A film I just have to see.
The Nicaragua link?
Well there's The Clash album Sandinista!
Oh and his soundtrack to the very same film included tunes entitled Ometepe and Nica Libre.
I also found out this little snippet about his time living here:
"Strummer lived in Nicaragua for six months while we shot and edited 'Walker'. He was the guy who named his album "Sandinista", and he was a happy man composing music there.
"Richard Beggs recalled how, as he mixed his effects and dialogue with Joe's music, Strummer took up residence in a cupboard in the corridor outside the mixing room. It was something to keep the vacuum cleaner in, but Strummer made it his office, inhabited it, and kept his rolling papers, lighter, notebook, guitar, and other essentials there. It was the same in Nicaragua. No matter where we were, or what the difficulties, Strummer would always establish a little niche somewhere, in which to plot, and smoke, and dream."
The same place also has the following line which tickle me mainly because it mentions both my home and my current home.
"Joe was prepared to fight for workers rights from Nicaragua to Newcastle. It's a fitting tribute to him that one of his last UK shows was a firefighters benefit that he financed out of his own pocket."
Both lines from here.
Film link from here.