further evidence our generation is doomed

Saturday, December 11, 2004

phish fans: incidentally taken at Bangor, locale of many S. King horror storiesphish fans: photo taken at Bangor, locale of many S. King horror stories

The following information is taken from wikipedia.

Phish, a US band, was formed in 1983 (1983 in music) at the University of Vermont by guitarist/vocalist Trey Anastasio, rhythm guitarist Jeff Holdsworth, and drummer Jonathan Fishman, later joined by bassist Mike Gordon. Jeff soon left the band (he found religion) and Page McConnell joined on keyboards, finalizing the lineup.
Phish began playing at local clubs in Burlington, and their live shows gained a reputation for extended improvisational jams. Their musical ethos is a playful mix of skilled improvisation, psychedelic rock, folk, bluegrass, funk, a capella/barbershop quartet, and intricate compositions. Some of their original compositions (such as "Theme from the Bottom" and "Farmhouse") tend towards a psychedelic-rock and bluegrass fusion, with more rock and funk elements than the Grateful Dead and other earlier so-called jam bands. Their more epic compositions (such as "The Divided Sky" and "You Enjoy Myself") are often said to resemble classical music in a rock setting.


The following information is taken from webopedia.com.


(fish´ing) (n.) The act of sending an e-mail to a user falsely claiming to be an established legitimate enterprise in an attempt to scam the user into surrendering private information that will be used for identity theft. The e-mail directs the user to visit a Web site where they are asked to update personal information, such as passwords and credit card, social security, and bank account numbers, that the legitimate organization already has.

Phishing, also referred to as brand spoofing or carding, is a variation on “fishing,” the idea being that bait is thrown out with the hopes that while most will ignore the bait, some will be tempted into biting.

Other forms: phish (v.)


I dunno what makes me shudder more, the fact there's still Grateful Dead spinoff fans, or the fact that there are so many asshole scams on the internet they had to give it a name. But, was I put off when SPAM, that great lunchmeat option, get sidled into computer terminology? hmm, not really. Come to think of it, SPAM and PHISH becoming computer words only shows you how deeply uncool techies are... and how muttonlike we're becoming to gobble up these terms without proposing a more salacious alternative.