Friday….this is a good thing! Once in a while I stumble over a blog that I just have to share as a single item and this morning is one such time. Please check the fantastic photos and commentary over at the selvedge yard blog.
All too often we downplay our passion and dedication for something – perhaps due to a fear of being let down. The Clash seemed to run the right course for the right reasons. Yes it ended too soon, and yeah some mistakes were made but if you are close to my age and fell in love with the potential of a band and music in general it may well have been due to The Clash. A band that made you go to the library and the record shop. A band that made you know that questioning what was considered safe wasn’t dangerous. A band that made you feel capable of coping with the shit of daily life and fighting for something (anything) that you believed in. One of the quotes I see most often recently is “We need The Clash/Joe more than ever now”. I argue we still have them, so let’s make sure others do too. Nothing lasts forever but music and art can come close.