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Day 162: Van Morrison – Moondance

9 Aug

Glad Tidings

Why?  Why???  Whyyyy??

Yeah, this is going to be one of those posts.  I am going to be fighting through every single word of this one.  Expect no contractions, a high amount of repetition, plenty of unnecessary conventions, and a fair number of unneeded paragraphs just like this one.

Oh lord, 200 words to go.

So for some reason, my father believed that it would be a great idea for me to listen to some Van Morrision this Dad-Rock Tuesday.  I do not understand…maybe he got his hands on a little hippy crack at Lollapalooza or something.  Whatever the case may be, I did it.  All 39 minutes of it.  I was miserable the entire time.

You know Brown Eyed Girl, that overrated, overplayed, over-obnoxious song about, guess what, a brown eyed girl?  Yeah, that is not even on this record.  It is by Van Morrison, though.  So if you expect anything different going into Mooncrap, you are both optimistic and moronic, like me.

I picked Glad Tidings as the sample track for this post for one reason—it sounds exactly like Brown Eyed Girl.  Most other songs are pretty close as well, though.  Pick your poison.

It is hard for me to identify exactly what it is that I cannot stand about Van Morrison and his music.  It has got to be more than the awful lyrics and identical guitars and horns used in every song…there is something more extreme going on in my subconscious.

But, at this point, I am at 250 words.  We’ll leave the subconscious probing for another day.