Ruby Amanfu - Wikipedia
English: Ruby Amanfu performing with Jack White at Radio City Music Hall in Click on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. The mystery singer who duets with Jack White on his new single 'Love Interruption' has been revealed as Ruby Amanfu. The former White. The offices of Jack White's record label, Third Man Records, landed .. Alicia Keys, Ruby Amanfu, Alison Mosshart, Meg White and on and on.
Then, as we went back on before our encore, he did a full cartwheel in a suit.
Like, what is up with this dude? What made him do that? Just out of nowhere. Just a lot of cool and strange events that happened that day, before his passing.
Someone dressing up in a suit to do a cartwheel. I just found out that his brother also passed away a couple of days ago, so my prayers to his mom and family. All his brothers were musicians. So my heart goes out to them. Ya know, Ikey and I were very close. He had just moved here to Nashville right down the street from me. I remember one night on stage as Jack was playing the intro to Two Against One, and Ikey fell off his piano bench and caught himself by slamming his whole arm down on the piano keys.
We all saw it and were all laughing so hard on the inside. Miss him just about every day. Ikey was a true gentleman whose mother, Sylvia, raised him to be really chivalrous and he loved being so. He would always offer me his arm when we walked. Sometimes we would go find oysters and champagne when we had days off on tour. What was the last gig you did with Ikey like? That was an especially awesome show.
It was great, I had so much energy, I was so happy that day. It was just a fucking awesome show, everyone had a great show. And it was weird, there were all kind of things that were just lining up in weird ways, you know. Ikey was happy as could be, he really loved Mexico. And some people might not think it's funny!
Love Interruption - Wikipedia
The overwhelming goals of my life are to create community, create family, create scenarios where things get better and last a long time. But knowing in the back of my head that my personality is a tragic Greek figure that will possibly destroy it and perhaps that was my plan all along.
If you said to a therapist — and I haven't been to one in many years, because it just doesn't do anything for me anymore — but if you said to a therapist: And it was in the newspaper the next day and I got fired from my job because of the scandal of it…' If you said something like that to a therapist, all they can ever say is, 'Wow, that's too bad.
I guess we've got to figure out a way for that not to bother you any more. You figure out a way to look at it so it doesn't bother you so much anymore. My problem is that most of it is private, so I don't really want people to know about it, but you can't help people knowing about some things. He makes a point of only touring in blocks of two weeks so that he is never away too long from Scarlett and Hank. Did it pain White that he had to go public?
I don't know; I don't really need that kind of attention. I'm like, 'Shit, I'm not using my children to sell a couple more records or something like that. Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails complained recently of artists trying to appeal to an obscure coterie of blog writers, and White agrees there may be something in that. But, to him, the main problem is musicians playing it safe. Bob Dylan, Jay-Z, Kanye West and specifically Neil Young, who shares his fascination with mechanical objects and a desire to keep experimenting.
Since he moved in, the area of Nashville around Third Man has become unexpectedly desirable.
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This had led to discussions in recent times between the city and business owners about moving out the homeless and replacing them with creative types, including — the horror!
The plans would see White's property shoot up in value, but he is strongly opposed to them.Jack White - Love Interruption (Video)
They were at the heart of the White Stripes and those notions remain central to his life now. Third Man Records could be full of the latest recording equipment; instead it houses a darkroom for developing photographs and an antique lathe that once carved out James Brown records and now cuts vinyl straight from a live performance.
White refuses to use computer programs such as Pro Tools to clean up his recordings, and Lazaretto was recorded by analogue means, in his home studio on a track Neve mixing console, and the tape was edited with a razor blade.
But all that really matters to White is whether what's being created is worthwhile and will endure "like little time capsules".
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He has no idea if they will, but he's found a test he is happy with. I ask whose opinion he most valued on Lazaretto. Because children don't lie.