Normal History Vol. 544: 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.

In the middle of July, Mecca Normal’s 35th anniversary micro tour connected with overlapping and unique communities in Vancouver, Seattle, Olympia and Anacortes. Topics of conversation included—but were not limited to—why my friends and I are still singing about misogyny, and the idea of increasing the price of my $100 USD paintings to raise enough money to open the Free Artist Residency for Progressive Social Change.

“Odele’s Bath” from Empathy For The Evil (M’lady’s, 2014) (download):