|Photo by Erik Hess; Lollapalooza 2012 slideshow here.|
|Jack White: "I can't even make Kool-Aid let alone cook any real food enough to have a 'recipe.'"|
Holy guacamole! For both Jack White acolytes and those among us who gave up not long after De Stijl-era White Stripes, this is an entertaining read. The musician, producer, and Third Man label/studio owner (and Detroit Tigers fan who tends to not grin when some stranger sticks a camera in his face) just dropped a passionate, breathless essay about media etiquette.
The letter circulated Sunday has as many typos in it as a Fifty Shades of Grey thread on Reddit, and White is known for his "promotional inclinations." Still, his words are avocado pits jammed up the nostrils of careless media outlets that ran (and ran and ran) with rumors about White's leaked tour rider. Many didn't check the facts of a story about a recipe that was never more than de-veined and chopped gossip in the first place.
Here is the letter in full:
dear journalists and other people looking for drama or a diva,More »