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My books' tracklists - #4: Once A Rat

This third and, for the time being, final part of the Tales of Istonnia series (and yes, I have a couple ideas about stories I’ll still need to write, but I need a wee break in which to write something completely different) was written mostly under the influence of Dire Straits’ Making Movies and Thin Lizzy’s Live and Dangerous. 402 more words


choose LOVE over GOLD

‘classic symptoms of a monetary squeeze’ (Industrial Disease)

Dire Straits “Love Over Gold”

Telegraph Road
Private Investigations
Industrial Disease
Love Over Gold
It Never Rains… 459 more words


a drive

Photo credit: Silvester Humaj

That feeling you get when it’s a 60 degree day at the end of November and the sky is black already at 5pm, but this evening there are enormous white clouds still floating by after the day’s downpours; you’re looking through the open moonroof at this sky, Van Morrison is singing… 185 more words


And now for a musical interlude....

Ah, Mark Knopfler- the guitar skills, the beautiful lyrics. Thanks to Boodles for pointing me to this one!

Darling Pretty – Mark Knopfler


Dire Straits

How smart were Dire Straits? They wrote a song mocking MTV for allowing people with no musical talent to become famous—and then became superstars when the video for that same song became one of the most popular MTV offerings of all time. 580 more words


Top 21 of ’78 - #9

#9 – Dire Straits – “Sultans of Swing” – (1978)

I like to think that, with this song, Mark Knopfler predicted the coming of swing revival. 60 more words