I'm not a hockey fan. What I like is baseball - and sometimes football - but I
can never watch either. I just don't have the time.
Tonight I want to talk a bit about the Iowa Caucus, which I think is on Tuesday. Forgive me,
please, if I misuse some terms. However, I'd say that it's the beginning of the Primaries, and
of course it's much more important to the Republicans: the Dems are putting Obama up for
re-election, whereas the Republicans don't yet know who they'll send.
Mark Knopfler is so connected with the guitar, he makes it talk.
Dire Straits' songs seem choreographed for that guitar - yet
not dominated by it. Knopfler has a light touch, so very often the guitar
seems distant, albeit clear. It's like a faraway voice reminding you of something....
I saw Trace Adkins perform that hit song on Celebrity Apprentice.
I hadn't known him before, but that song was compelling. It was too accurate:
there was just no escape. The song was about everyone. It was about me.
Now the tree is put away, the outside Xmas lights have been taken down...let's
face it, we're back to work.