Friday, April 20, 2007

Van Morrison.

I need a straight answer, you see Etheline says, well, I don't really believe it, but I-wait, let me get a drink first, I know it's early but I need it, steady my nerves. Right, right, fine now.
Okay, right.
No, I'm fine. I SAID I'M FINE!
Is Van Morrison...well is he considered, urgh, I can't, I- Fuck it...


IS VAN MORRISON CONSIDERED JAZZ???

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24 Comments:

Blogger Twenty Major said...

Fear not. He's not considered jazz. He's considered a cunt.

11:01 a.m.  
Blogger P1P said...

It's not jazz as it only makes me groan when he comes on the radio, rather than rip out my eyes and use them to plug my ears

11:06 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Really? Good, good, that was very close. I was most worried there for a while.

11:27 a.m.  
Blogger Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

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1:11 p.m.  
Blogger Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

I loathe jazz. I hate smooth jazz, rough jazz, old jazz, modern jazz, scat jazz and piano jazz.

The only jazz I like is the obvious stuff. The universally popular stuff which is a lie really, and not representative of true jazz at all. The rest makes me want to set my ears on fire with its too-many-notes-not-in-a-pleasing-order carry on.

1:27 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

I know you do darling, how could you not? But French Gay called earlier and I was listening to this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dc45zHdfRg
earlier when he called. Next thing you know he's going on about Van Morrison -who I don't mind- being a jazz singer and that clearly I DO like jazz. I hung up on the bloody French fancy, but the doubt Sam, she lingers.

1:31 p.m.  
Blogger PI said...

I wouldn't have said J---(I thought it wasn't to be mentioned)pome - sorry it slipped out! I love Van M's funny look and his great voice.

1:36 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Eeek Pat, say it ain't so! Urgh, I feel so dirty.

1:37 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

No wait, you said wouldn't. Phew, golly, I'm all a flutter.

1:38 p.m.  
Blogger The Humble Housewife said...

I think he's more classic rock.... but a lot of jazz type bands like to take him off... especially that moondance (???) song... ugh... I remember a tedious night when some jazz pianist took over our piano and they played that for hours... ugh... different people kept breaking into different instrument solos. The only thing that kept me from slitting my wrists was a double bottle of pinot grigio and a fat joint! *SIGH*

1:52 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Humble Housewife, I want you to follow the link I'm about to provide.
http://fatmammycat.blogspot.com/2006/09/jazz-i-hate-it.html
I want you to go there and read what it says, then I want you to come back and let's exchange interwebbybloodrites, as we will be cybersisters, with Sam too, but not Shebah, who is a cracker, 'cept she likes the Jazz. Why? I cannot say, but there you have it.

2:15 p.m.  
Blogger Andraste said...

Van Morrison is not jazz. He may listen to it, he may let some of it influence him, but he is NOT jazz. Rock, pop, blues...he's even done a country album recently, which ain't half bad.

Jazz indeed - well, I guess Moondance has some 'jazzy' lines, but I wouldn't go so far as to call it jazz.

2:24 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

I love you Andraste.

2:50 p.m.  
Blogger Allie said...

Wikipedia sez:

Morrison has pursued an idiosyncratic musical path. Much of his music is tightly structured around the conventions of American soul and R&B, such as the popular singles "Brown Eyed Girl", "Moondance", "Domino" and "Wild Night". An equal part of his catalogue consists of lengthy, loosely connected, spiritually inspired musical journeys that show the influence of Celtic tradition, jazz, and stream-of-consciousness narrative, such as his classic album Astral Weeks and lesser known works such as Veedon Fleece and Common One. The two strains together are sometimes referred to as "Celtic Soul".


If Wikipedia went to my local, I'd probably pick a fight...

3:50 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

It does deserve a good glassing to be fair.
Right ho, off to the gym. My work is fairly finished for the weekend, and so I shall eas myself into some fine drinking by doing some guilt balancing running first, huzzah!

4:01 p.m.  
Blogger John Mc said...

bleedin' philistines.

Challenge FMC.

Get the late great Hammond B3 organ player - Jimmy Smiths album, "Home Cookin'". Pour yourself a stiff one, and sit back. If you still hate all Jazz after a few listens I'll buy it :)

8:08 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Pour myself a stiff one you say? Why, don't mind if I do. I'll have to ixnay on the music however as Friday telly takes my biscuit. But I make a promise, I WILL listen to this 'Home Cookin' somehow over the weekend and I'll get back to you.
Fair enough?

8:13 p.m.  
Blogger Fat Sparrow said...

I hate jazz, too. It's as bad as that "riffing" thing, where singers add 59 extra notes to a song, thereby fucking it up and but good. Your thought about Van Morrison sent shivers up my spine, which was an interesting sensation, as I was having an allergy attack at the time, also. It's hard to appreciate a proper shiver up your spine when you are sneezing constantly, let me tell you.

It might have been the mention of jazz that set off my allergies, come to think of it.

9:21 p.m.  
Blogger Manuel said...

Jazz is considered ok at manuels cave. Chet Baker get it on mmmmmmmm. Make no mistake Van M is a cock but not a Jazz cock.

1:25 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Cock is perfectly okay with me. Jazz cock, not so much.

9:04 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHY is Van considered a cunt? Seriously, id like to know.

3:08 a.m.  
Blogger lee c kent said...

a few years ago my mate bumped into the afore mentioned irish cunt that is van yawn morrison in a pub called the punch across the road from the venue he was playing hull city hall,my friend made the mistake of saying to him what a good cd his latest release was mr morrison politely said fuck off mate im not on stage now.what a thoroughly hatefull nasty horrible cunt he really is.and he hasnt made a decent song since 1969.cunt.

10:56 p.m.  
Blogger lee c kent said...

ps please will you do me the honours of writing on my blogg dr hilary bastard jones xxx

11:00 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Van is vantastic and straddles a wide variety of musical genres. Why are so many people here critical of a man who has been in the music biz since 1960? Who do you rate then, if Van is so terrible?

I'm looking forward to Van's new album "Born to Sing" out on October 2. It should be great.

2:26 p.m.  

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