Normal History Vol. 407: 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 33-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith.

I recently switched email programs. The new one gave me the option to upload audio notification, so I added part of a song I created a few years ago. As it turns out, this wee bit of audio fits into almost every film or whatever music I might be listening to when an email arrives.

It’s me telling me, “It’s OK,” a few times. I mean … I know it isn’t actually OK, but I feel better hearing it. If anyone wants it for their email program, let me know and I’ll send it to you.

“Sha La La La La” from the album Mecca Normal (Smarten UP!, 1986; reissued by K, 1995) (download):