Hi Doc. How you would explain this phenomenon: take any major artist's band out there, right? Take Mark Knopfler's band. I heard Mark making mistakes, Richard making mistakes, Glenn making mistakes, drummers and everybody else making mistakes, except for you. Keyboard players seems to exist in this perfect zone where I can't really hear any imperfections on every bootleg or live show I hear. It doesn't matter wether it's Paul Wickens or Guy Fletcher… I know, of course keyboard players do make mistakes, but to me it's like they genuinely make it less obvious than any other musicians. But how? P.S. And since I can hear all the other musicians messing up I don't think it has to do with the fact that I can't play a thing on a keyboard.
Hello Guy, it seems like MTV unplugged will be back. I wonder, would MK do this if he was asked and how do you think about this concept??
No EQ used? You mean you applied no eq on master, channels, busses or while mastering?
The project… Is it something that is going to happen for sure, or is there any chance that could be cancelled for any reason? You are doing quite a lot of work for it but it looks that it doesn’t only depend on you so I hop it arrived to its final stage.
Doc, it’s a well-known fact that our hearing deteriorates as we get older, and I suppose more severly for people like yourself, who have played all those loud concerts. I might be wrong, but I feel Tracker is quite a bit brighter sounding compared with Mark’s earlier solo albums (not to mention DS). His guitar sound, live and in studio, also feels much brighter than before, particularly his slide sound. Not in a bad or harsh way – that probably wouldn’t be possible because of the amazing gear you are using. Do you think this could be due to the fact that you are “advancing in age”? (I’m 40, by the way, and my hearing rolls off quickly at about 14 kHz.) Cheers!
On August 21st, a solar eclipse will grace North America (if we can see it through the smoke of forest fires) and although it was the 70's since it last happened, it happens somewhere in the world roughly every 18 months. I recently heard on the radio from Eclipse chasers that will travel wherever the Eclipse goes. It made me think about our similar travels to catch a show when MK tours every couple of years. All of this to say, the Eclipse will great but I am definitely looking forward to the next MK show! 🙂 Cheers!
happy birthday mark.. 2 yrs to big one , hello to you guy and hope your enjoying break .
do you remember what amp(s) Mark used in 1998 for the hillbillies concerts?
I’ve just been watching the second Neil Finn “Infinity” Session. I think there’ll be 4-5 of them and the album will recorded in the final one. Genuinely enjoyably; a mix of rock-solid musicianship, nostalgia, new tunes and a lot of informality. Bet it wasn’t easy! Anyway, while watching it, it occurred to me it would be a brilliant format for Mark, yourself and the other members of that amazing band to set up and promote an album. Something worth considering?
Hi Guy, thank you for answering my question on windsurfing, Ahhhh Hayling Island .. my memories not as good as i thought 🙂
As a follow on, in the same way as J lo’s rear is insured, i am guessing your hands and fingers can’t be ??? I can imagine how therapeutic and stimulating windsurfing can be,
but doesn’t the cold effect the ol hands and fingers ?? unless of course it’s Montserrat 🙂
Casually walks in….. looks around…. clears his throat…. "uh"…. looks sideways …."ahem", looks at his hands, "Uh, just thinking since you have this time off…" kicks dirt…. "Ummm *cough* cookbook *cough*" … looks behind him…. "just thinkin'" … grins a little….. "anyway, gotta go. Have fun storming the castle."
Hi Guy .. i had one of those surreal moments back in the 80s when Dire Straits were at their peak and here i am strolling along Lee on Solent sea front and i see two
guys preparing to windsurf. I tell my gf at the time. that it was Guy F and Alan C from Dire Staits ,,, she looks at me as if, really, they would be windsurfing down here??
I never believed it until i was watching a program on tv and there were the two of you windsurfing off Lee on Solent !! so my question is, do you still windsurf ?? and is it more
your home way now or ever up this way at Lee ??? can i be cheeky and sneak in, do you ever see Alan C and Chris White ?? .. and one more thing 🙂 there was a guy at Chichester, sat with family and friends that looked so much liked Terry Williams … was it him ??? ,, Best Wishes and keep rocking . Richard McKenna
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Hope you’re all enjoying the time off this summer. I recently ran across an interview with the prolific (and fellow North Carolinian) Warren Haynes, who was asked with whom he’d like to work:
SA: Who would you like to collaborate with that you haven’t?
WH: I’ve been so fortunate that I’ve worked with so many people that I grew up listening to, whether it’s officially, or jamming, singing, recording, whatever the case may be. I haven’t done anything with Neil Young, Tom Waits, or Mark Knopfler. Those are all people who I admire and would be happy to collaborate with if the opportunity arose.
..well, how about it ? I’d like to hear what they’d come up with.. 🙂
Do I dare to ask….. But RB has shared some information about MK working on songs for a Broadway musical?
Hi Doc, Just want to share this piece of fantastic music with you and the forum. Blake Mills doing his magic together with the band Dawes. I can’t get enough of this guy’s playing. Happy summer, Doc.
Dave, I would guess Doc doesn't answer some questions for the same reasons we all don't. Depending on the question it might be – He doesn't know. He has been asked not to say. He hasn't specifically been asked to refrain but feels it isn't his place to talk about it anyway. He thinks it is nobody's business.
Considering the amount of things he does answer I'm willing to accept that he has valid reasons to not comment on everything.
hi julio thanks a million for answer to my question ,even though i was thinking same thing you have told me,what a let down .can t wonder why guy does nt answer some questions at times on forum ,then its great people like yourself help other fans ,,roll on dave gilmor live box ..
Many thanks David