Currently on tour in Europe with his 378th band the Dead Weather, Jack White made a surprise stop at Dublin’s Trinity College last night. But he wasn’t there to perform, acting instead as a surprise guest lecturer to the University’s Philosophical Society, a group that according to NME, once counted Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker and JB Yates as members. White was bestowed with honorary membership, spoke “candidly” on music and waxed philosophic (obviously) on the idea of authenticity. Names that came up? Dylan. Waits. Spears? “I don’t know if Bob Dylan and Tom Waits are as authentic as I think they are,” White said. “Perhaps they’re not…Sometimes you start thinking that maybe Britney Spears or someone like that who’s doing exactly what they want to do in the way that they best know how, is more authentic than any of those people you could mention.” Serious brainlight!
Jack White Guest Lectures at Dublin's Trinity College
POSTED October 19, 2009 10:47AM IN THE TRIPWIRE