There's always that argument to make - that you're in better company historically if people don't understand what you're doing. ~ Elliott Smith
I know not many people here will even recognize the guy, but I have to admit, he's a big influense on me artiscally and fashionally.
It's either I'm just ignorant, naive, or what-not, but I refuse to believe that he commited suicide, even though his death is unknown. I know he had a bunch of problems, but there's just no way someone that would write such good music end it all, especially while making another record.
Some people will also argue that he never got the credit he deserved, but I'd like to think he got the credit he deserved in the independent scene, not in the mainstream. He had a lot of fans there in the unknown, but not out here in the overused and sometimes worthless spotlight.
That's why I left his eyes open, because the answer is out there. We just need to find it. god bless you, elliott.