Day 176: Dire Straits – Making Movies

23 Aug

Romeo and Juliet 

7 tracks, 38 minutes…sounds perfect for a day that I forgot was Dad-Rock Tuesday until about ten minutes ago.

It’s currently eleven o’clock.  I want to go to sleep.  I went ahead and got the post that you’ll be reading tomorrow done; I was about to upload it, too.  Then, for some reason, I thought to myself “when was the last time I listened to a dad-rock record?”  The answer: exactly one week ago.

Yeah, I’m cranky.  Usually, that mindset leads to a negative record review—we’ve seen that happen on many a DRT, actually.  I can’t do it with Dire Straits, though.  Which is weird because I’m actually seething with anger as I write this—I just can’t direct it at Making Movies. 

This is some relaxing, borderline-jam rock right here.  Mark Knopfler, in addition to having a hilarious last name that makes me grateful for my two first names, has some great lyrics.  Or maybe it’s his delivery, actually.  I don’t know, there’s something about this guy that’s just relaxing.  The easy-going guitars and slow beats only aid in this record’s groovy relaxation capabilities.  If the tracks were shorter, we’d have a really awesome album here, instead of just kind of awesome.

I’ve learned my lesson.  Never listen to and review two records back-to-back.  Especially after the first album gets you in a terrible mood.  So thanks to my half-conscious dad, who I’m sure I awoke from a deep slumber with a phone call requesting an album choice.  Also, thanks for staying away from Funkadelic.   Tonight is not the night for that.

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6 Responses to “Day 176: Dire Straits – Making Movies”

  1. elcheeserpuff August 23, 2011 at 7:03 pm #

    Uh oh, I hope the album that put you in a bad mood isn’t what I think it is, haha, if it is then I apologize!

    • Jacob August 23, 2011 at 7:13 pm #

      The world would be a better place if the TMBG tour bus fell into a bottomless pit.

      • elcheeserpuff August 24, 2011 at 8:02 am #

        Hahaha, but I’m seeing them two nights back to back! … If they play only “Join Us” though, I will have to agree.

        Can’t wait to read this one.

  2. B. Frank August 24, 2011 at 1:31 am #

    Making Movies is magic. My opinion. Glad you liked it. That said, Knopfler is just doing a really good impression of JJ Cale who may be the most imitated man in music. Clapton’s impression isn’t nearly as good. And Knopfler writes his own songs…

  3. Andy Da Klown August 24, 2011 at 4:24 am #

    Maybe so, Beefrank, but JJ Cale never featured Harold Baines in a music video (Walk of Life), so Knopfler wins it all. Hey, Mr. Ear, what’s your problem with Funkadelic — ever actually listened to any?

    • David Chops August 25, 2011 at 5:48 am #

      I can only add: Ain’t no party like a P-Funk party cuz a P-Funk party don’t stop.

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