View Full Version : R.I.P. Joe Strummer...

12-22-2009, 10:46 AM
...7 years ago today :( It may have been only a few minutes to you when we met, but it was a moment of a lifetime to me. Cheers!


12-22-2009, 10:47 AM
Great pic!

12-22-2009, 11:01 AM
He looks kinda like Dracula.

12-22-2009, 12:41 PM
I can't believe it has been 7 years... RIP

12-22-2009, 01:38 PM
He looks thrilled...

12-22-2009, 01:47 PM
Steve is so proud of that pic.

12-22-2009, 01:48 PM
Who wouldn't be proud of that pic?

12-22-2009, 01:51 PM
I just mean he trots it out whenever it's remotely relevant.

12-22-2009, 02:44 PM
fuck yeah i do.

12-22-2009, 02:52 PM
He looks thrilled...

Considering he had food poisoning(if memory serves) and had just performed a set in the Irvine heat in July I don't blame him. He was more than gracious, though. Spent a good amount of time with the fans that day, even though he had every reason not to. That is Joe Strummer.

12-22-2009, 02:57 PM

12-22-2009, 03:02 PM
If I had a pic of me with Strummer, I'd whip it out all the time. He's one of my all-time heroes, and I'm sorry we have to pay tribute to his memory instead of talking about him in the now.

12-22-2009, 03:18 PM
I have it dead center on my music wall, along with the setlist from that day and another professional pic of him from years ago looking very James Dean-ish.

Just added this to the wall, too. A reproduction of the final Christmas card he sent out before his death in '02, the story behind the art is beautiful.


12-22-2009, 03:20 PM
In what form did he play at the Hootenanny you were at, Steve?

12-22-2009, 03:24 PM
It was Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros, did quite a few Clash songs/songs they covered back in the day..
Setlist was:
Shaktar Donetsk
Rudie Can't Fail
Mega Bottle Ride
Police and Thieves
Johnny Appleseed
Whiteman in Hammersmith Palais
I Fought the Law
Pressure Drop
Police On My Back
Walk on the Wildside
Bankrobber(wasn't on the list, but threw it in at the end)

12-22-2009, 03:25 PM
Wow, so you actually got to see Rudie Can't Fail played live in one form or another in your lifetime. That's tight.

12-22-2009, 04:48 PM
I wouldda been thrilled to meet him, and probably have that pic as my avatar...

12-22-2009, 08:47 PM
hell yeah i would

rage patton
12-22-2009, 11:06 PM
I remember it like it was yesterday. I can hardly believe it has been 7 years. He died far too young. RIP.

12-22-2009, 11:11 PM
I'm hoping some of the celebs I have met will hurry up and die so I can whip out the snaps we took together on various meaningful dates in the future.

12-24-2009, 11:54 AM
I'm hoping some of the celebs I have met will hurry up and die so I can whip out the snaps we took together on various meaningful dates in the future.

don't just sit around hoping, take matters into your own hands.

12-24-2009, 12:13 PM
hahaha YES