"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)
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Residents in a Somalia border town invaded by Ethiopian troops over the weekend say that they welcome the presence of Ethiopia’s military because it has forced al-Shabab militants out of the town.
But a resident said Monday that militants appear to be massing hundreds of fighters outside Beledweyne and were attempting to recruit new fighters from surrounding villages.
Hundreds of Ethiopian troops moved into Beledweyne on Saturday, opening a third front against al-Shabab militants, who also face Kenyan troops in Somalia’s south and African Union troops in the capital, Mogadishu.
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)