How many people have called their vans "Morrison"? There's no way of knowing but I've heard of three or four in the past 20 years. Has an actual car company produced a van called the "Morrison"? The Volkswagon Morrison? The Toyota Morrison?
Here's an example of a van called Morrison:
Any others you want to mention? Comments and/or photos please.
No Guru, No Method, No Teacher from 1986 is Van's 16th album. It was recorded at the height of his 'spiritual quest' period where he pursed inner happiness and pondered what contribution music could make to the quest. Eventually he would claim on Enlightenment that all this seeking had brought him no nearer to any profound truth. Lyrics like "enlightenment, don't know what it is" and "I'm meditating and still I'm suffering" show Van to be a pretty dissatisfied pilgrim. This spiritual quest seems to annoy a lot of reviewers for whom the combination of the twin theories of the big bang and evolution have closed their minds to the idea that anything spiritual exists. (To anyone out there who seeks the spiritual, keep going. I believe the Universe is no accident 'created out of nothing'. I used to believe that. But a belief that says everything is one big accident and millions of smaller ones sounds crazy to me now. Can anyone explain why there is a something and not a nothing? We shouldn't exist but here we are. After years of reading and searching I now believe that the miracle of everything on our planet points to an intelligent and deliberate design.) Anyway ...
Also featured on "No Gurur" is Van's notion that we're healed, humanized, whatever by 'going back' - reclaiming the previous. The album was under appreciated at the time of release and generally given 3 out of 5 stars or 6 or 7 out of 10 ratings. But the album has stood the test of time and retrospective reviews rate it as one of Van's Top 10 albums. For most hardcore Van fans the album is considered a classic.