It’s hard to believe that ten years have passed since Joe Strummer died. I’ve always appreciated his music – The Clash and the Mescaleros. When listening to him sing, you could just tell he was sincere. Unfortunately, I wasn’t old enough to appreciate The Clash when they were still a band and I never got a chance to see The Mescaleros tour. So today, on the ten year anniversary of his death, put on some Clash (or The Mescaleros) and just remember how talented he really was. Unfortunately, because of my age, I don’t have a profound “if it wasn’t for The Clash, I wouldn’t listen to punk” story, but I will always appreciate his music – music that is just as poignant and relevant today as it was when he wrote it.
Hell, maybe you could even consider making a donation to Strummerville today.