8.19.2008

Random Acts of Music




I discovered Jeff Buckley a few years ago and immediately regretted not knowing about him earlier. He left behind an immense and extremely devoted fan base upon his untimely death in 1997. If you haven't heard his album, Grace, I suggest that you make it the very next cd you purchase (after, of course, you call all of your friends in hopes of acquiring a copy). He was heralded as one of the greatest contemporary songwriters by all-time greats including Neil Pert, Bob Dylan, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.

Although his cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" is devastatingly beautiful, I think this song, "Lover, You Should've Come Over," reveals the degree to which Buckley was not only a master lyricist, but one seriously soulful performer and individual.

Here he is performing live in Chicago. Sorry, no date included in the youtube blurb. Please enjoy at your leisure:





Ok and one more pic...

4 comments:

Justice4Claire said...

Haven't heard of him til now thanks for the tip. Nudge me a little on There Will be Blood...I watched over half of it and I see the blood between DD Lewis' character and the young firebrand preacher but I'm not feeling the love for this movie, background ? anything ? Maybe I'm just not getting something.... Peace

teach people not books said...

hmm... how to convince... i guess i was intrigued by the movie being based on upton sinclair's oil, but in general i found it fascinating to see how exactly the black gold became what it now is to a nation and a world.

the situation b/t lewis' character and the preacher is certainly one of the most intense, but did you get to the part with the explosion? that really drives the plot forward a little more.

Justice4Claire said...

Hey , it's poetry Friday, get your synedoche on girlfriend !!

enc said...

I'm a huge fan of this guy. He was a beautiful, tortured soul.