"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)
“Mad Men” actor Jon Hamm talked season six on last night’s “Daily Show,” in which “Freaks and Geeks” star Linda Cardellini guest-stars as his new love interest. Cardellini’s, aka Lindsay Weir’s, presence on set was kept under wraps to prevent the Internet from exploding before the episode aired. “I remember her as a junior, senior in high school,” said Jon Stewart. “Because of DVR I remember from, like, 6 months ago. And then you turn it on and you’re like, ‘Did she travel to space? How did she age ten years?’ ”
Hamm also plugged his upcoming movie with “Daily Show” correspondent Aasif Mandvi, “Million Dollar Arm,” set in India, which serves as a convenient backdrop for their upcoming marriage.
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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)