"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)
On the subject of Libya, Candy Crowley did a little bit of real-time fact checking, after Mitt Romney said the president took two weeks to call the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and act of terror. In fact, Obama said as much in his remarks the next day in the Rose Garden.
“I want to make sure we get that for the record,” Romney said in the debate, “because it took the president fourteen days before he called the attack in Benghazi an act of terror.”
“Get the transcript,” Obama interjected.
“He did in fact, sir,” Crowley told Romney.
“Can you say that a little louder, Candy?” Obama said.
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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)