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09-21-2011, 08:50 AM
I'm psyched to have tickets to see a screening of this movie on Oct 21st here in Portland OR. It will be a special evening as I'm sure Larry Crane, Pete Krebs, Sean Croghan and other Portlanders represented in the movie will be there. Oct 21st is also the 8 year anniversary of Elliott's passing. It will be good to see the movie with these friends in attendance who touched and were touched greatly by Elliott Smith's life and music.
I'm looking forward to it very much. Anyone in LA catch the screening in August?
09-21-2011, 08:58 AM
I love Elliott's work. Especially his later work when his songwriting became increasingly complex compared to his earlier work (instrumentation).
09-21-2011, 09:00 AM
this is the first ive heard of this. thanks for posting.
09-21-2011, 09:34 AM
Can't wait to see this. Elliott's music meant so much to me and had such a gutwrenching emotional quality to it that his death only amplified... Hard not to get a little choked up every time I go a while without listening to him and then something (like this) puts him back on my radar. So sad, but so good. RIP.
09-21-2011, 09:39 AM
I hope I get a chance to see that. He was the greatest songwriter of his generation IMO and his death was a terrible loss.
09-21-2011, 09:50 AM
Hadn't heard of this - thanks for the heads-up. 8 years? Damn…
09-21-2011, 09:57 AM
I'll definitely see this when I can. Can't say enough about ES. Sublime songwriter.
09-21-2011, 09:58 AM
A sad story and some great albums. Is that 'the girlfriend' on the poster with Elliot?
09-21-2011, 10:01 AM
Elliot Smith slipped under my radar until Ben Folds' Songs for Silverman. Turns out I'd been in love with his music years earlier from Good Will Hunting and had just never taken the time to find out who that was playing the background.
i heard the first two records when i was a freshman in college, right about the time the self titled record came out. he influenced me to really dig into a lot of folk stuff and really get into acoustic playing whereas i had been a very electric-centric player up until that point. in a weird way he made me realize just how heavily influential my parent's simon and garfunkel and crosby, stills and nash records were on me. those first two records will always be favorites of mine.
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