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My red and white tears, shed for the official breakup of The White Stripes



The news just broke that the White Stripes are no longer. Even casual acquaintances of mine might assume I'm drowning in red and white tears over "the end" of one of my favorite groups. I am a little.

But actually I'm slightly relieved because nothing stings more than a beloved band going the way of just-too-much. I've loved watching the amazing White Stripes trajectory since I began my Jack White love affair {June 15, 2000 to be exact, when I saw them open for Aislers Set and Bratmobile at an afternoon show at the Sit & Spin}. I'm so happy for Jack & Meg and the masses that we've had over a decade of scarlet and ivory good times {and great limited edition stuffs}.

I can honestly say I've never been disappointed by a single White Stripes release or show or media interaction, so it makes sense that I'm likewise impressed with Jack's announcement of the break-up {as posted on Third Man Records.com}:

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Anyone get a Triple Decker Record today?

 

My video addiction this week hasn't been a video for a song but a video about a vinyl record single. Each time I watch it, I'm more intrigued, baffled, and hungry to get my hands on a copy of a Triple Decker Record. Anyone in Nashville want to run down to their local Third Man Records to pick me up one?

Here's the press clipper scoop:

The Dead Weather's latest single, "Blue Blood Blues", will have a limited edition component in the form of an all new Triple Decker Record. Designed by Jack White and assembled by United Record Pressing, the Triple Decker contains a 7" record embedded inside a 12" record. The Triple Decker is limited to 300 copies and are available at Third Man Records in Nashville on Friday Sept. 17, and at finer brick and mortar independent record stores worldwide. 50 copies will also be inserted in random mail order for "Blue Blood Blues."

Side note: I also would sign up for any class that Jack White teaches. Civil War History 101, Calculus, or Auto Mechanics... I'm in. He's such a good explainer!

 

Latest comment by: Anonymous: "cool record love to own one. it shits me because i can never get my hands on the ltd releases from thirdman records because i live in australia,while fuck wits put the records on ebay before there out of the store. "

The Air Force fell in love with a girl... Jack White's retort

It's no secret that I love and trust everything Jack White does. From his short drumming stint with Goober and the Peas, to anything White Stripes, to the recent Dead Weather album, I'm all about the JW love.

You can imagine my surprise when I heard the melody of the White Stripes' "Fell In Love With A Girl" as the soundtrack to the Air Force ads that played during the Super Bowl ad breaks.  I never would have imagined he'd be into that sort of thing: White Stripes, Air Force? Really? Surely he must have signed off on the usage of the highly recognizable version of the song... but *why* would he? I was confused.

But then, today, AHA! I was comforted to learn that Jack actually didn't sign off on it. Looks like the USAF used it with out his permission... and our dear ole Mr. White had a thing or two to say about it to clear up the matter! Go Jack!

As posted on the Third Man Records website today:White Stripes / Air Force

And now that I read his response ... can you imagine the White family's surprise when they saw this commercial as they crowded on their living room couch in front of the TV and chomped on their Super Bowl nachos?

Didn't a similar thing happen in 2008 when the NFL used an Arcade Fire song during the halftime show with out their approval?  What is up with people?!

Latest comment by: ig viva: "der. whoopsie."

imaginary liz's favorite songs from the last decade that are worthy of recognition

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{stylish photo by nancyo23}

I hope I'm not getting too granular with my listage, but given the empowering nature of  turning the page on the decade, I can't help myself--I wanted to make sure that that certain song gems didn't go unrewarded for their brilliance.

Thusly, I compiled the below list of songs released in the last decade that are total A+++, but who's album didn't make it on my favs of the decade list... either because the song is from an EP or single; the album is good, but not as solid as the 75 albums that made my list; a bunch of other albums by the band/artists appeared on the list; or I just was bad with tabulating and this should have been on the list based on the strength of said song alone.

Please enjoy the below a recap of the top 10 songs from the last decade that amaze me beyond belief (and didn't make my favorite albums of the decade list). What amazing splashes of song brilliance rocked your 2000-2009? I bet between all of us we could make the most amazing quad-mix cd ever!

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imaginary liz's favorite albums of the last decade

The Thermals by Bobby McHugh

Yesterday I divulged my favorite albums of the year. Today I am ready to let go of my latest obsession: My album recap of how I spent my 00's.

The below listage rant is my own little time capsule to remind myself why 2000-2009 musically ruled. As with my other list posts, I'm certain I totally forgot to add something really important to my end-all-be-all-recap. It's up to you to remind me by posting your favs of the 00's below.

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Latest comment by: imaginary liz: "I know -- I totally expected "The Worst You Can Do Is Harm" top WIPTF, but when I studied the track listings side by side the fact that WIPTF has "Shapes,""Stupid" "Cinnamon" AND "New Girl" I realized I couldn't live without that album. Although TWYCDIH has the ...

It's a Meg-White Wedding

How neat is it that Meg White not only married in the surely beautiful Nashville southern belle of a home of Jack White (bandmate, ex-husband) but she's hitched herself to Jackson Smith (son of Fred and Patti Smith) in a double wedding ceremony.

The other couple hitched in the ceremony: Jack Lawrence, the bass player in the Raconteurs and the Dead Weather, and his girlfriend Jo McCaughey.

It's been a while since I've heard of a double wedding ceremony, but good for them combining resources and making things easy on the out of town guests. Didn't Marcia and Jan Brady have a double ceremony? Or was it someone on the Love Boat?

Did anyone catch a Mega Prego Meg on one of the goodbye NYC Conan shows a while back? I can't find it on YouTube anywhere... but needless to say she was exceedingly cute. I know that some of you are unable to fully love her because of her drumming "style" -- but I am all about the Meg and wish her tons of love and happiness with her new Jack.

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Latest comment by: Kiku: "That is so neat! I would love to see Meg's dress, I bet it's outrageous"

New Raconteurs album ... next week (?!)

I'll make this quick because I'm off in Oregon working working working but ...

The semi-supergroup, the Raconteurs, made of Jack White and Brendan Benson among others, announced that they will be releasing their new album, Consolers of the Lonely, next week.

Yup, the band will be releasing an entire disc of new material on all formats on March 25.

Jeepers!

{Hat tip to NME for letting us know.}

Latest comment by: randy: "Looks like it sold out in presale (unless more tix are going to be available on Saturday). Glad I got mine at 10:05. I've never seen the White Stripes live, but this should be almost as good, maybe better, and in a small venue. I'm excited. "