I guess it wouldn’t be Wednesday unless I posted about the White Stripes. The big news on the WS front is the newest issue of the NME featuring a lengthy interview with Jack. The following quote from the interview is being singled out as a big point of discussion among fans:
“The former upholsterer has an iPod but confesses that he doesn’t really know how to use it, while anything web based is total and utter anathema to him. ‘For the average Joe, the interenet is a great invention and it adds something to life and makes things easier’ he explains. ‘For artists and musicians it does nothing but spoil surprises and rob artists of the element of surprise. For example, we were working on our video for the next single with Michel Gondry and some asshole actor that was an extra on the video went online the next day and told everybody what was in the video. He had absolutley no right to do that and yet it happened because the internet exsits.
”What we’re dealing with is the fact that this is the generation where everybody wants everything right now. Like the crowds at the show who want to watch a movie. Some of these kids feel like they shouldn’t have to go to the show and go to the merch table and buy something–they should be able to click their mouse and buy something straight away. That’s spoilt. That’s really really spolit. Sickeningly spolit. He shrugs. ‘But you can rest assured that opinion is not going to be popular if you print it in the NME. And people think I’m an asshole for saying it.’ “
Gotta admit, ever since I heard about the cast and crew being pissed off about the Status Ain’t Hood post, I can’t look at the cardboard Conan in “The Denial Twist” video quite the same way.
UPDATE: Status Ain’t Hood is preparing his battle rap response against Jack calling him an “asshole.” May I suggest not staging it at a Blanche show. Maybe you can do it at the Dirtbombs/ The Muldoons show at the Magic Stick on November 23. I guess that would be most appropriate.