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is a measure of the way that Tim viewed the world that some
fabrications have taken on a life of their own - chauffeur
to Sly Stone, the notorious no-show artist? - while other
real facts are simply misunderstood, or bended to become self-fulfilling
reveled in storytelling - whether it was as a songwriter,
musical interpreter or as someone who wanted to push the boundaries
of the truth in interviews to see who would bite the hardest,
all the while listening to the world around him.
loved going into places where they didnt know him at
all," recalled Judy, Tim's second wife and mother of
his adopted son Taylor. "I remember going into Hollywood
to Molly Malone's on St Patricks Day. I know that its
popular now with younger people, but it wasnt then.
They were older working class Irish.
was just amazing. He'd have a couple of Jack Daniels and get
up and sing When Irish Eyes Are Smiling and have these
old women crying. He loved doing stuff like that, just sitting
in and being a part of it. He liked to see what other people
were like. Hed get them to tell him stories, and because
I had learned that Tim was a 'thief of mouth', I could tell
that one of these stories would eventually turn up in a song
in the future. That was his way of doing it..."
Buckley -- A Chronology By
Buckley: The High Flyer By
Martin Aston: MOJO Magazine - July, 1995