Elliott Smith

Elliott Smith’s ‘Either/Or’ Is Number 173 On The Billboard 200 Albums Chart

By Alyson Camus | March 23, 2017

never reached this kind of ranking until now

An Old Conversation I Had With Nelson Gary, Elliott Smith’s Friend

By Alyson Camus | March 19, 2017

‘I do not think it was suicide’

Elliott Smith’s Alleged Suicide Note

By Alyson Camus | March 17, 2017

The note does not contain a shade of self hatred

Say Yes, A New Elliott Smith Podcast, Launched By Kill Rock Star And Featuring Tons Of Guests

By Alyson Camus | February 4, 2017

in-depth conversations about the album and Smith’s career

This Is The State Of The Elliott Smith Wall Today

By Alyson Camus | February 3, 2017

‘And fyi our plan is to leave the wall mostly intact’

Elliott Smith’s ‘Either/Or’ To Be Re-Issued On Kill Rock Star With Rare Recordings

By Alyson Camus | January 5, 2017

Did we really need a cleaner-sounding version of ‘Either/Or’?

‘Covering Elliott #1’ By Diverse Artists, Reviewed

By Alyson Camus | November 27, 2016

A true labor of love

Bar Angeles Will Leave Elliott Smith’s Figure 8 Mural Intact

By Alyson Camus | November 11, 2016

‘We are leaving the west side intact, the part that was on the Figure 8 album cover’

‘Say Yes! A Tribute to Elliott Smith’ By Various Artists, Reviewed

By Alyson Camus | October 30, 2016

Covering Elliott Smith is a really difficult exercise

A Few Elliott Smith Childhood Pictures, Taken From A Family Album

By Alyson Camus | October 21, 2016

a very young Elliott with an irresistible smile

Revisiting Elliott Smith’s Death With Domestic Abuse Data

By Alyson Camus | October 18, 2016

‘women were reported to be the perpetrator in a majority of cases (70.7%)’

The Fake Connection Between The Deaths Of Robin Williams And Elliott Smith

By Alyson Camus | October 2, 2016

Robin was not a candidate for suicide prevention

Elliott Smith’s Step-Mother Accused Jennifer Chiba Of Murder… According To Chiba

By Alyson Camus | August 25, 2016

Elliott Smith’s step-mother accused Chiba of murdering him

Bar Angeles To Open November 1st At Elliott Smith’s Memorial Wall

By Alyson Camus | August 11, 2016

‘I know how meaningful this wall is for all the fans and it’s a neat landmark’

Bar Angeles To Open This Fall At Elliott Smith’s Memorial Wall

By Alyson Camus | August 9, 2016

‘And fyi our plan is to leave the wall mostly intact’

A New Mural In Silverlake Raises A Controversy

By Alyson Camus | June 6, 2016

This has probably everything to do with the polemic around Hugues’ last interviews

A Forensic Pathologist Re-Examines Elliott Smith’s Autopsy Report

By Alyson Camus | May 30, 2016

‘Manner of death is undetermined, although autopsy findings are more in favor of homicide.’

More Details About Elliott Smith’s Autopsy Report

By Alyson Camus | May 19, 2016

Dr. Scheinin, who did the autopsy, describes a wound in the sternum, the breastbone located in the center of the chest.

What Anton Newcombe Knows Or Doesn’t Know About Elliott Smith’s Death

By Alyson Camus | April 22, 2016

‘He was living with my best friend ever’

Could Steve Albini Really Believe Kurt Cobain Was Murdered?

By Alyson Camus | March 21, 2016

‘his response was “If you’re asking rather i think he was murdered or not. the answer is YES.’

After 5 Years Of Research On Elliott Smith’s Death, I Got Edited Out Of Wikipedia’s Article

By Alyson Camus | March 4, 2016

‘Why is Alyson Camus allowed to insert herself and her website into this article? She’s had a long standing vendetta against Jennifer Chiba and I’m not sure why her personal blog should be sourced here.’

American Laundromat Announces A New Album ‘Say Yes: A Tribute to Elliott Smith’

By Alyson Camus | March 3, 2016

The new album, released by American Laundromat, is entitled like one of the most beloved Smith’s songs

A New Recording Of Elliott Smith’s ‘Plainclothes Man’ Surfaces

By Alyson Camus | January 26, 2016

the Heatmiser original was louder and heavier in distortion and even a bit grungier.

Elliott Smith Foundation Or Elliott Smith Memorial Fund?

By Alyson Camus | January 5, 2016

‘Since the Elliott Smith Foundation was never able to get started, I decided to start the Elliott Smith Memorial Fund after he died, to try and act out his wishes in his absence.’

A Musician, Friend Of Elliott Smith, Speaks About Jennifer Chiba’s Behavior

By Alyson Camus | December 28, 2015

should I sum up once again all the stories?

Justice for Elliott Smith, A New Website Dedicated To The Investigation Into The Death Of The Singer Songwriter

By Alyson Camus | December 26, 2015

Every day, two more articles will be added, and of course every time new information will be available, the website will be updated.

I Am So Grateful For All The People Who Spoke To Me About Elliott Smith’s Mysterious Death

By Alyson Camus | November 27, 2015

I know how bad it can be perceived, it’s gossipy, it’s hearsay, and it doesn’t look admirable, so it is understandable that people don’t want to speak badly of another person, especially in circumstances like these.

What Do We Know About Forces Necessary To Stab Oneself?

By Alyson Camus | October 27, 2015

‘With the amount of force it takes to self-inflict a knife wound to the chest, the wound depths of Smith’s injuries definitely lead me to question the self-infliction hypothesis. His wounds are more reminiscent–especially in the presence of two separate penetrations–of wounds inflicted by another person. Two quick jabs to the chest–which would seem supported by the apparent defensive wounds to the arms.’

Why Does Looking Into Elliott Smith’s Death Still Offend Some People?

By Alyson Camus | October 22, 2015

If you don’t care to know how your favorite singer songwriter died, that’s totally fine with me, but why do you want to give me a lesson every time I am trying to make a point addressed to people who may be interested? Why every time I post something related to my findings, I get someone repeating ad nausea ‘let’s focus on the music, he is gone and ‘most fans of his music appreciate -the music- and don’t get so caught up in the supposed conspiratorial elements of his death’?

Elliott Smith Continues To Touch Lives Twelve Years Later

By Alyson Camus | October 21, 2015

Twelve years ago, singer songwriter Elliott Smith died of two stab wounds in the chest, leaving a deep and painful hole in the music world. I asked a few fans why his music means so much to them and why his songs still resonate so strongly in their lives:

Four Major Mistakes Made By Jennifer Chiba, Licensed Marriage and Family/Art Therapist

By Alyson Camus | October 20, 2015

Knowing all this, are we entitled to expect Jennifer Chiba to be aware of some basic rules in psychology and therapy? I guess so, nevertheless, if we believe her narrative, she made four major errors while being a licensed therapist.

Not With The Band: Has The Internet Changed The Biography Game?

By Alyson Camus | September 13, 2015

Brett Morgen’s ‘Montage of Heck’ received seven nominations for the Creative Arts Emmys which took place on Saturday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, I don’t know how many he actually won but this is revolting,… revolting because Morgen has tried to sell this fiction for the truth, heavily promoting a story that simply is a lie. Didn’t Buzz Osborne say ‘Montage of Heck’ was 90% bullshit?

Not With The Band: About These Elliott Smith’s New Releases

By Alyson Camus | September 6, 2015

Producer Kevin Moyer revealed to Pitchfork that the track list had ‘20 Elliott songs from the film with only around four or five having been previously released’. ‘So hopefully we can keep him and his memory alive through the movie and of course his music too with this soundtrack release,’ he said Moyer to Pitchfork. I know that the producers have the best intention, Kevin was a close friend of Elliott’s and he obviously still misses him a lot, but is this the right thing to do?

Elliott Smith’s Complicated Love Life

By Alyson Camus | July 14, 2015

It is well documented that he started a rehab treatment at the Neurotransmitter Restoration Center in August 2002, and according to what we know (Ben Nugent’s bio and Liam Gowing’s Spin article) moved in with Jennifer Chiba just after his treatment, fall 2002. By then, he and Valerie had split up. However, it looks like Chiba was in his life before the rehab episode, when he was still dating Valerie. This part may bother a few people who are used to a clean-cut story, he dated Valerie Deerin, then Jennifer Chiba, but the reality is much foggier than this!

Sign A Petition To Resuscitate The Investigation Into Elliott Smith’s Death

By Alyson Camus | June 22, 2015

Elliott Smith died in 2003 and the case has since been left open by the police, the investigation is in limbo and the homicide detectives who have successively been in charge of the case, have basically been waiting for new information to come to them, without actively investigating.
At worst, this petition will be an outlet for our collective frustration, at best, who knows, it may reach a good number of signatures and attract the media’s attention on a case that has been forgotten for too long.

Not With The Band: More About These Murder-Suicide Conspiracy Theories

By Alyson Camus | June 13, 2015

In the Smith case like in the Cobain case (both cases have been heavily put in parallel lately because of these two recent movies), suicide is the easy way out for most people, suicide is more convenient, it is the lazy way of thinking since you could not have come up with an easier reasoning than this one: a depressed junky committed suicide, wow why would you believe anything else? And that’s the problem, at the end people pick what they believe, and believes work hand to hand with emotions, feelings, impressions and presumptions.

Private Investigator Tom Grant Got His Facebook Account Suspended!

By Alyson Camus | May 28, 2015

‘Your post was reported for violating Facebook’s Community Standards on nudity’? Of course it is totally false, Tom Grant has never posted any nude pictures, and he is a very ethical guy who has even deleted comments, if they were too accusatory against Courtney Love or anybody else.

Not With The Band: Looking For The Truth Has Nothing To Do With Misogyny

By Alyson Camus | May 20, 2015

The tiresome theory in this piece is that, blaming Courtney Love for the death of Kurt Cobain and Jennifer Chiba for the death of Elliott Smith is pure misogyny. I know his language,… people who express their skepticism are just ‘murder conspiracy theorists’ or ‘murder monomaniacs’ and he goes on and on, throwing in the text a few references to Greek mythology to make it sound more intellectual

‘Heaven Adores You’ At The Regent, Thursday May 7th 2015

By Alyson Camus | May 9, 2015

I was with a friend who is an Elliott Smith outsider as she said, and I would say that the movie works very well for people like her. It introduces them to Elliott’s beautiful music and charming character, someone who just wanted to write songs and record them, someone who was living for his art

A Second Opinion On Elliott Smith’s Autopsy Report

By Alyson Camus | April 7, 2015

Stabbing is a very painful way to kill yourself. Those who commit suicide by knife tend to have very deep personality disturbances. And it is more difficult to stab oneself through clothing, requires a lot of strength to do that to yourself (unless the clothing is a thin T-shirt). Being very depressed won’t make it any less painful. There WILL be hesitation marks.

A Request To Forensic Pathologist Dr. Michael Baden

By Alyson Camus | March 17, 2015

As everyone knows, we are in a dead end regarding Elliott Smith’s death, we may never know how he died, so I decided to contact Dr. Baden,… why not? He may answer? This is the message I left on his website.

South African Rapper Flabba Stabbed To Death By His Girlfriend

By Alyson Camus | March 11, 2015

When I got there I found him on the floor and I tried everything; CPR, I tried to stop the blood from the wound. Obviously there must have been an argument – that’s what my little brother told me, because I was asleep. He told me that they started arguing and they locked him outside.’

Will Justice Ever be Done In The Elliott Smith Death?

By Iman Lababedi | February 18, 2015

Suicide is the end of a persons story at the place they decided to end it, and murder is an interruption of a life just about randomly. It matters how people die, it matters how an artist dies. Would Sylvia Path read the way she reads if she didn’t kill herself?

Why It Is Important To Know How Elliott Smith Died

By Alyson Camus | February 16, 2015

I don’t know where these people get their information, The Smoking Gun showing the autopsy report is still online but it’s true there is a lot of confusion in the media. Still, misinformation is one thing, and these are not the comments which bother me the most.

Elliott Smith: More Thoughts On The Events Of October 21st

By Alyson Camus | February 5, 2015

He knocked on the bathroom door. He told Chiba he was sorry. He asked her to come out. He told her he knew he was crazy. He apologized for what he had said. But Chiba wasn’t ready. Impulsively, she told him to leave her the fuck alone. She was sick of the paranoia.’

Not With The Band: Why Judgment Is Part Of Us

By Alyson Camus | January 27, 2015

The ‘innocent until proven guilty’ statement just applies in the courtroom, not only we have the right to express an informed opinion outside of it, but we should! Expressing and writing what we think is part of our rights. What are people so afraid of?

Elliott Smith Gets His Blank On Blank Animation

By Alyson Camus | January 23, 2015

Elliott speaks about listening to Elvis Costello records and feeling like ‘a freak among other freaks’, about be given the ‘Folk music tag’ (which really bothered him) and about calling the addicts in his songs ‘the dependents’

What I Have Learned About Elliott’s Girlfriend Over The Years

By Alyson Camus | January 4, 2015

“The year he died, Elliott came to see me play. He was excited about his studio and he hadn’t been doing drugs. He wanted to show me his studio. I was going to go after the show, but [then girlfriend] Jennifer Chiba threw a fit and made him leave. That was a bummer”

Five Reasons Why Elliott Smith’s Death Is Probably Not A Suicide:

By Alyson Camus | January 2, 2015

All these points are facts, not opinions, and I know that statistics don’t always explain everything, but suicide in Elliott’s case would make him an incredibly odd statistic. After going through all this, it is difficult to understand why many people still believe it was a suicide.

Justice For Elliott Smith Has Now More Than 500 Members!

By Alyson Camus | December 24, 2014

Thanks to (in no particular order) Alaska Monaco, Juanita Ignacio, ‪Lisa Tyson Dunham‪, Esajoli D. Jones, Ellie Lowthere , ‪Ro Smith‪, Local Stigmatic, Heidi Bridget Knight, Brian Cobehr, Yrlic Music-IIc, Hannah Everage, Crystal Jeffrey, William Holbrook, Luiz Felipe Marinho, Grace Moore, Kali Eli, Jade Wood, Amber Smith, Matt Clairmont, Emily Sipiora, Johnny Dalle, Sarah Norden, Damasca Lovecraft, Antony Stevo, Mahmoud Fawzy Khalil, Michele Dena, Micelle Moore, An Mir, Taylor Thomas Barnett, Holly Fields Sesco, Deb Croghan, Alex Rafael Rose, Dave James, James Delahunty, Emily Harp, Emily Smith, John Stanley, Ben Sherwood, Kyle McGill, Mil Reyna