Normal History Vol. 406: 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 32-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith.

I have to admit it was a bit difficult to settle back into the very quiet life of the painter after playing a few very exciting Mecca Normal shows in October. It always feels like a great luxury to be in front of an audience, especially ones that might know something about our history.

“Tolerate Me” from the album Mecca Normal (Smarten UP!, 1986; reissued by K, 1995) (download):