July 18, 2007

When Fender asked me to help out with the Joe Strummer Telecaster package I was incredibly excited to be able to contribute to the legacy of a man whose music and actions have been such an inspiration for me. When I was asked to write up something about Joe’s inspiration I decided a personal letter I sent to him in the summer before he died would be better than anything else. Some of my friends at Epitaph records called me and said Joe Strummer was at their office if I wanted to come by to meet him. One of my only regrets in life is that I did not deliver this letter and its accompanying package of posters in person. Joe may be gone, but his influence lives everywhere.

Check out the webpage: http://www.fender.com/joestrummer/