Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Van's Likes and Dislikes

Whiskers on kittens?
This is more like a work in progress.  Got any more to add?


reminiscing ("wouldn't it be great if it could be like this all the time")

old English comedians

Romantic poets


hats, sunglasses

esoteric writers

Jack Kerouac

anonymity (apparently)

kids, probably - he's had three

Favourite Jazz Musician: Miles Davis

Favourite Miles Davis Album : In a Silent Way

Favourite song from The Philosopher's StoneCrazy Jane on God

Favourite TV show:  Fawlty Towers

Favourite people: The Goons, Georgie Fame, John Lee Hooker, Ray Charles, Sonny Boy Williamson,  George Best,  Bobby Bland, performers who can get on stage at any moment and 'do it', various backing musicians over the years, Farrah Fawcett, Pamela Anderson, people from the old days who didn't talk to Clinton Heylin, all of his kids, people with no 'angle',  etc. 


sevenths  ("Sevenths are an abomination")

new music



sharing the green room

people drinking at his concerts

questions about his private life

watching footage of old performances

people writing about the Van in the old days

Brown Eyed Girl




neighbours staring

British tabloids

autograph hunters

doing publicity

Van Morrison websites

always having to explain

backing musicians missing their cues

people sharing bootlegs of live concerts

people illegally downloading his songs

Richard Gere, Rod Stewart, Bert Berns, anyone related to Bert Berns, music journalists, Linda Gail Lewis, Clinton Heylin,   

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