"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)
1. Sasha Grey in Eminem’s new video, “Space Bound”
Last year it was Megan Fox who starred in an Eminem video. Now it’s Sasha Grey. Which siren will the hip-hop star rap to in an open field next time?
2. Remote hand-plucking
If you are too lazy to actually learn an instrument, this device will electrically stimulate the nerve endings on your arm, twitching you into becoming practically a virtuoso.
3. Reporter giggles over farts
Looks, farts are just funny. Not even Walter Cronkite could have told this story without losing it.
4. The Charlie Sheen mask you never asked for
Now you won’t have to waste any time on Halloween making your son’s Charlie Sheen mask from scratch. Also comes in hyper-realistic version with trail of cocaine mucus trailing down nostril.
5. The official trailer for Pixar’s “Brave”
It’s a little bit of a departure from “Cars 2.”
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)