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Old 07-03-2007, 10:21 PM   #436
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Why do I picture Jack just telling Meg one day "Fuck it, let's go bowling?" That's amazing.

Good thing it wasn't the Shabbes.
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Old 07-03-2007, 10:25 PM   #437
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^ "But Jack, I don't wanna go bowling!"

"Now Meg, don't be rude."

"Why not?"
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Old 07-03-2007, 10:45 PM   #438
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Why do I picture Jack just telling Meg one day "Fuck it, let's go bowling?" That's amazing.
I just found a pic



They're seriously crazy...in a great way! Makes we wonder what they have in store for the show here. I'm imagining a performance on a certain hill, but they're bound to do the unexpected.

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Old 07-03-2007, 10:49 PM   #439
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^ "But Jack, I don't wanna go bowling!"

"Now Meg, don't be rude."

"Why not?"
"Now Meg, don't be rude" and "This place is like a mansion, LOOK AT ALL THIS STUFF!" are now firmly entrenched as phrases I drop in normal conversations.
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Old 07-03-2007, 11:10 PM   #440
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"Now Meg, don't be rude" and "This place is like a mansion, LOOK AT ALL THIS STUFF!" are now firmly entrenched as phrases I drop in normal conversations.


The trouble is, most people would think you were absolutely nuts...you might want to be selective

I also love Jack's part: "...unwed mothers, halfway homes, catacombs, twilight zones." It sounds more genius every time I listen...I keep wondering if it's improvised at all.

Speaking of catacombs, last week I crawled into my mom's basement to retrieve the original copy of Elephant I had buried during my packing a few years ago. I had forgotten how truly amazing it is...such a classic. Black Math
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Well, the "don't be rude" and "look at all this stuff!" bits are the keepers. :P
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Old 07-04-2007, 12:46 AM   #443
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"Now Meg, don't be rude" and "This place is like a mansion, LOOK AT ALL THIS STUFF!"
Does anyone else picuture another celebrity here? Ever since I've heard his "speaking voice" in this song, it sounds like someone else, but I can't put my finger on it... anyone else?
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They're seriously crazy...in a great way! Makes we wonder what they have in store for the show here. I'm imagining a performance on a certain hill, but they're bound to do the unexpected.

You should return to the dentist and get us some laughing gas
Oh man, could you imagine. The White Stripes, live at Signal Hill, music booming down the Narrows.

Haha, I'll get us a whole cannister of it. It wouldn't be hard to get it either, because I think the surgeon dips into his own supply rather frequently. He has sounded high as a kite the entire three times I've been to him.
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Old 07-04-2007, 12:57 AM   #445
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Does anyone else picuture another celebrity here? Ever since I've heard his "speaking voice" in this song, it sounds like someone else, but I can't put my finger on it... anyone else?
I first thought Pee-Wee Herman, with the different inflections and whatnot, but I'm pretty sure I'm wrong on that one.
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I first thought Pee-Wee Herman, with the different inflections and whatnot, but I'm pretty sure I'm wrong on that one.
No, it's someone more recent, I just can't put my hand on it...
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Here's a longer version of that article I posted earlier.


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White Stripes rock Saskatoon bowling alley


Jeanette Stewart, CanWest News Service
Published: Tuesday, July 03, 2007



It was 7:30 p.m. Saturday night when Allison Hunter got the call.

At first she thought it was a joke, but when the White Stripes’ management called to confirm, Hunter knew she would be hosting the internationally-acclaimed rock duo in a free surprise show at the Saskatoon bowling alley her family built 30 years ago.

But how to get the word out? Through text messaging, phone calls, Facebook and e-mails, Hunter gathered a crowd of just less than 200 by 3 p.m. Sunday.

“I wasn’t sure it was for real until they were setting up today,” Hunter said.

The message: White Stripes, free show, Eastview Bowl.

Fifteen minutes before show time, the building was quiet. A few bowlers still played, but a small beaten up white drum kit with a swirled red and white design, Jack White’s trademark guitar, a couple amplifiers and a red synthesizer at the far end of the building confirmed the tip was no joke.

Dressed in black suits, red collared shirts and fedoras with red feathers, The White Stripes’ crew moved silently, setting up sound equipment and picking out the perfect bowling ball for Jack White.

By 3 p.m., the space between the lanes and the wall was full. First-comers sat in the stylized 1970s plastic benches in front of the lanes. Others sat atop the coat racks, and more packed into the bar overlooking the lanes.

At 3:02 p.m., Jack and Meg White appeared from a side door beside the lanes, casually swinging bowling pins and cutting across the lanes to their waiting instruments, followed closely behind by a camera man dressed in the road crew’s uniform of black suit and fedora.

Without a single word to the onlookers, Jack White — wearing his trademark tight red pants and black T-shirt, long mop of hair hanging loosely down — launched into a bluesy rendition of "Red Bowling Ball Ruth."

The respectful onlookers stayed seated in their bowling benches, and the rest of the crowd stayed back, taking hundreds of pictures with their camera phones, puny flashes pinging off the polished wooden lanes.

With her sweet, shy smile, Meg White provided the thudding accompaniment to Jack White’s screaming slide guitar. The duo followed the first song with "Let’s Shake Hands," "Lafayette Blues," "I Fought Piranhas" and "Let’s Build a Home."

At the end of the less than 15-minute set, Jack White continued to play, stepping out into the crowd and grabbing a bowling ball. His first throw was a gutter ball. Pausing only to strum a couple chords to fuel the guitar’s electric hum, he threw another, leaving only two pins standing.

And then, it was over. While the audience chanted for more, the road crew began packing the equipment and the crowd resigned itself to talking about what it had just seen.

“We just love them,” said Daryl-Anne Fletcher, 22. Dressed head to toe in red, black and white and with a tattoo of Jack White’s red guitar on her leg, Fletcher travelled to the show from Calgary with her husband. She went to the group’s shows in Burnaby, Edmonton and Calgary.

Although there was no chance for autographs at the impromptu show, fan Ryan Leslie will get to take home the bowling ball Jack White used during the performance. Leslie was instrumental in getting the word out and friend Hunter will let him take home the souvenir. “I’ll put it besides the ticket stubs, and the CDs and the DVDs and everything else.”

© CanWest News Service 2007
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Lets Shake Hands, Lafayette Blues, I Fought Piranhas AND Lets Build A Home. In a 15 minute show.

White Stripes rule! Everyone else >
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I'm starting to like this album almost as much as Elephant.

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