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« on: May 08, 2003, 05:34:37 PM »
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didnt see him on here.  but he is certainly one of my favorite artists right now.
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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2003, 06:16:52 PM »
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I've only got Either Or, but I adore it - he is a wonderful songwriter... Ballad of Big Nothing is one of my favourite songs.

One of the most satisying things in the world = when the drums come in on an Elliot Smith track...! Don't know what it is about it: they're just always so damn... satisying...

Also, he swears better than almost any musician out there. Him, Fiona Apple and E from the Eels have found three superb mellow ways to say "fuck" and sound cool doing it...
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2003, 07:42:51 PM »
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you should really get XO and FIGURE 8.  they are both fantastic, although if you like the acoustic minimalness of EITHER/OR, be prepared because his more recent albums are more "plugged in", but are really really great.  if you are downloading first, i would recommend listening to WALTZ #2, BOTTLE UP AND EXPLODE, I DIDNT UNDERSTAND, SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW, I BETTER BE QUIET NOW, CANT MAKE A SOUND.  uhh pretty much all of them, but anyways.
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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2003, 10:49:25 PM »
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Elliott Smith is fuckin' great.  XO is amazing.  His self titled album is also a favorite of mine.

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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2003, 07:56:18 PM »
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Elliot Smith is very amazing.  Very reminiscient of Nick Drake's greatness.  He sure does say fuck beautifully and nonchalantly in his music.  For more mellow fuck - check out "Have You Forgotten" by the Red House Painters.   8)
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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2003, 07:59:55 PM »
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For more mellow fuck - check out "Have You Forgotten" by the Red House Painters.   8)


That is absolutely by far my best-loved RHP song. It's mellow, sure, but... it's the tenderness of the whole thing that gets to me. To use the phrase "fucked up" as an indication of tenderness and empathy... that's something fairly unusual in the pop-music world. Definitely not a shock tactic, coming from that source.
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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2003, 08:01:46 PM »
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See also: 'It's a Motherfucker' by the Eels. Beautiful beautiful song. About the death of his mother.
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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2003, 08:45:49 AM »
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Holy shit...I just noticed this thread.  I love ES.  I first got turned onto to him because of the Good Will Hunting soundtrack.  After that I got ALL of his albums.  Just damn amazing stuff.  I've seen him live several times...always a great show.  I named my company, Beautiful Confusion Films, after the lyrics in one of his songs: Independence Day.

Most of you might be aware of this but just in case there is a great fan site at http://www.sweetadeline.net/

I can't wait for his new album.  Apparantly it's more scaled down than his last two.

For the record, either/or is my favorite album and I think it's the album that will define him 50 years after he's dead.  Man, that song, No Name No. 5 is just...well I don't know how to explain it but it's just pure beauty on wax.
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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2003, 08:04:33 PM »
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i was very obsessed with him for a while after Figure 8 came out and still love him (although i am getting a little impatient waiting for the new cd).  i still havent seen him live but i have tickets to see him in NJ next week, if field day isnt cancelled :cry: , at that, and then in Philadelphia a few days after that.  i am very excited.
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« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2003, 09:35:12 PM »
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rumor is he is out of control. having problems making a new album and writing new songs. forgetting how to play his songs live. drunk at concerts.

but i admire that. i like that he lives the torment that is apparent in his art (his music).
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« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2003, 02:51:04 PM »
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rumor is he is out of control. having problems making a new album and writing new songs. forgetting how to play his songs live. drunk at concerts.

but i admire that. i like that he lives the torment that is apparent in his art (his music).


saw elliott smith last nite in hoboken nj.  he was quite messed up.  it was hard to say what from, but it was definetely something.  he only had to abort one song i think "ballad of big nothing".  but did struggle with a few of them including the opener "happiness" to which he could be seen mouthing "fuck" as he struggled to hit the difficult chords.  it wasnt as bad as rumors would suggest, but maybe he's 'better' now.
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« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2003, 03:34:44 PM »
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I have either/or and I love it.  I've been meaning to get more of his stuff but I haven't.
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« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2003, 12:04:31 AM »
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saw him again tonite in philadelphia.  he was sober and sounded much MUCH better.  it was really good.  he said that the new cd will (almost certainly) be a double album and will DEFINITELY be out before the end of this year.  he has 5 songs mixed and about 35 to go, but should be done mixing in about 6 weeks.  it wont be coming out on Dreamworks.  and, now the waiting begins...
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« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2003, 12:44:42 AM »
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saw him again tonite in philadelphia.  he was sober and sounded much MUCH better.  it was really good.  he said that the new cd will (almost certainly) be a double album and will DEFINITELY be out before the end of this year.  he has 5 songs mixed and about 35 to go, but should be done mixing in about 6 weeks.  it wont be coming out on Dreamworks.  and, now the waiting begins...

 :-D  izzzzz ehCITING!

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« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2003, 03:09:52 PM »
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yea i somehow found elliot's music thru kazaa and couldn't remember where i had heard it before... then i remembered <g>
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