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Re: Jeff Buckley
7/10/2005 9:03 PM
Matt Handler (278) wrote:
I want this post to keep going too.
Jeff Buckley is one of those people whose music has followed me throughout my life. He probably holds the record for the musician whose music has most changed the way I live my life.
HEre's a few good examples.
When I was just starting to get out of my "college, rarrr, fight the world, damn the man, noone's feelings matter in this universe except for mine" stage, this amazing girl I was making music with told me, to my face, that "Lover, you Should've" was the song that she thought about me most often to. (awkward sentence, there.) The entire, "sometimes a man, gets carried away" part. It woke me up when I heard that for the first time. It took 6 minutes and 43 seconds for me to be kicked out of that phase of my life.
So, then I fall in love with a girl, and I'm asleep in her place one night and she thinks I'm sleeping and she puts in "Hallelujah", and starts singing it. I learned that entire song the very next day. Every time I hear it it reminds me of her. Brings tears to the eyes, really.
So then I get into this huge Buckley kick and I haven't stopepd since. Mostly I think I love Buckley because his voice immediately reminds me of the love of my (admittedly short) life. But regardless his music affects me emotionally more than any I think I have ever heard.
Definitely wish he was still around. Here's a very public thank you to Mr Buckley. I hope the blondes with the wings are keeping you good company.