May Music, Day 4 – Breathe….. Listen…..Look

This one is so much easier than the third one was. Twindaddy is asking, for his fourth question, which piece of music we find calming.

Ever since I heard this years ago it has been one of my favourite pieces of music.

Mark Knopfler/Dire Straits at one of their best. Local Hero/Wild Theme.

The scenery in the area where the movie was filmed is breathtaking. We visited there a few years ago and I wanted to stay forever. Just gorgeous. Enjoy. This one’s for the music and the scenery.

This one’s for the music and watching Mark Knopfler explore the guitar with finger-picking casual elegance and more than a touch of genius.


A few wee bits and pieces about the movie if you’re interested.

Some Info

You can get the whole movie on You Tube! But I’m not being responsible for that link! 😉 Well worth a watch.


I DON’T CARE. I accidentally hit publish on this instead of preview, caught myself in what I thought was the nick of you-know-what and trashed it to be salvaged later for the right day. Restored it from trash and what do you know? Feckin’ 3rd of May shows up. I don’t care. Except, obviously, I do a little. Why isn’t there a little doohickey that says are you sure you want to do this, you might have had too much Drambuie to know what you’re hitting, are you sure, missus? Naw! Too obvious, isn’t it. And it was only a toatie wee Drambuie. I was so busy making sure that I didn’t destroy another laptop with ill-timed hand-eye-Drambuie co-ordination. You’d think WP would know this stuff. Or should that be stuph? Fecked if I know.

Mark Knopfler. And Chilling.

So, by way of partial apology for not even looking at, let alone reading, other blogs in the last couple of days, I offer you this.

I’ve had the week from…..well, not hell, but not an easy one. We all get them. Life, I think they call it.

So I’m chilling. And loving it. A little bit of writing. Not fit for posting yet. A few haufs.

Nothing in my stomach all day, by the way, which isn’t good news for my stomach or tomorrow’s hangover. But appetite has gone somewhere. And I can’t find it.

Anyway, this guy I’m posting I’m proud to call Scottish. A guitarist, composer, singer, dreamer. He takes me back to my youth when I adored Dire Straits. ‘Sultans of Swing’ was my anthem for so long.

I find it hard to select which of his songs on this particular cd I favour most. I pretty much love them all.

But, if forced, I select this one.

Sung with James Taylor. Another hero. This song actually made me research the Mason Dixon Line. Because I didn’t know what it was.  I even bought a book on their story.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy. Because the only thing I am doing tonight is listening to music. Having a hauf. And I might try to persuade my stomach to eat something. Anyone got any chocolate?

Btw, this is the B side of what I bought the cd for. And it’s my favourite side. Just goes to show…..we don’t always know our own taste.

My sixteen year old has just taught me how to insert a video. So easy. And I’ve been like a headless chicken about it for so long. Kids, eh? Wee shits. They kid you on they know nothing that matters. And then they come up trumps.

Anyway, I’m garbling. That would be the 3rd whiskey having its effect. Enjoy. I’m not listening to this ‘cos I’m starting the cd from the beginning again. And going with the flow. Happy weekend everyone.