Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mark Knopfler

That's the way you do it
You play the guitar on the MTV
That ain't workin' 
That's the way you do it
Money for nothin' 
And your chicks for free
From the 1985 Dire Straits hit, "Money for Nothing."  The Brothers in Arms album it was included on was the #1 album in the US for 9 weeks, and the #1 album in the UK for 10 weeks, and eventually sold 30 million copies worldwide.

The wickedly funny music video for "Money for Nothing" was voted as the #2 music video of all time by the community.  (Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was voted #1.)  The computer-animation it depended on is far from cutting-edge today, but doesn't look dated.

Tomorrow is Mark Knopfler's 62nd birthday. 

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