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jullian mercier
Lyon

19th November 2014

Hello Doc, Eric Clapton, in his autobiography, points out the fact that today's music industry is pretty much the same that the one of his youth. He says and I quote: "95% rubbish, 5% pure". Would you agree with him? I find it so hard to believe considering all the crap we've got today and all the good stuff we had yesterday. Thank you. I agree with Eric. I suppose the slight difference is that todays crap is even more mainstream and if we want to find the good, we need to go and find it. There's plenty of it out there.
The Stray Birds
Lars
The Netherlands

19th November 2014

Hey Doc, Did you ever listen to The Stray Birds? They're great I think, worth to pay a listen. Cheers, Lars Definitely
Tea
Christian Twigg-Flesner
Hull

18th November 2014

Aldi Gold teabags are the best tea-bags available right now. Discuss... (seriously, nice strong cuppas!!) And whilst you're brewing a cuppa, take time to check out JJ Rosa, who's debut single "Feel Loved" is out today. She's a fab guitarist and has some excellent songs in her portfolio. Definitely one to watch! https://soundcloud.com/jjrosao[...]
Longest recording project?
Cheney Coker
Dallas

18th November 2014

From the looks of it, STP took three years to complete. Tracker has now passed the one year milestone. Any insight as to what makes some records come together quicker or slower than others? Just curious. Best of wishes and good luck as always. Time and it's ready availability.
I have a problem. My daughter!! ;)
Miquel Strato
Barcelona

18th November 2014

Hi Doc. I went to all the MK and DS shows in Barcelona along the years, except the Privateering Tour that I couldn't afford to buy a ticket. I have already bought my ticket for the oncoming show in Barcelona for the next 31th july and my 10 years old daughter wants to come with me only to listen Postcards from Paraguay. She thinks that is the funniest song (she doesn't understand the lyrics) Should I buy her a ticket? Thx for The Diaries. Absolutely, you're never too young to take in a good tune.
How many instruments...
peter
In the gear shop

18th November 2014

When you fiddle with new instrument what is the hardest part for you? Find chords and scales? Get the fingers to do what you want, you need strength in positions they are not used too etc? Find out the pros and cons with the new instrument, where it sounds good and tune in to its response? New instruments are always demanding, frustrating yet strangely compelling. I don't always see it through!
John Mayall
Sally Keyworth
Cambs

18th November 2014

We saw John Mayall last week, he was very good. Great concert. He is 80 and still in good form. Plenty of years ahead for you guys! Sally Sounds good
whoops
GP
Ascot

18th November 2014

Sorry Doc, I meant based on your response to me, you may want to look at the answer you gave to us in FAQ on Question 6 .... I'll never say never
Agree with Mark
Aleman
Italy

18th November 2014

Hi Doc. As everybody, we look forward to the new album. Thank you! I have just to say that I fully agree with Mark decision not to agree to a Mega tour for a mercenary reasons...this is highly admirable! I am really annoyed with these old and great band coming out with same tour as they performed 30-40 years ago. Even if I'd love these bands, I have honestly to say that this is just after money and nostalgic. The world and the music has gone far away from that and it doesn't make any sense to go back again, particularly at the age of 70-80. The best honesty and respect to himself and to the fans is to carry own with his own music, enjoying playing and creating his own new work, with his "face" and name ....like Mark is doing. Keep on doing, please! I get the tributes and reformations but nostalgia has limited real value compared to 'new' music. I certainly get excited by new things, not old. I wish the time and obscene investment on rehashes (mentioning no names U2) were more wisely directed toward the many new and exciting young artists of today.
First Aid Kit
David Lehman
Canada

18th November 2014

Hey Guy; You guys like First Aid Kit? I've been quite into them lately. Cheers Yes, for a few years now
DS
GP
Ascot

16th November 2014

Thanks for clearing that up. You had better change your response to question 1 on your FAQ....lol All the best, I am so excited about hearing all your new work. Thanks, I'll leave the faqs as it's kinda correct
How many instruments do you play.
Rick McKee
Texas, USA

15th November 2014

Hi Guy, I have followed you for years and I am finally going to ask. How many instruments do you play? rickmckee2001@yahoo.com The question should read 'how many instruments do you play WELL'? The answer, not that many but I dabble with all stringed instruments. In particular, Bass and Ukulele. As you know, I love a challenge.
DS
GP
Ascot

15th November 2014

You said many times that the only ever chance of Mark getting the men back together would be for a one off charity event or a special reason. Actually its a bit like what Nick Mason says about David doing a show with PF. My question is, what kind of event would it take considering there are so many reasons to raise money these days? Do remaining band members just say this as a "Smoke Screen" for the fans, because deep down you know it would never happen....???? It won't happen. As for Mark and I, our working relationship has never been better and there is so much to look forward to with the new album, tour, my album and other exciting things, I shamefully admit that I would probably agree to a mega tour for the same mercenary reasons many other bands have gone back out. Mark's reasons for adamantly NOT doing so are highly admirable.
The Who at BG !!!!
Borja
Galicia (Spain)

13th November 2014

It seems that The Who and other special guests did their rehearsals for the 50th anniversary at British Grove Studios last sunday. are you or Mark involved in this event or maybe one (or both) of you had the opportunity to come and say "hi"? it would be cool! see you in Santiago next year!! http://classicrock.teamrock.co[...] No, we are not involved in that gig.
Joe brown
Elliott Hodges
Bedfordshire

13th November 2014

Hi Guy, hope you are well. I went to see Joe Brown last Saturday in Milton Keynes. I thought he did a fantastic show and he is far more varied in his songs than he's often cracked up to be. Is he someone you and Mark see much of? He stood aside for a couple of songs to let his band don their alter egos as "the new-grass cutters," an alternative bluegrass band. They have a couple of CDs out which are worth watching out for. We love Joe Brown. He gave me a ukulele lesson, thought me the 'scissor' technique!
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Questions.....
patrick vincent(the tennisman)
Nice

13th November 2014

Hey Guy ,2 questions: Are you producing the forthcoming album of Dave GILMOUR ????? What about YOUR album? We're still waiting for it... Welcome to NICE (Finally !!!!!!!)i'll be on the first row to see you on the 29th of May. Yours. Patrick My album is coming along nicely. It's been difficult to find the time to work on it but i aim to finish it this year. No, I'm not working with David Gilmour.
In the beginning
NRH
Brussels

13th November 2014

Hi Guy, can't wait to hear the new MK CD and yours as well and to see you on the upcoming tour. Just wanted to let you know that we admire your productivity and creativity, which encourages and stimulates many folks out there to continue their own stuff. Sometimes I wonder how you felt when you started your music career, i mean really back then, in the beginning. Or DS, when they humbly started with a first demo. You may have felt like us amateurs nowadays - recording in a cheap shabby underground studio and doing gigs in front of a handful of people, but but just feeling great with the simple objective to have fun and invent and produce original own stuff which is hoped to please someone, somewhere. http://www.reverbnation.com/nashvillerathunters Cheers http://www.reverbnation.com/na[...] In the last 30 years nothing really has changed for me in terms of the desire and excitement in music. I'm just as driven as I was when I was 15.
The Who
David Lehman
Canada

13th November 2014

Hi Guy; Hope you're doing well. I saw pictures on Facebook of The Who rehearsing with a number of guests for the TCT concert. It looked liked British Grove. Am I correct? Cheers Yes, they are in at the moment
Lyricists
Christophe Durchateau
Caldicot

13th November 2014

Hey Doc, how are you? Hope you're well. I read the forum religiously and you're often asked what you think of this musician or that band but I wondered who are among your favourite lyricists. A friend once made a very valid point when I poo-pooed a popular song of the moment for being musically lacking; he told me that sometimes a song is just a vehicle for a good lyric. That has always stuck with me. Of course we all know Mark has the ability to write some great lyrics and he's in my top ten of great lyric writers. Neil Peart also knocks a few out of the ball park but I think my favourite lyricist has to be Justin Currie from Del Amitri, time and time again he just comes out with the most poetic and beautiful words ever put to music, I find the man quite incredible. He's doing a solo mini-tour at the moment and he's sort of doing his own tour diary on Facebook. Even his prose is beautifully and eloquently poetic even if he is a miserable sod. Damn I wish I had that talent! I don't really have favourites as I admire so many writers.
Sand of Nevada
sofiane cheklat
Montreal

11th November 2014

Hi Doc, just to share with you this video, you should like it. thank you https://www.youtube.com/watch?[...]
Thanks Peter
suzy
los angeles

11th November 2014

Hi Guy, Just wanted to thank Peter for the link to the San Antonio Tunnel of Love. Wow! For me, it has always been about Mark's guitar.Thanks again, Suzy
TER
Maarten Van Pottelberghe

10th November 2014

the endless River. some say this, some say that. i say it is a brilliant guitar/piano/organ/drums album, representing Pink Floyd as good as they ever were. have you had a chance to listen to it? listen for Ricks' playing, it is beautiful. listening to it this very moment, and getting goosebumps as i write it. sure as hell hope Mark will one day use his guitar again to wail like hell with all volume knobs on 11 on his albums. as much as i love all his work, it was the guitar playing, the touch if i may, that got me started, and it is not as onboard as it used to be. Gilmour is god....for the monent... Yes, it's nothing if not nostalgic.
strange
Dermot O'Reilly
Home

10th November 2014

Hey Guy Going off the rails here a bit, but was always so impressed with the stability of Dire Straits given their massive success, however I guess there were a few moments to say the least ..forget the question feel free to delete even though it was so inspired J There were indeed.
Tunnel of Love San Antonio 1985
Peter West
Melbourne, Australia

10th November 2014

Guy, is this best improvisation in the the world of live music. A masterpiece,the into for our MK followers is sublime, it gets better at 6:34 MK introduces the band and, Hank Marvin and Del Shannon in the most subtle way "Ghost riders in the sky" and my "Little runaway" pure genious, This is GOLD live improvisation no one on this planet could do this. Every note is crips and clean, is that why we are drawn back to this music, I think so. Guy you should be so proud to be part of this, it should be taught in schools. I spent 20 years of my life tracking this version down https://www.youtube.com/watch?[...]
Tracker tour 2015
Jullian
Nimes

10th November 2014

Hello Guy, I know how you all guys love to play in the arenas of Nimes and we'd love to see you play in this very specific and unique place again!! Any chances for that to happen? I mean.. you've got to be there! Looking forward to the album, as always.. Thank you :)
Pink Floyd
GP
Ascot

10th November 2014

So have you heard or ordered your "Endless River". Either way, what do you think of it all? A tribute to a master keyboard player, agree? Please tell us what your views and thought's are regards Rick's contribution to the band, purely from one keyboard player to another?? Rick was clearly inspirational and a huge part of the PF sound.
New song for the forum
Neville Kaye
Australia

10th November 2014

Hi Guy, I can't believe it's almost 10 years since you were all here for the Shangri La tour in Australia. I remember every sandwich, I mean second! Please can you post this link to my brand new song "LA Can Wait" for any forum members who might be interested in Knopfler inspired music :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dyeh_DP3M-E Hope it's not too long before we see you again in Sydney. Regards Neville https://www.youtube.com/watch?[...] Can't believe how time flies. Interesting demo. Work on vocals needed.
Guitar Stories documentary - great, but one big disappointment
Tom

10th November 2014

Was watching this wonderful documentary about Mark and his guitars. There is however one big factual omission which I find hugely disappointing: When discussing his Pensa-Suhr / Pensa guitars, there is not ONE mention of the man who built Mark's first guitars, Mr John Suhr, who did a lot of work on Mark's guitars in the 80s. As lovely as Rudy Pensa is, he is a store owner and businessman, but no builder. And the whole "designed on napkin" is pretty dubious. For people wanting some more info about this can check out The Gear Page where John Suhr posts (as Husky). Sure, Suhr runs his own guitar company, so maybe Mark wanted to "help" Rudy's business by not giving attention to Suhr's company. But I thought this was a dent to Mark's gentleman image. Give credit where credit is due. I don't know. Maybe their separation (Pensa/Suhr) wasn't entirely amicable?
when will we listen?
tony tony
padua

10th November 2014

Hi Guy when will we may listen the new songs of the new album? correct? bye Tony Soon I would guess
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blues club
iris daetwyler
zuerich switzerland

7th November 2014

hi doc is there any chance to here and see the blues club once live in Zurich? Or is there a gig planed between the 18.11. to 23.11. this year around Glasgow? love and all the best for the studio work........ iris Thanks Iris, BluesClub would love to play in Europe but as yet have not had any firm offers. It's pretty tough to get everyone together which is the main reason we don't do so many shows.

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