Monday, August 4, 2008

Raise a toast to St. Joe

"Lets raise a toast to St. Joe Strummer. I think he was our only decent teacher."
- From the song Constructive Summer by The Hold Steady.

This is one of the last lines from the first song on the recently released album Stay Positive by The Hold Steady...and I couldn't agree more with the sentiment.

Joe Strummer was many things, but one of them for sure was an example of how to be human. If you don't know much about Joe, I urge you to check his story out.

Unfortunately he died in 2002 of a congenital heart condition at age 50. However, through his music he will live forever. There are lots of books, movies and music out there that you can look into to receive the wisdom of "St. Joe."

NOTE: The picture in this post was NOT taken by me. It was taken by Bob Gruen.

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