Saturday, January 22, 2005

There are eyes that cannot see

Download: W.H. STEPP "The Ways of the World"

After the wildfire success of this "mashing them together" craze, I suggest that some enterprising entrepeneur entwine this here spiffy number with the one by Flipper of nearly the same name -- that idea, it's got legs, no? On this song, found here, "Bill Stepp retunes his fiddle into "A" cross-tuning (AEAE, one of the several "standard" tunings common in Southern and South Western fiddling) for a full open sound facilitated by the use of bass drones as rhythmic accents," according to some know-it-all on Amazon (not me, another one -- a customer!)

PS: WTF?! I just got this email: Dear Michael McGonigal,

Pursuant to section 326 of the USA PATRIOT Act, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Securities and Exchange Commission require PayPal Funds to obtain, verify, and record the following information for each investor in the PayPal Money Market Fund:

- Name
- Address
- Date of Birth (for individuals)
- Tax Identification number (Social Security number for individuals, or employer identification number for businesses)

As of February 27, 2005, PayPal will begin collecting date of birth information (for individuals only) for all existing investors in the fund who made their initial investment after October 1, 2003. This is required
by Federal regulation, and is in addition to investor information (i.e., name, address and tax identification number), that has been previously collected, verified and stored for all investors in the PayPal Money Market Fund.

If you do not wish for PayPal to obtain, verify, and store your date of birth, you must redeem your investment in the fund and close your PayPal Money Market Fund account no later than February 26, 2005.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a classic phisher scam, Mike. I didn't get this letter and I have a PayPal account.
Don't click a link in the email and send you SS number (especially if it really is for the gubmint - but that's another story). If you have questions, call PayPal.

Love your writing,
Cash Nexus

9:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i really, wouldnt, would not, ok, give this 17 year old geek-thief your ss#. ok? ok.

1:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, so to update my earlier comment about not getting one of those emails from PayPal... I just got one.

I don't know if it's legit or not but it doesn't ask you to click a link so I think it's probably real; it says to cancel your account if you object to their practices. Otherwise you are giving tacit consent. Fuckin' gubmint wants to store your birthday. Wait... your birthday?! Whatever....
Maybe we'll all get nice cards from Georgie.

Cash Nexus

5:48 PM  

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