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Jaysbee
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« on: September 01, 2007, 12:27:24 AM »

13 long years ago to this very evening, i was returning home from one of the most memorable experiences of my life - I'd just seen Jeff for the 1st time in a small club called Edwards No8 on Lower Severn Street in Birmingham..............

Thought it was fitting that i added a twee review to db to mark the occasion  Smiley Cry

A Few Words - 13 Years On!!
On the strength of a review in the N.M.E. (New Musical Express music paper) 'Grace', Jeff Buckley's full debut LP was purchased on the day of it's release & a night out at the small 500 capacity Edwards No8 club in Birmingham was planned a mere 8 days later on the last day of August '94.
 Relatives of mine came along with me & my (now ex) partner & although music lovers, they were bigger 'Night-Out' lovers & not knowing who JB was, the latter seemed to be the main intent of their enjoyment for the evening..........................that was until Jeff came on stage!
 From the ethereal opening intro of 'Mojo Pin', through 'So Real', 'Lover, You Should've, & 'Last Goodbye' to the new to me epic 'Kanga-roo' (Big Star cover) finale, i, AND my chatty relations were blown away!! The attention he (Jeff) commanded was duly given throughout the entire performance to the point where, at the end of the show, i'd placed him on a pedastool so high that i was too intimidated to approach him backstage & instead sent my ex-partner in to get his autograph. Something i'd never felt or done before!
 He wrote the words: ''Sweet Dreams Brother - Jeff Buckley''  on the back of the ticket stub which now has pride of place in a frame on my wall - a memento of a night i will never remember clearly enough but will never forget!!!
  Phil Harris (31st August 2007)

The club fell victim to a major fire on the 13th November last year which totally gutted the place. It is unclear whether the venue will be relocated to it's original site at this time.
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mrstrongarm
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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2007, 05:39:59 PM »

you lucky bastard!

thanks for the words, glad to have them added to the database!
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belikewhat
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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2007, 05:39:40 PM »

yeh i bet that must be hanging nicely on a wall, hehe!

im glad you were in the fortunate position of being in brummie at that time and also that u sent in the wife for autograph!!
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Jaysbee
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2007, 09:00:49 PM »

yeh i bet that must be hanging nicely on a wall, hehe!

im glad you were in the fortunate position of being in brummie at that time and also that u sent in the wife for autograph!!

I'm glad too that i was in Brum at that time but NOT glad i sent the ex-missus in to see him - As i walked out the door of the venue i had this gut feeling i'd regret not going in & meeting him - Don't have time for regret usually but that moment in time & the choice i made.....ah well Sad
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