Every so often I’d trade in the sunshine and perfect weather of San Diego for a few days of overcast and chilly London (perhaps slightly moreso post David Cameron). Important football matches, the occasional concert and events like last nights’ in Ladbroke Grove would fall into that category. In my humble opinion it’s close on a decade overdue but London has at last got a Joe Strummer mural of her very own and it probably couldn’t be in a much more appropriate part of town than just off the Portobello Road (on Blenheim Crescent).
I’ll have a special first hand account of proceedings in time but for those of you who were there and us further afield please join me in raising a glass to Gary Loveridge for conceiving and organising the mural and of course Emma Harrison for painting it. It captures a more mature Joe (Mescaleros era) in his natural habitat on stage with the famed telecaster at hand. I love the elements of The Mescaleros logo and the campfire and even though the colours are a bit Watford Football Club we’ll have to let that pass.
We were very fortunate to have had Pete Stevens on hand to capture the unveiling and as always his photographs make you feel like you were there enjoying a very special and warm (despite the coats) evening in the Grove. As always thanks to Pete, we really appreciate it and you can click on the slideshow below to view all images.
More soon as ever, thanks for checking in.
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