"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)
Maine state Rep. Ken Fredette, a Republican, argued that he and his fellow Republicans think differently about accepting federal healthcare funds because his “man’s brain” is more concerned about potential costs.
“I can’t help but think of a title of a book, ‘Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus,’” Fredette began. “And it’s a book about the fact that men sort of think one way in their own brain in their own world, and women think another way in their own brain in their own world. And it really talks about the way men and women can do a better job at communicating.”
He continued: “From the other side of the aisle, I hear the conversation being about ‘free this is free, we need to take it and it’s free and we need to do it now,’ and that’s sort of the fundamental message that my brain receives. Now, my brain being a man’s brain sort of thinks differently, because I say, well, it’s not — if it’s free is it really free? Because I say, in my brain, ‘there’s a cost to this.’”
Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at email@example.com.More Jillian Rayfield.
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)