Normal History Vol. 724: 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 40-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith.

While the title of this song is about my online-dating experiences, it also feels like a weird take on a strange tour I did in 1998. If anyone had told me I’d be standing on a huge stage in front of 1,500 or so people interjecting Mecca Normal songs into the middle of an Indigo Girls song, I would have wondered how they became so confused about so many things. Sure, we share an activist nature, and yes, there are basic similarities in our primarily voice-and-guitar structures, but they’re folk and we’re punk. 

“Im Not Into Being The Woman Youre With While Youre Looking For The Woman You Want” from The Observer (Kill Rock Stars, 2006) (download):