Jeff "scottie" as his family called him ,grew up in Orange County ,CA. not far from where I lived with my Dad and mom off of Bluewater cir. Anaheim, Disneyland
Iknew his brother Cory and can remember playing Millborne/ Rye Australian card fantasy games by the way.
While Jeff, travelled around the globe in searth of musical euphoria and found it in "Grace LP" and found it good
In Deed: Lilac wine and Dream brother are among my personal favorites But check out Songs to no one and live
at Olympia with covers like: Nina Simone's "That's all I ask" I think Jeff's Talents are among the Legendary one's such as: Morrison, Hendricks, Plant/Page all rolled into one fleeting glimse of charm and humor and free spirit
That was Jeff Buckley as I knew him:
A Shaman Among Shamans'
Rest In Peace "Scottie"
"There's the moon asking to stay, long enough for the clouds to fly me away..."
>>By richard jeffrey (Wednesday, 15 Jan 2003 09:00)
There's talks of a new double album of recordings made in Sin-é cafe, NY. That cafe is closed down now, it was run by an Irish man who i think has a new bar called An Soe. Cool
>>By Sin-é (Thursday, 6 Mar 2003 12:27)
The greatest musician to ever live.
download the song that is 32 minutes long called, all that i ask/kangaroo/chocolate.
then you'll find out out what i mean
>>By scott (Tuesday, 15 Apr 2003 06:49)
Any word that i can say it's not enough...for this, only heard his voice, his music, his song, only another time again.
Kiss me, please, Kiss me..
>>By Xandre-Shannon (Tuesday, 22 Apr 2003 02:05)
I fall in love about jeff's music by chance, luck.
His first CD was in demonstration and it's the more less expensive I bought in my life and the best, I think.
I wait the only one who seems to him, who has talent like him.
I play piano and like jazz, rock and country music.
>>By Jin (Jnoun). (Tuesday, 22 Apr 2003 10:03)
When first heard J.B on my brothers grace cassette it didn't really bother to listen to it throughly. I went back to it after sometime because my brother asked if listened to it, which I told him not really. He insisted I should, told me things about him that drew me to listen to it again. The second time I was just blown away at the sheer beauty, rawness, & pure depth of the songs. Most of all the voice. The majestic sweeping choir-like voice that I somehow missed, was unlike anything I ever heard at my young age of 16 at the height of grunge. It totally changed my view or outlook on singers & music. I fell deeply in love with his voice & music then became a devoted fan. I can't describe the huge impact that he's had on me. You never think something can affect or move you in such a way. It's like I lived each day to listen to his voice resound through my flesh & bones which was like an out of body experience. His passing is tragic to say the least. Unbearable to comprehend. But alot of people don't know or realize that when we pass it's our choice. Not GOD'S. It just leaves us to wonder how can this be, regardless who it is. I'm just glad to have been graced to have the opportunity to hear someone like Jeff Buckley. I recommend anything from him, just hear him sing.
>>By Rich (Tuesday, 6 May 2003 05:06)
I was introduced to Jeff Buckleys album Grace by a friend about six months ago and reckon ive listen to at least three songs off it a day on average, it is like nothing ive ever heard before and cant image growing tired of it. A purely joyous creation of mixed emotion immortalised in the tragic melcholy of these truly engulfing lyrics and mind blowing rifts. He was and remains a true unique genius. Long shall he rest but forever shall he live. To eternity he journeys as it is now on his trail.
>>By Dave Blueser (Friday, 9 May 2003 15:38)
I'm 23 years old, and always thought of myself as music savy. Always keeping an ear to the ground for mostly
"original" artists, which these days is rare. Everyone from coldplay to John Mayer i was into before MTV sucked them dry. I have no idea in my right mind why this talent (jb), never crossed my eardrums. Believe it or not, I was watching "vanilla Sky", and his last goodbye song came on about 1/3 of the way into the movie, and it blew me away. It was almost as if I had heard it before, like it had a familiar quality, but this time it stuck. I asked my roomate who it was and five seconds later his cd was in my hand. Little did I know of Jeff's tragic death till a few days later. People that are able to touch other peoples lives like Jeff has to mine deserve to live 3 lifetimes. You could tell he was sincere just by the vulnerability in his voice and words. You are and will be missed Jeff, this coming from you're newest, slightly belated fan.
>>By Cam Shaft (Saturday, 10 May 2003 00:38)
If you were to make an arguement of what music's purpose is, then just say Jeff Buckley. The beautiful, graceful and emotionally powerful compositions define the purpose in itself. His music reaches the mind and touches the heart so genuinely, which is certaintly a rarity in the monostylistic mainstream of today with its simple unfeeling childlish pop ballads, the griddy, negatively influential hip hop culture with no texture or melody, and the raw scrambled sounds of radio hard rock. What happened to musicians? We have too many glorified rock stars. But, Jeff Buckley epitomizes what is needed. Play me "Hallelujah" and it becomes spiritual. The point is, Jeff Buckley is one of the greatest of all time, in his short time here, sadly. His music will always be special to those who appreciate beautiful and deeply meaningful music. Thank you Jeff Buckley for writing music with your soul. Through your music many lives will be touched and you will never die.
>>By Phoenix (Wednesday, 2 Jul 2003 20:25)
jeff buckley confirmed to me that leading with your heart is not an option, it's the only way to be free, to be human. "feel no shame for what you are..." i always did feel shame of having substance but no results...a good guy with no one to be with. jeff showed me that i am on the right path, that "the goal is in the process", not in a specific result. now every day is easier, and every i'm lucky i found him, because you can feel he felt lucky to share this amazing thing called music with people. i miss him. i can't wait to meet him.
>>By buckshot (Saturday, 5 Jul 2003 22:26)
I was introduced to the genious that is Jeff Buckley's music by my brother. He brought some stuff home and I had never heard a voice like that in my life. I just bought his live in Chicago DVD and it rocks and so does he and if anyone says different, then they must be dead!
>>By etsubucs23 (Friday, 13 Feb 2004 05:20)
jeff buckley found its way into my life through a band member who showed me what he wanted to do in the band, after downloading and listening to those songs extensively (esp "grace") i found myself striving for new and fresh ideas and a more soulfull deep thought kind of song composition, thanks jeff i appreciate it
>>By the_image (Sunday, 14 Mar 2004 03:48)
A few weeks after I got to college I started to realize that I was really missing life's "bigger picture". I had tried finding myself in friends and religion, but I could feel that I was missing something. One of my new friends at school would always talk about this with me. One night he sent me a Jeff Buckley song, and said "This is life lesson number one." The song was "Lover, You Should've Come Over". Incredible. I can't put it into words, but I learned something about life, love, and passion that night. Later I discovered "Forget Her". Buckley has the most incredible voice and I've never heard so much passion in my life.
>>By GreenSalineEyes4 (Monday, 29 Mar 2004 21:56)
I love his voice as well, but I wonder if you can talk about hearing passion in his work, I rather think that it sounds like pain..... Ofcourse it is passion, but it seems to come from somewhere deep beneath where it is only dark....
>>By Campking (Monday, 29 Mar 2004 22:19)
Interesting discussion. But if you want mroe pain and beauty why not check out his da's music, Tim Buckley. Now there's a man.
>>By Crick (Thursday, 1 Apr 2004 16:07)
I agree with you. Tim certainly left us with some great music, guess that was coming from the same place..
Actually I believe this family was hunted anyways......
>>By Campking (Friday, 2 Apr 2004 01:12)
What excites me is that there are many guys on here who like Jeff for more than just the looks that was supposed to get a movie going on Jeff. Has anyone heard about it and if yes, who is going to play Jeff? I heard Brad Pitt asked to, Ethan Hawke, and Johnny Depp. Don't know what is true and what isn't. I have always liked Jeff Buckley. I have all of his released albums and I am so tragically sad that he is not alive to create more of what I can only say was pure and genius.
>>By Julie Ann (Friday, 23 Apr 2004 18:14)
I have two impossible wishes...one-my brother died of a o.d a couple of months ago...im still knocked out and im in a mourning that beats my soul....ANYWAY...my brother listened to jeff buckley and a few days before his days ran out he borrowed me this cd called grace.....I will newer let it out of my soul....jeffs comfortable songs and his poetry realm really helps me in this hard time i come to think someone up there made sure i got the grace cd...........my second wish.......is that my brother got too shake hands with jeff to tell him he is greater than ewer down here .....and how his soul and heart touches thousands of thrue music and melody lovers.....michael. R.I.P chriss R.I.P jeff
one day i will meet you on clouds.....
>>By Real Vibes (Saturday, 19 Jun 2004 21:40)
chris cornell was great friends with jeff and wrote a beautiful song about him call "wve good bye" it's on "euphoria morning"and you should all check it out!!
>>By keels (Sunday, 4 Jul 2004 00:22)
Jeff Buckley.. well, there's no words to descibe him really. His song writing ability is nothing less than breathtaking. He is one of the few that knows how to write a song that brings real emotion with it. He's also got an excellent range. All I can say is, if you're yet to listen to him, don't wait any longer, you're missing out!
"Remember when I moved in you and the holy dove was moving too, and every breath we drew was hallelujah"
He brings musical 'idea's' together with perfect continuity. There's something about his music that is earthy and simultaneously ethereal. 'Tis realistic yet completely beautiful.
>>By WaitInTheFire (Sunday, 18 Jul 2004 12:54)
"Remember when I moved in you and the holy dove was moving too, and every breath we drew was hallelujah"
This is actually Leonard Cohen you are quoting. Hallelujah is a cover, probably better known in the version og Jeff, but the original is from Leonard Cohen.
>>By Joris Spikkelaar (Monday, 19 Jul 2004 12:09)
yes i know.. i like Jeff's version better though :p probably not the best quote to leave here. Must have been because I was listening to that song as i typed that.
>>By WaitInTheFire (Saturday, 7 Aug 2004 14:35)
Anyone any idea about where to find (download) the 32 minute version of Kanga Roo mentioned above by Scott?
>>By nematode (Saturday, 20 Nov 2004 17:14)
I have a friend whose faviroute band is Muse and he refuses to accept that Bellamy owes everything to Jeff Buckley and maybe a couple of other influences. Without Jeff, I imagine many successful bands wouldn't exist today. Buckley had the best voice I've ever heard and it's not fair that he's dead and so many crap artists are still alive. Just not fair.
>>By Flagg (Saturday, 20 Nov 2004 17:53)
I think these succesfull bands would still excist. They would have only copied somebody else. That's what makes popularity, not originalty......
>>By Joris Spikkelaar (Monday, 22 Nov 2004 00:29)
Yeah, I imagine you're right. Not that Matt Bellamy is a heartless copycat out to line his pockets by imitating Jeff Buckley. He sounds nothing like him, I just happen to know he was an influence.
>>By Flagg (Thursday, 25 Nov 2004 00:32)
I recall Jeff Buckley vaguely and remember listening to his late father – Tim, who also died under tragic circumstances as his son yet violently. I detected some parallels between them both after listening to Buckley Snr’s "Greetings From L.A."
I heard the "Grace" album for the first time last week and have realised how much I have been missing out. To put it more succinctly: Mesmerised.
The feeling I got was the same as when I first heard Nick Drake’s music.
Jeff Buckley’s clever version of Corpus Christi Carol is a favourite of mine, but generally speaking the whole album is faultless.
>>By Gary1956 (Friday, 14 Jan 2005 19:31)
so many bands are influenced by jeff, tom yorke of radiohead was having writers block went to a jeff concert and wrote an entire album in just a few weeks! he also says he cried while watching jeff on stage! chris martin of coldplay claims to be a fan also as does matt bellamy, he can also be heard in many others, chris cornell a good friend of jeff wrote a song about him as did rufus wainwright.... jeff inspires all!
>>By keels (Wednesday, 2 Feb 2005 22:51)
Thom Yorke wrote an album after going to a Buckley concert?? Wow, what album?
>>By Flagg (Wednesday, 2 Feb 2005 22:55)
Like Elliott Smith, Jeff Buckley is another amazing artist.
>>By xfadetobrightx (Saturday, 5 Feb 2005 22:59)
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