Tuesday, December 2, 2008

STRANGE COMMAND OF VOICE

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The Pony doesn't buck far from the Horse... The Buckley legacy...

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Father, Tim, died young:
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"Come Here Woman"
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"I Woke Up"
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"Dolphins"
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Son, Jeff, died young:
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"Hallelujah" (un-embeddable due to corpo control)
"Grace" (un-embeddable due to corpo control)
"So Real" (un-embeddable due to corpo control)
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Jeff was listed in Rolling Stone's recent issue of "The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time". Strangely enough, Tim was not included.
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This post inspired by Cabinessence's Nick Drake post.
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6 comments:

resintint said...

Could always count on you and WJ for great music related posts, Jeff Buckley was also huge for me...
his simone-esque version of Lilac Wine is sublime.
Curious if you guys are feeling Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes as much as I am in terms of representing the "new" singer/songwriter model of this generation...
Been into his tunes the last few months now and can't wait to hearing more. Kid is only 22 I think which is amazing...
-f

R.T. said...

right on, Fsacto. Jet's musical knowledge runs deep, way deeper than mine. i'd need more than 10 fingers to count the number of times i've had to admit to him, "oh yeah, i've heard of that band/artist, but never gave it a listen." and probably another 10+ fingers to count the times i've never even heard the band name he's able to reference. which brings me to tell you i haven't heard of Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes yet. thanks for the heads up!

Dr. Robert said...

Tim Buckley was/is a huge influence on me...
"Happy Sad" shocked and amazed me in exactly the same fashion as Van's "Astral Weeks"...as in .."Good Lord..where did this music come from'?
He never did get his complete due.. partly due to his own stubborn foibles..and fearless sense of artistic progress ..(still trying to get comfortable with "Star Sailor"),but it doesn't really matter...the music speaks for itself.
A favourite is "Live in London..68"
a double cd..all the more amazing when you consider he was 21 at that time.
Deeply touched by the Muse..I am more than grateful for his brief presence on the Planet...and the continuing pleasure of his art.

Thanks RT!

R.T. said...

happy to share a common thread with ya, Dr.

its funny that you mention Van's "Astral Weeks"... that one struck deep with me too. and during a period of time when i was doing a lot of back and forth between LA and Marin County i could sometimes listen to "Astral Weeks" on repeat for most of the drive. and also do the same with Tim Buckley's "Live at the Troubadour, 1969"


seems like i remember mostly heading North to "Astral Weeks"... driving by night and arriving in a dawn fog crossing the Golden Gate. and heading back South to "Live at the Troubadour, 1969".

warm jet said...

yes.....yes, yes!
love happy sad!
and so real.
rolling stone also gave the new gnr lp raves??????

Lee said...

ooh yeah