LegendaryMonkey: Alllllbert! Alberto! Stop practicing your goose-stepping or whatever it is you're doing and pay attention. I've got a brand new spin on the revolution and you're going to love it.
Generalissimo Alberto: Hush up, womanchild. The people need to see us stepping tall and looking proud.
LM: No! They need — well, maybe it's more we need... anyway, vox populi, my friend! We've not been paying attention. If we really want to elevate Jack and Meg as the one... er, two True Saviors of Music — and perhaps the world — then we must turn to the people. And we need to sing. And what White Stripes song do the people love to sing?
White Blood Cells, 2002
LM: "Hotel Yorba" is a staple at live shows because it's one of the most beloved of all the White Stripes catalogue. It's a happy-fun song with country rhythms that, along with "Now Mary," a later track from the same album, helped to pave the way for later White Stripes songs like "Little Ghost." If "Hotel Yorba" wasn't as popular as it is, I doubt we'd have seen that song... but I'm getting off track. We're going to join hands and strum guitars--
GA: At the same time?
LM: Uh, no. I guess that does present something of a difficulty. Well, some will strum guitars and some will join hands, but we're all going to sing "Hotel Yorba."
GA: Have you been in my medicine cabinet again? Best be careful which bag of dope you pull out of my jacket, little Monkey Mia.
LM: Your meds have nothing to do with this. It's strategery, y'know? It worked in the sixties! Flower power and Dylan... "Blowin' in the Wind" and rolling stones and free love as a cleansing tonic for the mind and soul. The music moved the people and the people cried for change. Throughout our movement, we've been talking about music, and we've been talking about change, but we forgot to use the music to bring about the change. And "Hotel Yorba" is a very Dylan-esque song, and it's popular, so why not start there?