Most of you probably already know that I adore Jack White.
Jack has decided that when he and right hand woman Meg tour my country this summer, they're going to do it right. They're going to hit every province and territory even though doing it this way means just breaking even. Like, they're going to NUNAVUT to play a gig in Iqaluit. And Whitehorse, and Yellowknife. They're doing it because they want to see it all.
Dang. What a great reason to go on tour!!
As if that wasn't enough, Jack figures he's kinda sorta Canadian too while he's at it. That's right, Jack claims that his ancestry is Scottish with a stop in the Canadian Maritimes before heading for work in Detroit. Keep in mind this is also the guy who claimed that his bandmate was his sister when it turns out she's actually his ex wife. Oh Jack, you are sooo wacky!!
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the White Stripes, Jack and Meg will gig at a beautiful old theatre in Nova Scotia which is completely decorated in...red and white and black!!!
Welcome home Jack, you crazy pasty skinned little Canuck!!
Maybe Meg is part Canadian too, which explains that awesome maple leaf dress. Hey wouldn't it be great if they really were Canadian, and then they would like, actually go to the Juno awards, and then Me and Jethro would go too, because we like to do that every year, and I could walk past them too, just like I have walked past many other famous rock stars as well as all four Canadian Idol judges? I could stand in close proximity to Jack with the same facial expression that he has in the above photo!!!
Sadly, I don't think we'll be joining that crazy duo this summer. We are rather broke these days. We took the kids two years ago and let me tell you, it was an awesome concert. All music, lots of weirdness, amazing stage set, and about five spoken words all evening.
Jack gets it. Examine this exerpt from the linked article:
"Playing in a smaller club is better than playing in a big arena, playing in a small town is better than playing in a big town, and playing in a town that is on the outskirts that people don't usually go to is, of course, way better than playing a huge, major city in any country," he said.
"You're always going to have better shows because people are just more involved. In the bigger towns, sometimes you'll find crowds that kind of go to rock 'n' roll shows and kind of treat it like they're going to watch a movie or sit in front of a television. They're not involved actively in any way, and it's disappointing. Because the show, it could be so much better if people would sort of put forth some energy. Sometimes you're dying up there. You need a helping hand."
I would just like Jack White to know that I am actually from the outskirts of a place that people usually only drive past, and that I would gladly give him a helping hand at a show.
I'm not saying Jack would make a good country boy necessarily, despite his new home in Nashville and all. I wouldn't want to risk him getting a sunburn or breaking his hand...again.
I think he'd make a great country boy if it only involved standing in an old barn playing a geetar. Or a seetar. As long as he never had to heave a hay bale or wrestle a critter he'd be perfect.
That, he'd be awesome at.
I'd let Jack throw a concert in my barn any day. Jack, bring Meg and those Ranconteur boys over. I'll supply you with music lovers!