Normal History Vol. 519: 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 35-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith.

Known for the intensity of our live shows, this one (Montreal 1996 with Peter Jefferies on drums) borders on incendiary. Maybe it’s just me, but I figure the guitar and the drums are both trying to get the last word, while I felt I needed to elevate my performance to justify the drama.

“I Hear You” from The Family Swan (Kill Rock Stars, 2002) (download):