Normal History Vol. 263: The Art Of David Lester

Every Saturday, we’ll be posting a new illustration by David Lester. The Mecca Normal guitarist is visually documenting people, places and events from his band’s 29-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith.

An excerpt from Obliterating History – a guitar-making mystery, domination & submission in a small town garage, a novel by Jean Smith

The stories Frank tells Carol utilize his ability to improvise with an amazing degree of creativity. If, for instance, Frank started a story about Jackson Pollack and described him as a heavy drinker, he’d see how that registered across the table, on Carol’s face, in whichever quiet café they were sitting in after visiting a museum or before a night of jazz somewhere mysterious that Frank had found, that he couldn’t wait to show her.

“I’m Not Into Being The Woman You’re With While You’re Looking For The Woman You Want,” from The Observer (Kill Rock Stars, 2006) (download):