Thursday, June 21, 2007

Sticky icky icky.

I'll now take this opportunity to introduce myself. Formally, I'm Drew. I'm a friend and colleague of fellow J-school cellar dwellers Thomas and George. I'm looking forward to contributing by keeping worthwhile dialogue with those who share some of our same tastes. And hecklers.

Informally, I'm a jerk. I've assumed the traveling life with my current gig and don't have the time to obsess over the latest releases, e.p.'s, mp3's, and cee deez. I'm hoping to dispatch a bit from the road as I travel, reviewing some shows, reporting on different rock and roll towns and waxing stupid poetic about what John Cougar really means to America. That being said, I'm not going to be much of a hype machine.

Yesterday, I bought "Icky Thump" by the White Stripes. Honestly, I haven't listened enough to stamp a solid review upon it. So far, it seems right on target, sure to be another classic from the Stripes' canon.

The only thing I can conclude thus far is that Meg White has the best job in music. Perhaps the world.

4 comments:

George said...

I'm halfway through my second listen of Icky Thump and so far I say it rocks balls. Good call man.

Thomas said...

HERE'S ANOTHER TOPIC:

THE WHITE STRIPES ARE NEITHER WHITE NOR STRIPES...DISCUSS...


If you're a reader of fine print, then you'll no doubt be looking at these comments. And while I have no experience with Icky Thump as of yet, I have read several articles reviewing the CD. Here is a splendid piece from TIME offering a juxtaposition of what my colleagues have deemed as a promising album. For the record, I don't doubt George and Drew's opinions (or the White Stripes' ability for that matter), but it does provide an interesting counterpoint.
The White Stripes' Odd Appeal
Music: White Lies and The White Stripes
Allmusic.com review-Icky Thump by the White Stripes

drew said...

thomas,

was the time article the one about the stripes never quite surpassing their schtick.

and just to reaffirm: meg white does have the best job in the world.

in shared revenues with jack, i'm sure she pulls millions. she's his muse, she's stacked and is impossibly adorable. when all she does is share a stage and play perfunctory drums for a man who is easily among the best songwriters and guitarists of his generation.

did you see them perform 'jolene' on conan? holy jesus..

http://youtube.com/watch?v=bVCq1etICQE

Thomas said...

Drew,


You're right. The first article was the one I was talking about, but in searching I also found that other one that I thought was kind of interesting too.