Normal History Vol. 725: 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.

Strangely, the album that this song is on feels quite recent (The Observer, 2006), while the online dating experiences my lyrics describe seem like a lifetime ago.

It was a total thrill that Jessica Hopper included her review of the album in her book The First Collection Of Criticism By A Living Female Rock Critic, which was published in 2015, while I was still considering it plausible to partner-up with a man. Now, a scant seven years later, with my paintings selling like hotcakes and a viable plan to open the Free Artist Residency For Progressive Social Change, not much is farther from my mind than the idea of a romantic relationship.

“Attraction Is Ephemeral” from The Observer (Kill Rock Stars, 2006) (download):