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OfflineBrAiN
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the Elliot Smith Wall
    #3732436 - 02/04/05 10:35 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

I made a little trip to the hollywood area today to check out the gallery for this artist dude, workhorse.

We were strolling around and ran into ther Elliot Smith Memorial Wall. It was pretty intense. If you guys have seen the album, Figure 8... it's the wall/art he was standing in front of.. that black/red/white swooshy thing. That's still there... but there's like hundreds of things written and sprayed all over it in tribue to elliot smith. There were a bunch of dead flower stems as well scattered all around the sidewalk in front of it.

The kid I was hangin' out with who was with me is a huge Elliot fan and has been listening to him for years... the music got him through some tough times. I just got into him about 6 months and his music's really been growing on me.

It was a pretty intense thing to be standing there. Just staring at it, standing there... I've felt more human that I have in a long time.

Quite and inspirational day it twas... :P


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Re: the Elliot Smith Wall [Re: BrAiN]
    #3733663 - 02/05/05 02:47 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

woa, that's a pretty good story. It's weird how certain places hold such a presence.


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Re: the Elliot Smith Wall [Re: funkymonk]
    #3733881 - 02/05/05 04:20 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Ja. My bud and I are working on a couple 5-6 layer stencils right now. We're gonna spray these on the sidewalk in front of it in the next couple of days. We'll take some pictures when we're done.


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Re: the Elliot Smith Wall [Re: BrAiN]
    #3734487 - 02/05/05 09:49 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Thats pretty sweet man, makes me wanna check it out next time im in california. I started getting into his music alot right before he took his life =[


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Re: the Elliot Smith Wall [Re: moosehead]
    #3734508 - 02/05/05 10:11 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

I remember finding out he took his life, that was a pretty shit day after that. It's bizarre how he ended his life by stabbing himself in the chest.  :frown:



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Re: the Elliot Smith Wall [Re: Kamek]
    #3735737 - 02/05/05 05:14 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

That's the wall right there. You should see it now.


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Re: the Elliot Smith Wall [Re: BrAiN]
    #3736107 - 02/05/05 06:26 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

So that's where you come in...
Since you're going to take some pics you might as well post a few here ey... I'd like to see it!


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Re: the Elliot Smith Wall [Re: Kamek]
    #3736519 - 02/05/05 07:39 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

We will.. we'll probably hit up up early this coming week.


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Re: the Elliot Smith Wall [Re: BrAiN]
    #3742436 - 02/06/05 10:21 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

http://www.kittyfeet.com/elliotWall.jpg

http://www.kittyfeet.com/elliot.htm

I didn't take these pics. This looks a little old... probably a year or so ago...

It looks a bit different now. The "You FUCKING COWARD" was removed as well as the pink shit in the middle with the syringes. There's a bit more on it now... including a couple one-layer stencils. There isn't anything left on the sidewalk other than the dead, dried up stems from the flowers.

I'll take some more recent pics when we go down there again this week.


Edited by BrAiN (02/06/05 10:29 PM)


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Re: the Elliot Smith Wall [Re: BrAiN]
    #3743906 - 02/07/05 03:18 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Hey brain are you going to be in l.a. this weekend?


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Re: the Elliot Smith Wall [Re: runnerup]
    #3744226 - 02/07/05 05:52 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Probably. Between my friends, my clients, and my parents... I drive all over LA/OC regularly... which is cool... If I'm on the road during rush hour, I usually stop where I'm at and chill out while traffic dies down... which usually ends up being Hollywood.

I'll probably be cutting through LA on the way to my parents place. If we don't get these stencils up this week, we'll probably do them up there this weekend.

By the way guys.... a lil' video (18MB) of Elliot at the 1998 Oscars:

http://www.kittyfeet.com/elliot.htm


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Re: the Elliot Smith Wall [Re: BrAiN]
    #3748399 - 02/08/05 12:29 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

civ and i will be going down to oc this weekend, were gonna make some stops in la too.


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Re: the Elliot Smith Wall [Re: runnerup]
    #3749706 - 02/08/05 04:41 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

OI... hit me up on priv message or aim "beachbulala"... maybe we can meet up for tea and crumpets... :P pip pip CHERIO!


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Re: the Elliot Smith Wall [Re: BrAiN]
    #3749767 - 02/08/05 05:02 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

i think your video link isn't working brain;

try this one: http://www.radargrey.com/sweetadeline/elliott_at_theoscars.mov


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Re: the Elliot Smith Wall [Re: Kamek]
    #3750941 - 02/08/05 02:36 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

It should work.. it's just 18 megs and the d/l rate is slow as shit...


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Re: the Elliot Smith Wall [Re: BrAiN]
    #3752728 - 02/08/05 10:17 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Where is this wall in Hollywood? What are the cross streets? I want to check this out myself.


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Re: the Elliot Smith Wall [Re: DirtMcgirt]
    #3753051 - 02/08/05 11:13 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Sunset and Fountain... right by a mccy d's

You know how Hollywood is kind of grid like.. well follow santa monica or sunset all the way east until they start to bend.. it's right around there


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Re: the Elliot Smith Wall [Re: BrAiN]
    #3758199 - 02/09/05 09:29 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Know exactly where that is, thanks alot! Here ya about rush hour in LA LA land...its such a bitch....


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