"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)
Two women testifying at the Chandra Levy murder trial are offering nearly identical accounts of how they were attacked while jogging by a man prosecutors have charged with killing the Washington intern.
Ingmar Guandique, a native of El Salvador, is on trial for Levy’s 2001 killing. Levy was romantically linked with then-California Rep. Gary Condit, who was once a suspect. Police no longer believe he had anything to do with her death.
On Tuesday, Christy Wiegand told the jury how Guandique jumped her from behind on an isolated Rock Creek Park jogging trail. She escaped by momentarily going limp so Guandique would loosen his grasp. Another victim offered a similar account on Monday.
Both women were attacked near the spot where Levy’s remains were found.
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)