Monday, December 23, 2002
R.I.P., Joe Strummer

Joe Strummer, of the Clash, has died. Story here from CNN.

Like several other bands of that era that I really really loved, particularly Minutemen, I never could stand the Clash's politics -- Sandanista this, Sandanista that, Sandanista out the ass -- but their tunes were great, their energy was entirely appropriate for the moment, and they and their members, particularly Joe Strummer, deserve credit and respect and rememberance for what they created.