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.
Knopfler is terrifically gifted and has a great sense of melody and groove. His album with the late great Chet Atkins called "Neck and Neck" is well worth listening to also. But my current all time favorite guitar player is Tommy Emmanuel. Seen him live twice at Infinity Music Hall and once at Bushnell Auditorium. He´s really a phenomenal finger picker and flat picker with an unerring sense of melody and groove. Learned it from the best.......... Chet Atkins.