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9:30 Coffee Break: Elliott Smith

What songs do you want to hear for the 9:30 Coffee Break?

This morning we were joined by the director of the Elliott Smith documentary, “Heaven Adores You.” The conversation lead us to listen to some more songs from Elliott Smith and we decided that we may as well keep it going with your help.

What Elliott Smith songs would you like to hear for today’s 9:30 Coffee Break?

Don’t forget to sign up for a Coffee Break on the Road. Jill and Steve will stop by you workplace with Peace Coffee and treats from Birchwood CafĂ©. To enter send us an email letting us know why you deserve a Coffee Break: CoffeeBreak@TheCurrent.org

  • lanky

    Baby Britain

  • Richard

    Is this topic a clinker or what?

    • lanky

      Single-artist topics always make for a bit of a “one-note” Coffee Break (rim shot please), but he did have a lot of great songs. ‘Course if I wanted to hear 30 minutes of him, I’d just fire up my iPod…

    • lanky

      I’m also pleased it’s Hold Steady & Minnesota Rap-proof…

      • Hold Steady vs. Lizzo.. not sure which voice I hate more.

        • Richard

          Hold Steady: just another sphinx without a secret

        • lanky

          That’s easy – it’s Doomtree.

  • lanky

    Waltz #2

  • S Arthur J

    Needle In The Hay

  • lanky

    Ballad of Big Nothing

  • Ben Jamin

    Miss Misery

    • veegez

      Good Will Hunting Soundtrack. Nice.

      • Ben Jamin

        My favorite movie off all time.

        • lanky

          UNtil someone makes a film about the Avett Bros.

          • Ben Jamin

            Cracker Farm…look it up.

  • Deb

    Between the Bars

  • S Arthur J

    Because (From the American Beauty Soundtrack)

  • Ben Jamin

    I always thought Elliot Smith was British. I think that a lot of musicians are British when they are not.

    • Sarah

      That should be a CB topic- bands/artists the coffee break crowd thought were British…

  • S Arthur J

    Angels

  • jo

    Memory Lane.

    Please.

  • Deb Baker

    Twilight

  • Bug

    i’d love to hear his cover of “Hobo Humpin Slobo Babe”

  • Kelsey

    Angeles!

  • Jonathan

    Speed Trials. Please.

  • MAT

    Not sure what was already played…. hopefully you have not already played: “Tomorrow, Tomorrow”

    • Niccole

      Yes! Possibly the one song I forgot in what I listed!

  • Ben Doberstein

    2:45

  • Andrew Diemand

    – “Whatever (Folk Song in C)” off his New Moon album
    – “Memory Lane” – off of From A Basement On The Hill.

    Thanks!

  • jenn

    pitseleh

  • Niccole

    All of them! But more seriously:

    Cecilia/Amanda
    Independence Day
    Rose Parade
    A Distorted Reality is Now A Necessity to be Free
    Twilight
    Let’s Get Lost
    Dancing on the Highway
    Pictures of Me

    Okay, maybe I did mean all if them.

  • lou

    Get Ur Freak On Memory Lane — Missy Elliott Smith

  • Kelsey

    The Biggest Lie

  • Kelsey

    Angel in the Snow

  • Bug

    In Between the Bars Days – Elliot Robert Smith

  • Bug

    Waltz #5 (A Little Bit Of) – Elliot Smith vs Lou Bega

    • Deb

      (still giggling)

  • veegez

    Pretty (Ugly Before)

  • veegez

    Rose Parade is a good one too.

  • Ben Jamin

    Tomorrow we should have a Robert Smith coffee break and Friday we should do a Smiths coffee break.

  • Deanna Johnson

    Alameda or Ballad of Big Nothing.