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Jan 6 09 12:18 AM
Jan 6 09 8:12 PM
GrobaniteDivanatic~ Do you have Jeff's "Grace" album? Well, more specifically his Legacy Edition.
Ohhhh yeah, Jeff sure does have a womanly voice when he sang those two songs...mostly for "Corpus Christi" though. I was taken back when I first
heard that song. In "The Other Woman," he's like borderline woman/man. He sounds like a woman in some parts and a man in other parts. But
naturally, Jeff does have a high pitch. I really appreciate his voice and the diversity it brings. His songs never sound alike!
I don't know anything about Nina Simeone although I know she was one of Jeff's favorites...and idols. I don't think I've even knew who she was
before Jeff came along.
Btw, did you hear the studio version of "Calling You"? I used to listen to that song all the time on YouTube before Columbia Studios banned every
Jeff song on YouTube. Well, besides the ones that were released as singles. But I think a few people snuck in other songs, so I've been searching for
different Jeff songs here and there.
You should check out this thread's other pages. I've posted a few Jeff links that you might enjoy.
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I fell in love with the song "Grace" when I first heard it on MTV long ago. I fell in love with Jeff's voice when I first heard
"Grace." But I didn't buy his album until much later. I bought the "Grace" album a year ago! I forgot about him and someone mentioned
his name while talking about "Grace" or was it "Hallelujah"? and I discovered him all over again. I'm glad to have known him now than when I first discovered him because if
I found out about his death, it would have crushed me! So sad!
I love "Last Goodbye" too! I used to put it on repeat in my car. I've read that it was about Jeff's lover and she was German. Sounds funny, but I'm only repeating what I know.
It is amazing how his songs transcend time! It never gets old! Although the album was made in the 90s, it doesn't seem like you're listening to a song
from the 90s. It's facinating!
I didn't listen to "Hallelujah" until after buying the album. I could never seem to find Jeff's version! I have first heard about
"Hallelujah" through Damien Rice message board. So many fans were talking about his version and other versions such as Rufus Wainwright etc. But the
majority seemed to like John Cale and Jeff's version the best. But John Cale's version is heart-breaking. He seems to feel the words and not only sing
it. I didn't appreciate Jeff's version until later. The guitar in Jeff's version is beautiful. Leonard Cohen's version is funny and
amusing...he's not really singing in it!
Will check out Nina Simone....I guess YouTube is the best bet right now. or Google.
I wish the studios would stop robbing us Jeff fans and mass produce the same albums over and over again! I really want to hear more rare songs and own them
too, but don't know how long I can put up with this!
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I've only just now seen this thread - just for whatever it's worth, I went to high school with jeff, he graduated a year before me (as well as gwen
stefani, who was 1 or 2 years behind me) - jeff and I were never friends, we hung in completely different circles, but he was very well known and well liked
campus, he was a lot like josh in the sense that he acted like you were the only person around when you were talking to him, and he always remembered your
name....his death absolutely annhilated all of us who went to school with him, even those of us who just knew him by sight and name....I can't listen to
"hallelujah" without sobbing....
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Perrywinkle -- I do love "Calling You"! Glad you like that song too!
Perrywinkle: the record company keeps releasing rare footage and never-heard-before recordings, but
there's only so much of that. soon the new material will run out, and we'll be left with just a memory. sad.
No~ don't say that! I don't even want to think about that! It's too heartbreaking.
Jeff is a musical genius indeed. He was an original...the real thing. Now, there are too many fakers out there...too many wannabes.
they should make a movie about him, a la "James Dean" or "Factory Girl" about Edie Sedgwick.
and James Franco absolutely has to be Jeff, haha. i don't care that he already did the James Dean biopic, he can do another. the resemblance between James
and Jeff is uncanny at times.
You know what? This has already been talked about a couple of years ago in 2006. Hollywood has talked about making a movie about Jeff. But JB's
mother (Mary Guibert) didn't want Jeff to be misrepresented in the film. She didn't want his memory to be tarnished through a bio movie. And yes, James
Franco does resemble bits of JB. There were rumors that Brad Pitt was a fan of JB's music and wanted to star and make a movie on him...but that was
addressed on jeffbuckley.com and we're told that rumor was absolutely false.
Here's what JB's mother said about why she opposes Jeff's life being made into a movie.
It has now been nine full years since Jeff's passing and not a single one has passed without someone approaching me on the subject of
making a feature-length film based on Jeff's life and music. From the beginning I was adamantly opposed. I had many good reasons: 1) it was
hard to point to any Hollywood biopics that weren't sappy, oversimplified, and glamorized the subject's life to the point that it only
bore a passing resemblance to reality; 2) no matter how good the screenwriter is, reducing anyone's life to under two hours of screen time
is fraught with pitfalls; 3) none of us (my family and Jeff's closest friends) wanted to see our characters and lives portrayed through
someone else's eyes on the big screen; 4) last, but by no means least, is the fact that I KNOW FOR SURE that Jeff would have had nothing to
do with a feature film made about his life - were he alive, today. And, that's the catch. The fact that Jeff is no longer with us means
that anyone can make a film or write a book about him without anyone's permission or our participation, which nearly became reality last
year. That fact really got me to the point of re-thinking my stand on the subject. Nine years later, when I looked around, I saw films like
"Ray", "The Aviator", "Walk the Line", and "Finding Neverland" making it to the screen. Also, I had to
come to the realization that I did not want someone else to be in control of how the script was written and on what information that script was
Even David Browne admits that no-one could write a proper screenplay simply by adapting his book for the screen. I want Jeff's bandmates
and the people who were really a part of his life to be able to convey IN PERSON what it was like to work with and be around Jeff. The bottom
line is - I changed my mind and started looking for a producer and a screenwriter - in that order. My first jackpot was in contacting Michelle
Sy (Executive Producer of "Finding Neverland"). We met several months ago, and she agreed to cast about for a screenwriter who would
have the right take on what we wanted to accomplish, and she found an amazing young film-maker. His name is Brian Jun. His most recent film
"Steel City" was screened at Sundance, last year, and you can see his bio and reviews of the film on the Sundance website. He's
currently in negotiations to secure a distributor, so you will be able to see it in theaters and buy it on DVD in the near future. In the mean
time, suffice it to say that Brian has eagerly plunged deep into my Jeff Buckley archives and will be spending the next few months interviewing
Jeff's friends and associates, and absorbing everything we have saved of Jeff's personal effects in preparation for submitting a first
draft by the end of the summer. Having had a chance to speak with him at length over the past two weeks, I feel absolutely confident in my
choice. I will be doing everything to make his work easy and to open any door he needs to walk through to do his job well. I would not have
chosen him if I wasn't ready to give him every kind of support he needs. Even if it means putting him together with people I feel were less
than positive influences in Jeff's life. I can tell Jeff's fans with complete confidence that Brian is not the sort of fellow to
sugar-coat or manipulate the facts. I've looked into his eyes and I know that he's a straight shooter. There's a depth of character
to Brian, surprising in someone so young, and I have seen from his film-making that he has the courage and the skill to do this the way it
should be done.
So, now, my friends, you can swing on the chandeliers speculating about which actors will play which parts - BUT, DON'T ASK ME! (Read my
lips, you actors, out there!) We will not be making any decisions about casting a film we don't yet have a script for. As soon as the word
gets out to the media that we are moving forward, I won't be able to walk the streets of Hollywood! Talent agents will be jamming Michelle
Sy's voicemail. However, all of that will be to no avail until we have a finished script, which should be some time in the Fall of this
As usual, I will do my best to keep you all posted as this project finds its way (hopefully) to a theater near you.
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