Music/Popular Culture

We’re in Dire Straits on Saturday Video Roundup

Today on SVR we honor Dire Straits, one of my all-time favorite bands. I will always remember the exact moment when I first heard Mark Knopfler’s opening note of “Down to the Waterline” – that was back when kids who loved music sat around together in the basement and listened to their big brothers’ and big sisters’ albums. End to end. With wonder and reverence.

The first one today was passed along by Dr. Denny. Sweet hell, these boys can play.

Here’s a predictable, but seriously fun, C&W take on “Walk of Life” from Shooter Jennings.

Then there’s Knopfler himself, with some friends you might have heard of.

Finally, I’m going to cheat a little. Matthew Grimm doesn’t have a video for “Telegraph Road.” Yet. Hint hint. But his Americana/alt.Country/whatever reimagining of the lament for the age of development needs hearing.

Remember, there’s a song in all the trouble and the strife. Happy Saturday.