Nandy Bushell joined the chorus of vocals backing The White Stripes drummer Meg White after being described as “awful” by writer Lachlan Markay.
“Meg White is my hero,” Bushell tweeted alongside the video. “The first day I got a drum, my dad showed me a video of Seven Nation Army. I saw Meg playing the drums and I thought she was the coolest person in the world. I still do.”
Bushell continued, “The more I learn about music, the more I realize that songs and art are created to awaken feelings deep within the soul. No matter how fast I get fill-ups or learn number basics. If I can’t write a song that moves people, I can’t name I am an artist.”
“Meg and Jack wrote some of the best songs in rock history,” concluded the young drummer. “They moved me at the age of 5 to want to play the drums and it still moves me today! My shout out to you Meg! You are and always will be my role model and hero!” Check out her full post below.
Last week, in a since-deleted tweet, Markai wrote, “The tragedy of the White Stripes is how good they are with a half decent drummer. Yeah yeah, I heard the whole ‘but it’s a carefully crafted sound!’ take. I’m sorry Meg White was awful.” And there’s no better band than fuzzy percussion.”
Naturally, a slew of musicians pointed to the misogyny in White’s long-running, misplaced rage, the fact that her fluid approach to percussion was essential to the garage rock revival of The White Stripes, helped propel Jack White’s riffs, and simply sounded badass. Jack White himself came to his ex-wife’s defense, publishing an original poem in which he imagined a world “devoid of demons and cowards and vampires, one with positive inspiration to promote what is good.”
#MegWhite is mine #hero. The first day I got a drum, my dad showed me the video The army is seven countries. I saw Meg play the drums and I thought she was the coolest person in the world. I still do. pic.twitter.com/i8AoSHV2OC
– Nandi Bushell (@Nandi_Bushell) March 19, 2023