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New album MK
Franco Furcone
Palermo, Sicily

25th July 2014

Hello Guy! I have listened the two new songs: Someday and Train to nowhere.. Thanks to the master! Great! One question: The new MK's album will come out in 2014? Thank you hello. No, the release date will be announced as soon as possible
Johnny Winter
Fred
France

25th July 2014

All the blues lovers must be sad that Johnny Winter passed away. MK was supposed to appear on JW's new album but in the end he isn't on it. Do you know if a song was recorded for that album? It would be great to hear MK and JW together. Not that I'm aware of
Tour de France & holidays
bruno-xavier barbin
France, Aquitaine

23rd July 2014

Hello Doc ! First of all, I would like to wish you to have a good summer break. I wander what are those exciting things, you're talking about ... If you don't mind, I would like to answer to Val, from UK, who had the kindness to answer me some days ago. @ Val : Thank you for your answer, I didn't expect it ! I'm glad to read you enjoy the Tour in England. Sarlat is a beautiful city, I hope you have some good time in Aquitaine. Well you know the song "my one true love awaits me still, the flower of the Aquitaine". Thank you MK ! Ahah ! Thanks again Val ! And thank you Doc.
JJ Cale EPK
Alexander
Berlin

23rd July 2014

Hi Doc, here is an interesting 15 minute long EPK on the forthcoming album from EC on JJ Cale, that was done at BG. MK is in it a couple of times . I just saw the documentary "From Tulsa and back" last night once again and once again I realized what a cool and modest genius this man was. I was wondering whether you ever played with him and, if yes, if you could share a thought or two on this experience with us. Thanks, Alex. http://www.amazon.com/Eric-Cla[...] Thanks, no, I never played with JJ but was there when Mark did in San Francisco back in 1986. The first thing that Mark ever played to me the day I met him was a JJ Cale track. He was a massive influence on us all.
Pub Bet
dave kopec
Mahwah NJ

23rd July 2014

Hi Doc, please settle a (daft) bar bet if you can. My friend thinks that if he (or anyone else) threw a headband on stage at an MK gig would he actually put it on? A round of Smithwick's is at stake. Haha. Not a hope in hell. Cheers
Become bored ?
Genevelle Eric
France

23rd July 2014

Hi Doc, In the last few years, when you and MK where working on new album, it was un update of the dairie quite every 2 weeks. That year, quite no news except technologicals answers about microphones and so on. That it means that you're borring with the forum (with the set list, the straits, the date of the new album and the next tour,and so on), on are you just wanted to take your time to profit of the summer with your family. Or may be, you want to speak, but, you can't talk. You told me one day you are free on this forum. But, ... you never free. You have an agreement with MK... And, at last what about you ? You were in France last week with Vicente. Was it great ? What? you don't like my microphone stories?? The term 'never satisfied' springs to mind. Mark and I are now on a Summer break and will resume in September. As I mentioned below, there are some exciting things coming up. You've followed long enough to know the deal. (PS. 'boring' has only one 'r')
Walk off stage
Marko Miklić
Croatia

23rd July 2014

Don't know if you heard about it, Clapton reportedly had some PA issues during a gig in Glasgow on June 21st and walked out on 12000 people without explanation. A thing that Axl Rose did for like hundreds of times in his time. What do you think about that kind of behavior in terms of being a professional artist? During your gig in Zagreb last year you had some problems with the lights during Telegraph Road, but you didn't bail out and go home. I guess those guys don't realise how much the concert means to fans, as well as the money spent. Yes, we all heard about that. It was right at the end of the show and there was a huge onstage monitor issue with which I guess EC took exception to. I understand he apologised to all concerned and did indeed return for the encore. We all lose the plot every now and then.
Double
Wolfgang
Northern Germany

23rd July 2014

It seems to be a long and intense endeavor to make this new album. Let's hope our reward will be another double album!!? mmmmm
Which park?
John Lowbridge
USA

23rd July 2014

Mr Fletcher, in which park did the shiver in the dark occur? I recall a similar experience In Greenwich park back in the sixties. There was a pub, the name eludes me, on a spit into the Thames, that featured the trad jazz that was just going completely out of style for the time. Sunday evenings the horns drew quite a crowd. Could it be ...? could indeed
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Dire Skates
Lee
South Wales

23rd July 2014

Hi Doc, Came across this T-shirt at a city dept store. It is just brilliant. A great name for another tribute band don't you think? lol. Yes, a proper name
shangri la tour
Russell Carstens
adelaide, south australia

23rd July 2014

Do you know if there are any live recordings of the shangri la tour for sale similar to the privateering recordings currently for sale? The quality of the privateering recording I bought is excellent but would love to find a shangri la as a reminder of the last adelaide concert mark played. Sorry, I doubt it
Good rhythm guitar?
Landryan
Crowthorne

23rd July 2014

Can you recommend a good electric guitar for rhythm work? Something with a good dynamic range that could be strummed or picked like an acoustic but is actually an electric? In case it's not obvious I like playing the rhythm for DS/MK stuff and used to play a Strat but I'm too in love with an acoustic sound these days! It's really down to what you like. All Fenders are good.
Ear monitors
Alan Ream
Ohio, USA

23rd July 2014

I'm sure you've answered this before but I've heard conflicting information. What do you hear through the ear monitors? Is it the entire band, your voice, or your instrument? We each hear an individual mix. ie. whatever we like.
new album
Erwin
Netherlands

23rd July 2014

In the proces of the new album, where are you right now? Is there more recording to do in the studio? Perhaps mixing? Any news on that and a big thank you for the Glastonbury diary! More recording underway. Glast was fun. MK and I are breaking now for the Summer, lots more news to follow soon.
Brazilians
Jerry Richard
Woodstock, Ontario, canada

23rd July 2014

I'm not one to normally bother you Guy over something so flip but I do this for the Brazilians who hosted the WC but had it handed to them by team Germany. A cool interpretation of Sultans by a Brazilian busker. I do this with all sincerity and respect. Jerry Yes, seen it....lots
Ukulele
Ken Hawkins
Coventry

23rd July 2014

An event for you Guy. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-e[...] Indeed
World Cup
Allan Sutter
Abbotsford (near Vancouver)

23rd July 2014

Hello Guy, Have you been watching any of the World Cup games? I watched them all (mostly)
John Hiatt
Lars
Groningen

23rd July 2014

Hey Guy, did you ever meet John Hiatt? What do you think of his music? No, never have
Get lucky
andrew clark
south yorks

23rd July 2014

Hi Doc, I found on facebook the link to downloading the recording of the privateering concert, they also offered the Get lucky tour, is this official before I waste my hard earned money, I have the privateering tour but would love the Get Lucky one. thanks Andy www.bleecker-street-shop.com I believe so
Lyrics
Mike
NC USA

23rd July 2014

Hi Doc- We all know that MK is a gifted lyricist- able to create vivid characters, tell a compelling story, etc with an economy of words. For me, there are particular phrases or even single words that stand out as especially striking or effective... Among them, "Dead peoples' wedding gifts walk out the door", "Waltzing with fear in our hearts", "It isn't a question of having a choice" (really that whole conclusion, Volcanic desire, etc), "I suspend my breath", "Like a whale on the bloody shore line", "Shells for the 12 and razor wire"... and more. Do you have any favorite lines/words that jump out at you- some that just feel particularly "right" or that you just like on their own? Every now and then.
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Thoughts turn
Louise Wickson
Toronto

23rd July 2014

Dear GF: it feels like time for some cooking scoops - it's summer and we haven't heard from you on food of late. Any summery tastes to pass on? (Hazel: a Druid - how delightful! In any case, The Pantheon is firmly within sight. Your post re tribute bands said it all very well. In an ideal world, it would be the last word on the subject...we'll soon know!) Louise it's all barbecues at the moment!
Recording
Alexander Wurlitzer
Aschersleben, Germany

23rd July 2014

Dear Guy, I want to ask if you always record to a click track when MK making an album or if it depends on the certain track. I guess recording with a click track makes overdubbing easier. Thank you! All the best, Alex No, not always, in fact, rarely. I do nearly always 'create' a tempo map and click around the live track. This helps with editing etc.
Feel Free to think what you want.....
daniele costanzo
italy

23rd July 2014

here you can find an unbelievable interview: now we have the new voice of DIRE STRAITS!!!! http://pergola.telpress.it/nT/[...] Unbelievable. Well it must be true then.
Just a comment
Jos
In my little studio

23rd July 2014

Well Guy, you are getting so much **** in the Forum I just thought you may need a touch with base/ground. You are doing a great job. You answer the same questions so many times that you deserve a medal. I suppose that some of the questions come from people who have had a few scoops of whatever fly's their kites; I have done it myself. It does not alter the fact that you are doing a great job. Please do not ever think of stopping the forum. It really IS a wonderful place to keep in touch with yourself and Mark. All the very best, Jos. PS You have not forgot the 'Keyboard' details for the diary have you? Please say it is still on the way. Please keep up the very good work, Jos Thanks Jos, I always say a forum is **** by nature so one would expect a certain amount.
The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs
Jose
Spain

23rd July 2014

Time and time again. I have nighmares http://www.youtube.com/watch?v[...]
Knopfler audio sighting
Robert Zera
MN, US

21st July 2014

TNT show "The Last Ship",S1/Ep 05, at about 8.5 minutes into it, "ride across the river" from Brothers in Arms. Nice. http://www.tntdrama.com/shows/[...]
d s again
PAULO G.

17th July 2014

I do not agree with those who say or pretend that DS songs aren't much better than MK solo songs! Anyway, everyone has the right to play it live, mainly because MK refuses to do so even if fans ask it. On the other hand, MK has every right to make what he wants with his career and to "forget" his guitar skills... For instance, it seems to me that MK is making a confusion between the new lyrics (with monotonous music/sound) and "songs (lyrics+music)". I have bought every DS/MK cd, except the last one!!! Last but not least: without his beautiful guitar sounding, MK would not have had any success!
Eviction Tactic
Tim Littman
Essex

17th July 2014

Made me chuckle!! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new[...]
vinyl
laura sganga
italy

12th July 2014

What about a vinyl edition of Golden Heart and Sailing to Philadelphia? It would be amazing to complete a great collection with these gems! Thank you, best wishes for your studio sessions!
Tour De France
Val
UK

11th July 2014

@ Bruno-Xavier Barbin (if I may, Guy)! Hi Bruno-Xavier, I was very fortunate to see the beginning of the TDF from the end of my road near Harewood in Yorkshire. Apparently there were 6 million spectators altogether in the UK (5 million in Yorkshire) and we had a fantastic time! I am now on holiday in Sarlat, Aquitaine. Cheers!

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