Monday, August 10, 2009

92. 'Beachcombing', Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris 2006

And now for the adult contemporary portion of our broadcast, we present…Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris! Full disclosure: this song is likely the #1 hit for whatever that Hamptons radio station is -- the one that plays Matthew Sweet and Freedie Johnston over and over again, the one that plays “Beach Music” for 45 year old Hamptonites. Some might call it boring. Maybe so, but you can’t ignore the fact that Emmylou Harris can sing ANYTHING and make it sound nice and Mark Knopfler’s voice and guitar and unique and awesome things that always keep me interested. They made an album together and got some really nice results. “All The Roadrunning” could easily have been included here, but “Beachcombing” has aged very well and captures that 7pm summer feeling very well – the one where pale young men like myself show up at the beach with a sweatshirt, a cooler of beer and a million, “I love the beach!” exclamations.

(Strange you tube clip, I know. The song is there though, so enjoy it.)

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