Last week was International Clash Day, a new holiday started by Seattle radio station KEXP a few years ago and has now gone global. It gives me faith in humanity that the Clash are still beloved by music fans. There’s not a day that goes by I don’t think of Joe Strummer, I especially love his lyrical style and the soul he puts into his music. This is one of his songs I pulled up today to listen to, ‘Johnny Appleseed’:
I’ve been digging through a bunch stuff from my studio in Venice Beach, and in a box with thousands of cables and other electronic castaways, I found this original iPod from 2001. And it still works! I was completely surprised to see it boot up when I plugged it in just for fun, and then I raced (scrolled very quickly on the olde wheel, pre-touch screen) to see what playlists I was listening to ten years ago.
I am very pleased to see the Clash are ever-present in my history.