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Does This Question Make Me Look Dumb?

During one of my trips to Canada to visit my Toronto-resident daughter, I was introduced to a Vancouver-based indie rock outfit called Said The Whale… 1,031 more words


Disco: Villain or Catalyst for Change? by Gavin Lakin – Post 5

By the time 1977 rolled around, popular music was again going through one of its redefining moments. For the next three years, during the tail end of the 1970s, rock music began its unparalleled trajectory into what I call… 878 more words


Dire Straits: Alchemy

This was my first Dire Straits album. In June of 1985, they released their “Money For Nothing” single and it was everywhere for the rest of the year. 650 more words


Ten Left Handed Guitarists + 1

Tony Iommi
Paul Simon
Paul McCartney
Mark Knopfler
Kurt Cobain
Jimi Hendrix
Dick Dale
David Byrne
Bob Geldof
Albert King
Simon J Kyte



March 12: AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Boston, Dire Straits, The Eagles, Led Zeppelin, Pearl Jam

This week, we’ll be looking at some of the biggest-selling albums of all time, according to the RIAA and Wikipedia. A lot of the best-selling albums ever are Best Of collections (e.g. 796 more words


There’s so many different worlds

So many different suns

And we just have one world

But we live in different ones.

— Mark Knopfler – Brothers in arms

Dire Straits (I): the 70s

Written on the 25th of May 2014

As I wrote in my last post, enough with The Alan Parsons Project. This time I’ll start talking about one of those bands that are true “classics” for me, one of those bands I remember listening to during long car trips when I was a very young child, before my parents basically confined themselves to classical music and jazz. 1,116 more words