‘If anything, his statements over those days, several weeks apart, offered the first evidence that Smith had turned a corner on years of substance abuse and depression and made a place of sobriety and stability for himself in the modest Echo park bungalow he shared with his girlfriend.’
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Loving images of Elliott
“an Oscar nominated singer songwriter, t-shirt wearing, tattoo displaying, sensitive soul.’
In 2002, Madonna released a single ‘Die Another Day’, the theme to the James Bond movie, and when I unexpectedly saw the cover in a record store, I thought it was largely inspired from the cover of Elliott Smith’s ‘Figure 8’: same red and black swirl thing in the back, black and white picture in the front. Madonna’s picture is just much bigger than Elliott’s, well, she is Madonna! Since ‘Figure 8’ was released in 2000, I could not help myself to think it was a little more than a simple coincidence. Madonna was the award presenter when Elliott was …
Further to Iman’s post two days ago about the day Elliott Smith died: here is what Rock NYC knows and what Rock NYC has heard rumored. They were fighting. Hearsay: Chiba asks Elliott for a ride to an appointment. He refuses saying he’s too tired and thinks he needs to go to the hospital. Chiba blows up at him and for the next 2 hours they fight. Chiba later admits that she said every hurtful thing she could think of and targeted all of Elliott’s vulnerable areas. He says he wants to leave her. – She locked herself in the …
When attempting to prove there is a God you need only one documented piece of evidence of an encounter with God. That is proof. When attempting to answer the question as to whether Jennifer Chiba is a liar the same rule applies. We only need one documented case of her lieing and it is proven that she is a liar and all her testimony is suspect. We have it. In her case against Elliot Smith estate there is a sworn deposition in which she states she was the : “manager and agent for the purposes of arranging [his] booking and …
My anonymous souce claims I am sensationalising the story of the mystery behind Elliott Smith’s death in 2003. It is kinda hard to sensationalize it -every word is purple prose, lurid and horrid. I didn’t ask for this story but since I have it i’m gonna write it my way. And my way is to share what I know when I know it. And this leads to the character of the person who was the last to see him alive and also the first to see him dead: Elliott’s girlfriend Jennifer Chiba. Chiba, River Cuomo’s ex incidently, sued Elliot Smith’s …
Among the controversies raging at the moment is whether Larry Crane even should have remastered two Elliot Smith albums: Smith’s first Roman Candle from 1994 and the post-humous 2004 From A Basement To A Hill . I have only heard Roman Candle and I am not a sound wonk, I don’t have Mike Nessings ears, but even I can tell it has only been improved on here, the scretchy pitchiness of the guitar is gone but you can still hear the nuance of his playing, the sound of his fingers moving across the string. Here is the url from spinner.com : …
Controvery rages in the world of Elliot Smith fans where the less than anticpated re-mastering of two of Smith’s most popular albums, ‘Roman Candle’ and ‘From a Basement on the Hill’, is due to drop April 6th. Loathed sight unheard (if you see what I mean), “I’m getting pretty much bashed around there on message boards for something nobody’s heard,” Larry Crane tells Spinner. Crane is Smith (who commited suicide at the age of 34) archivest and studio pal. Crane claims to be just cleaning up, especially on Roman Candle -which wasn’t mastered in the first place. Still, would you want somebody …
Staying quiet while knowing stuff definitively sounds like concealing.
all of them have increased my suspicions regarding the suicide theory
‘ES’s addiction does not directly apply in determining the man’s manner of death’
many critics have cited the Beatles to describe the song
I warmly thank Joseph Hughes for giving some exposure to this forgotten case
looks like a stupid trophy decoration
never reached this kind of ranking until now
‘I do not think it was suicide’
The note does not contain a shade of self hatred
in-depth conversations about the album and Smith’s career
‘And fyi our plan is to leave the wall mostly intact’
Did we really need a cleaner-sounding version of ‘Either/Or’?
‘We are leaving the west side intact, the part that was on the Figure 8 album cover’
Covering Elliott Smith is a really difficult exercise
a very young Elliott with an irresistible smile
‘women were reported to be the perpetrator in a majority of cases (70.7%)’
Mascis does much more than covering the song here
Robin was not a candidate for suicide prevention
Elliott Smith’s step-mother accused Chiba of murdering him
‘I know how meaningful this wall is for all the fans and it’s a neat landmark’
‘And fyi our plan is to leave the wall mostly intact’
a thriller and a combined homage ‘to the 90’s, to the grunge scene and French detective novels of the time’
‘Manner of death is undetermined, although autopsy findings are more in favor of homicide.’
Dr. Scheinin, who did the autopsy, describes a wound in the sternum, the breastbone located in the center of the chest.
‘He was living with my best friend ever’
‘Why is Alyson Camus allowed to insert herself and her website into this article? She’s had a long standing vendetta against Jennifer Chiba and I’m not sure why her personal blog should be sourced here.’
The new album, released by American Laundromat, is entitled like one of the most beloved Smith’s songs
the Heatmiser original was louder and heavier in distortion and even a bit grungier.
‘Since the Elliott Smith Foundation was never able to get started, I decided to start the Elliott Smith Memorial Fund after he died, to try and act out his wishes in his absence.’
Fans are often musicians themselves and over the years we have heard many excellent Elliott covers.
She is certain that Chiba was not ready to quit partying and give up on drugs, when we know that Elliott was ready to change his life after the painful treatment at the weird Beverly Hills clinic, the Neurotransmitter Restoration Center.
Every day, two more articles will be added, and of course every time new information will be available, the website will be updated.
Some new and old stuff, but overall some very good stuff!
I know how bad it can be perceived, it’s gossipy, it’s hearsay, and it doesn’t look admirable, so it is understandable that people don’t want to speak badly of another person, especially in circumstances like these.
If you don’t care to know how your favorite singer songwriter died, that’s totally fine with me, but why do you want to give me a lesson every time I am trying to make a point addressed to people who may be interested? Why every time I post something related to my findings, I get someone repeating ad nausea ‘let’s focus on the music, he is gone and ‘most fans of his music appreciate -the music- and don’t get so caught up in the supposed conspiratorial elements of his death’?
Twelve years ago, singer songwriter Elliott Smith died of two stab wounds in the chest, leaving a deep and painful hole in the music world. I asked a few fans why his music means so much to them and why his songs still resonate so strongly in their lives:
Producer Kevin Moyer revealed to Pitchfork that the track list had ‘20 Elliott songs from the film with only around four or five having been previously released’. ‘So hopefully we can keep him and his memory alive through the movie and of course his music too with this soundtrack release,’ he said Moyer to Pitchfork. I know that the producers have the best intention, Kevin was a close friend of Elliott’s and he obviously still misses him a lot, but is this the right thing to do?
It is well documented that he started a rehab treatment at the Neurotransmitter Restoration Center in August 2002, and according to what we know (Ben Nugent’s bio and Liam Gowing’s Spin article) moved in with Jennifer Chiba just after his treatment, fall 2002. By then, he and Valerie had split up. However, it looks like Chiba was in his life before the rehab episode, when he was still dating Valerie. This part may bother a few people who are used to a clean-cut story, he dated Valerie Deerin, then Jennifer Chiba, but the reality is much foggier than this!
Elliott Smith died in 2003 and the case has since been left open by the police, the investigation is in limbo and the homicide detectives who have successively been in charge of the case, have basically been waiting for new information to come to them, without actively investigating.
At worst, this petition will be an outlet for our collective frustration, at best, who knows, it may reach a good number of signatures and attract the media’s attention on a case that has been forgotten for too long.
Stabbing is a very painful way to kill yourself. Those who commit suicide by knife tend to have very deep personality disturbances. And it is more difficult to stab oneself through clothing, requires a lot of strength to do that to yourself (unless the clothing is a thin T-shirt). Being very depressed won’t make it any less painful. There WILL be hesitation marks.