Welcome to my Kill to Get Crimson 2008 tour blog!

My name is Isaac, 30 years old from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. I have set this blog up for the purpose of documenting the journey I am taking following Mark Knopfler’s Kill to Get Crimson tour in North America, in the summer of 2008.

The North American leg of the tour, as well as my journey, begins June 24th in Morrison, Colorado and ends on July 31st in Miami Beach, Florida.

Even though I intend to write on a daily basis, publishing the stories onto the server would be tricky. After all, we’re talking about vast distances which will be primarily crossed by driving, and there is no way for me to predict the availability of Internet connection throughout the way.

So… make yourself at home and feel free to drop a comment.



Saturday, July 19, 2008

“Inamorata” by Guy Fletcher

So, in Toronto, I acquired a copy of Guy Fletcher’s album, “Inamorata”.

I should say that I’m not a music critic. I know nothing about criticizing music (for good or bad) however I do know what I like. And I loved—not liked, loved—this album.

Well, where do I start.

First, I didn’t realize how good his voice is until I listened to this album. So far I only heard Guy doing backing vocals for Mark’s music. This guy has some great, great voice.

This is the perfect album to listen to in hot summer nights, sitting on your porch with a glass of white wine (or, better off, some Canadian ice wine). Alternatively, sitting inside in front of the fireplace. Listening to this record, you quickly forget about whatever happened to you during the day, as aggravating as it might have been.

The album starts with “Love is Coming ‘Round”, a beautiful piece. Other highlights in this album is “Inamorata”, “Broken Wing” (loved it) and my favourite, “Cold Water”, which can be heard in the venues right before the show. That is not to say that the other songs are not as good; they are. You can hear some beautifully crafted music there, a result of (what I believe is) some amazing production work.

Whoever of you reading the Dr.’s forums, may get the impression that the Dr. may sometimes be a little harsh. The image that appears when you listen to this album is completely different. You find a laid‐back guy who has some really good and positive perspective on life.

Excellent album. I am very happy to own a copy of it. Duly added to my “favourite albums” collection.



Anonymous said...

Congratulations Isaac! I was wondering if and when you'd get to meet the band...this is wonderful for you!!!
Of course, however, should you come back this way I will have to thaawp you over the head with my handbag. :-o
Don't forget to breathe!

Unknown said...

I've checked iTunes Canada from time to time for Guy's album but it's not available yet. I didn't see it at the Kelowna show either. I will order a copy from him when he's back from vacation

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