5 Things We Could Expect to See From Meg White Now

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If you're anything like me, your first thought when you heard that the White Stripes were breaking up was this: "Sucks to be Meg White right now!"

After all, it's not like Jack White has got anything to worry about. He's still got The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs, collaborations with Danger Mouse, and pretty much anything else he wants to do. Meg's career prospects are a different story.

But before you go feeling too bad for Meg White you might want to consider that the White Stripes breaking up may very well be the best thing that could have happened to her.

It's no secret that Jack held all the cards in the band and considering everything he had going on he could have pulled the plug on the group anytime he wanted to. So if Meg had any interest in continuing with the band she had to make sure she didn't do anything to push him in the direction of breaking up. But now that the group is finished she could move on to a lot of of other things without worrying about how Jack feels about it.

And really Meg's options are pretty limitless. Because, if there is anything that popular culture in America has proven to us countless times, it's that having a famous name will allow you, deservedly or not, to do just about anything you want.

So here are a few things that we could possibly expect to see from Meg White in the future.

Write a tell-all book....

Of all of the things on this list this one is probably the most likely. And, in my opinion, would probably be one helluva interesting read. In the book we can find out the reason why they told everyone they were brother and sister as well as other interesting things. Some of which we probably already assumed, like Jack is a crazy control freak or that Meg did all of the songwriting. Okay, nobody probably assumed that. But either way, I'm guessing it will be filled with all kinds of interesting bits of information. I'm hoping the book will be titled something along the lines of "White Stripes and a Black & Blue Soul: The Meg White Story" or "Get Behind Me Jack White: The Life and Times of Meg White."

Become a reality TV star...

Meg has always been known as the shy one of the duo and was always more comfortable letting Jack do the talking. Most people assumed that this was because Jack needed to be the center of attention and told Meg not to talk. Now that he's out of the picture we could possibly see Meg come out of her shell and show the world that she's got something to say. What better forum for that than reality television?

Now, obviously Meg is a bit too frail for Survivor or The Amazing Race so it will need to be something less physically demanding. And being that she's already married she won't be able to get on any of those horrible Rock of Love spin-offs. But being that she is married she would probably be perfect for The Real Housewives of Detroit. Technically that show doesn't exist yet, but I've got my fingers crossed for that one.

Reinvent herself and launch a solo career...

While Meg always seemed to be more comfortable out of the spotlight than in it she did have lead vocals on a handful of White Stripes tracks. While these songs, like "In The Cold, Cold Night" and "Passive Manipulation" were nice novelty songs they didn't exactly leave most fans too eager for a Meg White solo record. Of course she could always reinvent herself for a solo project and maybe make a move into a different genre like chillwave or slutwave or possibly some other type of "wave" that we haven't heard of yet. But probably the best thing for her to do if she wanted to make a solo record would be to get the number of Danger Mouse from Jack. Danger Mouse has made a career of creating great music with other notable artists like Cee-Lo and James Mercer of The Shins. It's probably a pretty sure bet he could do the same thing with Meg.

Join any band she wants...

During her time with the White Stripes, Meg didn't exactly have a reputation as one of the world's greatest drummer. Regardless, with a few possible exceptions, there isn't a band anywhere that wouldn't throw their current drummer overboard for a chance to have Meg White join the band. She may not make the band any better but the exposure alone would be worth it. Having someone with a famous name join your band is a gauranteed way towards instant notoriety. Just ask local wanna-be's You Hang Up.

Anything she wants...

This shouldn't come as much of a surprise to anyone but the White Stripes sold a lot of records, sold a lot of merch, and sold out a lot of shows. And doing all of these things earned the band a lot of money, which in turn made Meg White a lot of money. So much money probably that if she never wanted to work another day in her life again she wouldn't have to. Or if she wanted to make a remake of The Godfather with an all dog cast she could probably do that, too. The point is she is super rich and could do just about anything she wanted to do. Remember that before you send her that 'sucks the band broke up' sympathy card.


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16 comments
Hovs
Hovs

You should be ashamed of yourself.Apologize and remove this silly post.

mrthompson
mrthompson

Friends don't let friend blog drunk.

malackey
malackey

I've really got to learn to ignore everything Digg says may be relevant to my interests. Certainly a condescending, mildly misogynistic article, mocking Meg White isn't what I'm looking for. Also, Mr. Escoto, you failed miserably at your attempt to be funny. Perhaps humor is not your forte.

Kees
Kees

This blogger obviously knows nothing about Meg, her music beliefs, or her role in The White Stripes. She would never write a tell-all book. The rest of the ideas in this blog, if meant as a joke or not, were straight up ignorant ramblings.

guest
guest

I wasn't sure if this was supposed to be serious or not.

Guest
Guest

"Slutwave"? Really? Another misogynist asshole music blogger. I'm shocked. Well, not that shocked.

Michael Escoto
Michael Escoto

I admit I'm no Larry the Cable Guy but I don't really think I was mocking Meg in any way. Any of the things that I mentioned on my list aren't completely out of the realm of possibility. Would it really be all that surprising to see her join another band or write a book about her time in the White Stripes? Snooki wrote a book! Meg White couldn't write one?

Michael Escoto
Michael Escoto

Some things were meant to be more humorous than others. My guess is that she will write a book at some point and could possibly join another band. It's a little less likely she'll go solo, but who knows. The reality TV thing, well, that's just silly.

malackey
malackey

Finally, a point we can agree on: You, my good man, certainly are no Larry the Cable Guy.

You can't write a snide little article like this, then attempt to defend yourself with "I wasn't mocking her!" You clearly were - the suggestions that she do reality television, or branch out to 'slutwave'? Yeah, that's what we call mocking people. You don't do it very well - you're not funny, or scathing enough to be entertaining. Instead you come off as an enormous douche.

Unkn0wabl3
Unkn0wabl3

MTV paid someone to write a book for Snooki - she probably calls herself Snookie because it's easier to spell then whatever her real name is. You might not have been TRYING to mock Meg White, but that's what this article came across as - Meg always stood in the background, she thinks she has talent but doesn't, all hail Jack White. Not worth the read at all

Pancho
Pancho

Don"t write an article like this and then be afraid to back up what you say. "I don't think I was mocking Meg in any way" is completely disingenuous. "Obviously Meg is a bit too frail for Survivor or The Amazing Race" sure doesn't sound like any kind of praise. Have you seen some of the contestants on The Amazing Race or Survivor? Did you ever see The White Stripes perform? What about their last documentary? If you had it would be apparent that she may be quiet vocally but she burns up an amazing amount of energy while making music. She was the drummer for a world class rock and roll band. There is no other instrument that is harder to play. "During her time with the White Stripes, Meg didn't exactly have a reputation as one of the world's greatest drummer." Is that another of your non-mocking statements? Meg is known as a great drummer. Do you really think that a two person band with a bad drummer could make it as big as they did? "being that she is married she would probably be perfect for The Real Housewives of Detroit" How amazingly verbose and full of praise you are for Meg. What a douchebag. At least back your article up if you mean it.

Pancho
Pancho

BRAVO!!!(Clap Clap Clap) Great response Michael Escoto to intelligent criticism. Way to invalidate everything you blogged.

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