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Jeff Buckley, Michael Tighe, Matt Johnson and Mick Grondahl at Robert Rauschenberg’s studio.

“Part of what was so beautiful about Jeff was that he touched everybody; he was very affectionate. His relationship with friends, male or female, lovers, musicians, audience members, it was the same. People got same thing. That’s a beautiful thing and it moves people. That’s the reason why so many people where in love with him, why so many people thought he was in love with them. And i believe he was, wholeheartedly, but he didn’t have enough of himself to give. His inclination was to engage everybody. ”
-Nicholas Hill

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Jeff Buckley at Robert Rauschenberg’s studio.

“He had a real talent and a genuine need when he met someone to really give them his full attention. And i think it was genuine, that when you were with Jeff, you had his full attention and vividly felt that he was utterly enthralled by you. He made you feel unique. Because it was kind if unusual to be treated that way by someone, people would misinterpret that intensity and get confused when five minutes later he was equally focused on someone else. He treated everyone that way: bag ladies, rock stars, industry bigwigs - no matter how brief or long the time he spent with them. It felt really good and it seemed that a lot of people didn’t have an easy time sharing him.”
-Howard Wuelfing

The signs as dead musicians I’ve cried about on my period

Aries: Amy Winehouse

Taurus: Leonard Cohen

Gemini: Michael Jackson

Cancer: Freddie Mercury

Leo: Johnny Cash

Virgo: Jeff Buckley

Libra: Prince

Scorpio: Mama Cass 

Sagittarius: Jim Morrison 

Capricorn: Whitney Houston 

Aquarius: David Bowie

Pisces: George Harrison 

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In my time of dying, want nobody to mourn. All I want for you to do is take my body home.
Andy Wood - 1967/1990, & Kurt Cobain - 1967/1994.
Shannon Hoon - 1967/1995, & Jeff Buckley - 1966/1997.
Layne Staley - 1967/2002, & Mike Starr - 1966/2011.
Scott Weiland - 1967/2015, & Chris Cornell - 1964/2017.

I loved you in the morning;
Our kisses deep and warm.
Your hair upon the pillow
Like a sleepy, golden storm.
—  Leonard Cohen
(1934 - 2016)
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Chris Cornell performing at The Palais Theatre in Melbourne, Australia on October 19, 2011.

“After a handful of Audioslave, Soundgarden and Temple Of The Dog songs, Cornell started bantering with the crowd. A woman in the audience asked what the red telephone was for, referring to the telephone perched upon the stool next to him for the entire gig. “Oh this?”, he nonchalantly said. “This is Jeff Buckley’s phone. I’m not kidding.” Cornell raised the phone and showed the audience the faded writing where Buckley had scrawled his name.” Cornell went on to tell the fans that he used to have a phone just like it which he smashed in a drunken rage. When his friend, Jeff Buckley, passed away unexpectedly in 1997, Buckley’s mother gifted the phone to Cornell. When he was preparing for his first acoustic gig, he was scrambling to grab cords, microphones and equipment and accidentally brought the phone with him to the gig. Ever since, it’s been a tradition that the phone sits next to Cornell during his acoustic performances. He then performed a stirring rendition of Satisfied Mind, the last track off the post-humous Buckley album Sketches For My Sweetheart The Drunk. Cornell was involved in the production of this record.” 
-Brett Schewitz, MusicFeed

Songs To Numb Your Mind With (PLAYLIST)

Because it is so good to be half-conscious and half-confused on a Sunday evening. Here’s my list of extraordinarily brain-stoning music pieces - sort of.

(unfortunately embedded video is only available to first five songs. This nevertheless means the rest are inferior to my view. Youtube links are still available to click on the title.)

Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb

No questions, no surprises.

Hyukoh - Mer

Nobody cares what in the world Oh Hyuk is singing because it’s sounds just sooo good.

Jeff Buckley - Opened Once

Not to mention that his voice is always silky and captivating.

The Black Skirts - Everything

This almost makes you wish you were in love.

Copeland - Kite

Don’t we all wish we were a child?

Porcupine Tree - Lazarus

Simply haunting.

Beck - Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime

Just the right consistency to follow you wandering aimlessly in town

Between the Buried and Me - Mirrors

There’s a reason why I ship them for 10 years. Their jazzy pieces are always effective. And this is only the beginning.

Copeland - Hold Nothing Back

Yes, I already mentioned the band. However I can’t just simply pass this on.

Steven Wilson - Deform to Form a Star

8 minutes, and not a single second to waste.

Donny Hathaway - Sack Full of Dreams

Not his original song, but I cannot imagine any version better than this.

Maxwell - This Woman’s Work

Get prepared.

Damien Rice - Amie

Does it come from an ethereal otherly world?

Between the Buried and Me - Laser Speed

Mentioned them twice because they deserve it.

Kate Bush - The Man With The Child In His Eyes

The original soundtrack of pitch-dark bedroom filled with nostalgia.

Radiohead - No Surprises

Because I cannot finish the list without mentioning any song from Radiohead.