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  • PHISH! No, not the band. (Ick.) Beware fake Last.fm login pages!

    Jun 9 2009, 3h51

    Article from The Register

    Last.fm phish strikes a bum note
    Crooks tune in to net unwary

    By John Leyden

    Posted in ID, 8th June 2009 14:04 GMT

    Fraudsters have launched an attack which aims to trick Last.fm users into handing over their login credentials.

    The assault is the latest example of cybercrooks applying phishing techniques towards Web 2.0 sites, such as Twitter and Last.fm, as well as the traditional targets of online banking and ecommerce sites. Part of the reason for this could be that some surfers tend to use the same passwords for low sensitivity sites, such as Last.fm, as well as more sensitive locations, such as webmail and even online banking accounts.

    The attack against Last.fm users starts with a message to their Last.fm shoutbox that typically says “hey - check out this blog with ur pic" and an abbreviated URL. Music fans who follow the link are redirected to a faked Last.fm login screen.

    The domain associated with the attack is hosted in China and associated with several previous login harvesting attacks, Trend Micro reports. Trend's write-up of the attack, including screenshots, can be found here. ®
  • Death Vessel is great - it's loud chatty audience hipster/hangers-out that suck

    Jun 4 2009, 15h54

    Wed 3 Jun – Death Vessel, Ryan Lee Crosby, Marc Pinansky, Mike Gent and the Rapid Shave

    Everyone was great. Mike Gent's new trio was a great surprise. Death Vessel is astonishing, and humanity is too much of a moron to hear it.
  • Last.FM Eclectic-taste Rater

    Mai 18 2009, 20h12

    Take your top 20 artists. For each of these artists, collect the top 5 similar artists. The resulting number of unique artists is your eclectic score. If the score is small (extreme = 5) your musical preferences are very limited, and if it is large (larger than 80, extreme = 100), then you have an eclectic musical preference. You can compute your own score at http://anthony.liekens.net/pub/scripts/last.fm/eclectic.php

    My eclectic score is currently

    96/100



    The 96 related artists for my profile are Alex Chilton, Badfinger, Bash & Pop, Beat Happening, Bert Jansch, Blake Babies, Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash, Bob Mould, Bright Eyes, Buffalo Springfield, Chandler Travis, Chris Bell, Conor Oberst, Cream, Doug Martsch, EVERYBODY OUT!, Fairport Convention (2), Fotheringay, Gene Clark, Grandpaboy (2), Guy Clark, Half Japanese, Heatmiser, Hüsker Dü, Iggy Pop, Jad Fair & Daniel Johnston, Jeffrey Lewis, Jesse Malin, John Entwistle, John Martyn, Johnny Cash & Willie Nelson, Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers, Juliana Hatfield, Keith Moon, Lou Reed, Love, Lucinda Williams, Mary Timony, Minutemen, Mission of Burma, Modest Mouse, New York Dolls, Nick Drake, Nick Harper, Page & Plant, Paul Westerberg (2), Pavement, Pete Townshend, Pink Floyd, Quasi, Ray Davies, Richard Hell and the Voidoids, Robert Plant, Roger Daltrey, Roger McGuinn, Roxy Music, Sandy Denny, Sandy Denny And The Strawbs, Shane MacGowan, Shane MacGowan and the Popes, Shelagh McDonald, Spin 2, Steve Earle & The Dukes, Steve Earle & the Del McCoury Band, Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt & Guy Clark, Street Dogs, T. Rex, Teenage Fanclub, The Bruisers, The Bunch, The Dictators, The Dubliners, The Ducky Boys, The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Halo Benders, The High Numbers, The Highwaymen, The Hollies, The Microphones, The Pogues & The Dubliners, The Raspberries, The Replacements, The Small Faces, The Stooges, The Tossers, The Welch Boys, The Who (2), The Zombies, Tin Machine, Treepeople, UKSP, Velocity Girl, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, commonbill, ���
  • Best all-around interpreter of modern folks music

    Abr 6 2006, 1h51

    Mary Lou Lord is an indie/folk rock musician and recording artist from Salem, Massachusetts, USA. She has also toured with Elliott Smith.

    She announced in 2005 that she was suffered from a rare vocal chord affliction known as spasmodic dysphonia. She thereafter became more involved in A&R work and started a new management company with her husband Kevin Patey (Raging Teens).

    Mary Lou is a treasure of the highest order, in the indie/folk universe. She has created a canon of simple yet highly personal deconstructions of "folk" songs - although terms like folk, indie, singer-songwriter are entirely inadequate - for her solo, quiet and intense little tributes to the genius of Elliott Smith, Nick Salomon (The Bevis Frond), Bruce Springsteen, Richard Thompson, Alex Chilton, Daniel Johnston, and other incredibly literary composers of recent years.

    While she plays some esteemed stages Mary Lou seems to feel most at home busking on the streets, in Austin at the South By Southwest Festival - an annual pilgrimage for her since the first time she showed up with friend and collaborator Elliott Smith, only to be turned away from the main performance area - and outdoor gathering spots (and transit stations) of Boston and Cambridge.

    A troubador in the classic sense, Mary Lou Lord collects and digests the greatness of artists including the aforementioned, both established and obscure. She takes evident care in maintaining their points of view but capably give their best work a new distinctive voice that is entirely her own. In performance, Mary Lou meshes those songs with her own too few compositions so that, together, they draw upon and document a postpunk emotional landscape of the early 21st century.

    See Mary Lou if you can. If you're particularly lucky it may cost no more than a Boston subway token.