Episode 354: Ryan Walsh, author of 'Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968"

Season 6, Ep. 354

Creation doesn't happen in a vacuum, and in Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968, author (and Hallelujah The Hills frontman) Ryan Walsh explores every weird, fantastical nook and cranny of Boston that surrounded and seeped into Van Morrison's soul-bending masterpiece. We're sitting down with Walsh to discuss how he brought this story to life, the eternal value of having your mind blown, and a history of his hometown that has remained largely untold until now.

Tune in, drop out, and slip into the slipstream for a fascinating conversation about one of the all-time-great books about rock and roll and the forces that shape it.

Show Notes

  • Read Ryan H. Walsh's original 2015 Boston Magazine article about Van Morrison's Astral Sojourn. [Boston Magazine]
  • Free your mind and discover Ultimate Spinach [Wikipedia]
  • Incidental music courtesy of Aquatic Gardener. Hear more/buy it HERE.
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  • Support/find out more about Washington, DC's Uptown Art House [LINK]

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