As the snow came down hard in New York City I sat with my loves listening to Van Morrison. When “Warm Love” from his 1973 album Hard Nose the Highway came on we had to hear it three more times! While I love that fragile, melancholic acoustic version, I also love this funked up performance. Imagine Van Morrison teaming up with Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters. They’re killing it here! (The drummer makes an odd slip, though—oh well.) So, sending you some warm love on this cold day.
Van Morrison sings “Warm Love”. (Not sure why WordPress is not allowing me to embed it. Sorry.)
John Madera is the author of Nervosities (Anti-Oedipus Press, 2024). His other fiction is published in Conjunctions, Salt Hill, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and many other journals. His nonfiction is published in American Book Review, Bookforum, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Rain Taxi: Review of Books, The Believer, The Brooklyn Rail, and many other venues. Recipient of an M.F.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University, New York State Council on the Arts awardee John Madera lives in New York City, Rhizomatic and manages and edits Big Other.