Dream Brother: The Lives and Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley
Jeff Buckley drowned in a branch of the Mississippi River on May 29,1997 — the same day his band was to join him in Memphis to begin recording his eagerly anticipated second album. With his death, a rock legend died stillborn, leaving behind scattered musical works in progress, a reputation for electrifying performances, and memories of a voice that flowed effortlessly up...more
Fortunately, David Browne wrote a pretty substantial biography on the Buckleys that twines, parallels, and misses the two young men who shared heritage but not each other's lives. I think the Jeff portion was what they were going to make the stalled biopic out of, which would be good source ...more
People 20 years younger are more likely to have known of Tim's son, Jeff Buckley, who also was a singer/songwriter, had jazz influences, and had an absolutely beautiful voice.
Jeff hardly knew his father; he did not grow up with him. ...more
Later I heard many stories about Buckley's untidy personal life from hippie friend ...more
later, some conflicted feelings would have swollen inside of you, like gum ...more
I was a latecomer to Jeff Buckley's music, in the sense that I didn't really start listening to him until after his death. Prior to that, I knew who he was, but that was about it. I finally ...more
Some people say that it was wrong to posthumously lump Tim and Jeff Buckley together after Jeff fought for years to separate himself from his famous father. I believe that note should be taken of this, but in order to understa ...more
I am not so much a fan of the father, Tim Buckley as I am the son, Jeff, but they are eerily connected to one another despite never really having known each other. Besides, they are nearly identical twins in looks that one could hardly tell them apart, which only adds a certain fascination to the tale overall.
Regardless, there i ...more
Jeff spent much of ...more
I learned that both father and son suffered from depression and erratic behavior. Tim and Jeff were also true musical geniuses - and it's the way in which both combine introspection, earnestness, a ...more
Big fan of Jeff,no one compares to him really, and it's such a sad story both his and Tim's for dying at such early age.
I read about 20 pages by now, and am already sad.. There was a moment when Browne talks about how they ended up in the river, that I thought for a second that maybe in the book it'll end differently. I guess not..
LOVED this book...how it took me into father and son's tormented lives...it helped me understand more of their works and made me love Jeff even more, if possible.