Jack White and Conan O'Brien have an odd history together. In the late '90s, O'Brien traveled to Detroit for a "Late Night" remote bit, and met a upholsterer who played blues rock named Jack at a bowling alley. Several years later, Jack hit it big with his band "The White Stripes," and he and Conan remained loyal to each other, supporting each other throughout their careers. O'Brien even cut a vinyl record at White's Third Man Records compound in Nashville during his hiatus between NBC and TBS.
For the fourth installment of "Serious Jibber-Jabber," O'Brien's non-comedic online talk show, the two have a sprawling 75-minute conversation in which they discuss music, Catholicism, authenticity in art and even how White's philosophy about upholstery seeped its way into his music. For instance, this web video was shot on 35 mm film. Don't question, just embrace.
The two men obviously share a fondness for the music and sensibilities of yesteryear, so it's fun to listen to them swap stories and philosophies.