Elliott Smith would have turned 50 today

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  1. Blanket Jackson

    Blanket Jackson ¿Qué Hiciste? Silver Supporting Member

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    The ES catalog gets regular play around the Blanket house. He lived in my neighborhood right before I moved into it, and routinely played a club here (Southpaw) that has since been converted to a kid's activities / learning center.

    Deluxe digital versions of XO and Figure 8 are being released today, I guess in honor or his birthday. https://www.udiscovermusic.com/news/elliott-smith-xo-figure-8-digital/



     
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    Hell of a songwriter. I feel like he was an incredibly underrated guitar player as well. RIP
     
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    Saw him a couple of times around Either/Or and XO. Such a great songwriter and a voice that sent shivers down your spine. Should have been around a lot longer, poor guy.
     
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    I absolutely loved Heatmiser. I knew their bassist, and he said Smith was a genius, but stressful to work with.

     
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    Saw him twice, Figure 8-era. (Once with Grandaddy opening, touring behind Software Slump, hadn't heard of them prior, that was a great opening band!
    I'm a giant fan, and have never stopped listening. Simply put, wish he were still around.
     
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    Talented guy...tragic story.
     
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    Love Elliott Smith, absolutely underrated as a guitarist.
     
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    Hero and villain
     
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    I have come to realize that with writers who choose both guitar and piano as vehicles and tools, I almost always prefer them on piano.

     
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    Those lyrics. That pain.



    XO, mom
     
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    Not everyone may be able to relate, but those who do know how on point those feelings are
     
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