I know there’s been some concern around the “blogosphere” and indeed general population about my lack of blog posts over the past… well… year and a half. Turns out my rich and fulfilling life leaves limited time to devote to this vanity project.
[For example, I spent the past two days immersed in an exhaustive search for the perfect pair of chic rain boots due to the never-ending slush in this city and DON’T WORRY I think I found them:
…Dudes, please don’t leave yet, the next part is totally not about boots.]
Anyway, now that I’m back in action, I’ve decided to introduce some exciting (gimmicky?) concepts to lure my reader(s) back. Hence, THEME Tuesdays! I thought “Two for Tuesday” involving duets or pairs of some sort sounded fairly clever, until Google taught me that every oldies radio station in the country beat me to the punch. So I’m open to suggestions on the Tuesday theme.
But for today, without further ado, I present a totally sweet video of two (get it, two) of the greatest musical icons of ALL TIME just, you know, hanging out and playing a tune in front of the Acropolis back in the early ’90s. WHAT?
And, yes, I did just redirect you to GreekTube.org. (Note hilarious use of emoticons in the Greek comments below the video.)
Why GreekTube? Because this video is really hard to find. I first discovered it on the more traditional YouTube a few years ago, and I was blown away – maybe I missed the bandwagon and everyone knows that Dylan and Van Morrison like to jam together at world cultural heritage sites – but, wow! As a big fan of both legends, I was definitely surprised when I stumbled upon this video accidentally. And “Crazy Love” is one of my favorite tunes of all time (even securing a coveted spot on my “All-Time Favorites” playlist).
But then, a few months later, the YouTube version of the video was gone! Mysterious indeed. So my curiosity was piqued, and I did a little digging. The clip comes from “One Irish Rover,” a 1991 BBC documentary about Van that included multiple duets with musical legends. I would love to get my hands on a copy but not sure if it’s out there — even Ebay turned up short. It’s pretty rare to stumble across something you can’t either download instantly or have at your doorstep in 5-7 business days. So I thought I’d share it with you… Happy Tuesday.