Thursday, August 6, 2009
the potential you'll be that you'll never see...
ELLIOTT SMITH b AUG 6 1969
this guy was born the year i was fucking alicia in the storm drains at bayview park but he's dead, dead, dead now. too much too soon. the same old story.
he had a great gift for melody, complex ones w/lovely harmonies. the lyrics were a bit mopey but the music always seems to buoy them up. interesting guitar work too. like nick drake, smith left us w/just enough material to appreciate & admire & lament the loss of any more of its kind.
this is one of my favorites.