Saturday, 29 September 2012

GUEST SPOT # 50 - Jack White - 'Love Interruption'

It's Saturday and that means it's another Guest Spot! This time we welcome back Jon, who seems to be progressing well with his daughter's Musical indoctrination....well done Jon!

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Jack White - 'Love Interrupted' (2012)


Back in June:  "Dad, we need to get Jack Black's new album "Blunderbuss".  My friend at school said it's great and that I would really like it.  I asked him if it had Meg on it and he said no, it's a solo album not a White Stripes album.  I told him I wasn't sure I'd like it if it wasn't Jack and Meg but he said he thinks I'll really like it and should give it a try. It's a more folky sound than the White Stripes  His favourite tracks are Love Interruption, Poor Boy and Blunderbuss."

My eldest was not quite 7 then. This wasn't meant to happen yet - getting new music tips from my own child. I'd already enlisted my two brothers as cultural attaches when I first became a dad to make sure I was kept up to date with new musical happenings. My brothers, NME TV (during the very early morning start years before CBeebies came on at 6) and more recently Tune Doctor have been keeping me updated very well both with what's new - and great stuff I might have missed.  I've made no secret of my musical indoctrination programme for the kids, based on my own lack of exposure to a lot of classic pop/rock music as a child. I'd not heard any Hendrix until I was pretty much 17.  The Beatles, Stones, Bowie - no exposure other than the most obvious tracks. Led Zep? Not even a sniff.  So it should come as no surprise that both kids have been developing their quite different musical tastes based on what they've heard at home.

Meg? Nice name, I like it. 

Blunderbuss became a 7th birthday present for my daughter.  And watching her with the CD liner notes (complete with lyrics!  So disappointing when it's just a couple of arty shots of the band) listening to it over and over, completely absorbed and learning the words to all the songs reminds me so much of the start of my musical discovery phase in my early teens.  I'm sure we'll go through plenty of teen pop along the way but the groundwork has been laid.

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29 September 2012 at 11:03

I find Jack White OK I don't quite get all the adulation which he has attracted. For such a big artist there are not too many 'classics' ...am I missing somthing?....nice to see yer kids finding their way...wait until they buy you a pint!

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Jon
29 September 2012 at 17:28

I think it's his versatility and ability to collaborate with pretty much anyone that impresses me about him. From White Stripes to Raconteurs to solo work via a Bond theme. I'm not suggesting his output can be considered classic yet but I'm sure it will be in time. That the kids have got to this album on their own through their love of music in general is exciting and I look forward to future independent discoveries. Trying not to think about the pint thing yet, got to get through the furtive teenage sneaky drinking years first :)

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29 September 2012 at 20:29

How cool, you're daughter already getting into great music on her own! I like Jack White in all his forms. He knows how to create a catchy and cool riff that's for sure!

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30 September 2012 at 12:01

Great post Jon! Well done for instilling a sound musical base for Meg! Old Pa, you owe it to yourself to listen to the Blunderbuss album...It's excellent. A talented musician!

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sfw
6 October 2012 at 09:58

Fantastic post Jon. A musical education never leads to regrets, however the lack of one, does!

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