Skip to main content

elliott smith is still dead


...unfortunately. :(


this was a rather nice article on the sixth anniversary on his passing, which was a few days ago.


I remember the day Elliott Smith died, oddly enough. it was a very shitty day in general for me. I was pining emptily for somebody I went to school with- kind of weird, not going into details, suffice to say this was during my self-mutilating stage, very bad/embarrassing time in hindsight- and I was at this stupid college fair with my best friend when they were pushing schools like Allegheny and Penn State on me and I was like OH I CAN GET INTO THOSE LOLZ. then I heard about Elliott and I had heard a few songs of him around that time (like, a month or so beforehand) so I was like ! whoa and it put a damper on the rest of an already ugly day. In January of the next year, I heard "Rose Parade" again on the internet and bought Either/Or out of curiousity. 'nuff said. I fell in love, slowly. not sure what my favorite album is though. I think....hmmm. well, all I know is From a Basement On the Hill is way too disturbing/sad for me to make it the whole way through without feeling like, emotionally punctured.





here's my personal favorite of his:




you? "MISS MISERY," YES?

Comments

  1. Holy shit, I actually remember when he died. I feel so fucking old.

    I think the day he died, we were making a 9/11 mural in my school and I wrote "I'm never gonna know you now/but I'm gonna love you anyhow" and below that, I drew a little balloon and wrote "RIP E.S." because when you are 14, you are kind of obsessive over the music you love.

    This was right before iPods were the bomb digity so I think I just sat in my whateverclassitwas and just listened to "XO" on my red, Sony walkman after I wrote my tribute down for Elliott. Oh, to be 14 and the center of the universe again!

    Well, my teachers thought that was actually someone I lost in the 9/11 attacks and without asking me about what I wrote or why I was just chilling to some music, they wanted to do instant damage control and so they sent me to the counselor's office and were like, "WHY DID YOU WRITE THAT ON THE 9/11 WALL? ARE YOU OKAY? ARE YOU AT RISK FOR DOING HARM TO YOURSELF? WHY DIDNT YOU TELL US YOU LOST SOMEONE THAT DAY?"

    When I told them that it was just my favorite musician who just died, they were like "YOU HAVE TO WHITE WASH WHAT YOU WROTE BECAUSE ITS IRRELEVANT!"

    So they walked me back to that spot on the wall, and I had to paint it over with white. I was supposed to write something else on top of it, but some Juggalo got to it before I could and drew an American flag upside down (which was left up and still visible to this day.)

    So anyway,

    RIP Elliott Smith.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I don't remember the day he died, but "A Fond Farewell" was one of the songs that defined my senior year of high school. Absolutely brilliant.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

"Chang-E" - Emmy the Great (new album out 10/9)

Emmy the Great drops her new album tomorrow on Bella Union - the fastest album she says she's ever created.  "April /月音" was completed after a trip to to her birth city Hong Kong in 2017. In early 2018, Emmy the Great made "April /月音" in a two-week period in Brooklyn - which was delayed for release until now because of her maternity leave. After recording this album, Emmy moved (for good) back to Hong Kong.  Since her original trip to Hong Kong, things have become quite tumultuous there. Said Emmy. "I’ll never know why the city called me back, but I know what it gave me. In return, I want to give it this album. That Mid-Autumn, nobody could have predicted what was to come, neither the atomization that began with the anti-Extradition Law protests in June 2019, nor the struggle for democracy that continues now, through the Covid-19 pandemic. To witness your birth city in its greatest moment of need is a powerful, humbling event, and I know I watched Hong Kong

Give JR a Break

Recently, I've been reading some sites that have criticized James Roday, the lead actor on the USA show PSYCH for an apparent weight gain. But you know what? Who gives a flying fizzle stick if James Roday is slightly larger than he was 4 years ago. Apparently, it wasn't enough to scare away his current girlfriend/ co-star Maggie Lawson. (Who is one hell of a Catch!) And NO they are not engaged. That seems to be nothing more than a rumor, but there is a very high chance of it happening in the near future. Anyway, as long as PSYCH continues to entertain I don't mind about James Roday's waist. He, and Dule Hill, and Corbin Bernson too, can eat all the fried broccoli they want. The last episode of PSYCH wasn't so smashing, but I don't blame it on dietary issues. QATFYG: Are you keeping up with Psych? And who is hotter, James Roday or Maggie Lawson? (Trick Question but idk why) PS: If you have heard any more news on Roday and Lawson becoming Roday-Lawso

movies you should see: hiroshima mon amour

Hiroshima, Mon Amour this movie has been on my mind a lot lately, due to the recent events in Japan. when I saw it about a year ago, it easily made an impression on me. easily. it was just so beautiful, in every way thinkable. it follows the story of a French actress and her Japanese architect lover, having a conversation together as they lie in bed. the majority of the film is told in flashbacks of their lives in WWII (the film was made in 1959, so there's a ten year gap there). he was directly affected by the dropping of the atom bomb in Hiroshima; she was ostracized due to her involvement with a German soldier. the reason I was propelled to see it was the song "Burning Hearts" by My Favorite- "I was an architect, she was an actress, I drew the Eiffel Tower upon her dress." (really good song too, by the way! RIP My Favorite). luckily, you can find the movie online. here's a portion of it: I HOPE YOU LIKE READING FILMS it's given credit (so I am