I’ve been having one of those nights.
I love Buckley, his voice; his playing.
And it’s all such a damn waste isn’t it? Such a tragic, pointless death that could have been easily avoided.
He left us without reaching anything like his potential, but that is just my own selfish lament.
After that acclaimed debut album, Grace, he was finally ready to record the follow up. He sent cassette demo recordings of the new songs he’d been working on to his band so they could familiarise themselves with them on their way over.
While his friends were in the air Jeff was already drowning in the Wolf River. Following his father Tim Buckley into an early grave.
Those songs, destined for an album named My Sweetheart The Drunk were eventually released posthumously on Sketches For My Sweetheart The Drunk.
Further hints of what could have been.
This is one of those songs, one I’ve been playing over tonight. Beautiful, and poignant with the opening lines
Time takes care of the wound
So I can believe
You had so much to give
You thought I couldn’t see
R.I.P Jeff. Keep singing.