In a nutshell: December 22 will mark the tenth anniversary of the untimely death of Joe Strummer, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and leading force of the punk-rock band, The Clash. Here are links to some appreciations of Strummer, and to my own April 2012 post on Strummer as Critical Pedagogue.
Joe Strummer, singer, songwriter, guitarist, leader of The Clash, and provocateur of critical pedagogy through punk rock, died of a quite unexpected heart attack as the result of an undiagnosed congenital condition at the age of 50 on December 22, 2002. There was a nice piece on NPR about him this morning, and I also found this article in SPIN magazine. If readers of Pedagogishness want to send me links to other appreciations of Strummer, I will add them.
Back on April 24, I posted an entry on Pedagogishness about Joe Strummer's influence on my own "post-punk pedagogy," which turned out to be more about the many Joe Strummer stand-ins and lookalikes in my life, but may still be worth a read.