Turn it up, turn it up, little bit higher

Van Morrison

In 1978 a nondescript looking young man from Northern Ireland stepped on stage at the farewell concert of a group simply called, “The Band”. When he opened his mouth to sing, he created an incredible moment in time.

He created something out of this world. How? He simply chose to “go for it!”, to sing from heart and soul, from the tips of his toes to the top of his head, giving everything, leaving nothing undone, nothing unsung.

Listening to this again this week, it gives a powerful lesson. Anytime you doubt yourself, you are thinking of holding back, as an inspiration to #BeMoreYou, find your inner Van Morrison.

Van Morrison sings Caravan at The Last Waltz

This track recently found a way back to me browsing YouTube. Back when I had a large vinyl collection, I owned a copy of “The Last Waltz“, the triple album of that famous concert, regarded as one of the greatest of all time.

So many highlights, but today I’m simply sharing Van Morrison singing Caravan. I had the good fortune to see him live nearly forty years after this appearance, he is still, indisputably, Van the Man.

This is what happens when you simply “go for it!”, when you sing from your heart and soul, from the tips of your toes to the top of your head.

Anytime you doubt yourself, you are thinking of holding back, as an inspiration to #BeMoreYou, find your inner Van Morrison.

“Turn it up, turn it up, little bit higher”


Also published on Medium.

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