Normal History Vol. 486: 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.

“Don’t let her words completely overshadow their deeds.” —Illustrated Amateur essay arguing that Mecca Normal ought to be discussed amongst the avant-rock greats

“Alibi” from Sitting On Snaps (Matador, 1995) (download):

Happy 33rd Anniversary Live Aid

MAGNET editor-in-chief Eric T. Miller at Live Aid, July 13, 1985. He’s the 13-year-old stud in the glasses. (Not the shirtless stud with the shades—the nerdy one holding the shirt.) Also, today marks the second anniversary of the passing of Eric’s friend’s father, who not only took the above photo, but was kind enough to take him, his friend and his friend’s sister to a once-in-a-lifetime concert that lasted 14 hours in 100-degree heat. We miss you dearly.