes me sad," reveals one clever child. And I'm loving the cropped hair, too.

Cat Power has made it on to multiple outlets' year-end lists for her latest album "Sun." She's postponed her remaining 2012 tour dates but has a few on hand for 2013.