The Elliott Smith CSI

C.S.I., Crime Scene Investigation, why are there so many C.S.I. shows on TV when in reality so many criminal investigations are not correctly conducted? I never watch these kinds of shows, I know they are just a Hollywood vision, far from reality, but when I called the detective I was referred to when I asked…

Somebody Should Have Been Sued Somewhere

It’s always interesting to read about parallel stories. The criminal investigation about rapper Notorious B.I.G.’s murder has remained open since 1997. In 2005, the family filed a wrongful death claim against the LAPD, and they even filed a second wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles in 2007, charging that officials covered up…

The Truth About Elliott Smith: An Article From The Oregonian

In January 2010, Margie Boulé, a journalist for the Oregonian, wrote an article entitled ‘The truth about Elliott Smith’, in which she tried to give a more accurate portrait of the songwriter, denouncing the myth created around his image of trouble and depressed artist. She managed to interview Marta, Elliott’s stepmother, who had never publicly…

The Q Elliott Smith Story: Tired To Hear Of, Once Again, Nearly Nothing New

Another article about Elliott Smith, another supposedly in-depth article that rehashes the same old tired things one more time. What were they wanting to accomplish with this one?… I’m still wondering. In this new article, published by Q magazine, his ex-girlfriend Joanna Bolme, his half-sister Ashley Welch, Sam Coomes (Heatmiser/Quasi), engineer Larry Crane, producer Rob…

More Unanswered Questions

After my long conversation on the phone with Liam Gowing, I had a lot to think about, really a lot… I realize he did a long and throughout investigation, putting all his heart and time into it. Without revealing what he said to Iman and me, I have tried to come up with questions about…

Some More Thoughts About CPR Training

Having had a basic CPR/first aid training where I work, a few things went through my mind and I asked a question to the woman who was doing the training, a question about how to deal with people who are emotionally unstable, or even suicidal. She said that, of course, it was a whole different…

We respond to Liam Gowing And The Elliott Smith Article

Liam Gowing’s answer to our post about his Spin Magazine article was a surprise to me though I appreciate somebody going on the record for us even if it is all a little contradictory. I guess the story isn’t finished for him, and I guess this says how touchy Elliott Smiths baffling “suicide” is even…

Suicide Lies

Jennifer Chiba said that ‘Suicide machine’ was the last song Elliott Smith was working on, just the night before he died. How bizarre and convenient it is to say that a song with suicide in its title was Elliott’s last work if you want to convince people he effectively committed suicide. The problem is that the song…

Elliott Smith And The LAPD, Round One

November 25th, 2002, Elliott Smith attended a Flaming Lips/Beck concert, a promising double bill, at the Universal Amphitheatre in LA, and strange things happened. I had a ticket for this concert too, and, although the place is quite big, I ended up seating a few rows behind him, his girlfriend and his sister. The Flaming…