Normal History Vol. 582: The Art Of David Lester

Every week, 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 36-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith.

Mrs. McGillvary was a tiny spinster
born in a teacup
she pronounced the “d” in Wednesday
and corrected radio announcers by phone

Mr. Thorn’s suits were thin 
at the elbows and knees
there was no Mrs. Thorn

God was tired of kicking Miss Whitely
every time she let her guard down
Miss Whitely was even tireder than God

They’ll train you
they’ll take you by the hand
they’ll teach you
and tell you where to stand

“Mrs. McGillvary” from The Eagle And The Poodle (Matador, 1996) (download):