Breifly, On The Caterwauling Over How Meg White Bangs On a Drum

Andrew Donaldson
4 min readMar 14

Yes, no one plays drums like Meg White. That’s the point.

Meg White performing in 2007. Photo by I, Beninho, CC BY-SA 2.5 <>, via Wikimedia Commons

As interweb spats go, arguing over Meg White and her drumming is a welcome relief to bank runs, geopolitics, and whatever the hell it is that politician said about that thing in that way. It is a lesson in music being subjective. Or is it objective? Whatever.

Andrew Donaldson

Writer. Mountaineer diaspora. Veteran. Managing Editor @ordinarytimemag on culture & politics, food writing @yonderandhome, Host @heardtellshow & other media