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China Girard

30th October 2016

Ummmm...continuously reading of your impending new web page is kind of like waiting for that book you were putting together...Let's see..was that three years ago?...Can your new album be far behind ? Best to you and Mark...China Yes, sorry for the delay, it's just that it's been so busy. The site is all done...well, ready to go live anyway. Maybe today, if not definitely tomorrow
Ryder Cup
Dean
Michigan

30th October 2016

Hi Doc, As I was looking at the photos of the celebrity match for the 2016 Ryder Cup, I thought it would be pretty cool to see a picture of you. Unfortunately you weren't in any of the pictures. :) Hope you are doing well. Too busy :-) should be a good Ryder Cup
Monty's Guitars
Chris Hardcastle
The Man Cave

30th October 2016

Hi Doc, Hope you and yours are all well. In my quest for replacement pickups for the awful Gibson 57 Classics in my newly acquired Les Paul I came across Matt Gleeson of Monty's Guitars in London (actually, he was already kind of on my radar) who makes his own p'ups. Apparently, none other than Mr Knopfler himself is a user of Monty's P.A.F replica pickup. Would you be able to find out from Mr Saggers to which guitar(s) Mark has these pickups fitted please, and could you confirm if we are likely to heave heard them on a record or on tour? With thanks in advance. http://www.montysguitars.com/p[...] I'll ask
The Grosvenor?
A proper Anorak!
Same old place - too old to move now.

30th October 2016

Hi Robert Zera, enjoyed your posting. Guy I am I right in thinking that the 'photo of Mark in the article was taken at the Grosvenor? (Same wallpaper.) All the best Guy. I don't know
Telegraph Road
Robert Pinkstone
Country Victoria Australia.

29th October 2016

Also in response to Thibaud's question re the BIA tour 85/86.I was fortunate enough to see Dire Straits twice in Melbourne Australia Feb 1986, and Telegraph Road was played on both occasions. The venues were the Myer Music Bowl and the 1956 Olympic Park. How could I forget, I was in the front row at Olympic Park and they were both mind blowingly fantastic. As a short anecdote, John Illsley tripped over and came a cropper during a vigorous rendition of Walk of Life at the Myer Music Bowl concert. It still sounded great.
2 worlds
eduardo castillo
Chile

27th October 2016

MK sound divided in 4 worlds....Clean sound, distorted sound, acoustic sound and resophonic sound. To me One of the most amazing tones in the second category is You And Your Friend OTN version. Those 3rd and 4th notes........ufffff...... First category could be TOL solo Alchemy version. That Clean sound...... Acoustic......Get Lucky maybe. Resophonic.....Long Cool Girl. I hope MK use same fórmula than Tracker for the new album. He playing all guitars and Dr. Rossi on the knobs. Sorry Dr. Fletcher. By far top 2 MK solo album. Cheers!
Re: Telegraph Road
Matt Ross
Tolouse

24th October 2016

In response to Thibaud (from Grenoble), DS played Telegraph Road during the BIA tour (look out for the bootleg Christchurch, 7th March 1986). To Guy (or his brother if I have understood correctly), good luck for the new website !
Theory 27
Robert Pinkstone
Country Victoria Australia.

23rd October 2016

I believe I was the first to accurately predict that the Privateering studio time would yield a double album. Less accurate was I when I surmised the Tracker recordings would provide us with a triple album!I know its early, but I am going to go out on a limb here. The new studio sessions will provide us with:-a; a new studio album.b;a compilation album of rarities and b sides and c; a double live album....here hoping anyway....just putting it out there, sort of thing. put it out there
Telegraph Road
Thibaud
Grenoble - France

23rd October 2016

He Doc! I plunged recently in the tour 85-86. There are a lot of little jewel like Wild wild west, One World, Why Worry ... I was wondering if you remember to have played Telegraph Road during this tour? Good luck for your website ! I hope a little surprise ! nope
Ec at th Royal Albert Hall
Miquel Strato
Barcleona

23rd October 2016

Hi Doc, it is always a pleasure to write you and wait for your answer. Thanks in advance to dedicate your time to take care of all of us. We appreciate so much. I just have read EC will be at the Royal Albert Hall on next may according to his 50 years debut there. Will you and Mark be there performing some tunes with him? Thanks! No, I don't believe so
RSS Feeds
Bob
Santa Cruz

23rd October 2016

Hello Guy, I know RSS feeds are going out of style, but as of this afternoon there are 21 of us who check your forum using this tool. If it's not too late, can you add an RSS link on your forum page? Thanks, and I look forward to the new site and GF3. I'm looking into it Bob
The Founder
Tom Tucker
Denver, CO

21st October 2016

For the soon-to-be-released movie about Ray Kroc ("The Founder"), do you know if Mark was approached about using Boom Like That? I can't find anything suggesting the BLT is on the soundtrack. If that's true, it certainly seems like a missed opportunity on the filmmakers' part. What a perfect song to play as the credits roll - it'd be perfect on the theater sound systems and would certainly result in some new MK fans. http://www.fandango.com/thefou[...] I don't think so
Response
Graham Kortgaard
Calgary

21st October 2016

In response to Pavel Fomenkov regarding the Everly Brothers. Is'nt the attached the video in question? https://www.youtube.com/watch?[...]
The Everly Brothers Documentary
Adam Holmes

21st October 2016

Hi Guy, not sure if this is what Pavel is looking for but... :- https://www.youtube.com/watch?[...]
The Everly Brothers Documentary
Pavel Fomenkov
Russia, Saint Petersburg

20th October 2016

OK, almost immediately after you posted your answer I was given this link. This is almost it, except the pictures are different, and also there's no mention of MK whatsoever (on the video of MK narrating the story, yeah), so I'd never found it even if I tried. I know you don't like to delete previous messages, but if you can, please delete my request, because it's now useless. Thanks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?[...]
impressive new music
Brian Moyer
Long Island New York

18th October 2016

Hi Doc I just got the Altamira sound track and I wanted to thank both you and Mark for creating a beautiful work of art-it's so cool that Mark continues to broaden his musical horizons and continues to explore new types of ways to express himself in his music- The CD was very enjoyable and I look forward to hearing both your new music as well as his new music whenever the CD's are released A pleasure
Why tease us so long?
Wolfgang
Northern Germany

18th October 2016

So what is it you and Mark are doing exactly in London in the studio in September? Can you tell? Everybody expects the good news that you are starting work on the next MK album anyway? Are they totally wrong? W. Sorry, can't say just yet. I will elaborate when the new site is up....ANY DAY NOW
Upcoming Studio Time.
Robert Pinkstone
Country Victoria Australia.

18th October 2016

I understand that Mark and yourself will be spending some time in British Grove shortly. Obviously you have been given some heads up time to clear your schedule. When you know that an impending recording session is coming up do you start to preempt what Mark may be up to? Or have you squirreled away a melody or a sound that you think may fit on a new album? Or do you go in completely fresh and start day one with a completely open mind? So many questions. Sorry Robert, I can't say anything about it yet. I will elaborate when the new website is up...ANY DAY NOW
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Ragipckers cd
Carles Daví
Sabadell-Barcelona-Catalonia

12th October 2016

Hello, just a curiosity. Here´s a book of a Catalan writer with a special photo on the cover (There also is the spanish version of the book). Bye.
New Site
Matthias
Germany

11th October 2016

Dear Doc, "New site", well these are some news indeed. This can only mean that you finally have finished your new album and you will accompany it with perfect internet promotion by reconstructing your website, am I right? Cheers, Matthias you got it in one!
Waiting for the new website
Miguel Gomes
Porto, Portugal

10th October 2016

Dear Doc, just to send you a hugh from Oporto and looking forward to see the new website! Take care.
Ukulele
Gord
Richmond, BC Canada

10th October 2016

Guy, my wife wants to buy a ukulele (they seem simple enough to learn) and I was just wondering what you would recommend. Concert or Tenor, price range, etc. It also seems you can buy a little tuning device which apparently works quite well. What kind of Ukulele did you use for the meet and greets? The Hawaii-n Noises I think they were called? Cheers. I would definitely recommend a Concert. The Soprano's are pretty tricky and can often not be too stable re. tuning unless they are top dollar instruments. There's a company called Mele in Maui who make fabulous uses. Highly recommended. I used to use a Martin Soprano on the meet and greets.
Recording
Mike Child
Southampton, UK

10th October 2016

Thanks for the reply re: the mixdowns. I will do some research. I was never expecting a lot out of these recordings that I'm doing, but I have been quite pleasantly surprised at the quality of what I've been able to produce so far, and I've put a lot of time and effort into the work, so I might as well try to get the best out them that I can, even if the only person who ever hears them is me! Anyway, all the best for whatever you and MK are up to at British Grove. see, it's not so difficult...(we just make it look hard, lol)
Joni Mitchell
Kurt Wege
Toronto, ON

10th October 2016

Repost: I have been reliving of late the repertoire of Joni Mitchell - I would be interested to hear your thoughts of this great and prolific Canadian songwriter and musician. Your Reply: One of the greatest artists ever to come out of Saskatoon...No seriously, of the WORLD! Thank you for your very kind comments. I have to agree. I know that this is your Forum with a lot about MK - who is the greatest songwriter and guitarist living today. And I am sure that there are many other artists such as Joni Mitchell of the recent past that could qualify for such an endorsement... It was just such a joy to rediscover and relive her music of late, and to share this point of view with others if they so wish! Yes indeed Kurt, I hope she remains in good health after her scare last year.
Help!
Mike Child
Southampton, UK

5th October 2016

Hi Guy. Apologies for such a long post, but I would really appreciate some advice if you don't mind. For the last nine months I have been working on a 'DIY' recording project at home. I am working alone, gradually putting my songs together piece by piece. I do have a host of fairly expensive guitars to record with, but other than that my resources are very limited and I am essentially recording using a couple of USB mics and a Roland Juno Stage through GarageBand on my iMac. When recording parts and listening back, I have been quite impressed with the quality of what I've managed to produce considering how little I have to work with. The problem comes when I attempt mixdowns. Even though I don't compress them when saving them as audio files, the songs, which previously had a reasonably good, full sound when listening to the arrangements on GarageBand, come out sounding too quiet and slightly drummy. Still not diabolical, but considering how good they sound on GarageBand the result is always a bit disappointing. I wondered, on the off-chance, if you have any advice on how I might achieve a better result. I am not expecting miracles of course. The back bedroom of my house is not exactly British Grove! But I'd be very grateful if you do have any ideas. https://m.facebook.com/mikechi[...] mmm, Hard to say exactly without hearing but I'd say that mixing 'in the box' on such a system could be fraught with danger. It's obviously not mixing down what you are hearing. There are many online forums for such issues.
Guest
Farco
Udine

5th October 2016

Hello Doc, there'll be 10 concerts at arena of Verona for the italian artist Zucchero (Sept 16 - Sept 28) with a super guest every night (including Mark Knopfler). It's all true? If yes... I can not buy all 10 tickets... Can you tell me when Mark will be the guest? Thank you! Hard to believe since I will be with Mark in London on most of those dates.
Joni Mitchell
Kurt Wege
Toronto, ON

5th October 2016

I have been reliving of late the repertoire of Joni Mitchell - I would be interested to hear your thoughts of this great and prolific Canadian songwriter and musician. One of the greatest artists ever to come out of Saskatoon...No seriously, of the WORLD!
Doc
eduardo castillo
chile

30th August 2016

Hi Doc, what other profession or activity would you imagine doing for living if music wasnt an option from the very beggining? what was your subconciuos second choice when you were young? Did you do something else before entering music business? I just figured your own biography is not well documented on this site. regards! There really was nothing other than music
Recording
Lars
Groningen, The Netherlands

30th August 2016

Do you use any specific recording app or just the build in one? And, do you use an external microphone or too the built in one on the phone? Cheers I use iTalk and the built in mic
Richard Bennett honored as Nashville Cat
Henk

29th August 2016

Richard Bennett was honored as Nashville Cat http://livestream.com/accounts[...]

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