"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)
Who would’ve thought that Larry King’s post-CNN career would involve much more than a golf course and some guest lectures? The notoriously dry septuagenarian already raised eyebrows when he announced that he would embark on a comedy tour in April. Now, a new rumor circulating the Internet is even more bizarre: Larry King is in talks to join up with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show.
We’ll reiterate that this is a rumor. No one has come forward to confirm yet, but the New York Post has several anonymous sources vouching for the news. According to one such tipster:
A single conversation has happened. It’s still extremely preliminary. He’ll be on every now and again, like Lewis Black. He’s not joining as a correspondent but a contributor.
According to the unnamed informants, King would be joining in a limited, “contributor” role, rather than as a correspondent like John Oliver or Olivia Munn. Still, we’re going to wait for official confirmation before we start adjusting our DVRs to capture King in all his awkward, late-night glory.
Peter Finocchiaro is a senior editor at Salon. Follow him on Twitter @PLFino.More Peter Finocchiaro.
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)