"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)
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner returned to work Monday, following a two-week therapy stint to address allegations that he sexually harassed over a dozen women. But Filner now faces a recall campaign, and overwhelming public support for his ouster.
A new poll by 10News/U-T San Diego finds that an overwhelming 81 percent of San Diegans think Filner should resign, and 75 percent say they would sign a petition to recall him. From 10News, “15 percent of San Diegans say they would donate money to the recall effort and 20 percent say they would volunteer to help a recall campaign.”
The campaign, which kicked off last night, has until Sept. 26 to collect 102,000 signatures. The Washington Post reports that as of Sunday, the effort had gotten 800 signatures, according to Filner Recall organizer Michael Pallamary.
Sixteen women have made sexual harassment allegations against the San Diego mayor, including one great-grandmother and Filner’s former communications director, who has also filed a lawsuit against him.
Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.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)