Jack White was born as John Anthony Gillis in 1975 in Detroit, Michigan in the USA. He is a musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist and occasional actor by profession. He is best known for the being the front man of the White Stripes from 1997 until the band split up in February 2011. He is also known for his work with the Raconteurs and The Dead Weather.
Jack White released his debut solo album in 2012 entitled “Blunderbuss”. Having cranked up the album and listened to it from beginning to end I have to say that it was one of the coolest albums of last year. I’m curious to see what Jack White may have up his sleeves in the coming years. While I was browsing the internet tonight I stumbled upon this epic Jack White Quote.
I can totally relate with these words from Jack White. When my generation grew up we didn’t spend all our summer days indoors playing video games on our 16 bit gaming consoles. We didn’t have safety proof tamato sauce bottles or the internet, we had dodgy bottles without warnings and encyclopedias that filled up all the bookcases in our parents houses. We played cricket and touch rugby in our backyards and explored the world on our bicycles. We also didn’t copy and paste articles from Wikipedia for school assignments. We listened to real music and watched proper cartoons. We also were not subjected to all the reality TV crap that’s floating around nowadays – we experienced reality for ourselves.
I don’t have any kids of my own but sometimes I really think that this generation is completely spoiled. If you have kids make sure that you raise them the right way. Allow them to play and make sure that they experience the outdoors, don’t let them get hooked on video games. This merely my opinion – take it or leave it.
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