3/5/08

Elliott Smith Re-Hash

You can read my obit for Elliott Smith in the October 29th, 2003 issue of Flagpole, a free rag from Athens, GA.

I have issues with it now, but it was really awesome at the time. It was the only obituary published in the Flagpole and it was also published in the Red and Black, UGA's newspaper. The versions are slightly different, but I think this one is less cheesy.

Also, it was my first, and so far only, paying gig as a writer. It would have detracted from the subject matter had I gotten paid at the time of publication, but I didn't find out there was a check sitting around for me until months later, when I had moved past the piece. It was a strange surprise...

2 comments:

David M. Smith said...

I also had my first writing gig at Flagpole, but McCommons never paid me. Hrmph...

Amish Trivedi said...

Maybe I'm a bigger deal than you are.