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.
“When we make things, we find our associates and allies. We find our communities, and everything that comes along with that, including the power to resist and reasons for actual joy.” —Jean Smith, in an interview about the Free Artist Residency For Progressive Social Change
“Maisy’s Death” from Empathy For The Evil (M’lady’s, 2014) (download):
40 years ago today, XTC released Drums And Wires. 24 year prior on the same day, Colin Moulding—who wrote the LP’s hit “Making Plans For Nigel”—was born. Read our classic Q&A with Andy Partridge (make sure you read the ending; it’s awesome):