Van Morrison’s “I’ll be your lover, too” and Proof of Life
One night back in college I remember one of my roommates, Tim, stomping around the apartment asking (very) loudly, “Anyone just watch that movie on HBO?” I opened my door and replied I had been watching. He asked if I knew the name of the song during the credits. The voice sounded like Van Morrison and after a bit of digging around on Google (pre-Shazam days), we found out that it was indeed a Van song, entitled “I’ll be your lover, too.”
I couldn’t help but chuckle at the fact that my roommate - your stereotypical Philly bro and hardcore hip-hop fan - was so enamored by a Van Morrison song. Growing up in Atlanta, I certainly don’t have anything against rap music, but this was the last song I ever would expect my roommate to enjoy. I found out later that after hearing the Van song, he promptly went and downloaded every Van Morrison track he could find. I guess this speaks to the power of music in way. Great music is great music, regardless of artist or genre.
Though Proof of Life is a so-so film at best, the end credits linked above are worth a watch. Stunning cinematography along with a beautiful song. It’s also worth noting how Russell Crowe masterfully demonstrates a range of emotions in a few seconds through nothing but facial expressions.
The song has become more meaningful to me over the years, mostly due to a certain young lady who had a particular affinity for Van Morrison. However, I’ll always remember a classic song’s rather random discovery with my roommate Tim back at UVA.
"Oyster Joe" Martina, a pitcher for the Washington Senators, doing his best Fonzie impression, 1924
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Gerry Cheevers, 37, goalie for the Boston Bruins, looks over his team during a practice session, Saturday, May 20, 1978, Boston, Mass. The Bruins trailed the Montreal Canadiens 2-0 in the Stanley Cup finals until Thursday, night, when the Bruins shut out the Canadiens 4-0 on the Bruins home ice. The next game of the series will be played Sunday, night in Boston. (AP Photo)