In all the time I've had this blog, I've only ever had one negative comment, to wit:
Jesus Christ. More stupid ramblings of a freakish Jack White fangirl. Will you ever shut the fuck up about Jack fucking White? Do you ever listen, watch, think, say, or do anything that can't be tied to Jack fucking White in some fucking way? Jack White. Jack White. Jack White. Jack White. Jack White. Jack White. Jack White. Jack White. Jack White. Jack White. Geeshie Wiley? Jack White! Keith Richards? Jack White! Charlie Chan? Jack White! We get it: you're fucking obsessed! You seem to think that verbosity and mind-numbing analysis of every little mundane detail somehow separates you from the other fangirls. Well, it doesn't. You're a fucking drone. Shut the fuck up already. Thanks.
At the time, I was dismissive of it because I realize that person's issue is really with themselves, not with my writing. But right now, what I'd like to say to that person is this-- Fuck you. I write about Jack White because discovering his music four years ago caused a sea-change in my life. Foremost, it's made me come to experience music in a completely different way. My musical choices have become like a vast solar system, with his music as the Sun and everything else I listen to now a collection of planets, moons, asteroids, and satellites radiating out from him. Some are related to him directly, some tangentially, and others seemingly not at all but discovered through connections to him. The way I listen to music has also evolved and become enriched, which I've written about before, because he compels me to pay more attention to what I hear, to learn about it and understand it. Surprisingly, this more cerebral approach has caused me to feel the music I listen to more profoundly. And, possibly most importantly, because of him I have a wider circle of friends right now than I've ever had in my life, people I've met through social networking sites dedicated to him, and then spent hours and hours in lines and at the front of the stage with. People with whom I've shared some deeply emotional experiences.
Because of all this, I write about Jack White. If that or my verbosity annoy you, my anonymous troll commenter, then fucking stop reading my fucking blog and fucking go find yourself a different fucking corner of the internet in which to spew your fucking ire. Because I'm going to continue writing about Jack fucking White.
For anyone who's still interested, stick around. Jack's currently on tour and the roller-coaster ride is about to begin.
Part 1: Stage AE, Pittsburgh PA
Part 2: Fox Theater, Detroit MI
Part III: Masonic Temple, Detroit MI
Part 4: Bill Graham Auditorium, San Francisco CA
Part 5: Paramount Theater, Seattle WA
Part 6: Farm Aid, Columbia MD, and Cleveland OH
Part 7: Fenway Park, Boston MA
Part 8: The Fillmore, Miami Beach FL
Part 9: Austin Music Hall, Austin TX
Part 10: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville TN
Part 11: Madison Square Garden, NY
Part 12: Schottenstein Center, Columbus OH
Part 13: Fargo Theater acoustic show, Fargo ND