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Jul 18, 2012
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Jack White on inspiration vs. constraint

In this clip from the 2010 documentary Under Great White Northern Lights, Jack White talks about the “secret” of the White Stripes:

Telling yourself you have all the time in the world, all the money in the world, all the colors in the palette, anything you want — that just kills creativity.

You might recognize this quote from chapter 10 of Steal Like An Artist.

(Thx, @wcraghead!)

Nov 07, 2011
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White Blood Cells

The White Stripes, “Little Room,” off White Blood Cells (2001)

“Well you’re in your little room
and you’re working on something good
but if it’s really good
you’re gonna need a bigger room
and when you’re in the bigger room
you might not know what to do
you might have to think of
how you got started in your little room”

Perfect 50 seconds. And 10 years old…

(Source: workforinspiration)

Sep 05, 2011
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Aug 21, 2011
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Telling yourself you have all the time in the world, all the money in the world, all the colors in the palette, anything you want — that just kills creativity.

Feb 03, 2011
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Meg White with a “Make Some Noise” sign

Still from Under Great White Northern Lights

Meg White with a “Make Some Noise” sign

Still from Under Great White Northern Lights

Feb 02, 2011
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Everything from your haircut to your clothes to the type of instrument you play to the melody of a song to the rhythm — they’re all tricks to get people to pay attention to the story. If you just stood up in a crowd and said your story — ‘I came home, and this girl I was dating wasn’t there, and I was wondering where she was’ — it’s not interesting,” he said. “But give it a melody, give it a beat, build it all the way up to a haircut. Now people pay attention.

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De Stijl

The White Stripes, “Let’s Build A Home,” off De Stijl (2000)

kellydeal:

The White Stripes - Let’s Build A Home

I am not sure if I should be surprised by the White Stripes’ break up because I am not entirely sure I realized they were still together in the first place, what with the other bajillion projects Jack White’s currently involved in.

Anyway, one of my all time White Stripes favs.

Great song.

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The White Stripes do not belong to Meg and Jack anymore. The White Stripes belong to you now and you can do with it whatever you want. The beauty of art and music is that it can last forever if people want it to.
The White Stripes’ breakup note

Feb 03, 2009
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The White Stripes - Fell In Love With A Girl - music video by Michel Gondry

On the making of the video:

"The video was shot on a Bolex with real Lego pieces. First I shot the basic rock video with a little video camera, just getting the band on blue screen, walking around and jumping in water and swimming," says Gondry.

In the edit suite, Gondry had the negs treated with a program that would, when prints were produced at low resolution, lend Lego-like shapes to enlarged pixels. Each frame was then printed out at large size on paper. Gondry and a team of punk rock Lego animators then assembled each frame from Lego and shot it with a 16mm Bolex camera. Various crisper scenes, such as close-ups of the band members’ faces were built with twice as many Lego blocks to provide high resolution.

Buy The Work of Michel Gondry on Amazon

Jun 27, 2008
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The White Stripes Fell In Love With a Girl (Little Room) on Letterman

"Well you’re in your little room
and you’re working on something good
but if it’s really good
you’re gonna need a bigger room
and when you’re in the bigger room
you might not know what to do
you might have to think of
how you got started in your little room”
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