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Subject: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Roger in Sheffield
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 12:42 PM

this has probably been explained earlier
If so I have not seen it
Some people use 'real' names and others post under a designer label
so what I wanted to know was why you choose a particular label
This might dispel some of the mystery though - but I would still like to know if bald Eagle really is bald and which bit of Liz squeaks (or is she just small?). Mainly though what the heck does InOBU mean????
I like to think it means In Outside Broadcast Unit - typing away in the shed in the garden !

Roger


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Sean Belt
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 12:55 PM

Well.....

It's my name. When I first got into the internet and bulletin boards and whatnot, it never occurred to me that you're supposed to use an alias. Then I continued to post with my real name to keep me honest. That way I am not tempted to use an alias to say things I wouldn't stand behind outside of cyber-space.

- Sean


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Pseudolus
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 01:01 PM

I do a lot of Community theatre in Wilmington De, and my favorite part was Pseudolus from "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum". what a funny show! Not a very exciting explanation but.....

Frank


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Homeless
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 01:01 PM

Here are some other threads having to do with this very topic
Nickname II
BS: Nicknames
BS: Why did you choose your nickname?


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: MMario
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 01:17 PM

A lot of it depends on when you started, and where you started on the internet...


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: bbelle
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 01:18 PM

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" ... the mudcat forum was the first place of its kind, for me, and I was leery of using my real name, so I used "chinadoll" ... but that didn't feel right. Then I changed it to "humdinger folksinger" (to quote Dylan) ... that was too much of a mouthful and other mudcatters addressed me as "hdfs" ... and there was a question as to whether I was a goil or a boy. Then I decided to used my real name "jenny" ... because I felt comfortable with the people on the mudcat. Then I was stalked by another mudcatter, no longer felt safe, and changed my nickname to "moonchild" ... because I am a child of the moon and thusly, ruled.

I'm no longer afraid to use my real name on the forum and occasionally do, but the name "moonchild" has stuck and become a part of me. Only a very few mudcatters, even those I've met inperson, call me by my real name.

moonchild/jenny


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Ed Pellow
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 01:33 PM

I call myself Ed Pellow - because I am...


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Shanti
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 01:33 PM

Shanti is a Tibetan word meaning peace. I first ran across it when I was trying to think of a name for a Siamese feline who used to live with me. On one internet list I used my real name, Leslie. Then on another, just recently, I tried to use Shanti, but found I was the 19th of the name in that particular group. I'm not terribly fond of being anything 19, but there you have it. I was glad to be able to use it with the mudcat group, without the numerical designation. Being an avid Celtophile, I sometimes use my current feline roommate's name, with her permission, of course...Grania.


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Kim C
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 01:38 PM

First name, last initial. Nicknames are fun but I seem to be more comfortable with my own name. :)


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Roger in Sheffield
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 01:47 PM

Stalked !!!!
Ok this is Ugly Old Goat of the Alps resetting my Cookie!!!
...and off to look at those other threads

UOGotA


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Jim Krause
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 02:12 PM

I chose "Soddy" because I decided to pretend to be one of the Big Boys by starting my own record lable and publishing company which I named Old Sod Shanty Music. I use that nicname on several bulletinboards. I named the record lable after a folk song by the same title. So, that's how I did it. As to why, I don't have a ready answer for that. Except that perhaps I didn't use my real name not because I wanted to protect my anonymity, but because there are quite a few people who have the same name I do, complete with the same spelling. I guess I wanted to be different than all those others.


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Gervase
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 02:16 PM

Yup, Roger, you've sussed it; Liz DOES squeak! We've tried WD40, extra virgin olive oil, bat dripping and Castrol, but you can't get rid of the squeak...


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Irish sergeant
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 02:43 PM

I picked mine because I am a Civil War reenactor and I portray an Irishman who has been in the army since the Mexican War. My CW rank is that of first Sgt. so it was sort of a no-brainer. One questio; How many extra virgins does it take to make extra virgin olive oil? Kindest reguards, Neil


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: kendall
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 02:48 PM

I use my own name because I hope people will recognize it and buy my tapes. (I thought about Honest Abe, but it didnt ring)


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Naemanson
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 02:51 PM

And if you need virgins to make virgin olive oil why isn't it the rarest thing on earth?


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Mbo
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 02:54 PM

Not as rare as you think, Brett!


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Sean Belt
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 02:55 PM

Psuedolus,

Good to see another actor on the forum. I also spend a lot of time acting. Depended on it for a (meager) living for a few years. Any other theatrical types 'round here? Maybe we should start a new thread to acknowledge the actor/musicians amongst us!

- Sean


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Shanti
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 02:57 PM

And you're either a virgin or you're not...can't be EXTRA virgin, unless you're a saint. And if you're going to use extra virgins, wouldn't that be excessive viginity in your olive oil?


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: bbelle
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 03:02 PM

Sean ... a good idea ... go for it! I am an actor, too. (I consider the word "actor" to be all encompassing.)

It would be interesting to see how many of us enjoy this form of expression.

moonchild


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 03:06 PM

I find it's helpful to use my real name online. It hasn't caused me any problems, but I do use some precautions.
  • The only mailing address I give out in public forums is a post office box
  • I usually post my e-mail address as a clickable link (or use my Hotmail address)
  • I don't give my exact date of birth on Mudcat Resources
  • I don't post messages that reveal that I will be away from home for a long period of time
  • My home address is not published in the telephone book
  • I don't mind people knowing my home phone number, although I don't usually post it in Web messages.
  • If you attack or provoke people online, be aware that they may wish to fight back in ways you may not have anticipated. If you're not nice by nature, it might be an idea to be nice online for your own protection.
If you don't use your real name online, you may not need to be quite as cautious, but you should use some prudence about what you reveal about yourself. I think that women need to be a little more cautious then men, but I don't think anybody needs to get too paranoid about Internet privacy. I'd recommend prudence, not paranoia.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST,ed wood
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 03:07 PM

we've seen your acting already moonchild do you want a part in one of my movies


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Gervase
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 03:12 PM

But hang on (adopts serious, poncey mode),
Doesn't acting encompass any sort of performance - be it playing, singing or dancing - in that by doing so you are stepping out of yourself and shrugging off your everyday self?
Thus isn't every one of us here an actor ('even if the acting is confined to posting things you wouldn't otherwise say under pseudonyms,' he said, darkly).


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Mbo
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 03:12 PM

Johnny Depp played slide guitar on "Fade In-Out" by Oasis.


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: celticblues5
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 03:15 PM

Huzzah for the theatre! Me too - hs, college, & community - now do storytelling, which is modified theatre. Pseudolus is great, but my all-time favorite has to be LaMancha.

Used this name for a long time on various mailing lists - pretty easy to figure - them's mah two fave-O-rite kinds o'music! (and 5 thanks to my perennial absent-mindedness - used celticblues & forgot the password (on a different list), so the thing wouldn't let me re-sign-up as the same name because there was already someone by that name (me!) on the list - who sez puters aren't capable of bureaucracy? ;-)


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: catspaw49
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 03:18 PM

Well I've seen your productions "ed" and you don't know Jack shit although youy've employed him no doubt.

Business name and year of birth, which at the time was also my age. I had been using it as a password several other places and never thought about it.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: bbelle
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 03:36 PM

ed ... I've already been in your movie "My Year of Living Dangerously" ...

backwoods birkenstock bitch


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST,ed wood
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 03:51 PM

i dont remenber that one. i was thinking of a remake of "necromania"


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: bbelle
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 03:55 PM

Wasn't that one about a dead dick ... you were the leading man?

backwoods birkenstock bitch


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Sean Belt
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 04:02 PM

Oh, GUEST:Ed,

must you bring your personal issues with another poster into every venue? It really is tiresome and childish. Please do take the time to get over yourself. And I seriously doubt that it'll get anyone to think well of you over how we all think of Moonchild. She seems pleasant and mostly well mannered. You on the other hand seem to strive for neither.

It's also strange that you cop Ed Wood's name for your post. It shows an awful disrespect for a man who's given so many of us a lot of (albeit unintended) laughter. There are many directors much worse that poor old Ed. At least he had a passion for what he did and a charming ineptness showed through in almost all of it. The same could probably not be said for your snide and unimaginative little posts.

There. I've said my piece and resolve henceforth to ignore the resultant self-important snit-fit from certain individuals that I see looming on the horizon.

Now, then how did you choose your nickname?

- Sean


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST,ed wood
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 04:02 PM

no and no


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: bobby's girl
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 04:17 PM

I chose my name because when I joined the Mudcat my favourite teddy was sitting by the computer. He is called Bobby, and (for those of you who are old enough to remember) there was a song called Bobby's Girl, which suddenly, under the influence of a couple of glasses of wine, seemed appropriate. It confused the heck out of Bill/sables when we called at his house though, when he knew I was Bobby's Girl, and assumed that my husband, whose name is John, was Bobby!


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Pseudolus
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 04:19 PM

Whoa, fellow thespians!! Who'da thunk it?!? Actually I agree with the post that said we are all actors in a way. I've sung songs just to sing them and then I've sung them "in character" and it's amazing the different reaction!! Anyway, theatre has influenced my musical side in a BIG way. choice of songs, style of delivery, and (so that I don't creep any furthur away from the topic....sorry) my name!!!!!

Frank


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: bbelle
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 04:25 PM

To quote ... "every world's a stage ..."

I remember "Bobby's Girl." It was a great teen song.

moonchild


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: bbelle
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 04:34 PM

Sorry for the misquote. Should have been ...

"all the world's a stage ..."

moonchild


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Mbo
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 04:34 PM

I'm never done any physical acting, but I love dramatic readings. I did this with my sister in a Theatre Literature class we were in together. It was loads of fun. She admits my Hamlet was better than Branaugh. Hee hee, I even shocked the other classmates by putting on a perfect British accent for Prospero! But my highest regarded, performace was Gabriel in August Wilson's "Fences." Great play! Oy...back to the music..


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Downeast Bob
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 04:43 PM

I sometimes go out and hop freight trains. That led me to attend the National Hobo Convention at Britt, Iowa in 1996, where I was dubbed a "Knight of the Road" by Luther the Jet, who was then King of the Hobos. Luther asked for my road name. I didn't have one, so I said "Downeast Bob" because my home was in Maine. I figured what was good enough for the hobo community was good enough for the Mudcat community. My real name is Bob Baldwin.


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Nynia
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 04:49 PM

Nynia, also known as St. Ninian, a native of SW Scotland who studdied in Rome and brought Christianity to my homeland many moons before Columba. I'm not big into religion I just like the name, it was there when I was looking for a monica. Like Shanti I didn't fancy being no 19+ of anything. Anyway it's fun when people hear me and discover that Nynia is really a guys name. :-)


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Little Neophyte
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 04:54 PM

I started off at Little Neophyte, because that is what I was at the time. I had no clue about folk music and I had just taken up playing the banjo.
Then I changed my name to Banjo Bonnie as I became more confident with my music.
Then I changed my name back to Little Neophyte because I felt I was way over my head music wise and felt like I wanted to crawl back into my crib.
Then I changed my name back to Banjo Bonnie when I had built up some confidence and didn't feel so little anymore.
Now I would like to change my name back to Little Neophyte because it suites me more, but I figure whoever is managing the resource page will kill me and I will confuse people so much they will be mad at me.
So I figure I should just accept my moniker but really folks I am Little Neophyte at heart.

Bonnie


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Mbo
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 04:59 PM

La donna e mobile!


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Ed Pellow
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 05:09 PM

There are too few names in the world

I read the last few posts and thought they were about me!

(hoping that they weren't) Ed


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 05:12 PM

I was given it by my parents.


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Mrrzy
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 05:15 PM

Mrrzy IS my own name, at least it's the nickname I've had since I was a baby. Anyone I write notes to learns it right quick since I sign notes Mrr. The nickname arose when my parents brought home a baby with a three-syllable name to sisters aged 5, 6 and 7. I was almost Missy, thank you girls for deciding against THAT one!


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: bbelle
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 05:21 PM

"Missy?" ..... NEVER!

moonchild


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Brendy
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 05:32 PM

And Brendy is just the way us northerners shorten the name Brendan.

Sláinte
Breandán MacÍomhair


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: bill\sables
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 05:44 PM

I used to be called Bill Sables but somehow lost my cookie when I changed my hard drive and modem. I tried to get back with Bill Sables but found someone else was pretending to be me and would not give me my name back. So I thought I would use my imagination and chose bill\sables and that seemed to work. My real name is Hesperous Sprott Cheers Hesperous


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: SINSULL
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 05:55 PM

Liar! Your name is Grandpa. Congratulations again!
SINSULL is a combination of my family name and my mother's maiden name.
Missy, Mrrzy? I'd have left home!
Mary


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Mrrzy
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 06:21 PM

I know, I know! Every time I hear that family story I gag and thank my lucky STARS that they rethought that! Those of you who've MET me will really agree, Missy just ain't me...

And this came up in hearme: for those of you wondering, the Mrr of Mrrzy is pronounced like Myrrh.


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 06:40 PM

Oh DAAAAHlings, I didn't realise there were so many thesps here amoung us.... I too, have trod the boards, done the tits and teeth thing, and done the am dram.... Was Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz once, forgot the words to 'somewhere over the rainbow'.. great eh?!

Break a leg luvvies.....

And yes, I do squeak. Available on a CD called 'A Cardi and Bloke' by Les Barker, poet extraordinaire, and can't help coming from Manchester.

LTS


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Catrin
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 06:58 PM

'cos its my name, never occurred to me to do anything else.

Catrin


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: bill\sables
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 07:09 PM

Not a lot of people know this but I am a card carrying member of EQUITY the British actors union. I used to do a bit of extra work for television companies but I wasn't quick enough to get to the front of the line when dinner was called and it seemed to be the ambition of every extra to beat the proper actors and crew to the food and then eat as though you'd never eaten for a week. I will never understand why, but I was always cast either as a convict in chains in a medieval prison or a Tramp or wineo I remember turning up once to play the part of a tramp and the wardrobe mistress, the cheeky bugger, said the clothes that I was wearing would be perfect for the part. these were the clothes that I usually wore every day. Cheers Richard Burton


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST,Iains
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 07:22 PM

Tried my name, someone had beaten me to it so I shoved an s on the end


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: bbelle
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 07:25 PM

Bill ... you're just not the type of get rid of a perfectly good piece of clothing because of a little wear and tear.

I've done a lot of theatre, mostly musical, but the only card-carrying-whatever I've ever been is a Turtle.

moonchild


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST,Sheila
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 08:12 PM

From my parents. What sort of surprises me is that people I thought were female seem to be male, and/or vice versa. Interesting preconception! NOT THAT IT MATTERS!!!!!


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: bflat
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 08:20 PM

It was subliminal.


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Pseudolus
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 08:24 PM

LTS, A close second in favorite parts is the Lion in the Wizard of Oz. Got to do it twice!! Ah what a show.... I'm sorry to hear of losing the lyrics to "Rainbow". Kind of a shame you weren't "Mudcatting" through the Memorization thread back then, coulda saved you the hassle huh? LOL......

Frank


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: rangeroger
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 09:55 PM

I used to be a park ranger and my name is Roger.I was a ranger when I first started going to Strawberry Music festival and now that I've been on staff for 15 years the nickname has stuck with me.

I have been a member of local Community Theaters in several areas and really enjoy it.

rr


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Brendy
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 10:11 PM

There may be many thesps, Liz, but there's only one thosp

face=fantasy size=4>Brendy

(sorry, thosp, I couldn't resist that!!!)


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Biskit
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 10:27 PM

So that's what happened to Little Neophite.My handle's -Biskit-The name is short the story long.(I've told it once before an' that was enbarassing enough My Real Name's Donnie


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: keltcgrasshoppper
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 10:41 PM

My son is known as "grasshopper". His band is new rock and roll. I came to be known as "Mrs Grasshopper", by most of his friends. Then I decided to start a business promoting Celtic Musicians from Canada, called it "Celtic Grasshopper Inc"... Well when I tried to get the name for e mail it was taken, hence the Keltic. When I joined the Cat, I hit the PPPPPPP too many times thats the story of kelticgrasshoppper.. KGH


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 10:44 PM

As I indicated in a previous string, I had the name "Little Hawk" in a "previous" (as they say) life, when I was a young man among the Lakotas in the later 1800's. I am absolutely serious about that. I thought I'd use in on Mudcat, because I like it. My actual name (now) is George Coventry, and I sometimes wonder if I should just have registered under that in the first place...

So-called "previous" lives, by the way, are not actually previous at all...it's all happening at once on the level of spirit, because spirit is timeless. And it's all changing all the time in more ways than can possibly be expressed through spoken or written language.

So...any advancement in consciousness you make here and now affects not just this life but ALL OF YOUR LIVES!!! And thats' STRONG MEDICINE. So...I advise all people to be moderate, loving, and forgiving...and to stand up bravely for their ideals at the same time. We are all of one spirit. It may not seem that way, but remember, this is the world of illusion here...this is a magnificent dream (or a horrific one, if you please)...and one day the dreamer will awake to find that all his fears indeed were groundless and only his love remains as an eternal testament in the fields of creation.

I am Little Hawk. I am George Coventry. And I am what you are. And I know it.


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: MMario
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 10:46 PM

Banjo Bonnie - I will always remember the Little Neo who I passed down a chocolate Milkshake in a cow shaped glass with a little paper umbrella up it's *ahem* at the MudCat Cafe. But dang, girl, you done growed up fast!


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST,Sean Ruprecht-Belt
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 10:46 PM

So many actors among us! I'm somehow cheered by that. I guess I should have guessed it though. With all the talent that runs rampant through this forum, it couldn't be limited to just music. And Bill, I won't hold your Equity card against you. Here in St. Louis where I hail from, an Equity card just means you won't be able to get work here anymore. But that's a whole other story for another time.

-Sean


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST,Sean Ruprecht-Belt
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 10:47 PM

Bother. It appears I've lost my cookie.


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 10:52 PM

If you were in Canada, you would more likely have lost your donut. We have more donut shops per capita than any other place in the world. I kid you not. There are 6 Tim Horton's Donut shops in Orillia, as well as several other donut chains, and we only have 27,000 people in this town. Soon they will be building double decker ones, for lack of available vacant land. Ye Gods! Weird situation, eh?


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 10:53 PM

Oh, thanks again, moonchild...


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: PoohBear
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 11:03 PM

I am very fond of the bear with very little brain - I am also a blond and hence hear all the jokes about blonds with very little brains. Occasionally, I have no brains - so it seemed to fit!


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Escamillo
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 11:04 PM

This is from the previous thread (I'm getting old at the Mudcat ?):
"Since the early times of BBSs I had to choose a nickname, and I decided that it should be an Opera character, the music I love (not all operas). I considered Radames, Calaf, Giovanni, Scarpia, etc. and then winner was.. Escamillo, le torero de Granada ! (from Bizet's CARMEN) There were two reasons: I was already singing as baritone (before my teacher declared me a tenor), and Escamillo was so handsome, so brave, so ridiculously romantic ! "
Un abrazo - Andrés (in Buenos Aires, Argentina)


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: flattop
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 11:17 PM

Did you sunburn you head in Havana Little Hawk? Don't you have a shortage of donut shops in Orillia. Isn't Orillia a police state?

You knew that the All Points Bulletin web site had a story about donuts killing more American cops each year than guns and car crashes. Take those Boston Creams out into the parking lot and fill em full of holes.


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Mbo
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 11:21 PM

Mine, of course, stemmed from an episode of "Home Improvement" where construction worker Jimbo gave Tim Allen his own hard-hat, with "Timbo" written on it. Add that to a store we saw in North Augusta, South Carolina that was a constant subject in my bizarre little cartoons--"Jimbo's Gas & Goodies". AND the sinister cigar-smoking clown Zbo from "Are You Afraid Of The Dark?"--all led to me calling my sisters "Kbo" and "Cbo"...the first letter of the first name, followed by a "bo". They reciprocated and started calling me "Mbo". This was oh, 6 years ago. It's prounouced "Em-bo". It's funny, some folks think it's my initials! Sorry, those would be MER.

--Mattbo


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: JennieG
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 02:41 AM

My parents chose it for me some time ago. When I'm being formal my name is Jennifer, to my friends I'm Jennie (not Jenny!); my middle name is Grace, hence JennieG.
And I don't answer to Jen.....

Cheers

JennieG


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 02:42 AM

Pseudo - when I was treading the boards, computers were things you got in big offices in the cities, they took up whole rooms and I'd never seen one, let alone aspired to owning one!!

(yeah, and they still had pre decimal currency, Rag Tag and Bob-Tail on the black and white telly, and disco was king! Just thought I'd get that in before Morty does, she should laugh, she's older than me!!!)

Our relief organist works for the BBC as a composer and actor; I got dreadfully confused when he cut his hair for a job, (lovely long hair it was, almost as long as mine) but when he popped up on a popular drama, he looked OK.

LTS who did once appear on Mulit coloured Swap Shop, but only for a second..... I've shared a screen with Keith Chegwin... nurse, the tablets again!!!


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Sourdough
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 03:48 AM

Another theater type checking in: I spent a year at Julian Beck's and Judith Malina's The Living Theatre in New York before the government closed them down. I was in The Connection (stage manager and a small acting role). We also did a production based on the I Ching, an Ezra Pound translation of "Trojan Women" and Brecht's "In The Jungle of Cities". I got to be a John Cage musician, too. I did summer stock with The Barnstormers in Tamworth, NH. I think it's the oldest continuously operating summer theater in US. I also ran a dinner theater in New Haven directing the small productions. I also directed two plays at Yale although I was not a student there at the time. Although my career then went in another direction, I kept up an interest in community theater.

Sourdough (who has spent time looking for yellow, heavy, shiny, non-tarnishing metal)


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Catlin
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 05:57 AM

Well.... Catlin is a name my likklesis uses, and since my other 'alias' isn't really suitable (it's Switchbitch), I thought I'd pinch it. My real name is Liz and I live in the UK.


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST,Michael in Swansea
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 06:15 AM

My real name. I played the scarecrow once. "I could while away the hours conferrin' with the flowers, something something something if I only had a brain"


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: SINSULL
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 08:45 AM

cATLIN,
wHAT IS A LIKKLESIS?

"cONSULTIN WITH THE RAIN
oH MY HEAD i'D BE SCRATCHIN'
wHILE MY THOUGHTS WERE BUSY HATCHIN'
iF i ONLY HAD A BRAIN..."
Damn Capslock!
Mary, who had a crush on the scarecrow - the story of my life.


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: MMario
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 09:03 AM

My mudcat nickname actually results from my mother being only semi-conscious when she told people what she wanted my name to be. for nine months she had planned on naming me mario....but she said something else after the birth


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Dulci46
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 09:20 AM

When we first got online we started using our family name. I was searching for a friends email address and when I couldn't find it typed in our name. I was shocked when I seen our address, phone # and could actually get a map to our house. How many of you have done this? Needless to say we both changed our names.

I picked Dulci because I play the dulcimer, AOL added the numbers


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 09:22 AM

Flattop, I've got so much hair that my head can't possibly sunburn...even in Havana. Orillia is a police state only in the mildest possible sense, and on the rarest of occasions. I like most of the cops here. One stopped me on a rural road one evening not too long ago. He looked carefully in the front and even more carefully in the back of my car, shining his flashlight around...he was clearly looking for someone or something specific. Then he said, "Okay ma'am, you can go on your way." I didn't argue the point (about my gender, that is...), because I have learned not to argue with on-duty cops or border officials. In his defence, it was kind of dark...

That's shocking news about the fatal effects of donuts on American cops! Something should be done about it.


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Mrrzy
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 09:41 AM

Sheila - thank you THANK you for the BUT IT DOESN'T MATTER! This is an issue that has bugged me for years the way some people often (I write PCly, thinking really Most Americans I've Met) really care what gender you are even when you're not in bed with them. I was raised to think that while it isn't sexist to prefer to sleep only with men, or women, it IS sexist to care what genitals a person has when you are not going to put them to use.


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: MMario
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 10:12 AM

Mrzzy - for about half of us (guess which half) that's because even when not planning to put them to use you are thinking about putting them to use, or dreaming about putting them to use, or reminiscing about putting them to use or hoping to put them to use.


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Pseudolus
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 10:27 AM

I know I'm not one to talk because when it comes to thread creep I'm the "creepiest"! But wow have we "traveled"!!! From Mudcat names to genitals.... you gotta just LOVE this place!!!!!11 LOL

Frank


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: SINSULL
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 10:41 AM

Hang on, Frank. Farm animals and flatulance are sure to follow.


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: catspaw49
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 10:57 AM

PLEASE NOTE:

This thread moved into these areas without any assist or input on my part.

Sincerely,

Spaw


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Shanti
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 10:59 AM

Jeez, we are all just a bunch of frustrated actors, aren't we? Actually, I've always had the same opinion of most trial attorneys too...and there is many a teacher/professor who once had aspirations to act. Trod many boards in my time...since age 7. Haven't done much recently, but it's still in the blood. I agree that a certain amount of acting ability (or is it just plain hamminess?) makes a person with a good voice a real singer. Technique is jim dandy, but interpretation is what puts a song over to your listeners. Even mediocrity in the voice department cant be covered up VERY well with good delivery.


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: death by whisky
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 11:09 AM

It's the name of a band I had in Cardiff. The bass player used to make props for a Welsh film company.They were making this film called "Branwen",about a Welsh soldier on a tour of duty in N.Ireland,falls in love with a catholic girl.They wanted some men to play the part of terrorists who kidnap the soldier.Because i'm from the North(Derry City),I was given the line.Ahem! "You.Soldier.Out of the car"Then we put a bag over his head,bungled him into the car and drove off.I accidentally banged his head on a couple of takes.It took us six hours,and in the final product our efforts came to the grand total of 45secs.Thats showbiz!


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: celticblues5
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 11:18 AM

Mrzzy - tee hee! you said it, honey!

MMario - I don't doubt it for a moment.

Sourdough -

How on earth does one adapt the I Ching for performance?


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Irish Rover
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 02:36 PM

My name was my call sign for 24 years in the military. I did not want it(named after a ship that sank) but there it is. I too am a bit of an actor, Dr.seward in Dracula Adm. Von Shriber sound of music, sailor in South Pac. chours in Bye Bye Birdie, Salesman in Musicman........ the list goes on. My brother was the true ACTOR, I am a folksinger!


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Diva
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 03:04 PM

its half of my e-mail......intuitive diva. A good friend in Glasgow once said I was an intuitive singer,this coming from someone who is regarded as a very fine singer himself. Rather nice compliment. Diva because I became friendly with a girl doing a PHD on Scottish singers ( yes I was one of the singers)and this was how she refered to someone who was not part of the research. So its meant to be ironic.....honest.


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 03:55 PM

Gee, Mrr, you're making me feel guilty. I kind of enjoy a little modest flirting with some of the women here on occasion, even though I have no intention of carrying things any farther. And no, I'm not interested in flirting with men. Is that so bad?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 04:00 PM

Joe, that's fine, I can do that, leave it to me, I got that covered, it's on my job dexcription, in my bag, that is; so what are you doing this weekend then....?

LTS


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Morticia
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 04:13 PM

Mrrzy chose my name for me because I am small, blonde and cheerful(mostly) and wanted something tall, dark and mysterious...it's also a double irony as I work with people with terminal illness......sick I know, but only we here know about it, and you won't tell, will you? As for acting, guilty also ( see posting on actors call board thread). love Terri


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: oggie
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 06:18 PM

Been oggie since schooldays - surname is Ogden - my father and grandfather were oggies before me!

The net confuses things as my son and I overlap in some sites so he becomes oggiejnr. BUT not all oggies are this oggie (there are other victims) so sometimes I become oggieman!

All the best

Steve


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Morticia
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 07:09 PM

Aren't oggies Cornish pasties?


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Burke
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 07:40 PM

I'm new here & not sure about how involved to be or if I want others to know who I am. Probably eventually, except that real involvement seems to require more time than I have to put in.

I went through a few alter-ego type ideas but since none seemed to work for me, I picked the name of a building on the campus where I work.

B. is my first initial so that part is for real.


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: jayohjo
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 08:24 PM

jayohjo is cos I once had to explain who I was to a very drunk friend - "So who are you again?" "Jo" "Jo?" "Yep. J - O. Jo!" "Jo!" This went on for a while.....

It stuck as an occasional nickname, so I felt it made a good 'netname' too!

jo XX


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Sourdough
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 09:06 PM

celticblues5: How to adapt the I Ching into a play.

Playwright Jackson Maclow threw a lot of yarrow sticks to get the words he would use in the play. He mixed the words up and then assigned clumps of words to characters he named. I don't remember where he got the names though.

The director, Julian Beck, then read through the "script" looking for images suggested by the random falling of the words. He came up with a scenario of six scenes. Now it was time to stage this puppy.

Rehearsals were recorded on audiotape and they were also filmed on 16 mm silent B&W stock. The audiotape was cut up at random with non-magnetic scissors and the strips were reassembled in random order.

The main character was an actor named Henry, I think he was called "The Man in White" in the program. Throughout the production, he stood at a lectern up right on the stage, rolling dice. When he rolled a seven, he threw a switch. More about that later.

Between scenes a scrim was lowered in the front of the stage. For those who don't recognize the word, it is a gauze curtain with a wonderful characteristic: if you light something behind it, the scrim becomes transparent. If you project light onto the front of it, it acts as a screen, reflecting the light back towards the audience.

In this case, Julian had both done simultaneously. Henry was bathed in a greenish downlight behind the scrim house left. A movie projector played footage from the rehearsal footage, the actors in street clothes, working out the play, sometimes serious, sometimes laughing.

Now, back to the switch. WHen Henry threw a seven, he toggled the switch turning on a red light above the stage manager's station. That was my cue to play the tape or to shut it off. (This was the "Music by John Cage".) So, as the actors were saying disconnected lines like "Thunder water rolls morning yellow" The cut-up audio recording of the randomly associated words that had been reassembled even more randomly rang out with sentences such as "Young goats three boat". You could get a screaming headache trying to find patterns of meaning.

You would think this would have been enough to satisfy the I Ching's call to randomness but there was more. Jackson had prepared 1000 playing cards that were places in a large shoe, the sort you would see in a gampling casino. Each card had an action on it. "Jump", "Spin around three times", "Take seven running steps in whatever direction you are facing", "screech", rtc.. There was even one card, and I quote, "pick left nostril with right hand (any finger).

The play itself was a dazzling display of people shreiking unconnected words, running offstage and back, falling to the floor, jumping into the audience, doing contortions and other actions that Jackson had put together. Meanwhile that same audience was being bathed in the words and images from the I Ching.

This play was not a popular success.

On the other hand, it helped to establish the Living Theatre as one of the premiere avant-garde companies in the country. It was a hangut for beat poets, dancers like Merce Cunningham, abstract expressionist painters, but I have to tell you, that play would drive you mad.

Sourdough


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: flattop
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 09:32 PM

Two mudwomen asked me in PMs if I took the name flattop because I had been hit on the head with a 2 by 4. I don't think so but it makes me wonder if I might have gotten amnesia from a stud. You could get worse things from a stud. On the other hand, they might have been hinting that my writing isn't always lucid. Who's confused?


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 09:59 PM

Most of Joe Offer's warning make sense - but I can't see the exact birthday. It might stop him getting unwanted birtday greetings on the Mudcat or in the post (via a Postal Box), but.... I suppose we could treat the whole of August as an extended birthday, the way they seem to have done over the past month or so weit the Queen Mum in England.

So Happy Birthday, Joe Offer...


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: bflat
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 10:05 PM

Hey Steve--oggie in Italian means: today. I like Ogden. Did you ever hear of Ogden Nash? If I had been your parent I would have wanted to name you Ogden Ogden. Think of all the famous folks who are known by one name alone. I need not list but that might be a thread topic.

bflat


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 10:15 PM

Oggie, Oggie, Oggie.
Oi, Oi, Oi


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Callie
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 03:57 AM

today = "oggi" (pronounced like "(st)odgy".

Callie is the main character in Monica Dickens' "House at World's End" books. Or was it "Follyfoot"? I don't quite remember now.

And I'm not an actor.

Callie


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Brendy
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 04:03 AM

I remember as a kid, especially at football matches, people in the crowd would start chanting this 'Oggie oggie...' thing.
I used to join in, of course; kids tend to do that.

But I never had a clue what they were on about.
One of those many un-answered questions from childhood, I suppose.

B.


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: death by whisky
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 09:55 AM

OGGIE'OGGIE,OGGIE. Max Boyce buttie.


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Albatross
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 10:42 AM

Well I fell hopelessly in love with a fellow mudcatter three years ago who also uses a mystical bird's name. So I that gave me the idea. I've just about got over it now. It's fun trying to fly high in the sky over the ocean without flapping ones wings very often.


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: SpitWhistle
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 10:48 AM

'cause I play the whistle with the consequent drooly results!


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Wincing Devil
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 12:46 PM

Wincing Devil is an anagram of my name.

Anagrams are nifty! MONICA LEWINSKY is an anagram of SLICK MAY WIN ONE.

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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: P05139
Date: 04 Aug 00 - 12:45 PM

I chose my Mudcat name for the following reasons:-

1) My real name is Kathryn, which can be shortened to Kat.

2) Cats are my favourite animals.

3) I was in a folk group at school called Fireboots.

So... take Kat and spell it like the animal. Add the Fire from Fireboots at the front and ... duh-duh-duuuhhh.. you've got Firecat.

Come to think of it, I got off lightly! I was gonna call myself Athena after the Greek goddess of music but I decided I wasn't THAT good!!!

C ya l8er!


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: black walnut
Date: 04 Aug 00 - 01:31 PM

i play a black walnut celtic harp and a black walnut fretted dulcimer....

~black walnut


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Bearheart
Date: 14 Aug 00 - 09:05 PM

It's part of my real name, the part I relate to the most. I am a bear at heart--- I give bear hugs (of the female variety), I love honey, I'm a healer (what bears are known for in most tribal traditions all over the world); and Bear is my spiritual connection, and to me music of any kind is about Spirit-- it comes from the deepest part of us, our soul, the part of us that feels beauty and passion. (I am definitely not a Zen Buddhist!).

Bearheart


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: roopoo
Date: 15 Aug 00 - 02:42 AM

Well I'll answer to anything, and frequently do, but I chose mouldy because I sell my salt dough under the name of "mouldy old dough". Apart from one mumming play, the only boards I have trodden were am-dram before kids happened; BUT I did get to play Captain Smollett in a pantomime version of "Treasure Island" (well slap-a-my-thigh!), and when I was at school, Japheth in a play by some French playwright of the 1930s about Noah. Got to perform in the Nottingham Arts Theatre for that one!

Andrea (aka mouldy, mum, Audrey, wife, cloglady, omigod it's her again... etc, etc).


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Thomas the Rhymer
Date: 15 Aug 00 - 03:53 AM

I'd come to mudcat many times
to find a song in folk sublimes
When to my delight what did I see?
That people there could write to me!
It happened on that fateful day
When I was looking Childe's way
The song I wanted, There it was
And it became my handle 'cause...
My name is Thomas and I've seen
The bonny road of Elfland's Queen!


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Amergin
Date: 15 Aug 00 - 04:34 AM

Amergin was the bard for the Milesians......the name I admit is a bit grandstanding on my part....I would change it to something more fitting like Shitinabucket if it wouldnt make the Mudcat gods so angry....


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: okthen
Date: 15 Aug 00 - 05:36 AM

i had been on the periphary (spelling?) of mudcat for months, totally addicted but not a member.

i dillied and dallied for so long, that in the end (after doing my usual quality control check on greene king)i thought

okthen

i also wanted something short that icould type in each time, if i'd known it was all done for me i might have chosen "the complete works of william shakespeare"

all in all i think i'll stick with what i got

cheers

bill


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST,cleod
Date: 15 Aug 00 - 08:52 AM

I loved the movie 'Highlander' and decided I wanted to be called MacLeod...then because there were so many people on the 'Net by that nick, I shortened it to 'cleod' - my numdane name is Carolyn (you can, however, find all the letters of cleod in my full name).

Mbo - i thought your name was African...there was this story that I read before in an African setting with a character named Mbo...

Firecat - also thought you got it from a book!


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: hesperis
Date: 15 Aug 00 - 09:54 AM

The word 'hesperis' came to me, I know not from where,
some time after a dream I had where my friend who just got married
was married already, and his apartment was in the same place but different,
and I was given new clothes of red and black by his wife,
and she did a scholarship search for me on her computer,
and I insisted that I was not Greek...
I have strange dreams.
(The ones I remember anyway!)
The dream is jumbled in my memory now, I have it written down somewhere though.

Anyway, I seached for hesperis on yahoo, this is what I learned:

Hesperis is a lesser Goddess of ancient Greece,
a dancer around the trees of golden apples,
and a handmaiden of Helos.

Hesperis is also hesperis matronalis,
a flower also known as Damask Violet, Dame's Violet,
Sweet Rocket, Dame's Rocket, and Mother of the Evening.
It is a night-bloomer with a very sweet scent,
and ranges in colour from white to purple.

Purple is my favorite colour right now.

I thought of signing up as Brighid, because she is my favorite (named) Goddess,
but I have email in hesperis already, and I know too many people named Brighid or Brigette...

~*sirepseh*~

PS: I am new here, and am not yet comfortable giving my real name.


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 15 Aug 00 - 10:28 AM

Art Thieme is the guy who lives next door to us here in Chernoble. He died several years ago after undergoing an excruciating year and three quarters of radiation sickness that was worse than anyone in our entire city. I figured I'd use his name as it wasn't being used any more. He was with theCIA as it turns out. (Most Americans here were.) When he had lived in the USA he became somewhat famous in Memphis, Tennessee as Elvis Presley. But now he's really dead. As far as I know, though, he never ever touched a guitar or banjo or jews harp or musical saw or dulcimer or anything---just a balalaika which everybody picks around here. They are definitely "unplugged" around here, but we are still amplified electrically--not by choice however. Just living here now has resulted in a degree of natural electricity and amplification that gives our instruments unique properties that are found nowhere else on the planet. My own Martin B-28 (3-piece back and rosewood sides with multi roentgen bracing) is, on occasion, brighter than a 175 watt bulb. Some here use their instruments (still after all this time) to get a nice tan.

Love to all,

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: sophocleese
Date: 15 Aug 00 - 12:26 PM

Hello hesperis, no need to apologize or explain for not using your real name here. Many people don't for many different reasons. Welcome to Mudcat.


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Roger in Sheffield
Date: 15 Aug 00 - 01:47 PM

Hesperis - I was reading that you did not know where it came from and thinking instantly Hesperis matr...
Just as I was feeling very clever and about to reply with my botanical knowledge I scrolled down the screen to see that you had already dicovered Dames Violet. It grows in my garden - beautiful scent!
Good name


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Subject: RE: how did you choose your mudcat name?
From: okthen
Date: 15 Aug 00 - 01:58 PM

good job it's not hesperus-you could get wrecked;)

cheers

bill


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