Who am I to speak of Van Morrison?
I suppose that the assumption is that since we're all from the same small island, we all must know each other. The truth of the matter is that I really haven’t had the good fortune to experience firsthand the famously crankyVan the Man personally.
Back in my early days when I was a concert promoter for about five minutes, I did book a band called the Others, who were always to be billed as “The Others (drummer ex-Them),” but that was about as close as I got. Still, it’s oddly comforting to know that Van Morrison would probably find a reason to object to whoever was asked to write something about him.
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