Footage from Fast Forward festival in Holland and the Covered Wagon in SF. Put together by Jean Smith for Normal History our weekly Magnet Magazine collaboration.

Are You Hungry Joe?
Fight For a Little
I Walk Alone
Orange Sunset
Beaten Down
Who Told You So?
Smile Baby
Don’t Shoot
Will He Change?
Trapped Against
Armchairs Fit Through Doorways
Strong White Male

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Live in Montréal 1996

23 years after the fact!  The only live album! Mecca Normal with Peter Jefferies on drums! Unlike most of the other albums in the Brave New Waves series, our session was recorded at a show and not in the CBC studios.

Available in early 2019 on CD // LP (fewer tracks) // BandCamp (Artoffact Records)

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1. Water Cuts My Hands (5:09)
2. Prize Arm (1:41)
3. Don’t Shoot (3:23)
4. Tower Island (3:00)
5. Revival of Cruelty (2:12)
6. The Dogs (4:16)
7. Drive At / Peach-a-Vanilla (3:31)
8. Ribbon (5:28)
9. Man Thinks Woman / Strong White Male / I Walk Alone (7:00)
10. Armchairs Fit through Doorways (4:28)
11. Are You Hungry Joe? (4:04)
12. Crimson Dragnet (5:00)
13. Mecca Normal, Brave New Waves CBC interview, 1986 (1:25)
14. You’ll Never Know (3:09)
15. Black Star (2:03)
16. Hideous (4:15)
17. Alibi (3:39)

Tracks 1-12 recorded live at The Cabaret in Montréal, Québec, April 16, 1996 for broadcast on CBC Brave New Waves.

Track 13 recorded at the CBC in Montréal with Brave New Waves host Brent Bambury in 1986.

Tracks 14-17 recorded by Kevin Komoda at DNA Studios in Montréal for a Mecca Normal Brave New Waves session with Patti Schmidt on September 21, 1993.

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Jean Smith’s $100 USD paintings (11 x 14″) on the LP insert and CD digipak interior

Mecca Normal poster Montreal, BNW, 1996

500th Painting SOLD!

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200+ $100 USD paintings currently available

Jean Smith painting website

 

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14 x 11″ acrylic on canvas panel. Music by Mecca Normal (Jean Smith vocals and David Lester guitar).

Currently Available $100 Paintings by Jean Smith

The Jealous Curator

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“First, oh my word I love these portraits {acrylic on canvas panel} so, so, so much. Second, Canadian rocker turned painter Jean Smith sells these paintings on Facebook for $100 a pop. WHAT? Yes, true story. Are you wondering what you’re still doing here and why you’re not over there buying a whole bunch of these 11×14 beauties? Me too. Here you go… Jean’s Facebook page. You’re welcome.” – The Jealous Curator

$100 USD contemporary portrait paintings currently available

 

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The Art of David Lester

April 22, 2017

Normal History: The Art of David Lester our weekly column, a collaboration for Magnet Magazine. Illustrations by David Lester with  captions that can turn into short stories by Jean Smith. Every week a  Mecca Normal song to hear or download.

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From Mecca Normal’s most recent album (2014) Jean Smith vocals and David Lester guitar.