I just discovered Van Morrison...speechless

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I can't explain to myself how come I didn't knew about him until a month ago or so. Just...amazing songs. Here's one of my favorites:
  • That's nothing new - Van Morrison has been known to be speechless many times...usually when he is so hammered he can only slur and make rude hand gestures
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  • Profile picture of the author Marian Berghes
    I don't know much about his life...I just love his music
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    • Originally Posted by Marian Berghes View Post

      I don't know much about his life...I just love his music
      I was just teasing...Van is Irish, and as such...has been known to imbibe a 'little Irish' from time to time...to time...

      He's a great musician - many many great songs in the Morrison catalog...here is one of my favorites...

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      • Profile picture of the author TimPhelan
        From what I have read though, he usually drinks a lot of coffee before a concert, and not booze. I know, it's hard to believe since he is Irish.
        Originally Posted by MoneyMagnetMagnate View Post

        I was just teasing...Van is Irish, and as such...has been known to imbibe a 'little Irish' from time to time...to time...
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        • Originally Posted by TimPhelan View Post

          From what I have read though, he usually drinks a lot of coffee before a concert, and not booze. I know, it's hard to believe since he is Irish. :/
          He may have tapered off to a mellow :rolleyes: he used to be one of the "old school" like Peter O'Toole and Richard Harris...I knew someone many years ago who had been one of his tour mgrs. - she thought he could put anybody under the table...
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        • Profile picture of the author Thomas
          Originally Posted by TimPhelan View Post

          From what I have read though, he usually drinks a lot of coffee before a concert, and not booze. I know, it's hard to believe since he is Irish.
          LOL.

          Not quite certain why exactly, but LOL anyway.
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    Van The Man has been around for ages.....
    One of my favorites:
    But here he is in his early days:
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  • Profile picture of the author Marian Berghes
    Yeah, bit late indeed

    I would suggest playing some of his songs with RainyMood.com: Rain makes everything better. in the background on low volume. Works wonders for relaxing and detaching.
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  • Profile picture of the author rondo
    A few weeks ago I was at a pub sitting at a table with 5 or 6 people aged under 35. Some of the people commented on the great music playing in the background - it was a collection Van Morrison's biggest hits.
    However, not one of these people had ever heard of Van Morrison! I couldn't believe it.


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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    Originally Posted by Marian Berghes View Post

    I can't explain to myself how come I didn't knew about him until a month ago or so. Just...amazing songs.
    You look pretty young going by your avatar. If so, there may be a lot of fine singer/songwriters from years past waiting for you to discover.

    If you didn't know about Van, do you know about:

    Jim Croce
    Harry Chapin
    Gordon Lightfoot
    Dan Fogelberg
    Danny O'Keefe
    Cat Stevens
    Michael Martin Murphey
    Al Stewart
    John Hiatt

    ... to name but a few. Here's a sample of Hiatt:

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  • Profile picture of the author JudithRussel
    Haha I always listen to him in the shower
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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
      Originally Posted by JudithRussel View Post

      Haha I always listen to him in the shower
      Be careful he doesn't see you peeking!
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
    Originally Posted by Marian Berghes View Post

    I can't explain to myself how come I didn't knew about him until a month ago or so. Just...amazing songs. Here's one of my favorites:
    Van Morrison - Days Like This - YouTube

    I don't think he got the coverage he deserved. He's getting on now though!

    How would you promote him?

    Have your say in this thread:

    http://www.warriorforum.com/off-topi...t-old-van.html
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Um dude - Marion? How old are you?

    EDIT - that might have sounded derrogatory and I didn't mean it to. I'm just wondering how young you have to be to have missed Van Morrison. It's a marvelous night.
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  • Profile picture of the author fin
    You've surely heard Brown Eyed Girl?
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  • Profile picture of the author Marian Berghes
    I'm 24.

    I listen to a lot of 'old' music and jazz, I just never heard of him. Guess I didn't listen enough yet

    Yes, I know his song brown eyed girl, awesome song as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    What you should do is check out some of the music threads here in the Off Topic forum. You can get a lesson in the history of music just through those.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ernie Lo
    I've heard of the name but never seen him or heard his music or took any notice. I think my brain automatically replaces Van Morssion to Van Halen
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    • Originally Posted by Ernie Lo View Post

      I've heard of the name but never seen him or heard his music or took any notice. I think my brain automatically replaces Van Morssion to Van Halen
      I like all the Vans - Be eclectic...go the other way. and think Van Beethoven too! :p
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    IMO, Van Morrison's legacy suffered alot because of how he treated his fans in the early days. Morrison would often show up for his concerts over an hour late, then only play for 20-30 minutes. Not the best way to treat your ticket-buying fans, and just the opposite of the way a band like the Grateful Dead would treat their fans.
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    • Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

      IMO, Van Morrison's legacy suffered alot because of how he treated his fans in the early days. Morrison would often show up for his concerts over an hour late, then only play for 20-30 minutes. Not the best way to treat your ticket-buying fans, and just the opposite of the way a band like the Grateful Dead would treat their fans.
      The Grateful Dead has always fascinated me...this is one of the few bands who could genuinely claim "cult" status - yet had very few actual hits, and survives almost in whole by a band of roving stoner gypsies, ridin' that train (high on cocaine) who live for their shows...and they endure...

      Yet some of those 'gypsies' are now captains of industry, with little 'GD skulls' on their ties...
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        Originally Posted by MoneyMagnetMagnate View Post

        The Grateful Dead has always fascinated me...this is one of the few bands who could genuinely claim "cult" status - yet had very few actual hits, and survives almost in whole by a band of roving stoner gypsies, ridin' that train (high on cocaine) who live for their shows...and they endure...

        Yet some of those 'gypsies' are now captains of industry, with little 'GD skulls' on their ties...
        The Dead did some things few other bands did...like letting their fans take pictures and record their concerts. The Dead figured that even if their fans recorded the concerts that they'd still buy tickets and albums, and they were correct.

        The only other "band" I can think of that had the same cult status, with the same 20,000 fans following from city to city was Zappa. For both The Dead and Zappa you could be at a concert in Denver one night, Kansas City the next night, and the fans in both audiences would be the same people.
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    Kurt - Further is now the cult band with the Dead's following.
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    • Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      Kurt - Further is now the cult band with the Dead's following.
      As a Merry Prankster I concur...they discovered them gathering moss in a field behind Kesey's house...
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  • Profile picture of the author Johnny12345
    Originally Posted by Marian Berghes View Post

    I can't explain to myself how come I didn't knew about him until a month ago or so. Just...amazing songs.
    Marian,

    If you like Van Morrison, you'll probably also like Boz Scaggs...

    John


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