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    Elliott Smith’s grandfather, Bill Berryman, on Elliott’s music:

    "I think Elliott was telling you something right out of his heart."

     

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    Angeles - Elliott Smith (@Gibson’s, Tempe, AZ, 1996)

    Elliott was opening up for Sebadoh here. around the time when Either/Or was being recorded, back when a handful of people knew about Elliott, but not a whole lot. Within a year, Good Will Hunting would be out.

    (Recognize the hat and outfit? Yep, the cover photo for Either/Or was taken backstage on this very night.)

     

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    eceu:

 ELLIOTT SMITH IS ON YOUR COMPUTERS! 
I was thinking of re-posting my old Elliott tribute essay from last year, but as I was stupid enough to delete all blog posts from the old blog when switching over to this one, that means I would have to locate a hard copy (if one exists anywhere) and retype the whole thing - and I just don’t have enough time to do that today, sadly.
So, instead, here’s an audio tribute to start things off: a great Elliott Smith show from 6/2/98 in Stockholm, Sweden that’s always been a particular favorite of mine. It’s also probably the best audio quality bootleg of his that you’ll ever hear. So, enjoy, and think of Elliott a little extra today…
1. Angeles 2. Division Day 3. Clementine 4. Alameda 5. Between the Bars 6. Pictures of Me 7. Waltz #2 8. Rose Parade 9. Some Song 10. Say Yes 11. Needle in the Hay 12. Roman Candle 13. Independence Day 14. Speed Trials 15. 2:45am 16. No Name # 1 17. Thirteen (Big Star cover)

    eceu:

    ELLIOTT SMITH IS ON YOUR COMPUTERS!

    I was thinking of re-posting my old Elliott tribute essay from last year, but as I was stupid enough to delete all blog posts from the old blog when switching over to this one, that means I would have to locate a hard copy (if one exists anywhere) and retype the whole thing - and I just don’t have enough time to do that today, sadly.

    So, instead, here’s an audio tribute to start things off: a great Elliott Smith show from 6/2/98 in Stockholm, Sweden that’s always been a particular favorite of mine. It’s also probably the best audio quality bootleg of his that you’ll ever hear. So, enjoy, and think of Elliott a little extra today…

    1. Angeles
    2. Division Day
    3. Clementine
    4. Alameda
    5. Between the Bars
    6. Pictures of Me
    7. Waltz #2
    8. Rose Parade
    9. Some Song
    10. Say Yes
    11. Needle in the Hay
    12. Roman Candle
    13. Independence Day
    14. Speed Trials
    15. 2:45am
    16. No Name # 1
    17. Thirteen (Big Star cover)

     
  4. "Hometown Heroes" - The Head and the Heart 

    (live at Easy Street Records in West Seattle, 10/14/13)

    Brand new record out this week (after four years of waiting!)

     
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    NPR Tiny Desk Concert: Okkervil River (October 15, 2013)

    1. On a Balcony

    2. Pink Slips

    3, Down the Deep River

     

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    latenightjimmy:

    Jimmy Fallon, Miley Cyrus & The Roots Sing “We Can’t Stop” (A Cappella)

    Jimmy, Miley, and The Roots perform a totally a cappella version of “We Can’t Stop.”

    (via mccoyblood)

     
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    Cyrus, who is about to turn 21 in November, is young enough that her frame of reference for pop music has always been dominated by hip-hop. She’s also from a generational cohort that has grown up on social media and is conditioned to share culture in a performative way. Think of it like Tumblr’s reblog function — where what you share with others represents how you want people to think of you, even if what you’re sharing isn’t necessarily who you are. This mentality disrupts a lot of the self-consciousness earlier generations have had about cultural borders. Miley — and many, many, many other artists and music fans around her age — aren’t “not seeing color” as Jay Z says, but they’re not seeing race as a boundary they can’t cross, or something they can’t freely integrate into their own identity. Miley isn’t actively trying to be a cultural imperialist, and she has no statement to make other than “I really like this!”
    — (via perpetua)
     
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    Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright (Bob Dylan cover) - Gregory and the Hawk

     
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    "Lonesome" - Dr. Dog

    (live on KEXP, 2012)

     
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    newyorker:

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    Sarah Larson on the Violent Femmes’ first show in Manhattan since 2004: http://nyr.kr/17EqIlk

    “Ritchie played the bass riff that begins ‘Blister in the Sun,’ and the crowd erupted… The band’s performance had a relaxed, almost perfunctory quality; it was neither as rousing nor as…

    (Source: newyorker.com)