Repost: Rare Jeff Buckley Demos

Since it is still officially the 10th anniversary of Jeff's death today, and I was asked to re-upload these files, here are fresh links for the songs from my previous post Here.

When the Levee Breaks
We Could Be So Happy (Alt. Version)
Forget Her (Alt. Version)
Opened Once
River of Dope
When My Love Comes Down

Also, I wish I had something big to say about the occasion, but unfortunately, I don't. However, Heather over at Fuel Friends had a wonderful post that I highly recommend reading.


I Didn't Leave!

Well, I've been on one of my cold streaks again lately, so I thought I'd just get caught up to speed with a few songs I've been really diggin' on lately.

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The Greyboy Allstars - How Glad Am I (with The Living Sisters)
A friend of mine introduced this track to me just a couple of days ago, but I'm already addicted. The funk-jazz group collects together Inara George, Becky Stark (of Lavender Diamond) and Eleni Mandell as the Living Sisters to lay down group vocals on the Nancy Wilson cover. It's just a highly enjoyable romp with a great swing and sway to it. The ladies voices blend well and hopefully this won't be the only time we hear from The Living Sisters. (See video of the ladies perfoming live here)

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Neko Case - In California
This song presents longing and lonliness and seperateness more potently than any song I've ever heard. The Lisa Marr cover shines on the EP "Canadian Amp" and is a particularly great showcase for her thick-as-molasses voice.

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Tim Armstrong - Into Action (w. Skye Sweetnam???)
This is just a fizzy ska track from the great Rancid frontman's new solo disc, "A Poet's Life". The Skye Sweetnam guest spot is a bit bizarre, but it's a great summer track for the backyard cookouts.
"Into Action" video on Youtube

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Sean and Sara Watkins - No Way to Live
This song got an odd placement - on the soundtrack to the new horror flick "Bug". It's there alongside songs by Bryan Tyler, Serj Tarkanian and Scott Weiland...but frankly its an odd song. The harmonies feel incongruent on top of the piano, organ and electronic drums. All in all, its pretty cool tho. Maybe we have more of this to come with the Nickel Creek hiatus after this summer's tour.

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Cracker - Eurotrash Girl
This one is reaching back a few years. 1993 to be exact. But the boys in Cracker are coming to the big new venue in Kansas City, The Crossroads, in July and I've already reserved my tickets to go see 'em so I've been going back and getting all caught up. This track is more reserved than their bigger hits, but it highlights the countrier aspects to their tunes. I can't wait to see what they're gonna pull out of their fifteen-year-plus catalog for the show.

Greyboy Allstars Homepage
The Greyboy Allstars' Myspace Page
The Living Sisters' Myspace Page

Neko Case's Homepage
Neko Case's Myspace Page

Tim Armstrong/Rancid Homepage

Watkins Family Hour Myspace Page


My Song of the Summer

It isn't even summer yet, but already I have selected my song for the summer. It's Tanner Walle's amazing new song "Faultline."

The song is a delightfully slick pop song laden with electronic beats characteristic of one of Tanner's influences, Imogen Heap. And I've already been seen driving around the Kansas City area. Warm vocals, subtle guitar strumming are joined by backing vocals on the chorus that are guaranteed to get stuck in your head for days.

Tanner Walle - Faultline

Really, the entire new album, "The Future Of Tape" is stellar and worth your listening. I picked up my copy at The Love Garden in Lawrence, but you can also pick up yours on CD Baby. (Just in case I haven't mentioned it before, I love CD Baby.) It's easily worth the ten bucks. The production is great and features a couple of inspired guest spots.

Official Site (Currently Under Construction)
Myspace Page
Tanner on the Live Music Archive