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Article about MK
« on: April 18, 2011, 09:21:26 AM »
This comes via MK.com forum:

http://bmonculture.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/mark-knopfler-more-than-just-a-musician/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

It was lovely to read such nice words about MK on this Monday morning!    :)
Goin' into Tow Law....

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Re: Article about MK
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2011, 09:41:01 AM »
That was refreshing, thanks for the link! :)

It's interesting and easy to contrast the great Knop to Rebecca Black, I would go further and point out that the difference extends to someone like Tommy Emmanuel (mentioned in another thread here). Tommy is a guitar player second to none, he is also a world class entertainer, there wouldn't be anyone that came out of Tommy show feeling ripped off! BUT, he hasn't ever written great or even good songs. Mark also has delivered his music tastefully, consider how understated the playing on DS albums are, and this is the period Mark thinks he as overplaying!!!
He then, also, has the knack of delivering soulful vocals. Like most non-fans I never thought MK was a great singer. But then listen to any cover of a DS or MK song - Metallicas BIA or countless YouTube tributes come to mind - and they just don't sound right. Like Dylan or Cohen, MK songs cry out for covers by great singers but it doesn't happen???
Ok, I've gushed enough *embarrassed*! MK is the best!
Hey, i`ve got a truffle dog - finally a song the ordinary man can relate too!

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Re: Article about MK
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2011, 12:48:00 PM »
nice post. commented already.
any Knopfler, Floyd or Dylan will do....

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Re: Article about MK
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2011, 03:05:07 PM »
nice post. commented already.

Just read it!    A very good recommendation too!    :D
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Re: Article about MK
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2011, 08:20:39 PM »
I haven't heard that alternate version of WDYTYG for a long time. And I think I haven't got that album, I just had it on cassette tape. Now it is not available anymore, isn't it? Has anybody an idea how to get hold of that album apart from ebay? I think two songs on it are still worth some money: That first one I mentioned and Portobello Belle of course, even when it is faded out and cut heavily...

Nice article, very friendly written and nailing it.

LE

 

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