Monday, November 9, 2009

This is our last goodbye...

not really, but for now i will say "see ya laters!!!" tonight i will go and wait in line to get my hands on a copy of... wait for it... ... CALL OF DUTY MODERN WARFARE 2!!! omg, i can't freekin' wait!!! i'm so excited about it!!! i have been waiting patiently for ages to get this game and i know that once it's in my playstation 3 i will be transported into the action right off the back and will forever be playing online multiplayer for years and years.

well i want to keep this post a bit short, so here is the music already. this guy here was an amazing singer-songwriter who died tragically at a very young age of 30. this death wasn't due to drugs, alcohol, or depression/suicide. no, the poor soul died by drowning. the circumstances as to why that happened are a bit cloudy, but it was what happened back in 97. the man was named Jeff Buckley.

he is the son of Tim Buckley, who is also a singer-songwriter. after playing at local small clubs in new york and gaining a small following, jeff began to focus on crafting his own songs and eventually signed with columbia records and released his one and only album Grace.

what is so amazing about this young talent were the vocals. influences such as Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Van Morrison, and Judy Garland are shown throughout his music. in his early days, he often did covers by these artist as well as many others. in just the short amount of time he spent making and playing music, many collectors out there have created countless bootlegs of this man and his music. even though one official album was made, several others have followed in it's place.

jeff buckley holds a special place in my heart. this goes out mostly for his song "last goodbye". if there was ever a song to describe heartbreak and the pains of love, this was and is the one. other notable songs from him include, "grace" "mojo pin" the spectacular cover of Leonard Cohen's song "hallelujah" and last but not least, the haunting and personal favorite, "so real". in that song, there is a certain line where he sings, "i couldn't awaken from the nightmare that sucked me in, and pulled me under..." it almost seemed as if he was singing about his own death...

yeah yeah, i know i know. i have this unhealthy obsession with death and artists who have died. it's not that bad really. i don't ponder on it for countless hours as such. i just really have an interest in what these people were doing during those last minutes before the lines were cut in their lives. there is a certain tragic beauty about all of it... oh well, don't listen to me. i'm just ramblin' about stuff that's not important. it's all about the music anyway, so here it is!!! enjoy and get into it like i always say!!!

Love, let me sleep tonight on your couch
And remember the smell of the fabric
Of your simple city dress

Oh... that was so real

We walked around til the moon got full like a plate
The wind blew an invocation and i fell asleep at the gate
And i never stepped on the cracks 'cause i thought i'd hurt my mother
And i couldn't awaken from the nightmare that sucked me in and pulled me under
Pulled me under

Oh... that was so real

I love you, but i'm afraid to love you
I love you, but i'm afraid to love you

Oh... that was so real

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