“who’s jealous, who’s jealous, who’s jealous of hooves?”
ok, so the real lyric is probably “of who/m?” but the single came out at the height of my obsession with hooves. there’s something that virgos/music manics recognize and salute in each other, and we have a way of subtly encouraging the already raging obsession just enough…so basically, i am interested in the white stripes in solidarity with pete, just as he is the number one supporter of my hoof-y thoughts. apparently, jack didn’t like this book, but control freaks usually don’t like being described in anything but their own words. we may not have a lot in common with folks, but that one teeny thing that does cross over can make all the difference in the world. early on, i read that jack used to go to dearborn to buy tapes-and so did i. some of my best musical memories came from my annual trips to repeat the beat and all the recordings that i made of detroit radio stations so that i could play the hits before they made their slow meander to the canadian west coast. i may never have been exposed to the music that i didn’t know to look for, but luckily i was able to learn by osmosis and CFRO 102.7 came into my life not long after.
“‘John Waters said something like ‘success is doing what you want to how you want to do it,’ said Jack early 2001.‘That’s pretty much where we are and it’s a pretty good place to be. The dream of MTV and playing huge places seems to be like death. If we had a hit with a video that wouldn’t last. It would have to be a one-hit-wonder kind of thing and it wouldn’t be sustainable.’” (122-3)
“It’s a simple formula. Find out where your audience is, go play for them. Make nice with the college deejays and eventually the alternative jocks on mainstream radio will take notice. Play at radio station events. Shake hands. Repeat.” (188)
who (else) can’t live without they radiooooooooooo?