Normal History Vol. 551: 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. It’s not just business. It’s everything we’ve worked on for the past 35 years wrapped up in a location where other artists …

Normal History Vol. 550: 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. “Repetition Is Political: On Walking Alone” by Ruth Joffre, June 20, 2019, The Kenyon Review (of books) “I Walk Alone” from Mecca …

Normal History Vol. 549: 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. Political songwriting is tricky. Being known as a cultural activist seems to negate the possibility that one might actually also be funny. …

Normal History Vol. 548: 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. Audio: Mecca Normal set on the Black Wedge Tour in 1986 at G.E.S.S.C.O. Olympia, Wash. “Tolerate Me” from Mecca Normal (Smarten UP!, …

Normal History Vol. 547: 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. “The activity of not attempting to get somewhere in terms of what already exists presents an opportunity to make things up as …