Posted 07/09/2009 by cal
I love this Jack White quote, taken from JamBase. Honestly, this guy may have made a few sub-par albums in his time, but from music to film to just the way he operates, I've never lost respect for him in the slightest. Sort of a Tom Waits figure in that respect...
"I feel it, you feel it – we're all struggling with the trouble that this industry is in right now," said Jack White. "And it's not about sales; it's about beauty and romance and a relationship to art that's turning invisible, and it's affecting people's perception of music. It's affecting whether they think of it as a viable art, because it's so disposable. It's not about being modern or retro or a Luddite or being hopeful or pessimistic about the future; it's about clinging on to what makes sense of our lives, and what gives our lives value, and what gives us a commonality and a feeling of belonging."