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.
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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.