"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)
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer blocked efforts by anti-choice activists to include an antiabortion provision in her proposal to expand the state’s Medicaid program.
In a comment to critics, Brewer explained that she already signed legislation to prevent funds from the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System from being used to support Planned Parenthood-affiliated services, a move that was reversed in federal court for violating Medicaid law.
“We went down that route last year,” she said in remarks about the decision. “We lost.”
“It’s probably time that we just move on,” she added.
But her decision may lose her support among state Republicans hellbent on more abortion show pony legislative antics, similar to the measure the Arkansas state Senate passed on Wednesday.
“If this is going to further abortion, then we’re not going to voluntarily do this,” Republican state Rep. John Kavanagh told the Arizona Daily Star. (Remember Kavanagh, the guy who wants to ban transgender people from peeing? Glad he’s not just a one-issue lawmaker.)
State attorneys are currently challenging the federal court ruling overturning last year’s anti-Planned Parenthood initiative, and the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to hear the case in June.
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)