As a supposedly grumpy Irishman I can’t help but admire the patron saints of grumpy Irishmen Van Morrison. Unlike me Van the Man has some kind of vague spiritual inclinations. His inclinations meant he spent a couple of decades churning out dross, which hit its low point with something involving Cliff Richard. Fortunately the period were fans of Van needed an “It Gets Better Campaign” ended in the late 90s with The Healing Game.
Then we have one of Van’s most enjoyable songs Behind The Ritual from 2008’s Keep It Simple. Nostalgic for the Belfast of the 50s and 60s – all of Morrison’s best songs are. Drinking wine, talking jive, down an alley. Enjoy!