Alien: The Strange Life and Times of Mendelson Joe by Mendelson JoeAlien: The Strange Life and Times of Mendelson Joe by Mendelson Joe

Alien: The Strange Life and Times of Mendelson Joe

byMendelson Joe

Paperback | October 1, 2000

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Mendelson Joe believes that speaking out can make a difference, that women are the only hope for the future, and that there’s truth in a good blues song; he doesn't believe in God, compromise, or schmaltz. Bringing together some of the best of Joe’s artwork, along with extensive interviews with the man and the people who know him, this book explores the world of this unique musician, artist, activist, and avid writer of letters to Canadian politicians and editors. Some of his writings extol that which fascinates him—the female body, motorcycles, rabbits, nature, art, and music—while others deride that which angers him—the stupidity of humans, the treatment of women by men, and racism. Joe also tells of touring the world with his blues-rock band, Mendelson McKenna Mainline, in the early 1970s, sharing stages with burlesque strippers, and discovering a passion for art after rescuing a set of acrylic paints from a garbage can.
Mendelson Joe is a painter, activist, and musician.
Title:Alien: The Strange Life and Times of Mendelson JoeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:October 1, 2000Publisher:ECW PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1550224263

ISBN - 13:9781550224269


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Unique Outlook on Life Reading this book about the life of artist/musician Mendelson Joe brought back memories of '70s Toronto. Full of snippets from Joe's life, his romances and relationships. I recommend this book!
Date published: 2004-02-13