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Once Upon a Time in the West

Yes it’s no use saying that you don’t know nothing
It’s still gonna get you if you don’t do something
Sitting on a fence that’s a dangerous course… 94 more words


Dire Straits - Money for Nothin'

I’m not going to lie, I chose my first music video to review mostly based on its references to MTV. I just can’t resist the begging call of “I want my…I want my I want my MTV!” A phrase which became so popular many know the song by those lyrics alone. 628 more words

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Happy Birthday Mark Knopfler

Back in 1977 Mark Knopfler and his brother David founded one of the iconic bands of my experience. Their eponymous first album, Dire Straits, is one of my favourites.   146 more words


Walk of Life: Dire Straits; Shooter Jennings; Brad Paisley

Hello there! This week’s blog entry is Walk of Life. This is a lovely, bouncy rock ‘n roll song composed by Mark Knopfler. We will start with a brief review of the career of his group Dire Straits. 2,240 more words

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Dire Straits (II): so good, so short

Written on the 24th of January, 2015

Mark Knopfler didn’t waste time after Communiqué, and Making Movies, the band’s third album, was ready only months after their sophomore effort. 507 more words


Catherine Lacey--"Because You Have To" (Harper's, July 2017)

SOUNDTRACK: ALBIN LEE MELDAU-Tiny Desk Concert #637 (July 20, 2017).

I’d never heard of Albin Lee Meldau.  His style reminds me of a number of gruff powerful-voiced singers. 880 more words

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He Said, She Said - Recaps for 7/24/17

We are down to the final week before the trade deadline.  Who’s gonna go?  Who’s gonna stay?  We’ve already had quite a few interesting moves, but I’m still looking forward to that big headline deal.  548 more words