In order to fulfill the name of this website, I have decided to list
the best Dire Straits songs for posterity.
However, despite the presence of three Communique songs on there, that's far
from my favorite Dire Straits album. If I had to pick one, it would probably
be Love Over Gold, from which Telegraph Road and It Never Rains just barely
missed this list. Communique has too many songs which are just crap. It's
funny -- the good songs are the odd-numbered tracks, and the lame ones are the
even numbered. Worst of the bunch is the self-titled debut.
- Follow Me Home, from Communique
- Romeo and Juliet, from Making
- Brothers in Arms, from Brothers
in Arms, appropriately enough
- Down to the Waterline, from the self-titled
- Tunnel of Love, from Making
- Portobello Belle, from Communique
- Where do You Think You're Going?, from Communique
- Private Investigations, from Love
- How Long, from On
- Ride Across the River, from Brothers
Ok, let's do a comparison to the Dire
Straits greatest hits cd... Well, they got Brothers in Arms, Romeo and
Juliet and Tunnel of Love right. These are not Dire Straits best songs,
though. It makes me happy to know that with a CD burner, I can make my own
dang greatest hits cd, and avoid the even-numbered tracks on Communique.
Something tells me, though, that the RIAA is not happy that I can do that,
even though I do own just about all of Dire Straits' stuff...
Posted pretty dang early in the morning (couldn't sleep) [ /society ]
about a generic blog. What can I say, I'm not a design guy. My
brother says he'll design a template for me if I want...
These are the sites that I read the most:
instapundit (like many, many
OK, OK, so I'm biased. Big deal.
Arts & Letters Daily
The best dang writing on the web, period. (At least it was, when I
set up this blog 4 years ago.)
(especially the Bleat)
Eject! Eject! Eject!
Worse Than Failure
Balkin (when I want to get mad)
Volokh & Co. (I like Phillipe the best) (where did he go, anyway?)
Some Harvard graduate who happens to be totally hilarious.
Other interesting political commentary
(and what happened to him, too?)
Best of the Web
(What the heck happened to him, anyway?)
Viva El Birdos
I used to read all the time, but rarely visit anymore
New York Press
Marvelous ways to waste an afternoon
Travels with Samantha (rated PG-13)
The Institute of
The Fabulous Ruins of
Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics
The Tolkien Sarcasm Page