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Elliott Smith Made Music for the Sad Kids

Elliott Smith, 1998.

October 2022 will mark the 19-year anniversary of singer/songwriter Elliott Smith’s death. Smith wrote intensely personal songs about his struggles with depression, alcoholism and drug addiction. His music was intricate with layered vocals and sweet melodies worthy of Brian Wilson. He possessed a soft tenor whisper belying his weathered face and melancholic lyrics. He was one of us and his pain was our pain. As his…

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Loren Kantor

Loren Kantor

Loren is a writer and woodcut artist based in Los Angeles. He teaches printmaking and creative writing to kids and adults.