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Jack White – Lazaretto

I just saw this video from Jack White‘s new album Lazaretto. I like the video, but I’m not that impressed by his music any more. I used to love The Raconteurs but maybe that’s what’s missing, the influence of Brendan Benson and the others. At least he is still playing his Randy Parson guitar.

Randy Parsons

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The Triple Jet with a copper top, built for Jack White in 2006 by Randy Parson

Randy Parsons is an awesome luthier, he is the man behind Jack White’s guitars. I’ve been reading a bit about him and he seems to have a really nice approach to guitar building. Here is a nice article from Premier Guitar.

Jack White’s Parsons Red Vampire
Jack White’s Parsons Red Vampire with cow skull bracing, TV Jones pickups, built-in MXR Micro Amp pedal, and African bloodwood/holly neck are hallmarks of luthier Randy Parsons’ macabre creation for the equally macabre Jack White.

Jack White with Parsons Green Machine from It might get loud
Jack White with Parsons The Green Machine from the 2008 documentary It Might Get Loud.

Conan O’Brien

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Say what you want about Jack White but he loves old guitars, wearing hats and dressing up and so do I so at least we have that in common

I quite often watch Youtube clips while I eat at work and lately I’ve seen quite a few clips with Conan O’Brien. I’ve always thought he’s been quite good but now I found out that he is doing these 1-1.5 hours shows called Serious Jibber-Jabber with Conan O’Brien where he interviews his friends. It’s just him and a guest in a black room and since it’s made straight for the internet there are no commercial breaks and people are allowed to smoke and drink alcohol. Here is one with Jack White that I thought was pretty interesting.