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Sorry for my long absence, but today I'm gonna do a spotlight on a music couple that no one ever knew existed: Jeff Buckley and Elizabeth Fraser! I know; surprising, right?
But in a way, I can actually see them being together. They both had mysterious, complex, melancholy, child-like and intriguing personalities as well as haunting, ethereal, hypnotic and beautiful singing voices, yet they each had their own distinct differences and those differences and similarities made a nice contrast to and mixture of each other.
But in terms of describing the full extent of their relationship, it's best to use information I got from a blog page called The Secret Sun in which an author named Christopher Knowles gave much extensive details about Jeff and Elizabeth's relationship: Sometime aroundhe and Fraser began a passionate, whirlwind affair.
There was something tragic about Buckley from the very start. An uncanny mirror image of his father, the prodigiously talented singer also exuded a delicate androgyny, often interpreting songs by divas like Billie Holliday, Judy Garland, Nina Simone and Fraser herself in his legendary sets at New York's landmark Irish cafe, Sin-e. Fraser referred to this in one of her many songs about Buckley, 'Seekers Who Are Lovers,' singing 'you are a woman just as you are a man.
Both men returned the compliment and became ardent admirers of the young singer. Later, their music would play a chilling role in Buckley's story. Fiercely protective of Fraser's privacy, Buckley denied the two were an item.
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And at some point in they broke up. Fraser, an adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse, spoke obliquely of the relationship in when the Cocteau Twins released their EP Twinlights.
I was maniacal,' she confesses. I was too needy and he was too much of an avoidance person. When she panics, she says she feels about five years old. No recording I've heard has ever captured the richness of his voice which was unlike any I have ever heard elsewhere.
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I also got to meet Tim backstage and learned how short he was, and how nasty he could be to a complete stranger simply because she expressed the fact that she had been deeply affected by his music. Later I heard many stories about Buckley's untidy personal life from hippie friend I was a huge Tim Buckley fan and had the pleasure of seeing him perform live, twice, in and ' Later I heard many stories about Buckley's untidy personal life from hippie friends in Cambridge in '68, so I was particularly interested in learning the real details of what happened.
This book answered most of my questions, but it was not an enjoyable read. The author's tone throughout is strangely flat, reverting too often to discographical detail who played on what album, and when it was produced but failing to bring alive the environment in which Tim Buckley flourished, or for that matter, the personalities of either Tim or his son.
This may be partially because there is little written material to give us a sense of these men's thought patterns and motivations. But lack of written material didn't keep another author from writing a brilliant evocation of the lives of the Carter family in Zwonitzer's Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone.
Unfortunately, the approach taken here was one that, by the end of the book, made me think much less of both Buckleys, who come across as stubborn and self-involved in a way that doesn't make us empathize with them or, by the end, care about them. Despite my experience of Buckley's unpleasant personality, I still loved his music, and listened to it until he verged off into the Jazzy direction that Browne appears to think was progress but which to me was boring and in retrospect a sign of just how drugged out Buckley was.
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Somehow Browne doesn't seem to connect up the drug use with the change in Buckley's approach to playing music. The Grateful Dead in the same timeframe were able to get extremely stoned but still keep aware that music was for the listener. He became seduced by the pleasure of listening to his own music in his own mind, without understanding that performers must connect to those listening or they have no right to be on a stage.
I had not been a fan of Jeff's music, and having seen quite a few YouTube videos of it, he seems to me to be someone with excellent musicianship but no feel for song construction. His stuff goes on and on, and his best performances are of other people's songs. Finally, the issue that never gets discussed in this book, but should be, is that of hereditary mental illness, which appears to have been an issue with both father and son.