Since He Canceled His Dallas-Fort Worth Concerts, Some Vintage Live Van Morrison
Van Morrison was supposed to be play the Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth this Sunday and the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center on Monday -- but, of course, he canceled a week ago, claiming "severe exhaustion." Sure. You bet. But let me make it up to you: Captain's Dead has posted what I'll call a make-up show, Morrison at the Fillmore West on April 26. 1970. Let's be honest: This is golden-age Moondance-era Morrison, well before the songs became golden-oldies he would grow weary of performing. Hence the stellar set list that concludes with an essential "Into the Mystic," which he wouldn't have played Monday anyway.
Hey, it was either this or a lengthy Q&A with the man in charge of the Continental Avenue pedestrian bridge project. That can wait till Monday. Didn't think it was a terribly good way to send you off into the weekend. Or the mystic.
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