An old flannel shirt, and…

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poem,Alain W. Wilde


Credits: Poem @ hellocharliepalmer. Photo from When I’m Older


Ben Howard


Ben Howard, 25, an award winning singer-songwriter who was born in West London.  He was raised by musical parents who exposed him to their favorite records from singer-songwriter artists from the 1960s and 1970s at an early age, like Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell and Simon Garfunkel,  by which he was strongly influenced.

ITV.com: Ben Howard has won best British male and best breakthrough act at the Brit Awards.  As he collected his first award, he said: “I’m not very good at speeches. I’m not very good at dancing.”  He also thanked his mother, saying, “She’s rung a lot of old friends to ask them to vote for this.”

Listen to the Lion

I wondered how it was possible that this Van Morrison track slipped from my playlists – and then I glanced at length of track (11+ minutes) and I understood.  I was in too much of a hurry.  11 minutes was an eternity.  Today, I didn’t want this tune to end.

Listen to the Lionhas been said to rank amongst Morrison’s greatest work. During the 11-minute voyage, first recorded in 1969, he sings, shouts, improvises lines, delays and omits them, until he symbolically re-creates the sound of an unleashed lion within himself. It remains a considerable achievement.

I’ve played this tune on a loop for 3 days.  Here’s my new favorite Van Morrison song…enjoy!*


*Note: The video is a bit “disconnected” – live performance would have been preferred…

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Golden Autumn Day

…And I’m taking in the Indian Summer
And I’m soaking it up in my mind
And I’m pretending like it’s paradise
On a golden autumn day, on a golden autumn day
On a golden autumn day, on a golden autumn day, golden autumn day …

~ Van Morrison

Born to Sing: No Plan B

 Here’s a track from Van Morrison’s new album titled “Born to Sing: No Plan B.”

↓ click for audio (Van Morrison – “End of the Rainbow”)


Album Cover Source: ultimateclassicrock.com

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Happy Birthday Bruce…

The Boss turns 63 today.  Here’s Bruce Springsteen with “I’m going down.”


Happy Birthday Van…


It’s Van Morrison’s 67th birthday today.  Here’s Van singing “High Summer.”

↓ click for audio

 

 

 


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Will you meet me, in the summertime, in England…

Another classic by Van Morrison…Just so very good.

Can you meet me in the country?  In the summertime in England. Will you meet me? We’ll go riding up to Kendal in the country.  In the summertime in England…They were smokin’ up in Kendal. By the lakeside.  Can you meet me in the country in the long grass. In the summertime in England. Will you meet me.  With your red robe dangling all around your body.  With your red robe dangling all around your body…Take a walk with me down by Avalon. And I will show you. It ain’t why, why, why. It just is. Would you meet me in the country. Can you meet me in the long grass. In the country in the summertime. Can you meet me in the long grass.  Wait a minute. With your red robe…Danglin’ all around your body.It ain’t why…It just is . . .That’s all. That’s all there is about it. It just is. Can you feel the light? I want to go to church and say. In your soul . . .Ain’t it high? Oh, my storytime one. Oh, my high in the art of sufferin’ one. Put your head on my shoulder . . .And you listen to the silence.


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Friday Night with Chris Botti…

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(Beautiful) Days Like This…

When it’s not always raining there’ll be days like this
When there’s no one complaining there’ll be days like this
When everything falls into place like the flick of a switch
Well my mama told me there’ll be days like this…

…When you don’t need to worry there’ll be days like this
When no one’s in a hurry there’ll be days like this…

…When you don’t need an answer there’ll be days like this
When you don’t meet a chancer there’ll be days like this
When all the parts of the puzzle start to look like they fit
Then I must remember there’ll be days like this…

…When no one steps on my dreams there’ll be days like this
When people understand what I mean there’ll be days like this
When you ring out the changes of how everything is
Well my mama told me there’ll be days like this…

~ Van Morrison, excerpts from: Days Like This



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