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Peegoo
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As old as the sun

with white teeth
Sep 29th, 2018 03:27 AM   Edit   Profile  

If you haven't seen this video of Mark Knopfler showing us a few of his guitars and talking about his philosophy, influences and technique, this is a good one.

He seems like an ordinary guy. His musical vision, however, is extraordinary.

"Fun for young and old. In this case--old."

Leftee
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Sep 29th, 2018 01:50 PM   Edit   Profile  

If I had a ‘58 Les Paul I’d kiss it too.

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California Escapee

Don't look at me with that tone of voice
Sep 29th, 2018 02:30 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks Peegoo. That was terrific.

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So, so you think you can tell?
Sep 29th, 2018 07:08 PM   Edit   Profile  

Very nice video peegoo.

Thanks.

Peegoo
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Really

celluloid
Sep 29th, 2018 08:08 PM   Edit   Profile  

He makes it all look so dang easy.



Leftee
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Sep 29th, 2018 08:08 PM   Edit   Profile  

Effortless. Like breath itself.

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Sep 30th, 2018 04:28 AM   Edit   Profile  

The best walker leaves the fewest tracks. The best swimmer makes the fewest ripples. The highest skill often goes unnoticed because it shows no trace of effort.

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Sep 30th, 2018 06:30 AM   Edit   Profile  

Great link PG. He has a wonderfully smooth touch.

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Yes, I am sick.
Oct 3rd, 2018 10:07 AM   Edit   Profile  

Filth....i love it. or is it phillth?

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Buy your virtue signal here
Oct 3rd, 2018 10:31 AM   Edit   Profile  

I came across this on YT recently. I never paid all that much attention to him before but this video was a reminder that I should have.

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Outrage is the new twinkie
Oct 4th, 2018 10:20 AM   Edit   Profile  

My God, that Les Paul. I wants it, my preciousss.

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He said he was a wit. He was half right.
Oct 4th, 2018 08:22 PM   Edit   Profile  

My favorite musician by far. I'm amazed that someone with such large fingers can play at that level. I love his phrasing.....really unique. You can tell it's him the minute you hear the first few notes.

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Stinks like hell

and the neighbors complain
Oct 4th, 2018 08:51 PM   Edit   Profile  

"You can tell it's him the minute you hear the first few notes."

And that is true whether Mark plays an electric, acoustic, reso--you name it. The way he addresses the instrument is the key to his sound. He has perhaps the most identifiable and singular sound of any guitarist ever on record. A distant second place might be Edward Van Halen.


If you haven't seen this Guitar Stories episode (link below), it's a good one. More info re: Mark's guitars he shows us in the above video.

"Oh--please!"

(This message was last edited by Peegoo at 11:17 PM, Oct 4th, 2018)

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older,better
Oct 6th, 2018 07:36 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks Peegoo

That was an enjoyable video, the familiarity between the presenter and subject made for a relaxed and informal show.

It was nice to see the way someone so famous regarded his first guitar.

:)

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Stinks like hell

and the neighbors complain
Oct 7th, 2018 10:15 AM   Edit   Profile  

Probably even more instantly recognizable than EVH through only one or two notes is Sonny Landreth. You know it's him every time.

There's no way he can sneak up on you because his slide technique is so idiosyncratic.

And he is a really nice guy too.

(This message was last edited by Peegoo at 12:19 PM, Oct 7th, 2018)

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Oct 8th, 2018 09:12 AM   Edit   Profile  

I’ve like the guy since I first heard him, in fact it was the bikers I was living next to in Manongahila PA blasting Sultans of Swing that gave me hope that Disco and canned music was doomed.

And this is genious
“National Steel Guitar a delightfully vulgar piece of equipment”

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Bogue Falaya River

is STILL dark and cold.
Oct 8th, 2018 12:45 PM   Edit   Profile  

When I saw him initially with that pick, I had the same reaction I had a number of years ago when watching a Bugs Bunny cartoon. Bugs was disguised as orchestra conductor Leopold Stokowski and had a baton in his hand.

I thought, Stokowski didn't use a baton. Then Bugs broke the baton in two and proceeded to conduct the orchestra.

Just as in this video, where Knopfler put the pick away and proceeded to finger-pick.

I've often wondered if he finger-picks because he's lefthanded and plays righty, but seeing him play with a pick put that theory to rest.

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