"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)
As Rush Limbaugh faces more heat over his attempts to “slut”-shame Sandra Fluke for testifying before Congress in support of student healthcare-covered birth control, there’s one big supporter of the conservative talk show host that’s largely avoided scrutiny: the U.S. military. On Open Salon, Heather Michon explains:
One of Rush’s biggest enablers has so far escaped attention: the American Forces Network. For years, Limbaugh’s show has been beamed around the globe to service members, military support staff and families. Other attempts have been made to remove him from that network and have failed.
This is the time.
In his more customized attacks on Fluke, it’s easy to overlook the fact that Limbaugh has a two-decade-long track record of classifying women as inferior goods. This is the man who coined the term “Feminazi,” who once stated that “feminism was established to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream.” In Rush World, most women are either babes, sluts or whores. They’re cunning and manipulative or whiny and weak. There’s not much middle ground.
Read the whole post on Open Salon.
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)