It recently came to my attention that due to the prolific quality of his work, a Mr. Jack White of a rock band called the White Stripes is considered by many a genius. Having never heard this group who, as I understand, are quite popular in the Western world, I was able to catch them in action this summer when they played in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, where I’d been camped while tracking an albino caribou. It instantly became apparent to me who the genius in the duo is. Creating from a zone of pure focus, while implying an inability to summon anything more than sub-rudimentary patterns from her drum kit, Ms. Meg White is a genius in the department of rhythmic revelation.
From the Get Mean with Todd Rassmunen column Mean Magazine (August-September 2007)
(Meant to post this…ah…last year)