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Elliott Smith
August 6, 1969 - October 21, 2003
Nationality: American
Category: Musician
Subcategory: American Musician

But I was also doing odd jobs around Portland, like spreading gravel and transplanting bamboo trees.


I rode on a float in one of the parades in Mississippi. It's an experience.


I just wanted to move out of Portland to do something.


I mean people just have a way of - y'know they'll review your record in two sentences and put you in this little stupid box that you don't want to be in.


I watched myself put my paw in the bear trap on that one because there was this clause about leaving members.


And I'm not trying to write heavy songs.


There are lots of things I like about playing in a band, the things I can't do by myself you know.


If you play acoustic guitar you're the depressed, sensitive guy.


I'm just writing songs about how I feel or about how people I know feel.


There's always that argument to make - that you're in better company historically if people don't understand what you're doing.


I didn't know how many people knew who Ferdinand was.


It's a lot easier to tell the truth usually.


I was trying to do the same thing that I always do which is make an interesting record.


I actually don't think that I'm gonna sell a lot of records.


It touches on drug use. I got caught up in that for almost two years.


I don't really like New York better than Portland. It's just a different place.


Because God only knows why people like what they like and don't like something else.


It's just that a lot of songs that are popular right now, they don't have any meaning.


The band's filter, but playing live is a lot of fun.


I didn't have a hard time making it, I had a hard time letting it go.


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