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Elliott Smith released his landmark album Either/Or 20 years ago. To celebrate, The Guestlist, Louisville Public Media, and Kill Rock Stars have created Say Yes: An Elliott Smith Podcast. The miniseries will feature stories from folks who knew Elliott, memories from artists he influenced, and conversations about Either/Or — which might just be his most important release.+

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Elliott Smith released his landmark album Either/Or 20 years ago. To celebrate, The Guestlist, Louisville Public Media, and Kill Rock Stars have created Say Yes: An Elliott Smith Podcast. The miniseries will feature stories from folks who knew Elliott, memories from artists he influenced, and conversations about Either/Or — which might just be his most important release.+

    Welcome to Say Yes: An Elliott Smith Podcast

    Welcome to Say Yes: An Elliott Smith Podcast

    The Guestlist and Kill Rock Stars have partnered up to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Elliott Smith's "Either/Or" with Say Yes: An Elliot Smith Podcast. We'll explore the story of Elliott Smith, the songs of "Either/Or," and the memories associated with it all.

    • 2 min
    1: Kevin Devine, Sadie Dupuis, Jessica Lea Mayfield

    1: Kevin Devine, Sadie Dupuis, Jessica Lea Mayfield

    The Guestlist and Kill Rock Stars have partnered up to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Elliott Smith's "Either/Or" with Say Yes: An Elliot Smith Podcast. We'll explore the story of Elliott Smith, the songs of "Either/Or," and the memories associated with it all.

    • 22 min
    2: Gus Van Sant, Lance Bangs, Coco Hames, and More

    2: Gus Van Sant, Lance Bangs, Coco Hames, and More

    Elliott Smith was catapulted to a much larger stage when his music was featured prominently in "Good Will Hunting." Gus Van Sant, EJ Friedman, Lance Bangs, and Mary Lou Lord tell the story of how it got in there. Then, Ettes frontwoman Coco Hames talks about how it felt when she moved to LA the same week Elliott passed away.

    • 20 min
    3: Albert Hammond Jr., Jesca Hoop, and More

    3: Albert Hammond Jr., Jesca Hoop, and More

    Albert Hammond Jr. of The Strokes, Jesca Hoop, Adam Turla of Murder by Death, and more discuss the many facets of Elliott Smith's songwriting prowess — while exploring the potentially negative side effects of being a songwriter and musician.

    • 24 min
    4: Jack Black, Open Mike Eagle, and More

    4: Jack Black, Open Mike Eagle, and More

    Jack Black talks about meeting Elliott Smith and embarrassing himself at a tribute concert in front of Elliott's family. Amy Roberts connects the dots between Frank Ocean and Elliott Smith. Open Mike Eagle brings some fresh ears to "Either/Or." Margaret Glaspy decides to call her brother for a very special reason.

    • 31 min
    5: Benjamin Gibbard, Matthew Caws, and More

    5: Benjamin Gibbard, Matthew Caws, and More

    Benjamin Gibbard talks about how Elliott Smith influenced Death Cab for Cutie in its early days. Matthew Caws explains why Nada Surf should've opened for Elliott instead of the other way around. We explore Elliott's transition from "Steve Smith" to "Elliott Smith," which took place during his time at Hampshire College.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

Mikeislame ,

A warm and beautiful tribute

A warm and beautiful podcast. Amazing how simultaneously personal and universal our relationhips with his music was, like Sadie Depuis' story of walking to Central Square listening to High Times. Loved it, and looking forward to the rest of it.

NoThoughtWasPutIntoThis ,

Fascinating

Great work Sean. I enjoyed the discussions with Sadie, Kevin, and Jessica. It has been very insightful thus far. Im looking forward to the rest of the series. Thanks.

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