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Posted: 4/7/2010 10:39:14 PM
Some Jeff Buckley and Cohen stuff available out there.

I'll bet you have most if not all of it.

Interesting thing about Cohen, is that my Godmother (a cool old hippie down to living the right way and super cool Earthy lady)  was Leonard Cohen's neighbor in the Florida Keys. I never met him, but her knowing I loved to hear about music "greats" and syories about them from first hand accounts about what they were like, she'd tell (boiling it down) how cool Cohen was......Buckley's  connection to Cohen has grabbed my attention...Cohen lived across the street, basically in a jungle type environment, where they basically just fished, cooked out, smoked some weed, and lived simple.....My Godmother wasn't the type that was awestruck, but knew a lot of rock guys from the late 50s/60s/and 70s........Example, she prepartied with the Who and didn't care who they were......They (The Who) were opening for Herman's Hermits.....That part cracked me the hell up.  She wasn't married then and I never got her to admit to what drugs and/or if she got neckid with a member of the Who while waiting for the "Hermits" to finish. . She was a hottie about 45 years ago....

With how much you are into Buckley, his friendship with Cohen, her (G-Mother's neighborhood stories), etc......I gotta learn more about the guy and his music.........Thanks for turning me on to his talent.......Knew some Cohen, but nothing about Buckley (yet)





Wish I could just swoop all this up, but not a good time cash, but it'll have to go on my "have to buy checklist"

link from amazon


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Posted: 4/10/2010 9:21:35 PM
A friend of mine has a father who's name is Andy Wallace. Wallace is a producer, mixer extraordinaire. He's worked on many great bands' albums. He's the producer of 'Grace." When Buckley played in Boston in '95 or '96, my future wife and I went to see him play. Our friend, whose dad produced "Grace" got us in to meet Jeff after his performance. Really a welcoming fellow. He smoked some of my cigarettes and he shared some of his wine with us. He called Andy Wallace "The Fist" because of his no-nonsense work ethic, I guess. I also met Jeff Buckley's mother when she did a tour of his music and life after he died. That's all I got concerning Jeff Buckley stories. 
On a side note, you should check out Andy Wallace's work. I believe he even received a Grammy nod for his work on a Rage Against the Machine album(not that Grammys mean garbage). The dude has worked with, Blind Melon(he's on the back cover of the album, "Soup."), Soul Asylum, White Zombie, mixed Nirvana's "Nevermind", blah blah blah. His son, Jesse, has become a very accomplished drummer without riding on the coat tails of his father's success in the music business. Very reputable if you ask me. 

I know almost nothing about Leonard Cohen. He doesn't interest me for some reason. Although, his song, "Suzanne" is quite great. His version of "Halelujah" is campy compared to Buckley's even though he wrote it. Here's Cohen's version of it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3Fkuq5Lf0Q
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Posted: 4/10/2010 10:17:33 PM
Cohen has a cool voice.

Going to itunes and act like I'm interested in buying Grace , so I can get the song list of what I need to download to have the whole thing. I guess shouldn't be too hard, since tragically only one album.


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Posted: 4/10/2010 11:23:43 PM
He has some other albums as well." Live at Sine." Just him and his guitar at a New York cafe. 
Sketches (For My Sweetheart the Drunk.) An album he wasn't able to finish and has been released without his final okay.
Live at Budokan or his Live in Chicago circa 1995 or 1996.


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