elliott smith, r.i.p.
Elliott Smith - Waterloo Sunset
8/6/69 - 10/21/03
he was complicated, but you might get a glimpse of mr. smith in this spin collection of interviews (e.g., the image of him reading catharine mackinnon and feeling even more guilty and depressed).
as for the performance, i still rank waterloo sunset as the most beautiful song in the english language. [what other candidates would you nominate for the honor?] it seems to have special resonance for sociologists, writers, and other maybe-too-sensitive observers of the human condition. this is the definitive full-regalia live kinks version, but the great terry reid gives waterloo a powerful superlungs reiding as well.