Monday, February 28, 2011
Being in a band is like any kind of job really. Stay at it too long, it gets boring and you get pigeon-holed; stay at it too short a time and you don't get enough experience. In the last few months four bands (that I know of) have decided to call it quits – for their present monikers anyway: Jack White's (and Meg's, ages: 35 and 36 respectively) The White Stripes, Mike Skinner's (age: 32) The Streets, James Murphy's (age: 41) LCD Soundsystem and Conor Oberst's (age: 31) Bright Eyes. The youth of today have no staying power. They should club together and form a superband; they could call themselves The Bright White Striped Street Sound, perhaps.