[Beautiful Wisdom from] Joe Strummer: 21 August 1952-22 December 2002

Reblogging this on what would have been Joe’s 64th birthday!

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Three Day Quote Challenge-Day Three: George Bernard Shaw and Joe Strummer

The rules call for one quote per day. Ever the rebel, I’m ending the challenge with two. I will not choose between my favourite (dead) writers, and you can’t make me! Waaaahhhhh!

George Bernard Shaw Quote

George Bernard Shaw Quote

Joe Strummer Quote

Joe Strummer Quote

Thus ends this fun exercise. Thanks for reading!


I was  nominated for the Three Day Quote Challenge by Sita Rasa. Thanks so much!

Here are the actual “rules” for the quote challenge:

– Post one quote for three days (they may be your words or from another source)

– Nominate three bloggers each day to participate

– Thank the blogger who nominated you

I’m following numbers one and three. As for two…well, if you’d like to participate (and you should, because it is fun) feel free to nominate yourself.

Here’s to You, Joe (Strummer)!

Joe Strummer died, tragically and unexpectedly, on 22 December 2002.

Joe Strummer

Joe Strummer: 21 August 1952-22 December 2002.

50 Things You Never Knew About The Clash [NME]-This list is great for anyone in need of a crash course on The Only Band That Matters.

Daily Diversion #241: Early Christmas Gift…

…to myself.

The Ballad of Joe Strummer

The Ballad of Joe Strummer by Chris Salewicz

“Authority is supposedly grounded in wisdom, but I could see from a very early age that authority was only a system of control and it didn’t have any inherent wisdom. I quickly realised that you either became a power or you were crushed.”-Joe Strummer

Daily Diversion #36: Then You Realise That You Got to Have a Purpose*

I came across this whilst wandering around Half Price Books last night. It called my name to the scream of a punk beat. “I’m yours, yours, YOURS, Maeeedezzzzzzzzzzz!”

Route 19 Revisited

Route 19 Revisited

How could I resist, especially on the eve of Joe’s birthday?

Route 19 Revisited, The Clash and London Calling

Route 19 Revisited, The Clash and London Calling

He would have been 60 years old today.

*From Clash City Rockers by The Clash