He looks so depressed. :(
Very old school White Stripes.
Anonymous asked: Six year olds can do a lot of things on their own. I've watched my younger sibling grow up finding things on his own.
I meant in relation to discovering music. More often than not, a 6 year old will be exposed to the music that his/her family or friends listen to or music from school.
I don’t know why I keep responding to these messages because it is like people are missing the point intentionally just to be antagonistic.
Anonymous asked: Stop mentioning parents and how they influence the music choice. I was six when I started getting into music, music my parents never played for me or thought I would like. Every time someone makes a good point you mention a parents influence, and that's not always the case.
You’re quibbling with my words. I said friends and family. How were you able to get this music if you were six? You had to have been exposed to it by someone you knew unless you watched MTV when no one was around. When you were in the car you likely listened to whatever the person driving wanted to listen to. A six year old doesn’t get many choices.
Anonymous asked: ayy this is (mostly) unrelated to your post from earlier but how old are you?
I’m 29. Probably too old to be making fan blogs and caring about what angry anons have to say, but there you have it.
Anonymous asked: I'm 15 y.o. and I have done and seen more things/places than you have in your life. I've seen The White Stripes live 6 times, I've meet Meg and Jack and I got to eat their anniversary cake. If you think teenagers are stupid and know nothing then you are an arrogant fool.
I know there are some like you out there. What I said doesn’t apply to every single fan. It’s an estimation and estimates are based on averages. The average 8 or 9 year old is not into that kind of music. It is extremely cool that you got to see them and I’m jealous because I only saw them twice. I also haven’t met them. :( I’m glad you got the opportunity to experience that before they disbanded.
Now you should probably read my other posts that give some clarity to what I said before. These misunderstandings are getting a little ridiculous.
Anonymous asked: I'm 17, & have been into the white stripes since 8th grade, and cried when they broke up. When I heard Jack was going solo, and going on tour I begged my dad to get tickets as he loves him too. Best concert ever. Jack is seriously my idol.
That’s awesome, but based on when you started liking them, you would have been too late to see them play because their last show was in 2007. A lot of fans who are teenagers now were probably not into them at the time they were still actively playing shows. Therefore, the chances that current adult fans got to see them live are greater than current teen fans. This is based on average music tastes of certain age groups and level of independence. Even if a 10 year old was a fan at the right time it was less likely she would have been able to see them because that decision was up to her parents. This is all I meant by what I said.
Anonymous asked: What about those 16 year olds who HAVE seen them (yes, they exist and one is me)? Regardless they seen them or not, why does it make you feel superior? Why can't these 16 year olds appreciate the music the same as you? Even if they haven't, why do you think you are smarter and better than these teens? How does age make anyone smarter or better than anyone else? Age doesn't determine a persons intelligence, sorry to disappoint you, but it doesn't.
Good grief people are taking this way too personally. All I did was use deductive reasoning based on personal observation. It’s awesome you had such great taste at that age and parents cool enough to take you to see them. It’s kind of rare for kids 13 and below to be into non-top 40 music unless they have friends and/or family members with good taste or just happen to stumble across it. That’s not to say The White Stripes were “indie” during that time, but they weren’t played on the shitty radio stations very often. You usually had to work a little harder to find a station that played them.
thewhitedamnstripes asked: I've always liked you, but condescending to people who haven't been lucky and blessed enough to see The White Stripes live and insinuating that 16 year olds can't appreciate music is really fucking offensive. I am 22, a devoted White Stripes fan, and I never got to see them live. It was the number one thing to do on my life's to-do list, and then they broke up. I really hope I'm reading too much into what you've said.
Yes you are reading too much into it. My guesstimation of the ages of the JW tumblr fan base is mostly based on the tag. It would only stand to reason that if a lot of them are in their teens or early 20’s, then most likely they never got a chance to see the band since they last played over 6 years ago. I’m sure there are many older fans on Tumblr whose posts don’t end up in the tag. This is merely my own perception of the tag.
Anonymous asked: Why do you think you are smarter and better than the rest of us? Please enlighten me.
I didn’t say I was but most of the people whose posts end up in the tag are probably still in their teens, at least they seem that way, and that would explain why a lot of them haven’t seen The White Stripes play.