LET’S SUM UP ONCE AGAIN WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT ELLIOTT SMITH’S DEATH

justiceforelliottsmith:

LET’S SUM UP ONCE AGAIN WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT ELLIOTT SMITH’S DEATH

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In the wake of Robin Williams’ sad death, I spotted a lot of discussions on the internet (mostly Facebook) related to his suicide, and of course Elliott Smith…

bohemiandream85:

Elliott Smith at Variety Playhouse in Atlanta on 08 May 2000.

Part 1

"The circumstances of his passing are still a mystery" … "an inside look at this reluctant rock star."KEXP Documentary (audio) : http://kexp.org/learn/documentaries?docid=9#10
Photo by Autumn de Wilde

(Scanned by elliottsmithob)

"The circumstances of his passing are still a mystery" … "an inside look at this reluctant rock star."
KEXP Documentary (audio) : http://kexp.org/learn/documentaries?docid=9#10

Photo by Autumn de Wilde

(Scanned by elliottsmithob)

soflawedandrunkandperfectstill:

"Nobody wants to be pinned down and commit to somebody’s interpretation of them. Oftentimes people are doing lyrics, but there is so much irony involved that it makes the whole thing so slippery I can’t really feel anything in connection to it. There’s certainly a place for irony, but it seems like it’s really moved up the priority list for a lot of people and it’s not one of my favorite parts of music. I’m not really into seeing a jokey band or a particularly ironic one. Just because something is witty and ironic doesn’t mean it’s necessarily good any more than something being a sickly sweet confessional makes it any good either. That sort of contrived personality doesn’t work either way."Elliott Smith

soflawedandrunkandperfectstill:

"Nobody wants to be pinned down and commit to somebody’s interpretation of them. Oftentimes people are doing lyrics, but there is so much irony involved that it makes the whole thing so slippery I can’t really feel anything in connection to it. There’s certainly a place for irony, but it seems like it’s really moved up the priority list for a lot of people and it’s not one of my favorite parts of music. I’m not really into seeing a jokey band or a particularly ironic one. Just because something is witty and ironic doesn’t mean it’s necessarily good any more than something being a sickly sweet confessional makes it any good either. That sort of contrived personality doesn’t work either way."

Elliott Smith

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soflawedandrunkandperfectstill:

09-10-2011, 09:47 AM
"He was extremely restrained; he didn’t make the kind of brash, anthemic statements rock musicians are often given to. In a way he was an anti-Dylan. He loved Dylan’s music and covered ‘Ballad of a Thin Man’ in concert, but he took it away from strident…

soflawedandrunkandperfectstill:

"I guess being in the music….um, business…. or something is like being in high school where everybody is trying to be cool and you wish that you could just graduate from high school and not have to deal with all the little put-downs that people give each other and everybody trying to be the most popular guy in the school."

Elliott Smith

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soflawedandrunkandperfectstill:

"The Elliott Smith poster means the most I think for obvious reasons. A tragic loss."Cole Gerst

soflawedandrunkandperfectstill:

"The Elliott Smith poster means the most I think for obvious reasons. A tragic loss."

Cole Gerst

soflawedandrunkandperfectstill:

"Certificate of Appreciation
presented to Steven Smith
whose gifts in the past year have helped provide 6000 meals for hungry boys and girls. May you be richly blessed for your exceptional love and generosity.”

Larry Jones (Feed the Children)

bohemiandream85:

Elliott Smith during Field Day Music Festival 2003 at Giants Stadium, New Jersey, USA.

Part 2