Meg White
American drummer
Meg White
Megan Martha "Meg" White is an American drummer best known for her work in the Detroit rock duo The White Stripes.
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The Trans Women Who Become Lesbians After Years as Gay Men
Huffington Post - 1 day
While researchers have yet to determine whether changes in hormones lead to changes in sexual orientation, for many trans lesbians, the logic is clear: If you don’t have to live as a man anymore, why would you date them? -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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11 Pieces Of 'Mad Men' Advice You Can Actually Take To The Boardroom
Huffington Post - over 3 years
In the '60s, the workplace was overflowing with whiskey, secretaries and men on the prowl for their next mistress ... at least according to "Mad Men." While office life has changed quite a bit in the past 50 years, the career advice and caution imparted by Don Draper and the rest of the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce gang has stood the test of time. Behold, words of wisdom you can bring to the boardroom today. 1. “If you don’t like what’s being said, change the conversation.” 2. “You want some respect? Go out and get it for yourself." 3. "Pick a job and then become the person that does it." 4. "Being with a client is like being in a marriage. Sometimes you get into it for the wrong reasons, and eventually they hit you in the face." 5. "Sometimes when people get what they want they realize how limited their goals were." 6. “I hate to break it to you, but there is no big lie, there is no system. The universe is indifferent.” 7. “Change is neither good or bad, it simply i ...
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Meg Waite Clayton: 14 Things You Didn't Know About Beatrix Potter
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Famous puddle-duck painter Beatrix Potter wrote her way to wealth when women just didn't, but The Tale of Peter Rabbit author was no suffragette. She felt voting should be left to men. Nor was she always a great businesswoman. She paid the owner of Hill Top Farm twice the price he'd paid a month earlier. And she was her publisher's largest creditor when one of the Warne brothers was sent to Wormwood Scrubs prison for forgery, leaving them facing bankruptcy. But what's a talented author and writer to do when she comes of age in the 1880s except aspire to be a wife above all else? Here are a few photos, facts, and quotes to enjoy on the 147th birthday of the famous "Mrs. Heelis."
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Meg Waite Clayton: 6 Weeks in the English Lakes #4: Beatrix Potter on England's Fells
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"The fells are never twice alike." - Beatrix Potter, from a February 28, 1938 letter to Josephine Banner One of the loveliest ways to spend a day -- or many days -- in the English Lakes is to hike, and the beautiful places to hike are nearly endless. The photo above is from a hike above Ambleside, at the north tip of Lake Windermere, up to High Sweden Bridge -- a charming stone arch that was originally a packhorse bridge. (Sweden doesn't have anything to do with the country, but instead appears to have come from "swithen," which in Cumbrian dialect meant land cleared by burning.) In the fall, the bracken here is a gorgeous red. Another hike heads out from near Troutbeck village through Beatrix Potter's Troutbeck farm, where she and shepherd Tom Story raised her prize-winning Herdwick sheep. Potter would show up in her Herdwick tweed suit and brown felt hat at the judging pens of agricultural shows. Her sheep, including her famous "Water Lily," took top prizes ...
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Why Do So Few Men Write About Sex?
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
So it's no secret around these parts that I (and all of us at The Gloss, really) like to read and write about sex. I find it an interesting subject for a variety of reasons: it can help us understand ourselves and each other, it's often horrifying and/or funny, there is still a taboo around talking about it, you never really stop learning about sex, it can be empowering to tell your own story, I like reading other people's personal shit...I could go on. But one thing I've noticed about most of the sex writing I've been reading these days is that the conversation seems to be dominated by people inhabiting queer and/or feminized bodies, i.e. everyone but straight, cisgender men. Why is that?
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Meg Waite Clayton: A Short History Of The Cherry Trees
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo gave 3,000 cherry trees to Washington, D.C. in 1912, to honor the friendship between the United States and Japan. First Lady Helen Taft and Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese ambassador, planted the first trees on the north bank of the Tidal Basin in West Potomac Park on March 27 of that year. Three years later, we sent flowering dogwoods to Japan, and in 1927, a group of schoolchildren reenacting the planting of the trees began what became our nation's annual Cherry Blossom Festival. When Japanese Prince Takamatsu brought his bride to see the trees on his honeymoon four years later, crowds gathered to welcome them. Some of the largest and most beautiful of the trees were cut down by vandals in the middle of the night shortly after Pearl Harbor, and shortly thereafter charges were raised that the trees had been stolen from Korea and China, and ought to be designated Korean cherry trees. The animosity didn't stop the trees from blooming, t ...
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Is your expensive mutual fund really just an index fund in disguise?
Financial Post - over 4 years
Imagine you went to your local financial institution and you were offered two investment choices. Each investment would look the same. The holdings would be roughly the same. Not surprisingly, the volatility and risk of each looked the same. The only difference is that year after year, one performed better than the other. Which one would you choose? For many Canadians today, they are being sold a mutual fund that is an apples-to-apples underperformer. In fact, this problem is costing investors hundreds of millions of dollars every year. Maybe you are one of those investors. Let’s look at one of the best examples of this phenomenon, the RBC Canadian Equity fund. This fund has almost $5-billion in client assets under management and carries a fee of 2.05% a year. The fund has a three-year beta of 1.01. Beta is a measure of a funds’ volatility as compared to the index. For example, a beta of 0.7 is much less volatile than the index, and a beta of 1.3 is much more volatile. A beta ...
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Why Are There Gay Men?
Yahoo News - over 4 years
While female sexuality appears to be more fluid, research suggests that male gayness is an inborn, unalterable, strongly genetically influenced trait. But considering that the trait discourages the type of sex that leads to procreation — that is, sex with women — and would therefore seem to thwart its own chances of being genetically passed on to the next generation, why are there gay men at all?
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Re: The Internet Sure Does Miss Meg White: The 12 Dumbest Tweets about Jack White's SNL Performance
The L Magazine - almost 5 years
I will never understand the impulse to type easily solvable questions into Twitter rather than Google. Posted by Jeff Klingman
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Thursday, Jan. 5
Mountain View Voice - about 5 years
by mv-voice.com Author: Meg Waite Clayton Palo Alto author Meg Waite Clayton is scheduled to speak tonight, Jan. 5, at 7 p.m. at Books Inc., Town & Country Village, Palo Alto. She's marking the release of her book "The Four Ms. Bradwells" in paperback.
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Sunset Strip Music Festival 2011 - mxdwn.com
Google News - over 5 years
With infinite amounts of sunshine-infused attitude, Matt, armed only with keyboard, and Kim, with a basic drum kit (a la Meg White of the White Stripes), incited a party as they enchanted an early evening crowd. Hands in the air, fans bounced around as
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The Taylor Mays Trade and the 49ers Front Office - Niners Nation
Google News - over 5 years
Plus, anybody who can make such good music in which 50% percent of your band is Meg White deserves major props. Her drumming sounds like a slow rain pattering on pots and pans. And Meg, if you are reading this, I LUV U!!!!!1 <3!111
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She's got the beat - TODAYonline
Google News - over 5 years
WHAT do Sheila E, Meg White, Debbie Peterson, Janet Weiss, Gina Schock, Mo Tucker and the late Karen Carpenter have in common? Well, they all belong to that delicious group of musicians called female drummers
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Could the US talk shows work here? - Stuff.co.nz (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Second, is that Meg White drumming in the background? The weak beat that keeps falling in and out of time leads me to think so. Third, what was Jason Momoa thinking during all of this? Momoa is the unseen second guest (to Hathaway's right) who probably
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Video: Meg White Breaks Down While Jack Sings “White Moon” - TwentyFourBit
Google News - over 5 years
One of the best and retrospectively important scenes in the White Stripes' tour film Under Great White Northern Lights is when Meg White cracks under the pressure of the duo's whirlwind Canadian tour — a jaunt that found the pair visiting every
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411's Top 50 Albums of the 411 Era (#5 -#1) - 411mania.com
Google News - over 5 years
Andrew Moll: There are few songs that were released in the past decade that provided the kind of visceral thrills that Jack and Meg White provided on "Seven Nation Army." A hypnotic guitar and drum attack, the song is irresistible, as it sucks you into
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Tomorrows Tulips – Eternally Teenage - DOA
Google News - over 5 years
Songs like “Livingroom Sensative” melt around the sonic landscapes Knost creates and while Keyes' style of drumming is surely reminiscent of Meg White's fundamental sensibilities, it's easygoing nature is a sure-fire winner for Knost's heady,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Meg White
    THIRTIES
  • 2014
    Age 38
    As of 2014, White resides in Detroit, Michigan.
    More Details Hide Details White began with a red Ludwig Accent Series kit that had a red and white peppermint swirl on the resonant heads of the toms and bass drum. On the Icky Thump tour, the bass drum head design was switched to a button. While recording From the Basement: The White Stripes, the design was switched to an image of White's hand holding the apple from the Get Behind Me Satan cover. Beginning in 2006, she also used a pair of Paiste 14" Signature Medium Hi-Hats, a 19" Signature Power Crash, and a 22" 2002 Ride. Meg also used Remo and Ludwig drumheads, various percussion instruments and Vater drumsticks. White's Pearl Export bass drum—complete with original peppermint-painted bass drum that she used with the band's first show—and the Pearly Queen outfit she wore in the photos for the Icky Thump album, were featured in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame "Women Who Rock" exhibition. In 2009, White donated her Ludwig kit to the Jim Shaw Rock 'N' Roll Benefit, an auction to raise money for the Detroit musician who was suffering from cancer.
  • 2013
    Age 37
    White and Smith divorced in July 2013.
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  • 2009
    Age 33
    In May 2009, White married guitarist Jackson Smith, son of musicians Patti Smith and Fred "Sonic" Smith.
    More Details Hide Details The wedding took place in Nashville, Tennessee, in a small ceremony in Jack White's backyard.
    In 2009, she married guitarist Jackson Smith, son of musicians Patti Smith and Fred "Sonic" Smith. They divorced in 2013.
    More Details Hide Details While on tour in support for The White Stripes' sixth studio album, Icky Thump, White suffered a bout of acute anxiety, and the remaining dates of the tour were cancelled. After a few public appearances, and a hiatus from recording, The White Stripes announced in February 2011 that they would be disbanding. White has not been active in the music industry since. Megan Martha White was born in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan on December 10, 1974, to Walter Hackett White, Jr. and Catherine White. She grew up in the affluent Detroit suburb with her parents and older sister, Heather. She attended Grosse Pointe North High School and, according to one classmate, was "always the quiet, obviously artistic type, and she just kept very much to herself." While still in high school, she decided not to go to college and instead began to work at Memphis Smoke, a restaurant in downtown Royal Oak, with aspirations of becoming a chef. It's there that she first met budding musician John "Jack" Gillis, a fellow high school senior from a Detroit neighborhood known as Mexicantown, and they frequented the coffee shops, local music venues, and record stores of the area.
  • 2006
    Age 30
    White was chosen by Bob Odenkirk to compose a drum theme for Dax Shepard's character in the 2006 film Let's Go to Prison.
    More Details Hide Details Against Odenkirk's wishes, however, the studio removed it from the film. Ray LaMontagne wrote a song, called "Meg White", about the drummer; it appears on LaMontagne's album Gossip in the Grain. White is—by her own admission—"very shy", and gives few interviews. She guards her privacy in a manner that she identifies with Bob Dylan, whom she admires.
    Two of her pictures appeared in the March 2006 issue of ELLE.
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    She has done some modeling for Marc Jacobs' 2006 Spring line.
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    The White Stripes guest starred on The Simpsons in an episode titled "Jazzy and the Pussycats", which first aired on September 17, 2006.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2003
    Age 27
    White has also appeared on the cover of Whirlwind Heat's single "Pink", in a Detroit Cobras music video "Cha Cha Twist" as Little Red Riding Hood, and appeared with Jack White in a segment of Jim Jarmusch's 2003 film Coffee and Cigarettes.
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  • 2002
    Age 26
    As the White Stripes fame spread beyond Detroit, the unconventional band with no bass player and a novice drummer began to be the subject of mixed commentary among critics and fans. Of a 2002 concert in Cleveland, Ohio, Chuck Klosterman said, "Meg never grimaced and didn't appear to sweat; yet somehow her drums sounded like a herd of Clydesdales falling out of the sky, one after another.
    More Details Hide Details Clearly this is a band at the apex of its power." The Australian called her drumming "simplistic but occasionally explosive," and UK periodical, The Times said that she "reduced the art of drumming to its primary components, bashing the snare and cymbal together on alternating beats with the bass drum in a way that recalled Moe Tucker of the Velvet Underground." On the other hand, The Associated Press called her playing "maddeningly rudimentary." The satirical news site The Onion once featured the headline "Meg White Drum Solo Maintains Steady Beat For 23 Minutes". In reference to her "primal" approach to drumming, she remarked, "That is my strength. A lot of drummers would feel weird about being that simplistic." For his part, Jack has declared her drumming to be the "best part of this band," and called her a "strong female presence in rock and roll." He called her detractors "sexist".
  • 2001
    Age 25
    Meg calls herself "very shy", and has kept a very low public profile. Though publicly insisting they were siblings, public records emerged in 2001 that indicated that she and Jack were married in 1996, prior to the band's formation; they divorced in 2000, before The White Stripes ascended to international fame.
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  • 1999
    Age 23
    The band released its self-titled debut album in 1999, and a year later the album was followed up by the cult classic, De Stijl. The album eventually peaked at number 38 in Billboard's Independent Albums chart. Even as their success as a band was mounting, their personal relationship was faltering, and they were divorced in 2000.
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  • 1997
    Age 21
    On an impulse, she played on Jack's drums in 1997.
    More Details Hide Details The two decided to form a band and began performing two months later, calling themselves The White Stripes because of their last name and Meg's preference for peppermint candy. The band quickly became a Detroit underground favorite, before reaching national, then international fame. White has been nominated for various awards as a part of the White Stripes, and has received four Grammy Awards. Her drumming style has been called "primal" for its simplicity, and drew both praise and criticism from fans and critics. Jack has been a vocal advocate for her playing, calling her critics sexist. Her musical influences are wide and varied, with Bob Dylan being her favorite artist.
  • 1996
    Age 20
    They began dating and were eventually married on September 21, 1996.
    More Details Hide Details Gillis took her last name. Throughout the 1990s, Jack worked as an upholsterer, but continued to moonlight in several bands, usually as a drummer. According to them, on Bastille Day of 1997, Meg first tried playing on Jack's drumkit. In Jack's words, "When she started to play drums with me, just on a lark, it felt liberating and refreshing. There was something in it that opened me up." The two then began calling themselves The White Stripes (because Meg favored peppermint candies) and soon played their first gig at the Gold Dollar in Detroit. In keeping live performances to three basic elements, Jack did the guitar and vocal work while she played drums. Jack and Meg presented themselves as siblings to an unknowing public, and keeping to a chromatic theme, dressed only in red, white, and black. They began their career as part of Michigan's underground, garage rock music scene. They played along with and opened for more established local bands such as Bantam Rooster, the Dirtbombs, Two Star Tabernacle, Rocket 455, and the Hentchmen, among others. In 1998, the band signed with Italy Records, a small and independent Detroit-based garage punk label of Dave Buick.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1974
    Age -2
    Born on December 10, 1974.
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