9.10.2005

I Like Them Too

The first time I saw or heard The White Stripes was on one of those MTV award shows. I couldn't concentrate on Jack because I was so preoccupied with how bad Meg was. Then I heard this song courtesy of Glycerin's husband (It was a twofer because I had pretty much forgotten about this classic Dolly Parton song). A little later I also saw two great White Stripes videos on the Michel Gondry retrospective.
All this time I just assumed that it Jack playing drums on the records because the drums sound good. But now, thanks to you , Alex, I see that I was wrong. She is good. Really, really good! I bet her monitor mix just sucked that night. Or she was on Quaaludes.

MP3: Jolene

Your homework is to contemplate music as nostalgia.

3 Comments:

Blogger sistra said...

talking about the songwriting . . . and the drums . . . why is that song so effing good? i love that song. it's in the four jolenes, the last one in particular. could you call it an anthem? the cadence of it at least?

peace out from the gustavamus y yo.

5:52 PM  
Blogger jEFF said...

You can call it an anthem.
Only you.

8:28 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

My husband and I sang 'Jolene' as a duet at our wedding night karaoke. He did the falsetto fade-out perfectly. It was a good sign.

4:58 PM  

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