Baseball Toaster Bronx Banter
2003-04-15 12:43
by Alex Belth


I don't know how many readers are familiar with the late rock'n'roller, Jeff Buckley, but my frined Nyla has been busy making a documentary on him for the past 3 years, and now has a website, promoting the film. I had never heard of Buckley before I heard his "Grace" album over Easter weekend in 1994. I wasn't checking for Rock records at the time, but my uncle Herve had a copy of the album and was a big fan. My grandfather had died the week before Easter, and my mother flew my brother, sister and me to Brussels to attend his funeral (oh, my mom is a Frenchie---Belgain, that is). It was a sad affair, but I was happy to be there with my family. I stayed at Herve's house and Jeff Buckley's record served as theme music for the weekend. We must have heard it twenty times.

It is an incredibly emotional record, and since I experienced it during a heightened emotional time, the record has particular resonance for me. But though my circumstance was extraordinary, Buckley's music seems to have had a potent impact on a lot of people (I know the album was far more succesful abroad than here in the States). Hence, Nyla's documentary.

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