There is a snow and ice storm quickly approaching my immediate are of operation, so I do not know how much time I will have to work on the blog. So, I will try to pack in a few short ones to keep you busy, on the chance that I get snowed in at work tomorrow.
Back in the late 70s (when I was stationed in the former West Germany), a new and innovative band hit the world music scene with style, grace, and force. Dire Straits' first big hit, Sultans Of The Swing, had such a Dylanesque sound to it, I couldn't help but allow it to catch my ear. As a result, I fell in love with this band almost instantly. The first time I heard it was with a bunch of Bundeswehr soldiers while out on REFORGER 79.
Today, almost 30 years later, I still love them. Their superb works are too numerous to mention, without some form of corresponding commentary; but one thing is for sure, I cannot pick a clear-cut favorite. Each one of them has been my favorite at one time or another, it just depends on my mood (I guess). But this one called Brothers In Arms is certainly one that I would call excellent:
Listen to it, enjoy it, and think about it. The lyrics are very eloquent and touching. The video is awesome.