"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)
In what’s being billed as a “hunting fail,” a young fawn walked right up to a group of men in the middle of target practice and proceeded to lick one of the shooter’s guns.
According to the video’s description, the deer, named Dinner, was raised by a rehabilitation specialist after its mother was killed by a car, and was only recently returned to the wild.
If you’d like, you can call it a courageous anti-gun statement from a defiant four-legged activist. Or a beautiful example of the potential for humans and animals to form meaningful bonds. Or a bad omen for Dinner’s future (as if the name weren’t enough).
Either way, the interaction wasn’t the kind of thing you see every day:
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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)