I’ve been listening to a lot of Jeff Buckley lately. Last night, I dreamt the two of us were wandering around a hotel and chatting. This is irrelevant to this post, but Daniel claims that I had this particular dream because yesterday, when we stopped at the comic store so he coud price some comics, our friend Kate told me all about her encounter with Norman Reedus in a hotel after a horror convention. Fret not: it was a PG-rated encounter…she’s not that type of girl! Needless to say, I’m completely jealous because I absolutely love Norman Reedus and would probably die on the spot if I had the the opportunity to meet him.
Back to the regularly scheduled post:
Grace is a phenomenal album. It was released in 1994, just after the grunge movement was peaking. I think a lot of people lumped him in with this group of musicians, based on his aesthetic, but most of his music is actually very pretty and his vocals range from the quiet and haunting on “Hallelujah”, to beautiful falsetto on “Corpus Christi Carol” to grungier cries and yells on “Eternal Life”.
Although it is nearly impossible to choose a favorite from Grace, currently I’m partial to “Last Goodbye”, but I waver daily between “Lover, You Should’ve Come Over” and “So Real”. But, like I said, the whole album is phenomenal, so choosing a true favorite is a silly idea.
If you are unfamiliar with Jeff Buckley (as I was before I met Daniel), Grace is the place to start, since it is his first and only complete album.
I’ve decided that Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk really deserves its own post, so my wordgasm for those tracks are coming soon.
Here is the youtube link for the video for “Grace”, the title track. I won’t post it on here because I know that Vevo would never honestly let me embed one of their videos! I’m bitter.
The above photo was taken on Bald Head Island by Daniel’s sister.
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