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Re: (TV) a true classic though def.not"british"....

    Back to the original comment about Van Morrison's music being akin to
Elevator music. Astral Weeks being played in an elevator would be one hell
of a ride, one that I'd take any time. Steely Dan I can understand, but Van,
-like Dylan, Lou Reed, & Tim Buckley-is about emotions. He/they have nothing
to do with studio technique. If TB Sheets(the song) doesn't send shivers
down yer spine you might wanna have your pulse checked out. M T C
>> The only LP I might have questions about is Van's "Astral Weeks". Not
> in it's brilliance but in it's being a British album.
> Too true...Astral Weeks might well have been recorded by an irishman in the
> USA with
> american musicians but this is truly uplifting,soulful and universal music.
> On a recent trip back to my homeland a week or so ago I was finally able to
> visit Cypress
> Avenue in Belfast for the first time.Incredibly this part of the city has
> remained totally unspoiled
> and free from any of the ravages and destruction of the last 30 odd troubled
> years.
> Being right there on that very "avenue of trees"was actually quite a
> dreamlike,magical experience for me- it was such a beautiful,sunlit spring
> day and I felt like I had stepped back in time briefly to a safer,more
> innocent era...it made quite an impresssion on me....
> Also when I was younger I once met a very unconventionally pretty and
> enigmatic lady on the
> ferry from Ireland to England who befriended me as I was travelling
> alone.During the course of our conversation and time spent together
> on the crossing she intimated in a very subtle and clever way that she might
> indeed have been the subject,muse and inspiration for Van's
> masterpiece.I certainly had no reason to ever disbelieve her-in any case why
> would someone want to lie about such a thing?-mysteriously though she never
> did tell me her name...
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