to celebrate elliott smith’s birthday

near los feliz

some nice people painted over all the graffiti that had overrun the tribute to the local singer who killed himself eight years ago

celebrate his birthday

fans have already begun scrawling sweet little notes to the musician who poetically stabbed himself in the heart twice with no hesitation wounds

someone even put a votive underneath the new stencil of mr smith who would have been 42 years old yesterday.

although this wall is in silver lake, the location used for the cover of his record Figure 8,

smith died several miles east in neighboring echo park.

some think his girlfriend was involved.