Elliott Smith-mister Misery, folk punk and singer/songwriter god
ItsMe
May 30 2008, 09:24 PM
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Most people don't recognize him for his guitaristic abilities but besides being one of the greatest songwriter talents of the late 90's he could really handle an acoustic. I always liked his songs and appreciated what his lyrics and harmonies evoked in me. Sadly during 2000 he lost his live long battle with drugs and alcohol. After being more or less in a junkie’s hell until 2003 he came back clean. Then one night after a fight with his girlfriend he stabbed himself and died from the self inflicted wounds to the chest. RIP

Here some videos that show his understated but effective acoustic strumming and picking and a full band video from early 2000




http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=EAOxo8qH_AQ
http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=p4cJv6s_Yjw
http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=X-UXJtosrWc
http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=pAfPfcwgUM8

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Henry Dietzel
May 30 2008, 09:38 PM
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I discovered him after good will hunting, great musician......very sad
RIP E.S.
Miss Misery, one of my favs like the touch in the title

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May 30 2008, 10:19 PM
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QUOTE (Hammerin Hank @ May 30 2008, 09:38 PM) *
I discovered him after good will hunting, great musician......very sad
RIP E.S.
Miss Misery, one of my favs like the touch in the title



Here is him playing Miss Misery at the Oscars

Miss Misery

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Fsgdjv
Jun 6 2008, 02:46 PM
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Yes, I love Elliott Smith. Waltz #2 would probably be my favourite song with him.

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Jun 6 2008, 03:04 PM
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Needle In the Hay is very cool too. Don't miss (misery laugh.gif ) out on that one smile.gif

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ItsMe
Jun 6 2008, 04:29 PM
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I think most of his songs have something special

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