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September 7, 2014 § Leave a comment

I’m on both instagram and twitter, and I’ve also got a “Torment Saint:  The Life of Elliott Smith” book page on Facebook, with lots of interesting info and pictures.  Here are the three links:

 

My Instagram

My Twitter

My Facebook “Torment Saint” page

Elliott Smith’s ROMAN CANDLE turns 20

July 13, 2014 § Leave a comment

Here’s my salon.com piece on Elliott Smith’s magnificent “Roman Candle” record, which turns 20 on July 14, 2014.  (LINK)f6afa535d54e5aeacb6eb51871feb30d

“Peaches and Me”

July 11, 2014 § Leave a comment

Here’s my piece on Peaches Geldof in the Spectator (LINK)Peaches_Geldof_zabily_jej_6441668 

I really adored her and miss her.

Torment Saint: The Life of Elliott Smith–OMNIBUS of links & reviews (UPDATED, 2/6/14)

October 22, 2013 § 9 Comments

I wanted to post something comprehensive, now that I have a day to myself.  What follows are links to articles, reviews, excerpts, and stories, all in rough chronological order.  I’ll update these every now and then, as new stuff comes in. (UPDATE:  Feb 6, 2014)

•LA Times Review HERE

•Rhett Miller review in Bookforum HERE

•”To Elliott, With Love.”  My essay on why and how I wrote Torment Saint HERE

•NME, one of top music books of 2013 HERE

•Buzzfeed, one of top music books of 2013 HERE

•Evening Standard (UK), music biography of the year HERE

•Oregonian story by Jeff Baker HERE

•Willamette Week cover story HERE

•My Huffington Post piece on Elliott’s poetics HERE

•My Bookish piece on why we can’t stop listening to Elliott HERE

•Interview with Alex Cohen of LA’s KPCC HERE

•LiveWire radio, episode 230 (at 16:30 mins).  I’m interviewed, I read from the book, plus “Between the Bars” HERE

•Podcast of my interview in Ireland with Nadine O’Regan HERE

•Interview with Paul Page, Ireland (Part I HERE; Part II HERE)

•Review, SunGazette HERE

•Review, the Patriot Ledger, MA HERE

•Radio review, RTE, Ireland HERE

•Feature story in The Independent (UK) HERE

•Me driving around Portland (video) pointing out Elliott landmarks HERE

•Mojo Magazine:  “Brilliant, raw fuel for Schultz to add carefully collated detail and song deconstruction to explore a man in harrowing free-fall toward his 2003 suicide” (4 stars)

•Vanity Fair Magazine, “Hot Type” pick:  “Elliott Smith gets the wake song he deserves in Torment Saint”

•Caught in Carousel review by Paul Gleason HERE

•Totally Dublin, story/review HERE

•Review in The Examiner HERE

•Review in Paste Magazine HERE

•Review, Record Collector Magazine (4 stars) HERE

•Review, Slug Magazine HERE

•Review, Rain Taxi HERE

•Review, Eugene Weekly HERE

•Interview at rockfeedback HERE

•Publisher’s Weekly, starred review HERE

•Long excerpt from the book at Slate HERE

•Another excerpt at Port Magazine HERE

•Article and interview at “don’t forget the songs” HERE

Thanks to all who have read the book and written to express their congratulations.  It’s so gratifying to put your life into something and hear that people find it compelling.  Most of all, it is a testament to Elliott and the enormous appeal of his spectacular music.  (photo below by the talented Marina Chavez)

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More TORMENT SAINT stuff

October 22, 2013 § Leave a comment

It’s been a busy day.  Several new links related to Elliott and Torment Saint.

•My radio interview with Alex Cohen of LA’s KPCC HERE

•Book excerpt at Slate HERE 

•A nice blog post on “King’s Crossing,” plus five questions with AE Cepeda HERE

And thank you Elliott.  For everything.  I’m still listening.

Powell’s Book Event, TORMENT SAINT

October 8, 2013 § Leave a comment

Spectacular book launch on Sunday, Oct. 6.  Thanks to all who came for the love and well wishes!  Here I am for the Q&A with dear friend JJ Gonson.Image

Torment Saint, Elliott Smith bio–New Stuff

October 2, 2013 § 2 Comments

The book was released yesterday.  Trying to keep up with developments.  Here’s some new stuff to check out:

•My Huffington Post piece on Elliott’s poetics HERE

•My Bookish piece on why we can’t stop listening to Elliott HERE

•New Oregonian piece by Jeff Baker HERE

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