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(CNN)   Singer Jack White comes to a busker's rescue after his guitar was smashed, buys him a new one   (cnn.com) divider line
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2020-10-23 6:41:45 PM  
Jack White seems like a genuine nice guy.
 
2020-10-23 7:24:46 PM  
I don't understand why everyone slams him - can anyone explain that to me? Honest question.
 
2020-10-23 8:45:55 PM  

educated: I don't understand why everyone slams him - can anyone explain that to me? Honest question.


He can come across as kinda weird in most interviews.

But if you get him geeking out about something he cares about, like vintage music, he's pretty cool. I highly recommend his American Epic project from PBS.
 
2020-10-23 9:55:44 PM  
I don't get why subby and tfa refer to White as a singer as opposed to a guitarist. I'm pretty sure I've never seen that before.

Good on Jack for helping.
 
2020-10-23 9:58:33 PM  

educated: I don't understand why everyone slams him - can anyone explain that to me? Honest question.


Who is everyone?

Dome people are jealous, some selectively bristle at occasional rock star cockiness, some don't care for his music or projects.
In my world, everyone thinks he's pretty great.
 
2020-10-23 10:33:14 PM  
Perfectly Good Guitar
Youtube Jpcz9VZNTZ4
 
2020-10-23 11:39:24 PM  
Pete Townshend not available for comment.
 
2020-10-24 1:39:05 AM  
1) WTF is a busker?
2) WTF is with smashing his guitar?

/Does he suck that much at it?
 
2020-10-24 1:47:16 AM  

PureBounds: 1) WTF is a busker?
2) WTF is with smashing his guitar?

/Does he suck that much at it?


Folks who entertain on the streets, subways, etc are buskers.
 
2020-10-24 1:48:11 AM  
Dramatic reenactment:
National Lampoon's Animal House - 1978 - Guitar Scene - John Belushi ;)
Youtube YoQdH0U-5KI
 
2020-10-24 1:53:49 AM  

bobbifleckman: PureBounds: 1) WTF is a busker?
2) WTF is with smashing his guitar?

/Does he suck that much at it?

Folks who entertain on the streets, subways, etc are buskers.



Learn something new every day, thanks.
 
2020-10-24 3:22:34 AM  

shastacola: Jack White seems like a genuine nice guy.


He is a nice guy. I've had a couple encounters with him. However, he will Fark you right up if he wants to. He's pretty built and the dude from the Von Bondies learned that the hard way.
 
2020-10-24 5:09:20 AM  

educated: I don't understand why everyone slams him - can anyone explain that to me? Honest question.


Ask yourself why Fark eliminated the Music tab, and you'll pretty quickly arrive at the answer.
 
2020-10-24 5:11:37 AM  
The vid for Seven Nations is quite trippy
 
2020-10-24 5:27:27 AM  
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2020-10-24 8:30:51 AM  
Woman probably smashed his guitar because he sucked. Was there enough scratch left over for a wah-wah pedal?
Kids In The Hall - Bobby versus Satan
Youtube PoAGasPLh30
 
2020-10-24 10:26:56 AM  

educated: I don't understand why everyone slams him - can anyone explain that to me? Honest question.


I saw the white stripes once. I was a believer that it was production tricks but nope. that guy plays lead and bass all at once. Meg is great (more people recognize seven nation army by the drum beat alone than anything by Rush for example).
they played a great show. if I had to say something douchy it would be 'lay off the piano and stick with the guitar'.
 
2020-10-24 11:23:21 AM  

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Art of Noise, great album.
 
2020-10-24 11:27:55 AM  
Thats so cool of him.  Having a real high end guitar transforms your sound, and its hard enough to scrape together 700$ for a mid range, let alone something in the thousands.  Mine I bought on an installment plan a few years ago and will never regret the 180/month payments for a year.

No doubt that young man will be forever grateful to play on something that nice & has a story for the rest of his life about it.
 
2020-10-24 11:48:21 AM  

shastacola: Jack White seems like a genuine nice guy.


He was a dick to pretty much everyone when Dead Weather was setting up for a KEXP show. Maybe he was having a bad day. That said, this is pretty cool of him.
 
2020-10-24 11:55:18 AM  

educated: I don't understand why everyone slams him - can anyone explain that to me? Honest question.


No one slams him, the problem is (just watch) Meg White usually comes up in conversation when Jack is involved and Meg White triggers a lot of people
 
2020-10-24 1:08:38 PM  

styckx: educated: I don't understand why everyone slams him - can anyone explain that to me? Honest question.

No one slams him, the problem is (just watch) Meg White usually comes up in conversation when Jack is involved and Meg White triggers a lot of people


Let's have a ball and a biscuit 

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And take our sweet time about it.
 
2020-10-24 2:44:04 PM  

NeoCortex42: But if you get him geeking out about something he cares about,


Like upholstery. Really.

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2020-10-24 3:59:31 PM  
 
2020-10-24 9:00:48 PM  
Smashed a guitar? Who would do such a thing?

No, really. Who would.

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2020-10-25 12:27:19 AM  

chucknasty: Meg is great (more people recognize seven nation army by the drum beat alone than anything by Rush for example).


That's a weird way to spell "guitar riff"...
 
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