― Jazzbo, Wednesday, 21 February 2018 15:21 (five months ago) Permalink
What's my line?I'm happy cleaning windowsTake my timeCan't reach the fucking top rowsCleaning windows
― Maconie Youth (NickB), Wednesday, 21 February 2018 15:27 (five months ago) Permalink
yeah it's robbie — he posted it on his twitter, they seem to be up to something. not the worst idea. does robertson remember how to play guitar i wonder?
― tylerw, Wednesday, 21 February 2018 16:17 (five months ago) Permalink
There's a thing Van does with his voice that I've often wondered about. I don't think it's confined solely to Astral Weeks, but it's there I notice it most - particularly on the title track, and particularly between about 3.20-3.30 on this version: https://youtu.be/4ech6pZoBJ4
It's almost like he's (deliberately) singing around a bubble in his throat or something. Does it have a name? The only other vocalist I've really heard doing it is Jeff Buckley, and that's when he's covering Van, mainly.
― The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Friday, 13 April 2018 18:36 (four months ago) Permalink
It sounds to me like he's pushing his tongue out a little, and raising his tongue near the back of his mouth. Like when people do an impression of Droopy.
― Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 13 April 2018 18:39 (four months ago) Permalink
haha, that is indeed a weird little gimmick
― niels, Saturday, 14 April 2018 08:50 (four months ago) Permalink
Is that like on "When god shines his light" at the end where him and Cliff are humming on the outro, and Van forgets to keep his gob shut?
― Mark G, Saturday, 14 April 2018 09:15 (four months ago) Permalink
Haha - it totally is this. Buckley aside, I still don't think I've heard anyone else do this. I like it. I think.
― The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Saturday, 14 April 2018 09:39 (four months ago) Permalink
Wow, I only heard Beautiful Vision for the first time last night and it's quite lovely.
― Johnny Fever, Sunday, 8 July 2018 13:22 (one month ago) Permalink
US tour coming
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 13:15 (one month ago) Permalink
Last year this time we were in the midst of the Van poll. That was fun.
― kornrulez6969, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 13:45 (one month ago) Permalink
seeing him for the first time in a few weeks, excited
― niels, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 17:30 (one month ago) Permalink
Had the chance to see the man in concert yesterday. Relative disappointment, his voice seems strong as ever, but he had a very hard time singing in key on jazzy compositions like Moondance and The Way Young Lovers Do, slightly embarrassing to witness. Pulled off jazz standards and blues covers a lot better, but I’m not that interested in hearing him do Got My Mojo Workin’, his own material is obv a lot more interesting. Band was professional but completely harmless. I know he’s supposed to be hit and miss live, so will give it another go if I get the chance. I’ve praised The Healing Game countless times and will say again that Sometimes We Cry is a late-career evergreen, show highlight for me (even if the band's performance lacked nerve). Oh yeah, and they finished off with Gloria, now that’s a song! Unfortunately Van left the stage after 2 choruses while bandleader encouraged the crowd five or six times in a row to give it up for “THE ONE AND ONLY SIR VAN MORRISON” upon which the band improvised solos for 10 minutes and waved goodbye.
― niels, Sunday, 29 July 2018 11:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink