Rich Trott -- FBO Top Fan, San Franciscan, and Palace Family Steakhouse front-man -- has suggested the FBO ban Mark Knopfler. We're looking into this and will post a decision by the end of Mark Knopfler Week, this Friday. But we must have your feedback:
--> Why or why not do you think Mark Knopfler should be banned?
You need to ban Mark Knopfler for serial mispronunciation on the album Making Movies. He not only misspells espresso in the title, "Expresso Love" but he goes on to mispronounce the word the same way he misspells it. Adding insult to injury, Knopfler pronounces the trailing s in the French article of "Les Boys"! All I can ever think of when I listen to the record is, "Damn, why hasn't this clown been the recipient of a solid FBO ban yet?!"
Clearly Mark has some issues with Italians and French people (but apparently none with wearing headbands on stage).
A few other things to consider:
* Mark is left-handed but plays a right-handed guitar -- which may be why he tends to finger-pick his guitar
* He formed Dire Straits with his brother David Trott Knopfler
* He agreed to do the soundtrack for Princess Bride only if director Rob Rich Reiner put a hat from This is Spinal Tap somewhere in the film (it's in Fred Savage's room)
* His solo song 'Sailing to Philadelphia' is sung by James Taylor and is about the blokes behind the Mason-Dixon Line
Meanwhile, FBO member Robert Reid wrote about Naypyidaw -- that new capital of Burma highlighted last week here -- for Perceptive Travel online magazine.
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**REAL-TIME VIDEO UPDATE: RESPONSE TO BACKLASH**
The FBO has made an official statement regarding the mass criticism over Rich Trott's comments, released an hour ago in the above post: