Notes from a small island
A weblog by Jonathan Ali

Tuesday, April 15, 2003  

The White Stripes, the Detroit rock duo I can't stop blogging about (because they're just so damned good) will be the musical guests on Late Night With Conan O'Brien on the NBC network next week. All of next week.

That's right, from April 22-25, Jack and Meg White will be kicking out the jams every night on Late Night, which airs at 12:35 a.m. EST (with a re-broadcast at 7:30 p.m. EST on Comedy Central).

"It's exciting to have a band as creative and relevant as The White Stripes at Late Night for a whole week," said O'Brien on what is an historic event not just for his show, but American network television as well. "In fact, they're staying at my apartment."

All well and good, yet one can't help but wonder. Does this sudden, colossal stride into the mainstream herald a new revolution in pop music? Or, remembering how the last pop revolution ended, is this the beginning of the end for the Stripes as we know them?

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