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 39-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith.
We’re always gauging between saying too much and not saying anything at all. Much consideration is given to nuanced communication in relationships, literature, films, music, politics. Are we of an underclass, walking on eggshells for one reason or another? This face, that of an older, white male, is on tenterhooks as the potential to re-envision power and control cycles in and out of focus.
“Something To Be Said” from Sitting On Snaps (Matador, 1995) (download):