Buckley - London tribute May 10, 2008
the tragic circumstances that both father and son dies (Tim accidental overdose,
Jeff drowned) the similarity ends there.
Cockpit Theater, London
Buckley hit the mainstream music scene; Tim died a musical prodigy that only the
dedicated few knew about. However, somewhere in North London, dedicated fans met
in a small intimate theater in tribute to the genius with a twelve-string guitar.
to the days when Tim would play to hippies sat cross-legged while almost hypnotized
by his acoustic tunes, the Cockpit Theater welcomed a packed audience to celebrate
the musical legend.
careful selection of artistes by organizer Jay Dubber varied
between the different eras of Tims short but varied
career, including an almost ghostly lifelike of Dolphins performed
by Tom Clark
evenings headliner Stuart Anthony (reviewed in last months edition) presented
shimmering and spellbinding twelve-string versions of Tim favorites Blue Melody
and Song to the Siren and included a special performance of long-lost Buckley
track Venice Beach*, which was last played live by Buckley himself with his Starsailor
band in the early 70s.
contributions via letters and poems written especially for the night were provided
by those closest to Tim in his lifetime, such as his widow Judy, guitarist Lee
Underwood and Lyricist Larry Beckett
highlight of the night included guest speaker Bob Harris (Old Grey Whistle Test)
who commented I expected everyone to be old codgers, there wasnt anyone
older than thirty in the room. I thought it was fantastic that Tims musical
talent has passed through such recent bands such as Turin Breaks who were influenced
by Tim Buckley.
2008 Soni/Acoustic Magazine
song is correctly titled Venice Beach (Music Boats by the Bay) and appears
on the 2007 DVD my fleeting house (MVDvisual). The song is taken
from the live TV performance Boboquivari, taped in Los Angeles in 1970.