ARCHIVE Vol. 12:01 08/06/09

by August 6, 2009

The Jeff Buckley International Newsletter
The Only Official Fan Club & Newsletter
(Authorized & guided by the family of Jeff Buckley)
*All rights reserved* Vol. 12:01 08/06/09
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-New Orleans GATW Screening Event To Benefit Palfi Estate
-Charity Auction: Win CD’s From Jeff’s Personal Collection
-Quinn Brown:15 Years of Grace: CNN Video
-Artist Submissions Now Accepted for Chicago Tribute
-Connect with us Online

SCENE & HEARD -[Jeff Mentions From Around The World] – Download Grace Around The World Podcast Series
– MTV Buzzworthy: Grace Around The World
– 4 JB Songs Land in Triple J “Hottest 100 of All Time”
– Jeff Buckley Music: YouTube Channel & Twitter
– Fan Pack Bundle w/ King Theater Download

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NEW ORLEANS SCREENING EVENT
TO BENEFIT PALFI ESTATE
SATURDAY AUGUST 8, 2009:
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT HOWLINWOLF.COM
MEET MARY GUIBERT IN PERSON !
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Dear Friends:
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. Once you do, I hope you will decide to help

We all watched in horror as floods devastated New Orleans in 2005. We could only imagine the thousands of stories, the thousands of tragedies, and they’re still on-going. I’m going to tell you about one of them, and a way that you can make a difference in that story.

It was a small miracle that put Stevenson Palfi at the old Howlin’ Wolf club the night Jeff performed there, in 1995. It was another small miracle that prompted still-photographer, Merri Cyr, to put her video camera in the hands of the legendary documentarian of New Orleans’ seminal blues and jazz musicians. In fact, it was because of a collection of small miracles that we were able to reclaim and include that footage in “Grace Around the World”, the DVD which was just released. For that reason we dedicated the DVD to Stevenson’s memory.

It was in the aftermath of Katrina, when the levees broke, that Stevenson’s life’s work was destroyed. When he gave up hope of retrieving the remnants of a life devoted to the passion of photographing and filming musical history, he sunk into a deep depression and took his own life. He left behind a daughter, Nell, and her mother, Polly, who is now administering his estate, and doing what she can to retrieve and preserve what was and is a considerable gift to the world, which was Stevenson’s passion captured on film.

I will be attending one last “Grace Around the World” release event, in New Orleans, this Saturday, August 8. It will be at the NEW Howlin’ Wolf (much bigger!), and it will benefit Stevenson’s family. The admission is only $10 per person, there will be a full screening of the DVD (big screen – big speakers!), there will be live music, there will be door prizes, there will be freebees, we will meet, we will have fun. Please come! Let’s fill the town and the club with Jeff Buckley fans!!

Also, in order to raise as much money as we can for Nell and Polly, I have selected 17 CDs* from Jeff’s personal collection, and am offering them on eBay. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of the proceeds from the auctions and the event will be donated to Nell and Polly. Also included in each auction is one Mystery White Boy Shirt ( now out of production and no longer available anywhere else), Set of Jeff Buckley Postcards, Guitar Pics and Tattoo Set with Jeff’s hand designed flaming skull artwork.

I am also going to include in that donation 100% of the proceeds from the sales of ALL merchandise on the website and at auction for the rest of August, so I hope as many of you as can will participate in supporting this worthy cause. Log on at http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/jeffdefender

Thanks for reading, and I hope to see you in New Orleans!!
Best wishes,
Mary Guibert

Tickets are available at the door and online [http://www.howlin-wolf.com/]

Have any questions? We’ll do our best to answer.
Contact us at newsletter@jeffbuckley.com
Event details are on www.jeffbuckley.com

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CHARITY AUCTION:
Win Never Before Offered CD’s from Jeff’s Private Collection
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Win Never Before Offered CD’s from Jeff’s Private Collection. Official Seal from Jeff’s Library on each CD & Letter of Authenticity Auction Packet includes MWB T’s, Unavailable Elsewhere Set of JB Postcards, Guitar Pics, Tattoo Set & Letter from Mary * Jeff Buckley CD Collection Charity Auction Listings:

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Blues Man
Yo La Tengo – Painful
The Jesus Lizard – Head/Pure
Creation Rebel – Psychotic Jonkanoo
Butthole Surfers – The Whole Truth And Nothing Butt
The Stooges – Self Titled
Pixies – Doolittle
REM – Lifes Rich Pageant
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Mujahid Mubarak Ali Khan – Mehfil-E-Qawwali
Dead Boys – Young Loud And Snotty
Switched on Stereolab – Slumberland 22
The Residents – The Mole Show, Live in Holland
Eno – Here Come The Warm Jets
The Residents – Eskimo
Fishbone – Self Titled
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – Volume 5
Janes Addiction – Skin And Bones

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CNN TELEVISION AND ONLINE VIDEO FEATURE
JEFF BUCKLEY- 15 YEARS OF GRACE
REPORTED ON CNN BY QUINN BROWN
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On July 3, 2009, CNN premiered Jeff Buckley 15 years of Grace, exploring the enduring legacy of Jeff Buckley, 12 years after his death. CNN aired the five+ minute feature through its various mass media outlets including CNN International, CNN Espanol, and CNN.com. The segment was reported by CNN producer Quinn Brown and includes footage of Jeff Buckley during the Grace campaign, interspersed with interviews of his mother Mary Guibert, Laurie Trombley of Once & Future Productions (co-director of the documentary Amazing Grace: Jeff Buckley) and band mate / co-songwriter Michael Tighe.

Tighe’s appearance marks his only filmed interview concerning Jeff in 2009. Sources indicate that CNN may also re-release this segment to CNN US when the official anniversary of Grace hits in August 2009.
CNN is making Jeff Buckley 15 years of Grace available via a video stream currently posted at: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/showbiz/2009/07/03/jeff.buckley.15yrs.o…

– reported by Fun Palace Entertainment

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ARTIST SUBMISSIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED
Jeff Buckley Tribute at
Uncommon Ground
3800 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL
on November 17 & 18, 2009
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The 12th Annual Jeff Buckley Tribute at Uncommon Ground in Chicago is scheduled to take place on November 17th & 18th 2008. Artists have come from countries such as France, Italy, Denmark, Holland, Mexico, UK, Australia and many others in past years to perform at the tribute. Artists may submit Jeff Buckley covers OR songs that Jeff Buckley covered; originals about or inspired by Jeff Buckley, in varying styles suitable for conversion to an acoustic/unplugged performance. Selected artists may perform one of each as well on both nights.

This event, which is supported by Jeff Buckley Music and featured on this official Jeff Buckley web site, sells out every year in less than 10 minutes for both nights’ performances. Jeff Buckley’s mother, Mary Guibert, has been known to fly in for this event on many occasions. All net proceeds for the night will benefit The Old Town School of Folk Music Scholarship Fund, which allows musicians of all ages who can’t afford to pay attend classes. http://www.oldtownschool.org

A bit of history:
On a snowy night in February of 1994, Jeff Buckley played a legendary set at Uncommon Ground. This performance was lauded “Best Concert of the Year” by Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune, and was recently recalled by Mr. Kot as one of the best concerts he’s ever attended.

Jeff Buckley was born in California’s Orange County in 1966 and died in a tragic drowning accident in Memphis on May 29, 1997. He had emerged in New York City’s avant-garde club scene in the 1990’s as one of the most remarkable musical artists of his generation, acclaimed by audiences, critics, and fellow musicians alike.

For more information about these tributes at Uncommon Ground, go to http://www.uncommonground.com/pages/jeff_buckley_tribute/56.php

Musicians interested in participating should submit their work for consideration at: http://www.sonicbids.com/JeffBuckleyTribute

Dinner Reservations will be taken on November 3rd, 2008 @ 10:00 am CDT at: 773-929-0415.

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SCENE & HEARD:
JEFF MENTIONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
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The complete “Grace Around The World” Podcast Series is now available online. You can download interviews with Jeff talking about his artistry, Mary Guibert, Moby, Duncan Sheik, Amazing Grace producers Laurie Trombley and Nyla Adams. Available at iTunes and jeffbuckley.com
Grace Around The World featured at MTV Buzzworthy

Jeff Buckley gets 4 songs in Australian listener voted “Hottest 100 of All Time.” Jeff charted in the poll with Hallelujah at #3, Last Goodbye at #7, Lover, You Should Have Come Over at #56 and Grace at #69 Read more online at Triple J

Get a complete of Grace Around The World Events, Video and Radio Interviews on jeffbuckley.com

Did you catch all of the Exclusive online video available for Grace Around The World? See the BBC Performance and more. Join us online at Facebook, MySpace, ReverbNation & More.

Check out the Official Youtube channel of Jeff Buckley Music. Join us online at Twitter for up to the minute Jeff Buckley news.

Get & Share the official Jeff Buckley Grace Around the World Widget! Use this link to get a code and embed the player in your Facebook, Myspace, Blog and more! You can share Jeff’s videos and music. Also features a Jeff Photo Gallery, news on the documentary film ‘Amazing Grace’. Mobile & Podcast info coming soon !

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FAN PACK BUNDLE FEATURES
ADDITIONAL CONCERT DOWNLOAD !!
Fan Pack Bundle w/ King Theater Download
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If you don’t have it yet, you can get your own copy of “Grace Around The World”, “FAN PACK BUNDLE” which features an additional digital album of Jeff’s May 7, 1995 King Theater performance. Exclusive Fan Bundle offer is for U.S. customers only. The King Theater MP3 album is now also available internationally, in a few countries.