Elliot Smith would've been 38 today. I'm still not really over his death (which still hasn't really been confirmed as either a suicide or a homicide). In his honor, a free download of "Angel in the Snow," the first track from this year's release New Moon, is available.
And the lyrics from a favorite tune of his, "Miss Misery":
I know you'd rather see me gone
than to see me the way that I am
but I am in the life anyway
next door the TV's flashing
blue frames on the wall
it's a comedy of errors, you see
it's about taking a fall
to vanish into oblivion
is easy to do
and i try to be but you know me
I come back when you want me to
do you miss me miss misery
like you say you do?