On Wednesday 21st August there was a party to remember Joe Strummer at the biker-run venue Jo’s Cafe just outside San Jose in southern Spain. Joe used to like hanging out there. A warren of sofa-filled mud-built enclaves, giant motor-bikes and cacti, the bar (ceiling made from old jeans and other strange fabrics) was heaving as midnight approached. The moon was full as el-Doghouse (Richard Dudanski and Tom Ladener’s project) took to the stage. In the second half of their set they were joined by Antonio Arias, lead singer and bass player from Lagartija Nick and Tymon Dogg on violin. Members of Joe’s family were there and it was a joyful occasion to remember a special man and dear friend to many in attendance.
Remembering Joe Strummer Under a Full Moon