I deeply miss my friend Joe Strummer. He was the strongest of men, a real inspirational leader, a guy who never seemed to tire of listening to people and talking to them, learning and teaching all the time. He had true compassion for everyone he met. He was the nicest and also the most fun loving person I’ve known.
Joe Strummer and his band the Mescaleros played their new album, “Global A Go-Go” at the Virgin Megastore in Times Square. The new songs are very good, with a mix of many musical forms coming together so well that once you hear it you want to keep playing it over and over. They are playing a mini tour of record stores in major cities to be followed by a full scale tour in the fall. Watch for them!