"Roman Candle" turns 20: Secrets of Elliott Smith's accidental masterpiece (slideshow)
Elliott and the friends with whom he recorded in middle school in Texas (photo courtesy of Dan Pickering)
One can only hope that Facebook takes heed of the intense desire for a real “dislike” button after users got duped by a spam application this week. The scam went viral, and just as people were getting word that they got played, a new nefarious plot popped up. This one’s called “clickjacking,” and it’s spread through the site’s “share” feature.
Sophos is the security firm that uncovered the clickjacking worm, and Information Week has a layman’s breakdown of what it does. Reuters tells people how to avoid scams on sites like Facebook (hint: Surveys are hellish rabbit holes and Ikea doesn’t give out $5,000 merchandise cards.) Yesterday, PC World covered the “dislike” scam, with screen grabs of the pages you want to run away from (or click away from). And ABC News asks the real burning question: Why can’t you “dislike” something on Facebook?
In other Facebook-related news this week, the social networking site may try to compete with Foursquare by pinning you down by your location. Former Israeli soldier Eden Aberjil provoked outrage by posting pictures of herself smiling in front of elderly Palestinian detainees. A woman in Florida was arrested after uploading a picture of her baby holding a bong on the site, and a man was picked up for violating a protective order after “friend requesting” his ex-wife. Twice.
All that, plus the upcoming release of “The Social Network,” a film about the backstabbing and jockeying behind the world’s most successful purveyor of baby pictures and “Just had lunch!” status updates. Check out the trailer:
Heatmiser publicity shot (L-R: Tony Lash, Brandt Peterson, Neil Gust, Elliott Smith) (photo courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Elliott and JJ Gonson (photo courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
"Stray" 7-inch, Cavity Search Records (photo courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Elliott's Hampshire College ID photo, 1987
Elliott with "Le Domino," the guitar he used on "Roman Candle" (courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Full "Roman Candle" record cover (courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Elliott goofing off in Portland (courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Heatmiser (L-R: Elliott Smith, Neil Gust, Tony Lash, Brandt Peterson)(courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
The Greenhouse Sleeve -- Cassette sleeve from Murder of Crows release, 1988, with first appearance of Condor Avenue (photo courtesy of Glynnis Fawkes)