Normal History Vol. 517: 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 …

Normal History Vol. 515: 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. “Historically, artists have been put into categories invented by the media, defined by journalists who grapple with language to supply the general …

Normal History Vol. 514: 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 history and power of image-based communication is overwhelming. I set out to make a short video about several of my favourite …

Normal History Vol. 512: 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. This is probably our longest song title and, considering it’s loaded up with two analogies (like a dog and like a horse) …

Normal History Vol. 511: 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. Late last year I got a Facebook notification that someone had mentioned Mecca Normal. The beauty of the faint cultural presence we …

Normal History Vol. 510: 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 34-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith. When Melody Maker (U.K.) called Mecca Normal “a two-person guerrilla campaign against apathy” it’s likely they were referring to the music and …

Normal History Vol. 509: 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 34-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith. Who Shot Elvis? simmers with captivating parables that knowingly portray regular folks and their deepest passions.” —Ray Gun magazine “The Way Of …

Normal History Vol. 508: 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 34-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith. “Step Into My Sphere”“Step into my sphere,”said the lady to the guy. “Don’t send your sphinx my way. Don’t send your sphinx to town.”  …