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Elliott Smith

Posted on October 8, 2011 by aks

On making the album Figure 8

I liked the idea of a self-contained, endless pursuit of perfection. But I have a problem with perfection. I don’t think perfection is very artful. But there’s something I liked about the image of a skater going in this endless twisted circle that doesn’t have any real endpoint. So the object is not to stop or arrive anywhere; it’s just to make this thing as beautiful as they can.

interview in the Boston Herald, 2000

This video always makes me wonder what music is being played in San Francisco today >>

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