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Tim Buckley

Postby dr-sanchez » Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:09 pm

Just downloaded some of his songs today after watching a BBC 4 documentary on his son, Jeff and good god, where have I been! amazing songs. only heard it for the first time today but "Song to the siren" is easily one of the most beautiful pieces of music I have heard in a long time. what does everyone else think? any tim buckley stuff that anyone can recommend me to get a hold of?
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Re: Tim Buckley

Postby Govangirl » Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:19 pm

He's brilliant! Get a glass of wine and turn his song 'dolphins' up high - absolutely fabulous. I love this song, one of my favourites ever. You will too!!!!!!!
And then when you've had another glass, listen to 'Honeyman' and you'll be up dancing!
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Re: Tim Buckley

Postby Govangirl » Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:22 pm

This is the video of it I have on my OGWT DVD. Enjoy!

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=LtU-9EMSYu0
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Re: Tim Buckley

Postby dr-sanchez » Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:40 pm

cheers govangirl, good song and cool vid!
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Re: Tim Buckley

Postby A Horse called Juan Face » Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:13 am

Is it not bizarre how they both have almost the same voice and mannerisms and both died so young? Tim had released a scatter of albums right enough but I dont know if any of them were as good as Grace
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Re: Tim Buckley

Postby Govangirl » Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:59 pm

I have to agree that 'Grace' is a cracking album and it has the best cover of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' that I've heard BUT in my opinion Dad was the better of the two.
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Re: Tim Buckley

Postby Wee Toon Ajax » Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:48 pm

First heard of Tim Buckley when heard a version of "Song to the Siren" by This Mortal Coil with that great singer from Grangemouth Elizabeth Frazer on vocals - still my favourite version of the song.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=4mUmdR69nbM

Interestingly Liz was to have an affair with Jeff, Tims son, many years later after meeting at a Tim Buckley appreciation gig. Recorded one song together which I think is gorgeous

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=yJ0QSpdnHJE

Also worth a read is "Dream Brother - lives and music of Jeff and Tim Buckley"
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Re: Tim Buckley

Postby A Horse called Juan Face » Sat Jul 19, 2008 5:28 am

I read an extract of that book online somewhere, it had the Foti chap's recollection of the night Jeff died in it. Very bizarre.
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Re: Tim Buckley

Postby Govangirl » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:40 am

You surprise me with that Face. I thought Foti was one of those who verified that there was no mystery or 'bizarre' story surrounding his death. He had taken no alcohol nor drugs and agreed it was an accidental drowning. Am I missing something?
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Re: Tim Buckley

Postby A Horse called Juan Face » Sat Jul 19, 2008 12:54 pm

No, I just mean in the way he was acting. The extract said that he was different somehow. It just seems weird to me that someone would act differently to how they had for the past few months on the particular night they died. It said that he was more at peace, more accepting. I mean, did he have an inkling? Did he know? That sort of thing both intrigues and terrifies me, but I'm aware that I might be reading too much into words that haven't been written yet (That's mine, no one steal it). Also, why would you go swimming anywhere with big boots on?
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Re: Tim Buckley

Postby Govangirl » Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:38 pm

Was bored and reading through the posts and noticed this that I'd missed. If I remember right, Horse, he found out that day that he was Bipolar and it had a very positive impact on him. He realised he had a reason for his behaviour and I guess it would make him act in this way.
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Re: Tim Buckley

Postby dr-sanchez » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:59 pm

dream letter by tim buckley - hoora song! havin listened to a good bit of his stuff for a while now, i think i like his stuff from the goodbye and hello/happy sad period.
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