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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Don't Let It Fade (Like Stonewashed Jeans)

Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits - (i) inspired by photo by Kamerado

Sometimes I think the amount of paint I use, the brightness of the image I paint, is proportional to the impact the music had on me. That and the image I choose.

You know the music I'm talking about. Not one hit wonders, but really decent music that just doesn't stand out in your memory. The Doors stand out. Elvis stands out. Nirvana stands out. Madonna stands out. Hendrix stands out. Dire Straits doesn't.

But damn it's good music. Solid. They do what they do. "Sultans of Swing" says it and is it. So even though it's a minor part of the tapestry of your music, don't let it fade. It's a vital vibrant thread.

For Record Store Day on Saturday, April 18th, go buy a couple albums you played constantly on vinyl, 8-track, or cassette growing up. Buy them at a local independent music store. Support their spirit and your memory.


Mark Knopfler 04/07/09

1 comment:

Jeff said...

I'm really excited for Record Store Day. I can't wait to pick up some of those special vinyl released specifically for the occasion.