"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)
NBC has begun plugging its two new late night hosts, Seth Meyers, who will take over for Jimmy Fallon on “Late Night,” and Fallon, who is replacing veteran host Jay Leno on “The Tonight Show.” In promos released over the weekend, the network attempts to tug at America’s heartstrings with an homage to the previous “Tonight Show” hosts, including Steve Allen, Jack Paar, Johnny Carson, Conan O’Brien (albeit shortlived) and Leno.
Taking a lighter approach with the promo for Meyers, who will be coming fresh off of “Saturday Night Live’s” Weekend Update desk, the new host gives audiences a sneak peek at his new studio — only to find that it’s still under construction:
“The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon” debuts Feb. 17, while “Late Night With Seth Meyers” premieres Feb. 24.
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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)