Strummer and me

Story by:  Kari O.
Recorded:  January 2014, New York, NY
Music:  Etienne V, The Clash, Disorder 45, J.P. Mounier, So Far As I Know, Tryad, Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros.

Spending the summer in California while her mother convalesces from a grave illness, a 12 year-old finds herself suddenly alone at a rock concert outside of L.A.  The man she meets at that event, and the brief time they spend together, changes her life.

Kari O. in front of the Joe Strummer mural at the Niagara Bar, East Village, NYC, Summer 2013

Kari O. grew up in Minneapolis and attended Swarthmore College. She currently lives in New York City where she is pursuing her interests in dramaturgy and playwriting, with a little punk rawk on the side. 

To read more about Joe Strummer's life and work, visit Strummerville or check out his bio on Wikipedia.

“Uncle Joe:” a retablo by M. Jack. Retablos, or devotional paintings, are made by those wanting to show devotion to their patron saints. They are also given as expressions of gratitude when the saints are there for their devotees in times of great need. 

“Uncle Joe:” a retablo by M. Jack. Retablos, or devotional paintings, are made by those wanting to show devotion to their patron saints. They are also given as expressions of gratitude when the saints are there for their devotees in times of great need.