1. Form an Ambient Noise Duo with a Metronome
Pro: In one fell swoop, she can answer to of her biggest criticisms as a drummer: that she’s a non-presence on singles and more than a little sloppy. If she goes all in on simplicity, which she calls her greatest strength, who knows how far she’ll go!
Con: She still runs the risk of being pegged as the member who can’t pull her weight by critics everywhere.
2. Join Tilly and The Wall
Pro: The indie pop band doesn’t have a drummer to provide their beats, but rather a tap dancer. Meg’s reputation as an MIA drummer probably wouldn’t make it a problem to have both, either.
Con: There goes the no-drummer schtick.
3. Go Solo, Write Angry Songs About Jack White
Pro: Even though the split seemed amicable, this would be classic boy-girl band breakup. The songs may not be good, but they’ll definitely sell.
Con: Is the Taylor Swift model of lonesomeness really a respectable one to follow?
4. Keep Practicing Until The White Stripes’ Reunion Tour
Pro: It’s inevitable that they’ll reunite to play some big shows down the road. May as well take some lessons and blow everyone away ten years from now?
Con: All the 42-year-olds in the sold-out Madison Square Garden crowd will be too belligerent to notice.
5. Pull a Courtney Love
Pro: Get wild! Go a little crazy! Give Charlie Sheen a call — he’ll help a sister out! That way, she can sell some tabloid covers and spice up that boring old Wikipedia page of hers. Maybe even get a cool tribal armband tattoo out of it.
Con: Tribal armbands aren’t cool. Also, poor Courtney.
6. Open a Rock Music School for Children (After Failing at Starting a Band with Them)
Pro: It worked in School of Rock.
Con: It’s lifted directly from the plot of School of Rock.