may 2005

australia tribute, o'riley in la, itunes, late, mini repository returns plus more

thanks to scott for sending word that he is having an elliott tribute show in adelaide on june 3rd. here is more info about it! scott toner plays tribute to elliott smith in adelaide. when: june the 3rd 2005, where: the prince albert hotel (wright street) adelaide, australia.

thanks to daisy for letting us know that christopher o'riley will also have a tribute to elliott, combined with raidohead songs, this thursday, may 26 at ucla (los angeles). daisy sent us the cliff notes version from the ads advertised in la weekly: radiohead & elliott smith reimagined for the piano by christopher o'riley, thursday, may 26 at 8pm. royce hall (on the ucla campus) info: ucla live, 310 825-2101 or www.uclalive.org. media sponsors: kcrw-fm santa monica, and the la weekly. tickets at: ticketmaster prices $42, $32, $22.

thanks to matt for catching that itunes released an elliott smith 'essentials' cd this week. here is matt with more: "apple has added an elliott smith "essentials" collection to their library. nothing new, but it's a collection of 3 different playlists spanning elliott's career, with an option to buy the whole set. it's a great tool for someone who's just discovering elliott and his wonderful music. here's a direct link for those who already have itunes." (must have itunes open to view the link). also, michael for emailing a while ago that itunes has also included the division day ep/single that includes no name #6. thanks michael!

thanks to pat, scott, steven, wesley and nick for letting us know that ben fold's beautiful song, late, and tribute to elliott is now out on ben's new record, 'songs for silverman.' ben has also been asked by a good number of interviewers about the song and you should be able to find more about his thoughts on his song if you look for recent interviews. for more info about ben folds, please go to his great site, www.benfolds.com.

even though it's been up for a few months now, lido's elliott smith mini repository site is back online. you can download 6 shows from 2003 and 1 show from 2002 for free! the mp3 files on the site and shows will now only be accessible on weekends (12:00am saturday through 11:59pm sunday).sadly he can only let people download the files on weekends or he will get charged for bandwidth. well please go to lido.binaryops.com to download all the shows! thanks lido for bringing it back :)

big thanks to trisha cluck! she was nice enough to send us a proof of shots from a 1995 photo shoot with elliott in new york. trisha was the first photographer to capture elliott for promotional materials for kill rock stars when he released his self-titled record. she recently found this proof and was nice enough to send it to us to post exclusively! if you go to the pictures page and scroll down a bit, trisha photos are posted under 'trisha cluck' and if you are interested to see the first krs promo pictures that she also took, they are the first 2 pictures under 'kill rock stars promo.' thanks trisha!

also thanks to mike for sending word a while ago that coast to coast (most likely the album version) is on a 4 cd comp that was released last year called 'the best bands 2005.' if you are interested in checking it out, please go to amazon.co.uk.

finally, i would like to send congrats to joey and his finacee to a new addition to their lives. they are going to have a boy and here is joey to tell us more: on march 4th, my fiancee and i learned that our first child is going to be a boy. elliott smith's life and music has meant so much to us that we decided that our son is going to be named after our favorite musician. our little elliott is due to be born on july 27th. i attached a couple of pictures of him to this message (click to make it larger):

we wish you all the happiness in world! (5.14.05)