Friday, 24 February 2012

Elliott Smith

About 6 years ago I stumbled upon a song I loved on an Uncut complilation called Memory Lane by Elliott Smith. I directly bought one of his albums on the strength of that one song. Now I'm not usually that impulsive to buy albums based on one song but this decision was pure magic.

From that point on I became obsessed by his music and his life story which was sadly only 34 years. He struggled with his upbringing and fame and turned to alcohol and drugs in order to try and cope in a world he found confusing.

I love the raw passion and honesty in his music!

I have just recently renewed my connection through introducing Lea to his music. She has become a convert and we discuss his lyrics and our preferences.

Lea has recorded and downloaded some You Tube videos of my music and suggested I record some Elliott Smith songs. I sing quite a few of his songs at school and I've only today recorded one of my favourites called Angeles.

It is a great song! Please take the time to have a listen on the link below!

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1z4t7V-EdAk&feature=youtu.be

3 comments:

Lea said...

I'm indeed a convert :-). Love this particular one you did today Paul - I think you did a great job with it!

blackhuff said...

I agree with what Lea have to say. I too love this.

Don't unplug your hub said...

I enjoyed listening Paul, and you certainly look like you are enjoying performing it.