Surely you know of guitarist, drummer, singer Jack White and perhaps you’ve heard of actor, upholsterer, philanthropist, or Luddite Jack White, but we’ve got a new one for you today: lecturer Jack White.
“I don’t know if Bob Dylan or Tom Waits are as authentic as I think they are. Perhaps they’re not,” White told Dublin’s Trinity College last night, according to NME, where he spoke and received an honory patron medal from the University Philosophical Society. “Sometimes you start thinking that maybe Britney Spears or someone like that who’s doing exactly what they want to do in the way that they best know how, is more authentic than any of those people you could mention.”
Though White reportedly spoke at length about a range of topics, it’s the above quote that has become the go-to for bloggers this morning, and I think Professor White may be interested in the Guardian’s recent interview with Waits on his favorite movies (One of them is Babe: Pig in the City. I’m not kidding.):
“Most of the time I just tell ‘em stories,” Waits said of his cryptic press relations. “And if the stories are entertaining, who cares whether or not they’re true?” Also, as P4K’s Ryan Dombal aptly points out, some of White’s claims (of 100 EPs hidden in furniture in Detroit) are a bit reminiscent of Dylan’s famous press conference antics.
So it’s safe to say they’re all bullshitting us really and I don’t know about you, but I kind of love it.