A Forensic Pathologist Re-Examines Elliott Smith’s Autopsy Report

I have no doubt Dr. Scheinin who carried out Elliott Smith’s autopsy is a renown professional and did a careful analysis, however the manner of death was left undetermined, and we still don’t know what happened more than 12 years later. I understand that cases are often very specific and that a specialist is never careful…

What Anton Newcombe Knows Or Doesn’t Know About Elliott Smith’s Death

The Brian Jonestown Massacre is on tour again and will play a few dates in Los Angeles next month. May be this is why I was thinking about their frontman Anton Newcombe this week, but I was more concerned about what he told me 11 years ago, than about his music. I was re-reading old interviews.

What Do We Know About Forces Necessary To Stab Oneself?

When it comes to looking for the truth, I tend to relay on science, I know what people are gonna say, science doesn’t equal truth but this is the best tool we have, right? Will we ever know how the universe expand, how life appeared on earth, how exactly the brain functions thanks to science?…

Elliott Smith’s Complicated Love Life

Poet Nelson Gary, who reads his poem very fast at the beginning of Elliott Smith’s song ‘Coast to Coast’, once explained a few things regarding the song: ‘Originally, the song was called ‘Circuit Rider’. A circuit rider is a preacher who goes from coast to coast, spreading the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ […] He…

More About These Murder-Suicide Conspiracy Theories

In the pursuit of the truth in the Elliott Smith story, I realize how much it is easier for people to go with suicide rather than murder. Suicide is easier because the person you accuse of murdering himself is dead and so can’t speak up or argue anymore. Very few people will dare to speak up…

Looking For The Truth Has Nothing To Do With Misogyny

I almost chocked on my tea when I stumbled on this new piece on Salon: ‘Courtney didn’t kill Kurt: The twisted misogyny behind suicide conspiracy theories’… the title sounded already bad enough but when I looked at the author, William Todd Schultz, I was floored. But after all, I should not have, I know the guy and…

‘Heaven Adores You’ At The Regent, Thursday May 7th 2015

So much has already been said about ‘Heaven Adores You’, the new documentary about Elliott Smith by Nickolas Rossi, so many reviews have already been written… I am very late in the game as the film has made the indie film festivals circuit in the US and Europe, although, on Thursday night, I attended the…