10 reasons WHY I love Mark Knopfler!

  1. ‘Coz his voice is the closest to Divinity a human get!
  2. ‘Coz it’s impossible to classify his music into a Genre. (Blues / Rock / Jazz / Rock ‘N Roll / Country .. What??)
  3. ‘Coz even though I know as much about Guitaring as Rocket-science, his guitar solos make my fingers move as if I’m a PRO!!
  4. ‘Coz he is “The MAN” behind Dire Straits!
  5. ‘Coz the way he sings is so conversational – almost like he’s talking to you!
  6. ‘Coz even the most stone-hearted of men can turn into Peace-propagators after following the lyrics to “Brothers in Arms.”
  7. ‘Coz if I recommend “Romeo & Juliet” to anyone (who hasn’t heard it!), the person invariably comes back to me saying its “one of the most amazing song he / she has ever heard!” — and my taste in music is appreciated in the bargain!
  8. ‘Coz “Sultans of Swing” (The “LIVE”Alchemy version) works better than any analgesic I’ve ever had!
  9. ‘Coz the 20-second guitar bit in “Boom, Like that!” (from his new album, Shangri-La) gets me on an instant high!
  10. ‘Coz “Money for Nothing” revolutionized the whole concept of Music Videos (and Music Videos with animation!) back in the mid-80s!

Money for Nothing – Enjoy — The lyrics follow the video! 🙂

[Youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNaKWXqXkhw]

Now look at them yo-yo's that's the way you do it
You play the guitar on the MTV
That ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Money for nothin' and chicks for free
Now that ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Lemme tell ya them guys ain't dumb
Maybe get a blister on your little finger
Maybe get a blister on your thumb

A: 	We gotta install microwave ovesns
	Custom kitchens deliveries
	We gotta move these refrigerators
	We gotta move these colour TV's

See the little faggot with the earring and the makeup
Yeah buddy that's his own hair
That little faggot got his own jet airplane
That little faggot he's a millionaire

(Repeat A:)

I shoulda learned to play the guitar
I shoulda learned to play them drums
Look at that mama, she got it stickin' in the camera
Man we could have some fun
And he's up there, what's that? Hawaiian noises?
Bangin' on the bongoes like a chimpanzee
That ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Get your money for nothin' get your chicks for free

(Repeat - A:)

Now that ain't workin' that's the way you do it
You play the guitar on the MTV
That ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Money for nothin' and your chicks for free
Money for nothin' and chicks for free

“Money for Nothing” won the Grammy for the Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with a Vocal in 1985 at the 28th annual Grammy Awards.

13 thoughts on “10 reasons WHY I love Mark Knopfler!

  1. Thanks to some my friends who are REALLY INTO Dire Straits and Knofler I have heard some of his stuff. Romeo & Juliet I have heard, babe you and me how about it! ahahhaha! I have myself “recommended” this to many of my friends. This one is cool too! I was dancing in my chair, at work, at 23:25pm listening to this. Love the way he sings We gotta move these refrigerators!! Cool!

  2. @ Dinsan,

    No “info”… Just listen to him! .. that’s it! :)… By the way, he came down to India in Bangalore in 2003.. Was in college then.. first year.. couldn’t make it coz I had my semester exams then!

    @ Pure..

    Oh totally… There’z something about his voice.. Glad u liked it so much.. I suggest you also listen to his other songs.. like “Heavy Fuel”.. and “Walk of Life”… Gosh! I feel like opening an MK “Fan” BLOG! 😀

  3. Nice reading amyth:: “Coz the way he sings is so conversational – almost like he’s talking to you! ” which is exactly why i find MK so damn different form the other classic rock bands [dun wanna say much abt the genre bit 🙂 ]. I am not much of singer but with MK’s songs it feels awesome just to hum, rather speak em than screech em. Here’s a verse from Sultans of Swing – “They don’t give a damn about any trumpet playing band
    It ain’t what they call rock and roll!”
    And that wud be my 11th reason to love Dire Straits other than the ones u’ve mentioned: clean, crisp and smooth to hear.

  4. @ RaWMaN

    Very well-said! … He makes you do things that you otherwise wouldn’t.. You’re not a singer.. I’m not a guitarist.. but still! 🙂

    And I agree with your 1th reason.. and I’m sure neither of us would have to think hard to come up with another 10! ;)..

  5. Hello, I am from the United States! I have liked Mark Knopfler’s music for about 14 years now! Have NEVER seen him in concert, but would die to go! Shelley is so right! Mark is so DANG cute! His blue eyes, those very kissable lips, that body. . . . makes me sweat!!
    The way he plays that guitar, too! Incredible fingerpicking style that he has. Amazing. Not a whole lot of artists can do it like that.
    I read somewhere (don’t remember) that if Mark can do THAT to a guitar,then what CAN he do TO ME?! (Referring, of course, to girls!!)
    Too bad he’s married. How I wish I was Kitty Aldridge. Him falling into her arms everynight.
    Don’t worry, this won’t get TOO x-rated! Just Kidding
    I used to think that I was the only one to find him handsome, adorable, cute, good-looking, sexy………..
    Anyway, I REALLY like him!!!

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