Dinner and music with Mike, then off to the Starry Plough with him and Roger to see The Mekons, still Mekons after 25 years, without fading and then re-appearing, or having to “get the band back together” or any of that nonsense, they’ve just always been, though I had never seen them …. raising the question, “What if Donovan and the Clash fell in love and got married and had a baby, would it be The Mekons?” … Which raises the question, “What year will it be when you flip to the oldies station on the radio and hear punk rock?” And so a very worth-it night, shredding raw guitar with violin and accordion, sense of humor and also some shredding raw politics. Sally Tims, she has a strange allure.

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