"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 Salon previously reported, the streets of Istanbul fell quiet early on Sunday, but by evening tens of thousands had returned to Taksim Square and other locations across Turkey to protest after a violent police crackdown on a Friday demonstration triggered widespread protests against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Reports of the demonstrations on Sunday were mostly peaceful, but police used tear gas to disperse hundreds of people in the capital city of Ankara’s Kizilay Square; police aggression was also reported in Izmir and Adana.
Video from Taksim Square in Istanbul:
Video from Ankara’s main Kizilay Square:
(Vimeo footage via Paul Mason)
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)