Normal History Vol. 605: 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.

It was great to get the professional treatment from the upper echelon of media from the CBC Radio national arts program q with Tom Power. Bing bang bong. The segment opened with Mecca Normal’s “I Walk Alone” with Tom coming in to explain our legacy in a few snappy sentence written by the producer I spoke to at length prior to pre-taping. I was ready and understood the 15-minutes-of-fame factor.

War Between The Neighbours” from Janis Zeppelin (Smarten Up!, 2003) (download):