Jason Mittell - The Wire is to Van Morrison as Lost is to The Beatles and The Wire is the Astral Weeks of television.
Thomas Robinson - Beyond the word play, I think you can find some similarities in the Stone Soup Cafe and our old buddy Van Morrison.
Ben Buchanan - Venga Boys doing a Van Morrison track is the music genre that best describes my culinary style.
Sam Anderson - Which makes me think that I would like to see Sasha Frere-Jones describe all of the major rock voices, past and present, with a cluster of three evocative-yet-precise adjectives (preferably with an adverb preceding the second one). Thom Yorke, for instance, could be ‘‘angular, partly waxed, goldenrod.’’ Van Morrison could be ‘‘funnel-shaped, dappled, loamy.’’
Alan Shulman - The great ones always remain inscrutable. Lennon was haunted by strange visions as a child; Dylan shape-shifted himself into born-again Christianity; and no one ever figured out what Van Morrison was talking about. On the other hand, Bono is pretty easy to suss out.
Sg - The Van Morrison version of Comfortably Numb. There should be laws against touching this song if you’re under qualified, and a man like Van Morrison is clearly under qualified. And at the Berlin Wall concert, no less.
Vsuk - What I do find strange about Van is that he is not more honoured in the country of his birth - specifically, East Belfast. Van may be a difficult individual but if they can name an airport after an alcoholic wife-beater shouldn't Van receive a little more civic recognition?
Tyler Krupa - In the example above, even though the usual presentation of the surname van Morrison begins with a lowercase v, it is correct to capitalise the first letter of the surname when the name begins a sentence. However, note that if the surname van Morrison is used later in the sentence or in references/citations, then the lowercase v is retained (e.g., At the conclusion of the participant interviews, van Morrison and Smith . . .)