I’m really excited to share this week’s show with you. Really excited. Can I emphasize that any more? Joe Rebel once again has put together a two hour show that simply made my day. It’s chock full o’ Mick Jones—the best of, but the best of through rarities, live tracks and other gems. For anyone that is a fan, new or old, or even anyone out there in the younger set that is curious as to who this illustrious Mick Jones character is…dig in and dive deep! Trash City Radio Show archive –
As I listened to the show something occurred to me about just how the music of The Clash, Mick Jones, Joe Strummer has always affected and still affects me. This is something that I’ve never stopped to actually put into a single cohesive thought before the other day when I was listening to the show. As each track unfolded, I was confronted with Mick Jones as the Clash. Then again as BAD, Carbon Silicon, with Joe Strummer and without, and so on. What hit me was this. When I hear Mick Jones/The Clash and along side Joe Strummer, I feel a sense of invincibility, empowerment: fist up! You can do anything! When I hear Joe Strummer on his own, I feel this total sense of love and compassion, even for this crazy and sometimes downright cruel and depressing world around me. When Mick Jones as BAD emerges, I feel this overwhelming sense of happiness. Maybe it is because of the age I was when I first stumbled upon BAD and first heard “V. Thirteen.” Total joy and an inescapable urge to dance. But then again, after all these years of the music and finally seeing him perform live (not once, not twice, but four times in the past year and a half, if you can believe…I can’t), that feeling has never gone away. So back to the Trash City special and my two million-word essay/point. Listening to this show on Tuesday, I was not a passive listener. My emotions ran the gamut and my body moved with joy. In the end, the only way I can put it is that I was dying of the happy! Yes, happy is the new disease, and it’s a good one and it’s contagious.
Enough of me, time for us to say thanks Joe R and congratulate him on his 200th installment of Trash City Radio Show! And keep on, there a lot of us out here tuning in every week that rely on you!
And now…here it is. Play it loud! And get up and dance already!
Trash City Radio Show archive –
All photos taken by myself or my sister Ady via our live music/travel site Sisters Dissonance.