I am about the arrangements and the layers of depth in the music.
It's a marvelous night for a moondance!
Skiffle was blues featuring a washboard and acoustic instruments. It encompassed blues, with elements of folk, jazz, and, at times, American country-and-western music.
Sartre said that hell is other people, I believe that most of them are
If my heart could do my thinking, would my brain begin to feel?
If you're a pop singer, you don't need to evolve. You just get a set together, have some hit songs and play them over and over.
Hearing the blues changed my life. Van Morriso
If you get into introspective blues or something where you're stretching out a bit, large audiences don't respond to this, so you have to give them what they want, basically.
There's no difference between lyrics and poetry. Words are words. The only difference is the people who are in academic positions and call themselves poets and have an academic stance. They've got something to lose if they say it's all poetry; if there's not music to it, and you have to wear a certa
You take stuff from different places, and sometimes you stick a line in because it rhymes, not because it makes sense.
There is no black-and-white situation. It's all part of life. Highs, lows, middles. Van Morr
Being famous was extremely disappointing for me. When I became famous it was a complete drag and it is still a complete drag.
When it's not always raining there'll be days like this. When there's no one complaining there'll be days like this. When everything falls into place like the flick of a switch. Well my mama told me there'll be days like this.
Shivers up and down my spine It's a feeling so divine Let me go back for a while Got to go back for a while To that magic time...
You gotta fight every day to keep mediocrity at bay...
I'd love to live in Ireland but I'd like to live as me, not what someone thinks I am. People don't understand - I lived there before I was famous.
When I started studying tenor saxophone as a kid in Belfast, I did so with a guy named George Cassidy, who was also a big inspiration.
The future is keeping you out of the present time.
I just need somewhere to dump all my negativity. Van Morriso
Way over on the railroad, Tomorrow all the tipping trucks will unload together, Every scrapbook stuck with glue, And I'll stand beside you, Beside you, child.
I never bought the commercial thing, at any stage of the game.
Into the Music was about the first album where I felt, 'I'm starting here'...the Wavelength thing, I didn't really feel that was me.
You learn to read the audiences after a while, and there are all different kinds of gigs.
Let your soul and spirit fly.
I just need somewhere to dump all my negativity. Van Morr
I never paid attention to what was contemporary or what was commercial, it didn't mean anything to me.
I always record far more than I can use. There's probably twice as much recorded as comes out.
I do see value in music criticism. Most of the criticism I have received over the years has been very good.
Don't want to discuss it, I think it's time for a change You may get disgusted, some think that I'm strange In that case I'll go underground, get some heavy rest Never have to worry, about what is worst and what is best.
I am about the arrangements and the layers of depth in the music. Van Morriso