Normal History Vol. 743: 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.

This song, and several others on the album, are directly out of my yet-to-be-published novels about a small museum devoted to political art. The novel may never be published, but I have every intention of opening the museum as part of the Free Artist Residency For Progressive Social Change.

In a final pie-in-the-sky sprint toward the purchase of property for the project, I recently attempted to generate interest from philanthropists. Weirdly, a person who is in a position to facilitate that partnering intends to introduce me to potential candidates.

“Maisy’s Death” from Empathy For The Evil (M’lady’s, 2014) (download):