Mark Knopfler's Get Lucky arrived here yesterday. Except for the bluesy, jazzy third track You Can't Beat The House, this release has a great Celtic flavor to it. I'm particularly fond of the last track, Piper To The End. It reminds me a great deal of his music from Local Hero. I hope to have a listen on the living room stereo this afternoon. The computer speakers and the truck stereo both do a decent job but this CD deserves better. After one pass-through, I'm pretty excited about what I've heard. I hope three or four of the songs from this CD find their way into his live show permanently. It's one of his best.
For my friend, Dave, and ALL of my Minnesota cousins:
About today's QOTD: Some day, I might understand why sportswriters still bother to talk to football coaches.
Quote of the Day
If Kevin starts the game, then he's our quarterback.
Marty Mornhinweg, Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator
Blog of the day here.
Quote from said blog: "He may have lost interest in pop songwriting, but Knopfler's muse hasn't abandoned him. Always one of rock's sharper yarn-spinners, he's deepened and refined his storytelling since kicking off his solo career with 1996's Golden Heart; as he's drained his arrangements of what little flash they ever had, he's introduced his listeners to an ever-more interesting cast of characters, training his focus on everyone from McDonald's founder Ray Kroc to an organ grinder along the way."