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How I Want to Die -- the Catman Chronicles 1

by Catman Cohen

"Dark, dreamy, haunting, sexy songs like you would find in a Donnie Darko film."
Genre: Rock: Album Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. How I Want to Die
3:26 $0.99
2. The Crime of Being Me
5:56 $0.99
3. Wishin' on a Star
6:25 $0.99
4. We Spoke of God
5:50 $0.99
5. Father You Believed
5:31 $0.99
6. Sunset in Las Vegas
3:23 $0.99
7. The Mentor
3:55 $0.99
8. What Really Matters
5:17 $0.99
9. A Prayer for America
6:10 $0.99
10. Family of One
3:55 $0.99
11. Cant' Get You Out of My Head
5:58 $0.99
12. Where are My Soldiers?
4:33 $0.99
13. Vancouver
4:11 $0.99
14. Baby, Am I Too Late?
5:00 $0.99
15. Fluffle-O
2:48 $0.99
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Album Notes
After purchasing a $200 piano from a family in Inglewood, California in 2003, Catman Cohen was reborn.

It is said to be a magical piano containing spirits of many dead composers who guide Catman to find his unique sound. Late at night, he speaks with them and listens to secrets of the Yahweh chord, upon which all of Catman's music composition is based.

The Yahweh chord comes directly from Heaven and, when it is played, soothes the pain of the world and softens the hardest of souls. Every one of Catman's songs contains the Yahweh chord and without it, there would be no Catman song. Without it, there would be no Catman.

With each passing day, Catman struggles to preserve his inner light. Having passed through various trials and tribulations, he now emerges as a compelling, mysterious, songwriter.

It is said that the day he found the Key to the Stars while traveling through the desert, She saved him from ruin. She taught him how to rekindle his inner fire. Now Catman attempts to heal the world through his music, if only as mere brick in a formidable wall.

Catman opposes the current Cult of Celebrity and chooses to make his songs the focus, NOT himself. He believes the country urgently needs new heroes who toil within essential vocations now in crisis.

With the help of his two musical interpreters... producer/arranger Henry Iglesias and engineer/mixer James Lum...Catman shapes his music.

Assisting him are devoted artist-friends:

They include exceptional vocalists Jimmy Swan, Amy Court, Elly K, Molly Zenobia, Ronee Martin, Thomas Hunter, Jeanette Turner, Ben "Mobius" Simoff, Vessy Mink, Barbara Ochoa, Shasta Strange....plus divine musicians like George Englund, Eliah Levy, Jim McCarty, Malcolm Watson, and more.

Catman extends a special invitation for you to join his dreamscape and welcome his melodies and words into your heart.

10% of CD sales proceeds to be donated to NURSES FOR A HEALTHIER TOMORROW

10% of CD sales proceeds to be donated to CANADIAN NURSES FOUNDATION



“I absolutely LOVE his voice. It has to be one of the deepest I have heard. Like a giant toad with laryngitis singing in the center of a spacious hollow planet.”

Reviewed by Marcus Stanlec


March 11, 2010


"How I Want to Die has a distinct tendency to become strange, and some of the time that strangeness works wonders. The songs work more often than not, are strange more often than not and aren't about to be mistaken for anything else any time soon."

Reviewed by Paul de Bruijn


April 25, 2009


"On first listening, there’s an operatic feel to all the songs; big emotions expressed through souls in turmoil.I feel as though I’m listening to cuts describing certain scenes in an opera that could be tied together if I could just get hold of the script. The subject matter is death, disillusion, dark alleys of the heart, despair, decay. Don’t have a gun by your side when you’re listening to this CD."

Reviewed by Jeremiah Sutherland

Bullfrog Music


July 17, 2008


"The music, with its talented keyboard playing, makes a good background to Catman’s acquired-taste Serge Gainsbourg style vocals."

Reviewed by Gary Levinson

Indie Music Review

May 24, 2008


"Think Chris Rea and Nick Cave on holiday with Leonard Cohen watching a Tarantino movie."

Reviewed by Dave Chislett

Matchbox Radio 24

December 23, 2007


"The raw poetry, the depth of feeling and caring, the times when he is really lucid and the sheer good music in many cuts are such that Cohen is worth checking out."

Reviewed by Jay Levin

Real Talk LA

December 21, 2007


"The nursing shortage in America has been memorialized in song and video by an unlikely hero named Catman Cohen whose body of work has struck a raw nerve in this country."

Mary Ruff-King, Author

September 17, 2007


"We need more brave musicians and artists like Catman Cohen. It is interesting, but sad, to see how concerned citizens like Cohen and others get censored and excluded by the Illuminati puppets, and other ignorant, 'useful idiots,' to quote the Illuminati themselves."

__Wes Penre, Publisher

Illuminati News

August 8, 2007


"It's an interesting mixture: ethereal female vocals over a vaguely new age sound layer, covered with gritty street lyrics and a gravelly voice back-up...
One wonders if a face-to-face meeting with 'Catman' would be anything other than seriously weird."

Carl F Gauze


February 22, 2007


"Catman Cohen's series of music CD's are becoming the talk of the town."

Kat Kramer

Entertainment Today

April 7, 2006


"Definitely different are the two words that best describe Catman Cohen's music."

Reviewed by Joeri De Ren (Antwerp, Belgium)

December 29, 2005


"Catman Cohen is a force of nature... How I Want To Die is one of the most emotionally powerful works I have come across in a long time."

Reviewed by JJ Biener

November 22, 2005


"Catman is deep and mysterious and he writes from his heart. I like his composition and unpredictability at times. I think he has a dark way of looking at a bright situation."

Reviewed by Ian Cole/ Shauntelle Hamlett
UNSIGNED Music Magazine

September 3, 2005


"HOW I WANT TO DIE is dark and dramatic yet hopeful in its intent to inspire positive changes in a world gone bad."

Reviewed by Laura Turner Lynch

July 4, 2005


"HOW I WANT TO DIE would be perfect for a musical.... because the songs almost seem to be like scenes from something greater than an album....
The strange, bizarre, and twisted cover of Kylie Minogue's CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD (is) so over the top and gravelly that it's amazing. It simply has to be heard to be believed...Interesting to say the least."

Reviewed by Paul Zimmerman
First Coast News, ABC 25, NBC 12 (Jacksonville, Florida)

June 23, 2005


"(Catman) is obviously mad as a march hare, a hatter and a box of Frogs all holed up together in a looney ward.... there's occasional sparks of peculiar brilliance."

Reviewed by Chris Prewett

June 13, 2005


"I found myself wanting to listen to the words a number of times for
their depth and realism."

Terry Evanshen, "The Man Who Lost Himself"

June 10, 2005


"In PRAYER FOR AMERICA, I wholeheartedly endorse your message, particularly the rejection of materialism, what really matters, and the plea for return to sanity in our nation's values.... If the public can only hear one of your songs from this album, let it be PRAYER FOR AMERICA."

Mary Lightfine, Founder and President
Volunteers Without Boundaries

May 23, 2005


"HOW I WANT TO DIE constitutes the darkest 75 minutes most people will experience in their entire lives. It is nothing less than a poignant reflection of America in decline, the final musical and lyrical gasps of a collapsing Empire...and it is brilliant...Take a close listen to Catman's remake of the Kylie Minogue party hit, CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD. Catman's suicide version will be requested repeatedly on radio stations across the world by those shell-shocked fans of the song who simply cannot believe what he did to it."

Reviewed by Marc Seltzer

April 29, 2005


"Having listened to your CD, I certainly have similar sentiments that you express. Although I'm not a person who listens to music with words on it, I am not sure I feel qualified to comment. But I feel great peril...I feel Bush is worse than Hitler. I feel we live in a society numb from television without the directed intelligence or compassion to lead a Love Revolution we need...and I appreciate anybody trying to do something about that."

Patch Adams, Social Activist

April 27, 2005


"The disc is innovative, there is no denying it - what is really exciting during HOW I WANT TO DIE is Cohen's burning desire to work through any constrictions (working in a pop and rock domain) and make vital, thriving music in genres that were previously thought tapped out...There are moments during HOW I WANT TO DIE that are amongst the most impressive snippets of music heard this year."

James McQuiston, Editor

April 5, 2005




to write a review

Willy, former USA resident

I would love to meet the CATMAN for tea or what have you and let him know that everything he said about AMERICA is everything that drove me out of there.

I was a full union ELECTRICIAN who had lots of contact with HOLLYWOOD entertainment life and they acted like the whole world revolved round them. Always acted surprised or upset if you didn't know the name of some big shot prettyboy ACTOR or famous airhead MUSICIAN. Never gave me the time of day if they thought I was not in their fancy starry world.

Who the hell are these people to think that they are so important? If I got meself stranded a year on ISLAND away from civilization and I got to choose between a NURSE or HOLLYWOOD STAR as my mate,duuuuhhhh, geeeee, sure would not be a hard decision to make. I could choose somebody who is probably a generous caring HUMAN or somebody who is ME ME ME ME all the time.

AMERICA needs to get its prorities straight because its bcoming nation of wannabee rock stars, actors, and models who think you are less than zero if you don't know evey detail of their selfish stupid world.

Heaven Z (45) mother

BE WARNED: funny CD cover is false advertising
i laughed when i first saw this CD cover, three people screwing beside the title "How i Want to Die." and i was crying by the time the last song played.

catman cohen is a trickster and deceiver. i expected him to deliver comedy and the sadist made me cry. but he is my favorite sadist writing songs today, haven't found any other like him.

bloggist fanatic (name withheld)

The Catman Scam
What amazes me most about this Catman idea is that by hiding from the public, the man(?) allows people to project whatever idea of who they think he is or should be. He becomes whatever image you want him to be. It's all so ambiguous. He's anything from a reborn Christian to a orthodox Jew, from a person dying of throat cancer to a Playboy running around hammering young girls, from a poor drunk living in a flophouse to a wealthy nutball recluse. Who knows who Catman really is and should we care? Do we just judge him only by his songs or is it really important to know hisreal bio? I think this is one of the most interesting artists to arrive on the scene today and probably already the most hated because he doesn't seem to do anything by the record biz instructon manual. I'm going to watch this one with tons of interest. The idea could take off (not sure how) or then aagain Catman could go the way of the dinosaur like most new artists today.

love from Katharina in Berlin

all Americans please hear Prayer for America
I am no longer visit America and do not like what is become there. Catman Cohen has done a best song about America since Springsteen and his warning of empire in the decline is something to hear.

chip gray

completely wiped out
not many things make me cry but this sure did.

does Catman write for any other singers?

scott in toronto

teh crimeof being me
never everheard nothing so strong in my whole life. im going to mail a copy to my bro. dont know if hell listen to it but i surehope he does.

Ike/19/Moms house

About the Catman dudes voice
This Catman dudes got the singing voice of a dirty old man opening his raincoat and exposing himself to young kids but I gotttoo say I'm starting to like it, I'm really feeling the dudes voice. That means ether the dude's good for real or I'm having a nervus breakdown. lolololol


Review of Catman Cohen disque
Learned about Catman Cohen from friend in Paris who told me he is artiste with George Michael heart and Bob Dylan brain. Voice is nothing like George Michael but thanks to Jimmy Swan who brings same kind of passioin to Catman songs. Encore, encore, do it again!

"The Babester" Malibu CA

SUNSETS IN VEGAS is worth price of CD
I stick SUNSETS in repeat mode and sex my girls to it. SUNSETS the best instumental I've found this year for getting into a babe--soft and slow then pumping and intenz. Babes love it amd melt. I wish Cataman would make an all instrumentals CD cuz I'm not a big word fan where musics concerned.

anonymous in NYC

Kill myself now!
By the time I heard the final song on this CD, it had me crying like I haven't cried in years. Brought back all kinds of family issues I thought I'd forgotten about but guess theyre still there.

Maybe the most depressing CD I've heard in my life and maybe one of the most unforgettable.
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