The House of the Lost Boys will be a new student mansion on the campus of Wizard Academy.
Its six rooms will mean that we’ll be able to accomodate twenty-four people on campus, (not including the bed in Rocinante II.) We don’t yet have permission, the blueprints or the money to build this new student mansion, but we do know that Jeff Buckley will be one of the six Lost Boys to be remembered with a room in his honor.
A deep introvert, Jeff’s ability to empathically interpret any musical style (and his Pavarotti vocal range of 4 octaves) caused Rolling Stone magazine to list him as #39 in their list of The Top 100 Singers of All Time.
Elton John is #38.
Although Jeff released only one album during his lifetime, his performance of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah made that song famous, lifting it to #1 on the Billboard charts in March, 2008. But Jeff Buckley never got to bask in the halo of that happy moment; he drowned in the undertow of a passing ship while taking a spontaneous swim in the Wolf River shipping channel in 1997. He was 30 years old.
One of Jeff’s songs, Grace, can be heard below. Notice the evolution of the song’s energy throughout the performance. A survey of the music Jeff left behind leaves little room for doubt that Jeff Buckley would have risen to superstardom.
But it was not to be.