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On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Jun 07, 2018 23:31
 

Released 1968, not 1970.
lizardking
(700 miles north of Paradise)
Posted: May 10, 2018 12:00
 

I remember a co-worker back in 1999 who was 1) a huge fan of attending concerts and 2) a huge VM fan and she FINALLY got her wish; to see him perform live (at the Gorge no less....a FANTASTIC venue worth the hours long drive, lines, etc.) and then happened to run into him having a drink sometime after the show.  She was giddy, like a kid meeting a hero, and had the gall to ask for his autograph.  Apparently he just grunted and turned his back to her, leaving her in shock and upset. 

I learned two things from this anecdote;  1) take with a grain of salt any fan who says "so in so is such an asshole, he wouldn't even sign his autograph for me!" and 2) being a fan of a musician should be rooted in how they perform their craft and NOT related to how they interact with fans.  Don't get me wrong, I'm sure most of us would like to have an opportunity to meet a "hero" and get a signature and have a great story for the grandkids, but come on now....think of something better than "SIGN THIS" and don't be offended if the response is not getting a signature.

Long Live RP!!

ploba
(the other coast and hang a left)
Posted: May 10, 2018 11:33
 

Yup!   

On_The_Beach wrote:
http://www.londonlovesbusiness.com/pictures/462xAny/9/8/2/12982_number-10-door-2.png

 

jagla
(Duvall, WA)
Posted: May 10, 2018 11:32
 

 Jelani wrote:

Yeah, I thought he was having a stroke...

 
Yah, the mumble-shriek just got more and more out of hand the older he got . . . 
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Mar 19, 2018 18:16
 

http://www.londonlovesbusiness.com/pictures/462xAny/9/8/2/12982_number-10-door-2.png
cely
(the tropics of discourse)
Posted: Mar 19, 2018 17:32
 

Ten has to be sparing, but this one gets it.  Poetry and music both so powerful, intertwining into beauty that's so far beyond pop or anything with a category.
Jelani
(Home of the freak, land of the vague)
Posted: Mar 19, 2018 17:32
 

 ziggytrix wrote:
occasionally Van makes noises like a goat having an aneurysm and it makes me giggle

 
Yeah, I thought he was having a stroke...
bodyschool
Posted: Mar 19, 2018 17:20
 

 slickdh wrote:
@newbolddrive - Good Lookin' out... The ending to this song and U2's 'All I want is you' are very, very similar.  ... Just Sayin'  Feel free to decide for yourselves.  {#Yes}

 
Surprised?
slickdh
(Lost in the world)
Posted: Mar 14, 2018 12:38
 

@newbolddrive - Good Lookin' out... The ending to this song and U2's 'All I want is you' are very, very similar.  ... Just Sayin'  Feel free to decide for yourselves.  {#Yes}
Lyndont
(Sussex, England)
Posted: Feb 14, 2018 4:47
 

One of my all time favourite albums. Although he has made some great stuff I don’t think anything comes close to this, apart from the live version of this maybe!
ziggytrix
(Dallas, TX)
Posted: Dec 18, 2017 13:51
 

occasionally Van makes noises like a goat having an aneurysm and it makes me giggle
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Dec 18, 2017 13:49
 

such fantastic instruments bring me along on the ride, great song imo
Typesbad
(El Segundo - Hey, whose wallet is this?)
Posted: Oct 19, 2017 15:50
 

 nomnol wrote:
Just checked to see who didn't like the Van. Can't believe there is even one. Too bad for them. Play on Van the man.

 
Van Morrison is obviously a very talented vocalist with very good musicians accompanying him.  There is a lot to appreciate, but for whatever reason I have a never been able to. I don't dislike his work but I do tend to just wait through it and I have never felt compelled to listen to him voluntarily.  I'm glad so many of you like him.  This is clearly my problem.  But at least when someone else is indifferent to some artist I am convinced is absolutely brilliant, I have a means of understanding.
LameBuffalo
(Lanark County ~ Maple Syrup Capital of Ontario)
Posted: Sep 19, 2017 2:31
 

When this first came out, hippies started to populate downtown Ottawa & the psychedelics too. I used to sit for hours to listen to this  & other albums like it with headphones. It played at everyone's place that you'd visit that had a record player. Sometimes, it would get played over & over for hours, high or not.
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Sep 19, 2017 2:28
 

 scrubbrush wrote:
Holy God Almighty. This is just about my favorite song of all times. Chills, goosebumps, nostalgia, hope. One of the rare, rare songs that i would rank well above a 10, if such a scale existed here.
 
{#Cheers}   Truly one of the best songs ever.
nomnol
(Grafton ON)
Posted: Jul 25, 2017 7:55
 

 Thin_Air wrote:

According to www.oxforddictionaries.com :-

liberal = willing to respect or accept behaviour or opinions different from one's own; open to new ideas.


Good advice.

  
Sage advice indeed. I am too except for this one time.
Just kidding anyway. I am a Van fan, can't you tell?{#Bananajam}
Thin_Air
Posted: Apr 19, 2017 3:56
 

 nomnol wrote:
Just checked to see who didn't like the Van. Can't believe there is even one. Too bad for them. Play on Van the man.

 
According to www.oxforddictionaries.com :-

liberal = willing to respect or accept behaviour or opinions different from one's own; open to new ideas.


Good advice.
Stephen_Phillips
(Hillsborough, Northern Ireland)
Posted: Mar 25, 2017 3:14
 

"In another time, in another place".

I am sure all of us have wondered that same thing - if only this or that had been different.  If we had met someone but only a few years earlier or in different circumstances.

So true it almost hurts.
GTT
Posted: Mar 19, 2017 14:51
 

For me, this is one of the high points of all the music I have ever heard; whatever the stress or negativity I happen to be feeling, this song fills me with peace and relief.
DanFHiggins
(Mid Maryland)
Posted: Nov 22, 2016 8:36
 

 ccwcool wrote:
Many fans don't like the way he's sung for the last couple of decades when he dropped an octave, but he's made it clear that he's dropped out of the higher register to save his voice.  To me, he's still V-T-M.  Saw him do the Astral Weeks tour in NYC.  Heard the show of a lifetime.  One more off the bucket list.  He is the best in my book.  A legend should just be enjoyed for his journey.  We're there just to watch and wonder.

 
that was in DC for me
Absolutely brilliant show