Okay. The other day I was pondering what it would be like to own Jeff's Telecaster, as it's been on sale for awhile now. I suppose someone'll get to it sometime. If you were to come in possession of his guitar, what do you think you'd do with it? Put it in a case and never touch it, or sleep with it, or play the shit out of it? It baffles me just to think about it.
I love this question. First, I think I’d spontaneously combust from joy. I don’t really know what I would do with it. Probably just bask in its awesome. I would probably attempt to play it. I think Jeff would have wanted it that way though, it helped him create his music and it should be out there creating more, not locked in a case somewhere. It’s far too important for that.
“It’s a song about a friend of mine, who’s led a rather excessive life… he is in trouble. This song is for him. I know what self-destruction can lead to and I have tried to warn him. But I am one big hypocrite because when I called him up and told him about the song I’d written, that same night I took an overdose of hash and woke up the next day feeling terrible. It is very hard not to give in to one’s negative feelings. Life is total chaos.”—Jeff Buckley on Dream Brother
“…and it’s just about how there is so many things to learn about being a human being on Earth that there’s no use with messing with each other, oppressing one another or messing with people’s life from a desk somewhere.”—Jeff Buckley on Eternal Life
“The ‘Carol’ is a fairytale about a falcon who takes the beloved of the singer to an orchard. The singer goes looking for her and arrives at a chamber where his beloved lies next to a bleeding knight and a tomb with Christ’s body in it. My friend Roy introduced me to the song when I was still in high school and now I’m singing it for him.”—Jeff Buckley on Corpus Christi Carol (For Roy)
My 1000th liked post was the quote you just put up about So Real. It reminded me to thank you for sharing Jeff like this, such an incredible artist, a star that burnt out too quickly, wish he was still around.
That’s awesome! And thank you for following. This blog wouldn’t be half what it was without you guys. I don’t think I could express how much I appreciate it. I wholeheartedly agree! Jeff was here just for a moment, but I’m glad his music will be with us forever.
“So let me tell you a story, this is for all the men in the tent, for all the men that fuck up with their women and have to drink. I know you’ve done it, said the wrong thing, didn’t say the right, looked at somebody funny, criticized their favorite TV program, something really, really stupid, that you know you shouldn’t have done, and so you get messed up on Lilac Wine.”—Jeff Buckley on Lilac Wine
“Reportedly, it’s about… some people, they get into affairs that they know in their bodies won’t last, and are sabotaged by their identity alone, you know, as soon as they start, but they go for it anyway. People are very talented at falling out, torture. Like truffles in the forest. And they eat them, a lot. But I was 22, she was 37, it wasn’t gonna work out.”—Jeff Buckley on Last Goodbye
“This is a song about obsession. Sometimes if somebody you feel you need… the whole universe tells you, you have to have her, you start watching her TV shows all night, you start buying her the things she needs, you start drinking her drinks, you start smoking her bad cigarettes, you start picking up her nuances in her voice, you sleep in safe sometimes the least dangerous thing… this is called Mojo Pin.”—Jeff Buckley on Mojo Pin
first off, thank you so much for all the time you put into this here blog. its a brilliant, constant reminder of what a certain man meant to us. i was wondering if you have ever come across the word 'grace' written in mr. buckley's handwritting. i'm wanting to get it tattooed on my wrist, but my efforts to find a picture of it have failed. any help you could give would be fantasic!!!
Thank you! It’s our pleasure, honestly. I don’t know if I’ve ever found a Grace handwritten lyrical sheet. But I do have a collage that has a set list where he’s written Grace. I will post it for you!