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Title: Mark on Shaun Keaveny of BBC Radio 6 April 2nd
Post by: allen on March 28, 2015, 01:32:35 am
Shaun's Eighth Anniversary on Breakfast, plus Mark Knopfler
Shaun Keaveny

Thursday sees Shaun 8th Anniversary on the Breakfast Show. He celebrates by welcoming the one guest he's been trying to track down for all these years - Mark Knopfler to the show. Mark will be chatting about his eighth solo album - 'Tracker' which features 11 new Knopfler songs inspired by a wide range of subjects including Beryl Bainbridge and Basil Bunting. They'll chat about the album and up coming tour and Keaveny's lifelong desire to meet the great man.

All this plus Matt Everritt joins with the latest Music News and we're after your anniversary Earworms before 8am.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05p2f80
Title: Re: Mark on Shaun Keaveny of BBC Radio 6 April 2
Post by: Knopflerfan on March 28, 2015, 08:23:53 pm
Thanks for the info.. :wave
Title: Re: Mark on Shaun Keaveny of BBC Radio 6 April 2nd
Post by: allen on April 02, 2015, 09:36:26 am
Anyone knows if this programme is live or prerecorded?

Wishes
Allen
Title: Re: Mark on Shaun Keaveny of BBC Radio 6 April 2nd
Post by: shangri la 1 on April 02, 2015, 10:19:46 am
Nice interview so far. "A new song written recently called:- Matchstick Man, maybe I'll record it one day"
Playing Laughs & smokes ......... at the moment 10 min to go....
Title: Re: Mark on Shaun Keaveny of BBC Radio 6 April 2nd
Post by: superval99 on April 02, 2015, 10:34:10 am
I only tuned in about ten minutes ago, but what a lovely interview!   It was so touching to hear about the fan letter that Shaun wrote to DS and Mark when he was 15 years old and it was returned to him with "Gone Away" written on the unopened envelope, unknown to MK!   Shaun showed MK the letter and Mark read it, live on the radio!   I'm afraid I was welling up at that point!   I hope I can listen again!    :)

EDIT:  The letter is still on the website, read by MK!
Title: Re: Mark on Shaun Keaveny of BBC Radio 6 April 2nd
Post by: yontwocrows on April 02, 2015, 12:42:15 pm
The whole show is here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05p2f80 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05p2f80)
MK interview starts at 02:03:40  :wave
Title: Re: Mark on Shaun Keaveny of BBC Radio 6 April 2nd
Post by: the visitor on April 02, 2015, 01:03:54 pm
Only caught a bit of this but really nice to hear someone interview MK who is very clearly a big fan . makes for a much better interview
Title: Re: Mark on Shaun Keaveny of BBC Radio 6 April 2nd
Post by: superval99 on April 02, 2015, 01:26:59 pm
Just finished listening to all of Mark's interview and it was one of the best I have heard.  It was such a warm and relaxed atmosphere and I agree with the visitor that talking to a real fan makes the difference.   :)
Title: Re: Mark on Shaun Keaveny of BBC Radio 6 April 2nd
Post by: LoveExpresso on April 02, 2015, 02:44:54 pm
And Mark already mentioning "the next album"...  :thumbsup

LE
Title: Re: Mark on Shaun Keaveny of BBC Radio 6 April 2nd
Post by: binone on April 02, 2015, 04:21:45 pm
I love the way he reads the letter.  could be a fantastic radio speaker.
Title: Re: Mark on Shaun Keaveny of BBC Radio 6 April 2nd
Post by: Pondlive on April 02, 2015, 07:48:02 pm
Brilliant interview, with Mark on good form with that great voice of his. :thumbsup
Title: Re: Mark on Shaun Keaveny of BBC Radio 6 April 2nd
Post by: foma on April 02, 2015, 07:56:27 pm
Mark just mentioned a new song 'Matchstick Man' when talking about new album.
Even though presenter a huge fan, Mark answers still 95% predictable, sadly.
Title: Re: Mark on Shaun Keaveny of BBC Radio 6 April 2nd
Post by: Knopflerfan on April 02, 2015, 09:08:18 pm
Wonderful to hear it again. MK was so relaxed and you could tell genuinely liked talking to Shaun. Brilliant, brilliant!!! Looking forward to the next album!!! Lovely letter too...
Title: Re: Mark on Shaun Keaveny of BBC Radio 6 April 2nd
Post by: Pottel on April 02, 2015, 11:20:24 pm
when i click on the iplayer link my browser crashes. every time. i can hear the bit with him reading the letter. but not the whole interview
Title: Re: Mark on Shaun Keaveny of BBC Radio 6 April 2nd
Post by: shangri la 1 on April 02, 2015, 11:57:04 pm
Only lossy, but anyone who can't access it....https://www.dropbox.com/s/nnqwzff1m9ikc3s/2015-04-02%20Shaun%20Keaveny%20interview.mp3?dl=0
Title: Re: Mark on Shaun Keaveny of BBC Radio 6 April 2nd
Post by: the visitor on April 03, 2015, 12:30:45 am
With you on this Super Val, now listened to all and without doubt the best interview I've heard. The letter is very touching...
Title: Re: Mark on Shaun Keaveny of BBC Radio 6 April 2nd
Post by: Lestroid on April 03, 2015, 12:55:11 am
I agree that it was an excellent interview.  I think one reason that Mark gave such thoughtful responses was that Shaun Keaveny clearly had listened to and appreciated Tracker.  He seemed familiar with all of Mark's solo output and didn't just ask the same tired questions about a Dire Straits reunion.  Consider that the song he chose to play was "Laughs and Jokes" instead of the single "Beryl" that every other interviewer played. So Mark sounded like he was having a conversation instead of retreating into his usual stock answers.  Even though some of the answers started out in the usual way, he elaborated on them and sounded engaged in the conversation.  For instance, when asked about leaving Dire Straits, he talked about it being too big (like we've all heard before), but then added the part about wanting to use a different palette of sounds including fiddles and flutes and upright bass.

Mark seems to clam up when he feels that the interviewer isn't really interested and hasn't listened to his work.  But in this case he felt like the interviewer respected him as a musician and songwriter and not just a guitar god.  He did seem genuinely touched when he read the letter.:)
Title: Re: Mark on Shaun Keaveny of BBC Radio 6 April 2nd
Post by: Knopflerfan on April 03, 2015, 08:39:49 am
Really wish this interview had gone on much longer, purely because Mark obviously felt relaxed with Shaun...
 Mark seemed to be just like he was to me when he spoke to me at Bridport in 2013 in that he was quite happy to talk and was very polite - maybe he knew I was a genuine fan!! ;)
.. What an excellent interview and great to hear 'Laughs' on Radio too.....
Title: Re: Mark on Shaun Keaveny of BBC Radio 6 April 2nd
Post by: jbaent on January 05, 2017, 11:52:24 am
Only lossy, but anyone who can't access it....https://www.dropbox.com/s/nnqwzff1m9ikc3s/2015-04-02%20Shaun%20Keaveny%20interview.mp3?dl=0

This link is broken, Ian, is it possible to upload it again, or does anyone downloaded this interview that can do it?

I was thinking that for the last MK records some nice interviews were broadcast and we talked about them but they are not sorted in any way, it would be nice if a thread for interviews can be created, with sub threads for every record, so they can be listed in a logical way...
Title: Re: Mark on Shaun Keaveny of BBC Radio 6 April 2nd
Post by: jbaent on January 08, 2017, 12:27:14 pm
Nobody has this show on good or bad quality? :(
Title: Re: Mark on Shaun Keaveny of BBC Radio 6 April 2nd
Post by: shangri la 1 on January 09, 2017, 01:29:04 am
Hi Julio, Sorry been away from things for a few days.
I have re-uploaded the Keaveny BBC interview in my AMIT folder on Dropbox:-
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/aqq45a2r2ondnoj/AAAVj5YQ3dZEzZ3ACvOPgeyva?dl=0
Let me know if the link is OK.  :wave
Title: Re: Mark on Shaun Keaveny of BBC Radio 6 April 2nd
Post by: jbaent on January 09, 2017, 07:43:17 am
Thank you Ian!

If I have time I will try to list the interviews that Mk has done for the last albums because there are many interesting things that get lost when time pass...