29 May 2007

Eternal Life

"Grace Going Down" by Ken Meyer Jr.

For those unaware, today marks the 10th anniversary of Jeff Buckley's drowning in the Wolf River in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 30 at the time.

Tonight there will be gatherings and celebrations worldwide for fans to remember his life and music.

There's been so much said and written about the our favorite male chanteuse who channelled Edith Piaf, Leonard Cohen, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Robert Plant with equal passion and fervor.

Anything I could say has already been said, so instead I'll let his music speak for itself. Here's a *small* batch of rarities I've collected over the years. Expect a much larger one later today.

Mama, You've Been On My Mind (Bob Dylan cover)
All Flowers in Time Bend Towards the Sun (with Elizabeth Fraizer)
Jolly Street
Once I Was (Tim Buckley cover at St. Anne's cathedral)
You & I (guitar version)
We Could Be So Happy
Snail (live at Arlene Grocery)
The Boy With The Thorn in His Side (Smiths cover)

Also check out The J Files: Jeff Buckley, an Australian radio tribute.

Here's a *short* list of concerts and other events for remembering Jeff.


Anonymous said...

Just so you know the link for "We Could Be So Happy" actually takes you to a page where you can delete the song.

June said...

Whoops, fixed now!

Barbara (aka Layla) said...

Hi, I don't know if you will ever find this comment buried here but I found your blog via a google search on Jeff. I was just listening to him. He was...is....like no other.

June said...

I did find your comment! Thanks for reading. Let us know if there's any tracks you want freshly re-uploaded.