I live reading the kind words people have to say about Elliott. It's almost like we all feel the same and it's amazing how many thing we've all gotten through because of this beautiful little man. I hope that, wherever his energy is now, he finally found the comfort and peace that was missing during his time here.
I haven't been able to get over how awesome and delicate this version is.
I'm trying to think of things I could share. Anyone interested should check out the live archive here. There's quite a few soundboard recodings and some solid audience recordings. The first link is his first live solo show. It's all legal and supported by the Smith family, but I don't know how well known it is, but it's an excellent resource.
Aside from that, here's a personal favorite of mine:
i bought figure 8 on a whim back in 2008.
until then i'd only heard the name Elliott Smith, and hadn't listened to any of his music.
that album is now one of my top five, it's such a beautiful album.
i recommend listening to Junk Bond Trader. that's probably my favorite song of mr. Smiths.
I wish, I wish, I wish so much, but the bottom line is that even though I’ll never get to know him now, I’m still gonna love him anyhow. And this is just a fond farewell to a friend who helped me get things right.