>> If I ever was to win somewhat six-figure sum in the lottery (which is never going to happen, we all know that, but let's just pretend I would), I'd most likely travel Canada.
If I ever got to choose a dude to accompany me (apart from the boyfriend, of course), it'd have to be a guitar-plucking dude with a rather chilled out, blunt, eccentric persona...
Maybe someone like Jack White from The White Stripes...
As for Meg - here passion and genuineness work via the unspoken word... and do succeed. Seemingly simplistic, pounding drum beats underpinning Jack's sometimes almost torturous, infinite range of guitar riffs musically highlight the closeness and familiarity between the former couple, which adds a unique, intimate element to their on-stage appearance and sound.
Having listened to The White Stripes since their breakthrough in 2002, I still don't seem to truly get them. To me, their personalities just as well as their music are intertwined and multiple-layered in more than binary-coded way. Every time I seem to come close to thinking "I know what Jack was on about when he wrote this song", I bounce back into my corner of nescience. And yet, I'm still not be able to resist and fall back into their clutches made of uncompromising existentialist lyrics and their unvarnished, pulsing, sheer elusive musicality.
"The music is really completely in charge of all..." - Jack White
Back in the day, the duo's distinctively, deliberate stage outfits triggered hotheaded debates in an industry that majorly builds its success on stylised appearances rather than on anything else. The White Stripes' unifying, carefully elaborated punk-meets-minimalist fashion sense, on the other hand, implied and doubtlessly inflamed a counter movement to the brand-controlled mainstream consumer culture.
Luckily, Purple Revolver, Über & Parr Street Studios have decided to screen The White Stipes' own 92-min-rock-documentary, painting an exclusive picture of Jack & Meg's lives on tour with their crew, fans and each other. Whereas it was playing only one song a small Canadian town or ruling the big stage in Toronto - the unvarnished footage of "Under Great White Northern Lights" - just like their music - restates the band's image once again.