Tag Archives: Dire Straits

Lazlo’s Layla

Mark Knopfler has one of the most unique picking styles, first showcased with “Sultans of Swing” back in 1978. Layla is arguably Eric Clapton’s signature song.  Who doesn’t know Layla? What happens when a guitarist who has studied and learned … Continue reading

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An Understatement If There Ever Was One

“I have a style which is probably all wrong. I would be a guitar teacher’s nightmare. I hold a guitar like a plumber holds a hammer” –-Mark Knopfler, OBE Really? History will show that Mark Knopfler, now 70,  has been … Continue reading

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Just A Random YouTube Algorithm

Occasionally on YouTube, you will stumble across something that you never knew existed simply because some computer algorithm thinks you should. This is the case with the video below. Before I clicked on it to listen, I read the following … Continue reading

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Perfect Squared

Kurt The Blogmeister once mentioned Making Movies as a “Perfect Album”. Earlier today, he posted a video of  Mark playing the song that glued itself to my soul in 1980 and never left. Is there a more perfect love song? Click … Continue reading

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