Awesome Tune: “Coast To Coast”

As a songwriter, the late Elliott Smith specialized in a certain blend of wistful melancholy and seething rage. This undercurrent of menace in songs like “Needle in the Hay” or “Roman Candle” was an emotional device he frequently employed, and no-one was better at this kind of sad/angry songwriting than Elliott.

Today’s Awesome Tune is, in my opinion, one of the greatest examples of this heady psychic brew. Continue reading


Shannon & Elliott

Shannon Hoon left this world on today’s date, as did Elliott Smith. Continue reading