Love Ballad for the Social Distancing Age

Top video is not video (just a picture of the late, great, much-missed Mr. Goodman when he was young, hirsute, and a tad chunky). I heard Steve’s version of this before I ever heard Prine’s.

Second video is the song’s writer John Prine, live. According to this article, if I read aright, this performance was in the Autumn of 2019. He got old, voice not what it was.

So, I’ve included a third not-video of John Prine, with the distinctive voice I remember. If you’re not tired of the song by then.


Steve Goodman — Donald And Lydia
Apr 29, 2015 – 4:51

Producer: Kris Kristofferson
Producer: Norbert Putnam
Composer, Lyricist: Prine Continue reading “Love Ballad for the Social Distancing Age”

Telegraph Road – Dire Straits

h/t Puddleglum on A♠: “My personal favorite Dire Straits song”

Live – Alchemy Tour 1983
Pro Rock – Jun 24, 2016 – 12:53
Remastering VHS

Telegraph Road – Studio version

Telegraph Road lyrics at A-Z Lyrics

Wikipedia: Dire Straits:
Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in London in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals and lead guitar), David Knopfler (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), John Illsley (bass guitar and backing vocals), and Pick Withers (drums and percussion). They were active from 1977 to 1988 and again from 1991 to 1995. Dire Straits are one of the world’s best-selling music artists, with album sales of over 100 million.