- 11/17/2020 :: I updated Jeff's birthday easter egg on the main page today. The holidays are upon us once again friends, foes, and jesters! The days just pass and fade away.. We're still here and we miss you Jeff. To everyone, may Jeff's music comfort you this holiday season. And as Jeff would say, "Take a sip of wine, we both might go tomorrow.."
- 06/26/2020 :: I recently migrated MojoPin.org to Amazon AWS and was forced to up clean up a lot of old code. In doing so I came across quite a bit of material that I had meant to publish but lost track of as the years flew by. I plan to get that stuff online as I find the time, so look for some new articles and other content in the future.
- 05/29/2020 :: I heard recently that the guitarist for Muse bought Jeff's Telecaster to use on upcoming projects. I was wondering what would happen to the guitar after its sale to a private collector. I thought it was cool that the collector lent it to Miles Kennedy to do a tribute to Jeff, but now that it's going to be used by a pop glam band on commercial projects it will most certainly lose its mojo.
- 01/01/2020 :: Happy New Year 2020! Time certainly does fly!
- 10/14/2019 :: It's hard to believe MojoPin.org has been online for 15 years today! I've connected with so many great Jeff Buckley fans, and I continue to receive comments, requests, and praise for the website from people all over the world. The goal I set out to achieve in 2004 is still going strong. #SatisfiedMind
Additionally.. I think it is important in this moment to restate that MojoPin.org is an independently owned and operated website; it is intended as a long term, not-for-profit educational, social, and historical resource; it is committed to treating all people with respect; it will never be sunsetted or deprecated or paywalled; and it does not vacuum up your personal information, much less sell or profit from it. If you despair for the future of the Internet, consider that MojoPin.org continues to exist and thrive in the spirit of discovery and camaraderie in which the Internet was first conceived - and there are still thousands of spaces like this one out there, just waiting for you to find them, or to build them yourself.
- 08/23/2019 :: After finding out that the recently released Sky Blue Skin was actually a track I had acquired on 03/20/2006 titled Untitled (The Man I Am), I'm not that surprised. It's probably why the Jeff Buckley Estate contacted me in 2011 and asked that I remove all of my "rare tracks" on the MojoRadio player here even though downloads were disabled and you could only stream the music.
So much has changed in the years since, and now all of the music is finally being uncovered and released. Is this the end? The last of Jeff's unreleased legacy? Doubtful, there's still more audio and video footage in the vaults. This would include all of the still unreleased 4-track demo recordings, more audio from the sessions that comprise the You And I album, and other rarities. Will we ever see/hear it? Who knows, but MojoPin.org has been here, watching and waiting, and I will let you know if/when I come across anything else. Until then.. enjoy whatever else is released during this 25 Years of Grace and be sure to Kick Out The Jams Motherfucker!
- 08/15/2019 :: Mary has finally decided to cash in on what's left in the vaults. Supposedly “More than 50 tracks will be digitally released, including the rare “Sky Blue Skin” demo, one of the last songs Buckley recorded before his untimely death in 1997.” I'm glad all of the music will finally see the light of day, and I'm confident I already have most of what's slated for release in my fan collection dating back to 2004, but I hope it contains a few more gems I can add. This is what Jeff's mom had to say about the release: “The music industry has made a couple of sea changes since Jeff departed the planet,” Buckley’s mother Mary Guibert said in a statement. “I don’t know if he foresaw even a glimpse of the current state of affairs. Since all we have of his true remains is what’s in ‘the vault,’ I’m thrilled that we can finally fling open the doors of that vault and make as much as possible available to Jeff’s fans: the old ones and the new ones, and the ones who have not yet been born.”
- 03/09/2019 :: When you visit MojoPin.org look at it as a time machine. The look, the feel, the memories. A step back to a time before social media existed. We're coming up on our 15th anniversary, and that's cool and scary at the same time. I've often thought about upgrading the site to something more modern, but I think I'm going to keep it like this. A small corner of the old web where you can enjoy reading and learning about Jeff Buckley the way it was intended to be so long ago; like a stroll through an antique shop located in the square of a small town.
- 11/13/2018 :: Greetings fellow Jeff Buckley fans! Facebook locked me out of the site's fan page I've had since 2009 with no way to recover it. Feel free to follow me on Twitter instead.
- 07/09/2018 :: I finally got rid of the MojoRadio player and replaced it with a list of links to all the tracks. Everything is out there on the Internet now, so that's awesome. Only a few obscure tracks and interviews didn't pull up immediately. I added a browser zoom to make the page easier to read on modern displays. It's about a 175% zoom factor. Until the next thought, enjoy your summer and try not to wake up in a strange place.
- 11/13/2017 :: "And the days just pass and fade away.. what will you say?" I went through the site's code today and man have things changed since I put this together back in 2004. I want to finally give it an upgrade, and hopefully I'll have it done by December 25 as a present to all of the fans. If not, you'll have to live with the old site for a little while longer! Peace be with you.
- 12/4/2016 :: The Courtyard of Lakeland is no more. We stopped by today and saw that the complex was torn down for new development. I found true love there back in 2003. You can see pictures of it in the credits. It will be missed.
- 1/1/2016 :: Happy New Year 2016! Time certainly does fly..
- 10/14/2014 :: Happy 10 Year Anniversary to MojoPin.org! I'm happy to have been able to keep this site online all of these years! It's been a pleasure reading all the fan responses. Here's to another 10!
- 12/31/2012 :: Happy New Year 2013! Mojopin.org continues to serve the fans! Thanks to everyone for all the kind words and conversation over the years. Looking forward to many more. Jeff's magic persists!
- 02/16/2012 :: Added a quote to the front page. No idea why I didn't think of that eight years ago!
- 12/28/2011 :: Mojopin.org runs on a PHP-based flat file system I wrote in 2003. I've thought about migrating to Wordpress, but I just haven't had the time.
- 10/20/2011 :: It has been some time since I've posted here. In that time we've had to remove the music from Mojo Radio because Mary Guibert is planning another "big" release of Buckley material. That really bums me out because there was so much cool stuff to share. Many of the links in the "Links" section have been lost with time. I remember years ago when there was a thriving community surrounding Jeff, but somehow it doesn't feel like that anymore. I guess that's why I maintain this site, despite the fact that the interface has aged and the entire site needs to be ported to a more community friendly platform. Well.. I just chimed in to say hello and to wish all the readers, lovers, adventurers, and Buckley listeners a great holiday. We're not going anywhere!
- 12/27/2010 :: The tracks listed in the 3/20/2006 entry below have obviously been offline for a while. I realized MojoRadio did not have them in the playlist anymore. I added them and a few others to Collection of Rare Tracks.
Brahms Lullaby (Rennes, France 2-13-95)
Rock Me Baby (Guitar Solo)
What Will You Say(Glastonbury Festival)
What Will You Say(Live Acoustic)
What Will You Say(Live in Frankfurt, Germany 1995)
- 07/18/2008 :: I just noticed an editing error on the Live In Chicago DVD. During the begining of Last Goodbye when Jeff is using the slide, the camera switches to a diferent view of Jeff without the slide. I guess the editor couldn't distinguish the sound of slide guitar over a chord.
- 05/15/2008 :: I sure wish I could go see Jeff playing at Sin-é. What a great musical escape that would be for me (and a lot of others!). The videos of him playing there are among my favorites.Well I hope everyone is enjoying the site. Carpe Diem!
- 07/21/2006 :: A fan sent me another rare track today of Jeff and Liz Frazier performing All Flowers In Time Bend Towards The Sun. I've read about this rare track before, and it is nice to finally have a listen. You can too! Just head over to MojoRadio, and look in the Collection of Rare Tracks. Thanks Emmett!
- 03/20/2006 :: A fan sent me a few links to some rare recordings the other day. You can listen to a few of these on MojoRadio in Collection of Rare Tracks. As far as quality and content is concerned, Jeff never ceases to amaze. Here's a list of the tracks:
Untitled Track (The Man I Am - Studio Take)
Opened Once (Instrumental)
River Of Dope
When My Love Comes Down
When The Levee Breaks (Cover)
We Could Be So Happy (Alt. Take)
Forget Her (Alt. Take)
View the list of all known unreleased songs.
- 11/17/2005 :: I was contacted today by David Browne, the author of the Jeff Buckley biography "Dream Brother." He had a few good words to say about MojoPin.org and offered to answer any questions. If you haven't read his biography on Jeff Buckley be sure to check it out.
- 10/13/2005 :: I sold off my 1983 Telecaster (see pics here) this week. It was a tough decision, but the guitar was more of a collectors item for me. I love Telecaster guitars, but it didn't really embody my own personal musical voice. I felt that somebody else out there could put it to better use musically. However, it was a treat having an identical Telecaster from the same batch of serial numbers Jeff played hanging in my studio.
- 08/16/2005 :: I went to see the Alex Skolnick Trio tonight with my lady and friend Corey Smith at the Apache Cafe in Atlanta, GA. Alex Skolnick is the ex-guitarist for the thrash band Testament turned Jazz cat. Great show and musicians, so check them out if you get a chance. I happened to be wearing my Jeff Buckley Mystery White Boy t-shirt and after the show I was approached by a few fans of Jeff. I gave them all cards for the site that I had made and told them to check it out. One guy told me I had to hear this other band called 'Ours' and came up and gave me a CD after the show. I haven't had time to listen to them yet, but he says they are reminiscent of Jeff. The parking attendant made an error that landed a notice on my windshield, and so I went back in to get it handled. The doorman said he would handle it if I could get him a bootleg of Jeff doing some shows in France, and said that Jeff was his all-time favorite artist. I agreed and told him I'd send him some bootlegs of Jeff's shows on disc. Then he gave me $10 to cover the BS parking fee, but since it was an error I told him to just keep it. Your discs are on the way! I just think it's cool to see fans out there trying to pass along music and showing their respect for Jeff through various different gestures.
- 08/05/2005 :: I just wanted to take and minute and send a big Thank You to all of the Jeff Buckley fans around the world who have visited, contributed information, or offered suggestions and comments. I frequently receive e-mails from Jeff's fans thanking me for the time and effort I put into MojoPin.org.
- 04/26/2005 :: It's been a while since I've had anything Buckley related worth noting here, but today I have finally ended the quest to find out exactly what type of year/model Fender Telecaster Jeff used. This previously unpublished information dates it as a 1983 Fender U.S.A. Telecaster. The serial # and other info was provided to me by the owner of the instrument Janine Nichols. Have a look at this article.
- 01/19/2005 :: I recently discovered why I probably heard Jeff playing after the Rush concert this past summer. It appears that in one of Neil Peart's books, Traveling Music : Playing Back the Soundtrack to My Life and Times, he references Jeff and has good things to say about his music. I've been a hard core Rush fan since 1986 after finding their first tape (without Neil) on the side of the road while walking home from a friends's house. I'll see if I can't get a hold of a transcription of that segment of the book to put here on the site too.
- 012/21/2004 :: In favor of getting the site online, I bypassed the QC on many of the articles and pages featured on the site. I am aware of the many typos and grammatical errors throughout and plan on correcting them as time permits. If you notice anything please contact me.
- 10/02/2004 :: Decided to have a garage sale this weekend and took my guitar out with me to pass the time. I had brought a bunch of Jeff Buckley CDs with me to listen to and play along with and was playing them in a small CD player I had for sale. One of the customers that stopped by inquired about the CD player, which wasn't playing at the time, and so I turned it on for him. After a bit the customer asked, 'Who is that?' and I responded, 'Oh.. that's Jeff Buckley. "JEFF Buckley? I've heard of Tim Buckley but no Jeff Buckley." It turns out that this guy was a Tim Buckley fan and had seen him at a gig in Palomino, CA three weeks before he died in 1975. We had a good chat and he was amazed that Tim actually had a son. We chatted about Jeff, Tim and Guitar and he left with this web site address and a desire to get a copy of Grace. :)
- 09/26/2004 :: A fan mailed me a 12GB archive of bootlegs from shows Jeff performed all over the world. There are some really amazing performances in this archive, some of which can be heard on Mojo Radio. Check out the Live Bootleg Recordings List for a detailed listing of tracks contained in the archive. I'm sure there are other sources on the Internet where one might obtain this collection for themselves. Good Luck!
- 09/23/2004 :: Just found out the Mary Guibert (Jeff's Mother) is going to be selling other people's bootlegs through a subscription service?! I don't think this is cool as those recordings are not hers to sell. I think they should be free to the public, so I'm going to do my best to make them available in non-downloadable format for people to listen to via Mojo Radio.
- 08/01/2004 :: I took the night off and went to the Rush 30th Anniversary tour concert today. I didn't bother with good seats, just grabbed up a blanket and kicked back on the lawn under the stars. The show was awesome as usual and they even had a very impressive fireworks display afterwards. After the fireworks the lights came back on so the crew could dismantle the set and lo and behold 'Grace' came blaring through the speakers. Can I ask for a better concert!?!?
- 10/22/2003 :: It was on this night that I visited the Courtyard of Lakeland and first heard Jeff's voice. I entered the apartment, kissed the woman I would marry while she prepared some Hors d’oeuvres for the evening, poured a glass of red wine, and leaned against the door frame between the kitchen and living room.
The living room was alight with many candles, a scent of essential oils permeated the air, and the "friends" had gathered around. As I stood there, sipping my wine, I began to hear a low voice fading in followed by a haunting guitar melody. I was already captivated by her, and the atmosphere of her apartment, but this new voice and sound pulled me deeper into the moment. The song was Dream Brother, and as Jeff began singing the lyrics..
There is a child sleeping near his twin
The pictures go wild in a rush of wind
That dark angel he is shuffling in
Watching over them with his black feather wings unfurled
the memory of this moment was forever etched into my mind. To this day, Jeff's music has been a cornerstone that brings me back to a magical time in my life when my best years would start to unfold.