Astral Weeks Broadcast Live

Van the Man Van the Man

Van Morrison is doing a lot of uncharacteristic things lately: giving interviews, making eye contact, being seen in daylight, and agreeing to have the inaugural night (this Friday the 7th) of his Astral Weeks Live concerts at the Hollywood Bowl simulcast on KCRW (89.9 FM). Way to go, Van. FYI: Cryptogramophone friend Peter Erskine will be manning the drums in place of the late great Connie Kay. I’ve dubbed these shows “The Matt Duersten Masturbation Cotillion.”