Normal History Vol. 507: 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.

Every now and then Mecca Normal sends out an email newsletter. Typically it’s when we have exciting news, which, considering we’ve been making music and art for 35 years, the concept of excitement can be pretty exciting! To us it’s exciting that we’re still working together, collaborating on art projects, ready to perform as Mecca Normal as necessary, but sending out an email announcing these subtle successes seems weird. The focus of the recent newsletter is the live album, David’s art show and my 600th painting selling from my personal Facebook page

“The Orbit” from Who Shot Elvis? (Matador, 1997) (download):