Keeping Mediocrity At Bay

George Ivan Morrison is 60 today [biography here.. wikipedia page here]. And we should be very grateful for him.. and his music. There are some great sites detailing the career of The Man, the official web-site, and this comprehensive fan-site, which includes some of the less difficult interviews he’s given. As this BBC report notes, BBC Radio Ulster is marking his musical legacy with a Morrison track every hour, and some dedicated programmes including a two-hour celebration at 8pm, hosted by Stuart Bailie who celebrated the occasion in the Belfast Telegraph at the weekend. There’s also a great [but short] snippet of conversation from Van in the Radio2 songlibrary speaking about his musical influences[RealPlayer sound file] Happy Birthday Van.