The Sad Lingering Impact of Joe Strummer Not Being Here

Pic by Des Brownlie

Over the past few years I’ve lost a number of musical heroes. David Bowie was an absolute god during my teens but when he left us, my emotional response was strangely muted.

I’m not sure why — Perhaps because I’d drifted away from him musically as the decades continued or perhaps there was some acceptance that he was of an age when these things happen.