Musings on the byways of popular culture
09/03/2017 by daff 14 Comments
09/03/2017 at 18:36
Anything stopping Knopfler Jr restarting Dire Straits himself, I wonder? I’m sure an Afterworder or two could cover for the missing big brother. Bagsie Sultans and Brothers in Arms. I’ll leave Walk of Life to @Twang.
09/03/2017 at 19:27
Well, yes. They’re his brother’s songs.
They don’t get on. They fell out because he couldn’t get his part on ‘Romeo and Juliet’ right.
09/03/2017 at 19:37
Am not 100% sure but I think Mark Knopfler and John Illsey own the rights to the band name so that would stop him.
From what I have read he seems quite happy with his lot – he doesn’t like to talk about DS much.
I would imagine not have the multi-millions that big brother and Illsey have must be a tad annoying but, if he is satisfied, then good for him.
09/03/2017 at 19:44
No, all good indeed. It just seemed an interesting possibility, given than MK no longer has any use for the name.
09/03/2017 at 20:18
Is that Tony Blair in the middle?
GCU Grey Area says
09/03/2017 at 20:55
Julian Assange on the right.
10/03/2017 at 19:03
Love child of Tony Blair and Stephen Kinnock in the middle.
DK doesn’t half sound like his brother – I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised, but it’s not always the case (Phil & Don, Liam & Noel, er, Linda and Bernie…
09/03/2017 at 21:16
Yes, I too thought Tony Blair had popped up to announce his latest crusade.
But seriously, does anyone know what guitar the Knopfler brother’s sparring partner is playing? It’s a beaut.
Billybob Dylan says
09/03/2017 at 22:18
I think it’s a Breedlove.
10/03/2017 at 08:23
It is indeed Mr Dylan. Many thanks.
10/03/2017 at 16:15
You’re welcome, Mr. Dog.
10/03/2017 at 21:42
Should have added I’ve now listened to this a couple of times and must say it’s a pretty fine tune.
These guys appear to be big in Germany. (Not always a career recommendation, but lucky Germans).
Colin H says
10/03/2017 at 22:39
The highlight is surely when the two sofa people say ‘good night’ in harmony a few seconds in.
Sounds like Dave has heard ‘Nobody Knows Nothing’ by the great Buddy Mondlock:
11/03/2017 at 09:09
Good grief. The similarity is astonishing. Perhaps an example of the finite limits of what you can do with a few basic chords, other than change the phrasing, structure and lyrics.
And yes, the presenters do harmonise beautifully.
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