The White Stripes disbanded yesterday. They put together some nice words (http://whitestripes.com/) and told the world that they would no longer be making music together.
For all the talk about what a terrible drummer Meg White is/was and how Jack White is one of the most talented guitar players today, the White Stripes as a whole made some pretty dang amazing, catchy, sometimes heart-rending and sometimes whimsical music.
They inspired incredible covers.
And all in all were a pretty big staple of my adolescence. If you weren’t aware of the White Stripes, now is the time to discover. I know this is a short post, but in light of the circumstances, I felt compelled to give a shout out to music well-made and well-loved and shine a light on a worthy, and soon to be missed, career.