Elliot Smith, "Under The Radar"

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‘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.’

Elliot Smith – Madonna Linked by Alyson Camus

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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 …

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Known Vs Hearsay On The Day Elliot Smith Died by Alyson Camus

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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 …

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The Elliot Smith Mystery Six years On: Jennifer Chiba Is Proven, In Court Of Law, To Be A Liar by Iman Lababedi

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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 …

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Elliot Smith, Jennifer Chiba And A Lawsuit by Iman Lababedi

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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 …

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Larry Crane’s Elliot Smith Remasters Streaming on Spinner

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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 : …

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Controvery Over Elliot Smith Re-Masters

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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 …

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