|Van with The Band in The Last Waltz|
I really like reading about the Man. He's a complex character who's stirred lots of emotions in his fans and critics alike. Here are some articles online I thought others might enjoy:
1. It's not easy being a Van Morrison fan - a lament about watching the Man live and his uneven stage performance.
2. Concert review: Van Morrison performs 'Astral Weeks' at Chicago Theatre - A great piece on a Van concert from September, 2009. Interesting fan comments follow the article.
3. A Sense of Ulster: Van Morrison's Belfast - a fantastic 2010 piece by Stephen Brown about Belfast and Van's nostalgic name-checking of parts of the part in the city.
4. Van Morrison and the Band - Peter Viney's 1996 piece delves into the history of Van's connection with the Band. Also gives a thorough round-up of their combined recordings.
5. Great Irish Writers: Garbhan Downey on Van Morrison - Writer Garbhan Downey's 2011 speech where he puts forward the case for Van Morrison as Ireland's greatest writer. A wonderful tribute.