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Jeff Buckley
Be the best.
No negativity,
No weakness,
No acquiescence to fear or disaster,
No errors of ignorance,
No evasion from reality.
- Jeff Buckley

[formerly wait-inthe-fire]

Forever in our hearts
We love you, Jeff!
allofmyvinyl:

130. Jeff Buckley - Grace
There are times when I actually miss Tower Records and Borders. Any time I find myself in my childhood bedroom when I visit my folks, I am reminded immediately about how many CD’s I bought as a teenager. I had a steady job through all of High School, and every two weeks I would find myself at one of those retailers buying some music. I would carry around this post-it note in my wallet of records I would eventually like to purchase, and one by one I would cross things off the list. My parents had a pretty decent amount of CD’s, but it had a lot of holes in the classic rock sense. However, they had every Billy Joel album, and lord knows I know nearly every word on those albums since I heard it so many times.One time at Borders I picked up this magazine that listed by decade, genre, and sub-genre, what they deemed “essential.” This was great for me as it helped sort of guide me some things that I should have if I wanted to achieve my goal of becoming a sort of encyclopedia of music knowledge. One of the albums on the list was Jeff Buckley’s “Grace.” Now I had heard “Lover, You Should’ve Come Over” before I purchased this, as well as the tales of how amazing “Hallelujah” was, so I was very happy to find this in a bin of “Nice Price” albums for 6 or 7 dollars at Tower Records.My god, that voice just entranced me. I became obsessed with this album that summer. If it wasn’t for my iPod, I would’ve probably played out this album on CD, and would’ve had to buy a new one. That summer I was doing sound and lights for a local theater camp that I had formerly attended. I must’ve played this album on the house PA at some point, because the theater director gave me a copy of “Mystery White Boy” as a thank you gift. I devoured that album too, and it gave me my first introduction to Big Star (even though I didn’t know it at the time).
A few weeks ago, this album celebrated its 20th anniversary. I hadn’t listened to it in years, but like an old friend, it was nice to catch up.

allofmyvinyl:

130. Jeff Buckley - Grace

There are times when I actually miss Tower Records and Borders. Any time I find myself in my childhood bedroom when I visit my folks, I am reminded immediately about how many CD’s I bought as a teenager. I had a steady job through all of High School, and every two weeks I would find myself at one of those retailers buying some music. I would carry around this post-it note in my wallet of records I would eventually like to purchase, and one by one I would cross things off the list. My parents had a pretty decent amount of CD’s, but it had a lot of holes in the classic rock sense. However, they had every Billy Joel album, and lord knows I know nearly every word on those albums since I heard it so many times.

One time at Borders I picked up this magazine that listed by decade, genre, and sub-genre, what they deemed “essential.” This was great for me as it helped sort of guide me some things that I should have if I wanted to achieve my goal of becoming a sort of encyclopedia of music knowledge. One of the albums on the list was Jeff Buckley’s “Grace.” Now I had heard “Lover, You Should’ve Come Over” before I purchased this, as well as the tales of how amazing “Hallelujah” was, so I was very happy to find this in a bin of “Nice Price” albums for 6 or 7 dollars at Tower Records.

My god, that voice just entranced me. I became obsessed with this album that summer. If it wasn’t for my iPod, I would’ve probably played out this album on CD, and would’ve had to buy a new one. That summer I was doing sound and lights for a local theater camp that I had formerly attended. I must’ve played this album on the house PA at some point, because the theater director gave me a copy of “Mystery White Boy” as a thank you gift. I devoured that album too, and it gave me my first introduction to Big Star (even though I didn’t know it at the time).

A few weeks ago, this album celebrated its 20th anniversary. I hadn’t listened to it in years, but like an old friend, it was nice to catch up.

(via moodswingwhiskey)

explore-blog:

A rare and remarkably profound 1995 interview with the late and great Jeff Buckley.

explore-blog:

A rare and remarkably profound 1995 interview with the late and great Jeff Buckley.

Jeff Buckley - Live In Chicago, 1995

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adelesgrace:

I’m addicted to this book ❤

Jeff Buckley, So Real Music Video (x)

adelesgrace:

Merri Cyr and I at her exhibition of Jeff Buckley photos. Alba, Italy.

telecasterdreams:

Jeff Buckley - Mojo Pin (live)

Jeff Buckley performing Grace on the BBC Late Show. (January 17, 1995)

explore-blog:

Jeff Buckley on music and life in a rare 1995 interview – background and transcript here

Jeff Buckley while being interviewed on KROQ (May 5, 1995)

It’s part of maturity, to project upon your life goals and project upon your life realized dreams and a result that you want. It’s part of becoming whole just like a childish game. It’s honest — it’s an honest game, because you want your life to hold hope and possibility. It’s just that, when you get to the real meat of life, is that life has its own rhythm and you cannot impose your own structure upon it — you have to listen to what it tells you, and you have to listen to what your path tells you. It’s not earth that you move with a tractor — life is not like that. Life is more like earth that you learn about and plant seeds in. It’s something you have to have a relationship with in order to experience — you can’t mold it — you can’t control it.

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