Saturday, December 22, 2012

Joe Strummer Day

Today's 'Joe Strummer Day' is the 10th anniversary of his untimely death at the age of 50.  This gives me an unpleasant jolt as I fill out my race applications for next summer with the race age of 49.

I could post some maudlin tribute thing that will have me bawling by the end but screw that.

Lola sez you should go put on 'London Calling', turn it up to 10 and shout along at the top of your lungs.

Strummer prefers their debut album, way more punk.  And don't forget to bring a toy.

I've got a soft spot these days for his later work with the Mescaleros.  So sad he had to go while he was still treating us to such great music but at least we can enjoy what he left behind.

'Johnny Appleseed' live on David Letterman

 'Coma Girl'

Rock On.


  1. So many with such talent die so young. I expect we'll all live to be a hundred and 10 and in great health, too. Even if we don't become famous rock stars.

  2. Who says it's too late to become a famous rock star?

  3. It's not too late! Go for it!