Posts Tagged ‘Playlist’

  • Mainlander: Music behind the story

    • Feb 10, 2016 • Tags: , , ,

    ‘The music of Dire Straits features a few times in my novel Mainlander. This is pleasing to me because Mark Knopfler is a songwriter whom I find both fantastic and underrated (sample rhyme – “baker’s boy” and “Iroquois”). However I included the references less from my personal mission to see him receive the acclaim he deserves (not that he needs my help, I’m sure his friendship with Bob Dylan is all the approval he needs), and more because his songs are synonymous with the eighties (the book is set in 1987), and particularly with the types of characters featured in the book. Read more…