We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The best video version of "Telegraph Road"-one of my all-time favorites-WAS the video of the Alchemy Tour. It was iin two parts on YouTube. Just tried to access it so I could link it here and found it has been deleted due to a copyright claim.
You are welcome. I am sorry to report an update - Apparently Van the Man Morrison dislikes his music being parodied... This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by VAN MORRISON/EXILE PRODUCTIONS.
Damn, another of my favorite musicians falls prey to the lowest common denominator thinking...
I saw these guys in Portland around 89-90 or so. I believe it was the most professionally done performance I've seen from a 'rock' group. They were perfect. Too bad they're getting old like the rest of us, or some of us, for you young'uns out there.
What astounds me is that while most guitarists keep the pinky of their strumming hand planted on the face of the guitar, to center their hand, Knopfler keeps his ring and pinky fingers planted. I've never seen that before. He spots the rest of the world an additional finger, and still does some of the finest rock guitar playing of the rock era.
The other night I was switching back and forth between videos of Duane Allman and Glenn Campbell. I thought I'd taken acid. And wished I'd had some pot. I found my mouth kinda hanging open watching Duane, and then I'd watch Mr. Straight-Guy Campbell sing a Jimmy Webb (bowing low to the ground am I) song, and I'd be smiling and letting memories carry me away until Campbell busted loose at the end of most songs with some guitar playing that made me want some munchies to calm me down. After too long a time doing this, with a little Santana for kicks, I had to take a valium. My hair was standing on end.