"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)
New Gingrich believes Hillary Clinton should not be president because she no longer drives a car.
Presidents famously do a lot of driving, so Gingrich has a point. (Just kidding, he does not have a point.)
Gingrich made the comment in an effort to frame Clinton as out of touch with regular people. Gingrich considers himself — a wealthy television host and many-times-over failed presidential candidate — one of these regular people.
“Here’s a woman whose effort to get back in touch with us doesn’t involve driving across America — or even driving to the grocery store,” he said on CNN Monday night. “It’s being chauffeured to the national auto dealers convention to tell them, quote, ‘I wish I could drive one of your cars’?”
Gingrich even proposed a slogan, “Keep Hillary off the road, vote Hillary for president.”
After taking Clinton’s self-deprecating humor and turning it into some kind of indicator about her ability to lead, he accused her of “relating to foreigners” because she noted during her appearance at the National Auto Dealers Association that she understands how the rest of the world views the United States because of her time as secretary of state.
Watch Gingrich bloviate here:
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)