"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)
MSNBC host Touré sternly argued against the growing chorus of voices decrying America’s drone wars Monday. “I am not pro-drone. But I am pro killing those who are working to kill us,” he said on Monday’s edition of MSNBC’s “The Cycle.”
Specifically, Touré defended the killing of U.S. citizen Anwar Al-Awlaki, asserting, “If you join al-Qaida, you lose the right to be an American.” The host conceded, however, that if Al-Awlaki’s 16-year-old son — not an al-Qaida member — was also targeted, it would constitute a “war crime.”
Touré’s remarks come amid furor surrounding a leaked Justice Department white paper, summarizing the legal reasoning that would allow for an American to be added to Obama’s “kill lists” – reasoning that has been roundly decried by human rights groups and legal experts.
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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)