Here's another show from The Clash's stand at Bond's. Kind of pulled it at random out of a folder and had it playing while I finished a final draft on my novel.
I know I went into some of this a little before, but Joe Strummer really gives me what I need to get through some shitty times. This business of publishing books is merciless--nobody ever told me otherwise. But listening to some of these shows reminds me why I'm doing it. I'm working on something I believe in, and I'm not going to wait for a gatekeeper to tell me when it's alright to put it out there. If I could bottle just a little of the intensity Joe had for his music...
I've been writing for ten years. For the first five I didn't have a clue. Then I learned about agents and querying and marketing and writing didn't feel as fun. But the changing market makes it all very exciting for me again. I think it's the idea of putting out what I want, when I want without waiting for a marketing department to approve it. Writing this way approximates the way The Clash released their music--on their own terms, even if they lost money. That's why they're the only band that matters, and always will be.
Here's the setlist from http://sugarmegs.org/
Bonds International Casino
Times Square, New York (Evening Show)
June 13th 1981
Trade > CDR > EAC > WAV > Traders Little Helper > FLAC
Safe European Home
Train in Vain
White Man in Ham Palais
Guns of Brixton
The Call Up
Ivan Meets GI Joe
Charlie Don't Surf
Somebody Got Murdered
Police and Thieves
One More Time
New York Burns
Brand New Cadilliac
Download here: http://www.archive.org/serve/Clash1981-06-13EveningBondsInternationalCasinoNYC/Clash1981-06-13EveningBondsInternationalCasinoNYC.wma