Mark Knopfler and John Illsley were trying to be punks when I came on the scene. Neither were with a band, and because of my situation in London at the time, I was totally in Dire Straits, as I have been throughout my life. The life of a poet is unromantic and can see you in Dire trouble most of the time, as it does not fit into the norm. But to be ripped of for reasons that Knopfler and Illsley seem to think is Ok, well that’s Dire coming from a couple of so called Straights..
Dire Straits the Band Name