I discovered Jack White while scouring YouTube one day back in 2009.
I stumbled on the song
"You Don't Know What Love Is" by The White Stripes. I fell in love with
their sound. I loved the connection between Meg and Jack in the video
and I had to find more!
This was my first taste of Jack. I then clicked on
"Ball and Biscuit" and the dirty, raunchy bluesy guitar sucked me all
the way in. I was hooked.
Within a weekend, I had pretty much
listened to all the early White Stripes stuff. I had years to catch up!
At the time, little did I know I had the entire world of The Raconteurs, The Dead
Weather, The Upholsterers to discover!
Since then I
must've watched "It Might Get Loud" a dozen times and trolled YouTube for
interviews and rare footage of The White Stripes way back when they
started at the Gold Dollar in Detroit.
Then came his solo career....
Every Jack White fan waited with baited breath for the first taste of his solo album "Blunderbuss" and on January 30, 2012 we got to hear "Love Interruption" and we all fell in love all over again.
We had to wait until April that year to hear the entire album but it was worth the wait
Jack is a colorful character, with brilliant musical talent. He’s
an intense individual with many strong points of view. He’s unique and
has an awesome sense of humour. I love the desperation in his voice,
his love of vinyl and the old blues classics. I love the way he looses
himself in his guitar solos. He’s equally as hot behind a set of drums
All his projects and bands have been so different and unique but still contains the
essence of Jack White. He never ceases to amaze and delight me with
each record he gifts to us.
Jack’s music lives in my heart.
Happy 40th Birthday, Jack. I hope you bring us lots more music to fall in love with