"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)
Yemen’s Defense Ministry says 28 have been killed in an explosion at a weapons storage facility in western Sanaa.
The opposition, however, disputes the government’s account and says the latest deaths occurred early Thursday during heavy shelling of a residential area by troops loyal to Yemen’s embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Government troops have clashed with fighters led by Yemen’s most powerful tribe for four straight days. The latest deaths bring the toll to at least 109 killed.
The battles broke out Monday after Saleh’s troops tried to storm the compound of Sheik Sadeq al-Ahmar, the leader of the largest tribe, called the Hashid.
Al-Ahmar’s forces have laid siege to at least nine government ministries and government troops have responded with shelling on al-Ahmar’s compound in the heart of Yemen’s capital.
On Thursday, Yemeni authorities escalated its campaign against al-Ahmar by issuing an arrest warrant against him and other tribal leaders.
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)