"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)
Lending his support to Apple CEO Tim Cook (and, more likely than not, hoping to benefit from some of the positive attention he’s been getting), Virgin chairman and founder Sir Richard Branson proclaimed that businesses should all stand up to climate deniers.
“Enormously impressed with Apple CEO Tim Cook for his strong words on climate change deniers, and demanding business should have benefits for people and the planet, beyond just profit,” Branson wrote on his blog.
At Apple’s annual shareholder meeting, Cook professed that “we do a lot of things for reasons besides profit motive” and “we want to leave the world better than we found it.” Branson agreed, writing “this goes for Virgin too, and should go for every single organization in the world.”
“More businesses should be following Apple’s stance in encouraging more investment in sustainability,” he continued. “While Tim told sustainability skeptics to ‘get out of our stock’, I would urge climate change deniers to get out of our way.”
Lindsay Abrams is a staff writer at Salon, reporting on all things sustainable. Follow her on Twitter @readingirl, email firstname.lastname@example.org.More Lindsay Abrams.
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)