august 2007

38 years ago today...

elliott was born! i am hopeful everyone who is coming by the site today is coming by to celebrate elliott's life and remember not only one of the greatest artists but one of the most wonderful person you could've met. thank you everyone for keeping his memory alive for all the things that you do from recommending elliott to friends to buying new moon this year plus so much more. i know a lot of fans including myself are thankful for elliott being a part of our lives and the time we got to spend with elliott's music before and now. we send our thankful thoughts to elliott's family and friends as well for continuing to celebrate elliott's life and their positive influence on the person elliott became. happy birthday, elliott! we still miss you a lot. xo (8.6.07)

the elliott smith project: speaking in clowns

thank you to pault for letting us know on sweet addy that bard college in annandale-on-hudson, new york is putting on a music theater piece that is describe as being dramatic song cycle based on elliott smith’s 'from a basement on a hill.' the piece is conceived and directed by daniel fish and bard's event calender's page describes the piece as:

"this new music theater piece, the elliott smith project: speaking in clowns, was conceived specifically for the spiegeltent and inspired by elliott smith’s remarkable, posthumously released record. true love productions and daniel fish (who brought us 2005’s acclaimed rocket to the moon), along with a small ensemble of extraordinary performers, transform the privacy, pain, and pop-eccentricity of singer-songwriter smith’s music into a beautiful and genre-defying theatrical experience."

3 showings of the piece were done last week but you still have a chance to see three more performances this weekend on august 3, 4, 5 at 8:30 pm. if you are interested in finding more information or want to buy tickets, please visit: the richard b. fisher center for the performing arts at bart college events calender. (8.1.07)