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I know that there are shows planned in the states. Can't believe it'll be ten years this autumn.
Just think of all the more high profile tribute songs over the last 10 years.
But have had a lot of stuff going on and haven't been at work enough to sort out a venue.
I'm also unsure whether any tribute show can really do his music justice.
And whether it's a slightly morbid thing to celebrate an anniversary.
But then I am a slight morbid person and fucking love Elliott Smith.
I don't think it's morbid at all. It's a celebration of his life and work - probably one of the most consistently brilliant songwriters there ever has been.
over the years with the singer from sweetheart contract and he's an incredibly dedicated fan as well as being a very good interpreter of smith's music - sean you should get in touch with him/the windmill as they've already got the venue and sorted logistics but perhaps you could help them get the names they need to make it a success?
Isn't the Windmill a bit small? Limits the level of acts I can book. Doesn't quite seem like a tribute if it doesn't raise the profile / interest in his music or act as a reminder.
I'm thinking more along the lines of Union Chapel or Queen Elizabeth Hall or even the Barbican. A big celebration with some artists of note.
so yeah, it is small.
dex from sweetheart contract has done one of these types of shows every year for at least the last 8 years at little venues across london but has never received the support he's needed to get the bigger bands involved. would be outstanding if you were to do something to involve him/them in some way (rather than having an event that would dwarf theirs!)
union chapel would be outstanding in my opinion...a venue that reflects the artist you'll be celebrating pretty well...
i would be all over that
booked to headline the windmill show now.
we're not on the show now but there'll be a cd as well and we'll be on that. exciting.