"Roman Candle" turns 20: Secrets of Elliott Smith's accidental masterpiece (slideshow)
Elliott and the friends with whom he recorded in middle school in Texas (photo courtesy of Dan Pickering)
Yesterday, Alex Pareene wrote here about George Alan Rekers, the leading figure from the Christian Right who hired a young man from Rentboy.com to accompany him on vacation. When busted, Rekers first said he needed someone to help him with his luggage, then claimed that he was trying to wean “Lucien” from his sinful ways. Last night, Stephen Colbert took on Rekers, declaring him his “Alpha Dog of the Week,” for “publicly condemning man-love, while privately being man’s best friend.” Watch the whole thing.
|The Colbert Report||Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|Alpha Dog of the Week – George Rekers|
Gabriel Winant is a graduate student in American history at Yale.More Gabriel Winant.
Heatmiser publicity shot (L-R: Tony Lash, Brandt Peterson, Neil Gust, Elliott Smith) (photo courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Elliott and JJ Gonson (photo courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
"Stray" 7-inch, Cavity Search Records (photo courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Elliott's Hampshire College ID photo, 1987
Elliott with "Le Domino," the guitar he used on "Roman Candle" (courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Full "Roman Candle" record cover (courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Elliott goofing off in Portland (courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Heatmiser (L-R: Elliott Smith, Neil Gust, Tony Lash, Brandt Peterson)(courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
The Greenhouse Sleeve -- Cassette sleeve from Murder of Crows release, 1988, with first appearance of Condor Avenue (photo courtesy of Glynnis Fawkes)