we always read way too much in songwriters’ lyrics
Posts Categorized: Elliott Smith
‘This case is not technically a “cold case”’
‘As far as the Coroner case being “closed,” that has nothing to do with the police investigation’
Saying this is not going against the authorities but actually agreeing with them.
the lyrics should get all your attention
a few misconceptions and plain lies that should be corrected
Chiba had a blanket wrapped around her when she came out of the house
And the result is astronomically low, approximately 0,008%
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
Five people told me she had a fascination with knives
based solely on written testament from the inquest and police reports
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’?
A true labor of love
‘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%)’
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’
This has probably everything to do with the polemic around Hugues’ last interviews
‘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’
‘his response was “If you’re asking rather i think he was murdered or not. the answer is YES.’
‘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.’
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.
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.
‘With the amount of force it takes to self-inflict a knife wound to the chest, the wound depths of Smith’s injuries definitely lead me to question the self-infliction hypothesis. His wounds are more reminiscent–especially in the presence of two separate penetrations–of wounds inflicted by another person. Two quick jabs to the chest–which would seem supported by the apparent defensive wounds to the arms.’
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:
Knowing all this, are we entitled to expect Jennifer Chiba to be aware of some basic rules in psychology and therapy? I guess so, nevertheless, if we believe her narrative, she made four major errors while being a licensed therapist.
Brett Morgen’s ‘Montage of Heck’ received seven nominations for the Creative Arts Emmys which took place on Saturday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, I don’t know how many he actually won but this is revolting,… revolting because Morgen has tried to sell this fiction for the truth, heavily promoting a story that simply is a lie. Didn’t Buzz Osborne say ‘Montage of Heck’ was 90% bullshit?
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!