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Username Significance #2721325
03/15/18 05:04 AM
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Have you ever wondered about everyone's username? I have and occasionally have asked here and there. I figure as a way of bringing our community a little closer, while still maintaining anonymity, we could share the story behind our user names.

I searched back 12 years and couldn't find this topic on the forum. Participate if you'd like!

Mine's boring - just my initials and my ironically lucky number - the house in which I grew up was number 13. More interesting maybe is that I've used this username on several forums and on YouTube so it has stuck with me. It's rare someone recognizes me from one forum to another though as the topics in which I'm interested are diverse - I'm on some car forums (corvette, rennlist, several others) a guitar forum, dpphotography, news, macforum and a few others.

Next?

Last edited by cmb13; 03/15/18 05:05 AM.

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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2721336
03/15/18 06:37 AM
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My username was arrived at quite simply because it is one of the two biggest loves of my life (I have a few others, but they prefer to remain anonymous grin).

I use 'orpheus' in other forums (musical or otherwise) because he is a legendary musician who somehow remains elusive (like me), but PW informed me that an impostor had already taken that name. So, as my other big love is mountains, I thought I should take on the name of a famous mountain I've climbed, like Chomolungma or Aconcagua or Shishapangma, but people might think I'm too exotic to be in PW wink , so I eventually settled on a somewhat more easily pronounceable Scottish name whose summit I've visited more often than any other, and can climb or walk or run up in my sleep, in any weather, from any direction......


"I don't play accurately - anyone can play accurately - but I play with wonderful expression. As far as the piano is concerned, sentiment is my forte. I keep science for Life."
Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2721337
03/15/18 06:46 AM
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Mine is boring too - I used to use my full name, but changed it to just first name and last initial. You can change your username here if you want.

M full name is boring too, almost as bad as John Doe. But I have only found two other people in my life with the same name. I am told one of them is a famous singer, but I had the name first smile He also has the same middle initial, which is weird.

Sam

Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2721344
03/15/18 07:17 AM
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I first joined the WWW 20 years ago. This was my first anonymous user name. I use it in several forums or variations where someone else has nabbed it.

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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2721349
03/15/18 07:54 AM
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I use akc42 all over the web. "AKC" are my initials, and 42 is the meaning of the life and the universe (according to Douglas Adams). It also happens to be my house number - so home really is the meaning of life and the universe for me as I've lived there for over 30 years.

Actually 42 also happens to be 6 weeks, which was a joke at work back in the day when I was a junior programmer, that was how long still to go on ANY workpackage, regardless of how much time had already elapsed. So 42 has long held special significance for me.

Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2721350
03/15/18 07:57 AM
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You need to B# when riding bicycles here in Southern California, otherwise you'll get run over by some crazy driver. B# and C are enharmonic equivalents, obviously.


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2721358
03/15/18 08:39 AM
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Keselo was the name of a general in a fantasy series (The Dreamers by David Eddings) that I read when I was 13 or something like that. Whenever I had to choose a username somewhere, I picked a name from one of the (fantasy) books I read. Keselo is the one I ended up liking the most, illustrated by the fact I still use it over a decade later.


I've started playing January 2017, Nothing is too easy is where I keep track of my progress.

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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2721360
03/15/18 08:42 AM
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My username derives from my real first name in Italian (Amedeo) and by the fact that I love Mozart!!

Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2721362
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It's just my name. How boring is that?

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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2721367
03/15/18 09:21 AM
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My user name is only one letter away from my real first name and it is what some of my friends call me and a very common typo when I write on these silly virtual miniature keyboards. So it sort of often naturally becomes my username. And it means odd in English so everyone thinks it is very appropriate as a nickname...I cannot imagine why... grin

Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2721371
03/15/18 09:28 AM
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I'm liking this thread smile

akc42 and I (cmb13) have to get a little more creative!
42 is also Jackie Robinson's number; I know his daughter (little trivia)


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Piazzolla Invierno Porteno
Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2721373
03/15/18 09:32 AM
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I'm learning so much! Didn't know any Scottish mountains by name before. Ben Nevis - I saw that explanation on another thread recently. Tubbie also clued me in to his username; maybe he'll post op. Be sharp, cyclist, is for damn sure.....a prominent business owner in my area got killed by an elderly half-blind driver last year; it was a real tragedy in the community. There is an annual ride in his honor now.

Keep em coming.


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Chopin Nocturne 72.1
Bach Goldberg Aria
Bach WTC Prelude D min
Piazzolla Invierno Porteno
Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2721378
03/15/18 09:47 AM
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Santa Fe, NM
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When I first got on AOL they had a limit on how long your user name could be, and since someone else already had my preferred abbreviation I could only get in part of my name. This is part of my AOL name. A couple of my friends thought it meant "giant" in Norwegian, which is pretty funny since I'm only a little over 5' tall. But it turns out giant is really jotul.

But some people think Tur is my last name!


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2721386
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I thought mine was just a clever way to use my name in a musical context. I started using in a guitar forum, where it probably was slightly more in context, but I think it still works here.


Currently working on:
Asturia (Leyenda) - Isaac Albeniz
Mia and Sabastian's Theme - Kyle Landry arrangement
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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2721390
03/15/18 10:10 AM
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"Rocket88" is the name of a fast Oldsmobile car with a V8 engine, dating from 1949. It was very popular.

"Rocket88" is also the name of, and the topic of, an up-tempo Blues recorded in 1951 by "Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats". That band was actually "Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm"; Ike: the husband of Tina Turner.

The song is often cited as the first true Rock and Roll song, although that is subjective as many other songs could easily be selected.


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2721395
03/15/18 10:19 AM
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I was eating chili (which I love) and surfing the net when I signed up for some forum years ago and just keep using the name. Since Carlos Danger was already taken I just went with Chili Time.


Started Playing October 1, 2017. First Lesson Oct. 17, 2017. Currently in Faber Accelerated Piano Adventures Book 2 For The Older Beginner. Yamaha P-115.
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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2721403
03/15/18 10:46 AM
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Well my nickname means "love for China", and it comes from the name of a Web site I created back at the dawn of the WWW, over 20 years ago, when I studied Chinese at Venice University. The site was about Chinese language and culture and had a good following, but then when I started working I no longer had the time to maintain and update it. So now sinophilia.org only hosts my professional pages.


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2721405
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Very interesting how some come up with a username. My username comes from a nickname that my husband gave me in high school. He (and some others) thought I looked a lot like Sally Field, and if you were watched tv in the 60's, you'll understand. By the 80's the show (Gidget) was airing in syndication, and ... I play Keys. original, huh? LOL smile


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2721408
03/15/18 10:58 AM
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I am a big fan of Detroit's automobile offerings from the late 1950's. I even had a '58 Plymouth Belvedere for a while. I originally used that name for an eBay account that I used to search for parts for my Plymouth. Since then it has become my online identity.


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2721415
03/15/18 11:10 AM
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I used to call one of my cats Stubbie. It wasn't the cat's given name, just a nickname that came to me and stuck. I, myself, am not stubby at all, but am more on the tall and thin side. smile


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2721417
03/15/18 11:16 AM
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Dynamo is a nickname for me when I was pretty much a dynamo. Then I used it as my dog’s registered name. He is Corsaire (kennel) The Dynamo. The BT is for Bull Terrier. I’ve used dynamobt on a number of forums.


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2721421
03/15/18 11:24 AM
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My username is pretty obvious to those who have been here a while. I lived in Switzerland for many years, I am a lady, and I like Swiss chocolate. I am little old to be SwissMiss, so, SwissMS! I moved to Spain, but the name stuck.
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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2721439
03/15/18 12:10 PM
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Question for the Europeans from areas in which English is not the primary language - casinitaly, swissms, and sinophilia in particular. Your English writing is so perfect - are you originally from the US or an English language country?


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2721442
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I am originally from the US. I lived in the Pacific Northwest before moving to Europe. English is my native language, though now I speak German and I am working on Spanish!

Re: Username Significance [Re: Sam S] #2721444
03/15/18 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Sam S
Mine is boring too - I used to use my full name, but changed it to just first name and last initial. You can change your username here if you want.

M full name is boring too, almost as bad as John Doe. But I have only found two other people in my life with the same name. I am told one of them is a famous singer, but I had the name first smile He also has the same middle initial, which is weird.

Sam

Sam be aware that since the site upgrade your image is overlapping the start to the text. Perhaps your pixel size is over the limit?

Ian


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2721445
03/15/18 12:28 PM
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New York City
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I like this thread. Re telling us something about the poster, I wish some of those who leave their profile completely blank would change that.

Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2721449
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I love Bach’s music. It is also the reason I started to re-learn piano. For my PW username, I used the position of the letters in the alphabet, with A=1, B=2, etc.


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Re: Username Significance [Re: dynamobt] #2721451
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In 2000 at the age of 53 I decided to be a biker. I took a three day course passed my test then took the train to Inverness (near Ben Nevis mountain) and rode back 170miles partly in the snow on my brand new BMW R1100RT bike.

Since then, my name on forums as been Beemer which is a nickname for a car or motorcycle manufactured by the company BMW. I gave up motorcycling after 11 years as arthritis was setting in. Also when I rolled the bike down (BMW touring bikes don't drop they just gently roll down!) I was finding it increasingly difficult to pick it up.

Today Beemer is really an anathema to those folk like me who drive Mercedes cars smile Anyhow since my car is named after Mr Benz's daughter I don't really see me changing my site name to a girls name smile

Ian
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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2721457
03/15/18 12:56 PM
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Las Vegas, Nv
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My name is Walter John, as was my fathers and grandfathers. So I am the third of that name. WJ3.


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2721460
03/15/18 01:12 PM
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Mine is just a 'W' pattern on the keyboard (look at your keyboard and you'll see). I was too lazy to come up with a user name.


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Field Nocturne no. 10
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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2721461
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It took me a while to come up with my nickname for this forum, but then I settled on dumka--both a musical genre and a Ukrainian word for a "thought" (and I'm originally from Ukraine). 1 is just a number, no special significance.

Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2721476
03/15/18 02:02 PM
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Hey Beemer - I used to ride a Triumph Thunderbird, 1998 I believe! Great bike. Love those Beemers. So utilitarian; they just work right.


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Chopin Nocturne 72.1
Bach Goldberg Aria
Bach WTC Prelude D min
Piazzolla Invierno Porteno
Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2721504
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Yeah. It’s my name.

Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2721513
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Mine has been my internet user name for, well a long time, and on ARPANET before that. This was before The Matrix came out, though most people assume it's related. I've long had a fascination with cephalopods, and picked up the nickname "squid" in school, added the bot because I was online and it seemed cool at the time smile



Currently learning: Beethoven "Easy" Sonata Op 49 No 2, JS Bach WTC Prelude No 2 in C minor, Grieg Lyric Pieces Book 1
Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2721564
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When I took up piano again as an adult, I found that the joy of playing the piano came from the constant learning (new pieces, new finger patterns, new figurations, bettering sight reading skills, theory, etc). Also, as an adult, I don't seem to have the neural plasticity that I did as a child, so figured that my piano adventures would be a constant process of "construction", hence UnderConstruction.


Still deciding whether I am playing for fun or playing to improve... leaning towards fun :-)
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I chose “Haunted Keys” for a few reasons.


1. In the past I've had a habit of neglecting my piano for long periods of time (longer than I’d like to admit in some cases) between my attempts at learning it, so it’s been a bit like a ghost haunting me from the corner of my room.

2. I like listening to beautifully haunting music played on the piano and hope that one day I can attempt to play some of it myself as well.

3. I thought it sounded cool. wink


Working On:
Preparing for my Grade 1 ABRSM Exam.
Reviewing pieces at Grade 2 level. smile
Using the metronome improve my timing.


(Learning piano 'on and off' since 2009)

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Originally Posted by cmb13
Question for the Europeans from areas in which English is not the primary language - casinitaly, swissms, and sinophilia in particular. Your English writing is so perfect - are you originally from the US or an English language country?


And now that you said it I will make some horrible grammar mistake eek

I'm Italian, but I've been studying English all my life, and it's become my job - I am a translator.
I used to be good at reading and writing but quite bad at speaking, then my wonderful American and British neighbours arrived and fixed that smile


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2721607
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I moved in 2012, back to the homestead where I now live. I also submitted to my first ABF recital with the piece “Back at One” by Brian McKnight. Near the end of the score were the dynamics- “Piano “ , ‘Un Primo” meaning -softly played, back to measure 1 , - original tempo.
So, being I was “back at one” in many ways, moving, first recital etc, I took the handle Piano_primo_1. Now I feel like I’m persistently learning a piece… as “back at one”. The handle fits the learning mode for me.

Last edited by piano_primo_1; 03/16/18 07:15 AM. Reason: grammar

Cheers!!!

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I believe I mentioned it in one of the other threads...
I've been on this interwebz thingy for many a round around the Sun, and all this time this has been my nick on any and all digital communication venues along the way (now on forums, previously on usenet and even BBS).

I used to really be into BMX in my early teens and being from the wrong side of the pond for such things, MuddyFox bikes were held in high regard. I actually managed to get my dad to import one for me which was such a big deal that any AKA name choice since has became a no-brainer. Never had a MF bike after that (as they are still pretty much nonexistent here in Yurp) but the nick stuck.

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As a child I loved Pokemon and especially liked Pikachu. Some of my friends still call me by my nickname 'Pikachu' or 'Pika'. So when I started recording and uploading piano videos I changed my YouTube channel name to PikaPianist smile


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Originally Posted by cmb13
Hey Beemer - I used to ride a Triumph Thunderbird, 1998 I believe! Great bike. Love those Beemers. So utilitarian; they just work right.

About BMWs you forgot to mention.....never any oil drips on garage floor smile

Here's something to look at:

http://www.triumphmotorcycles.co.uk/motorcycles/cruisers/thunderbird/2018/thunderbird

Ian


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2721656
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Yeah...mine was a 900, they're a lot bigger now. I think the bikes are getting too big. No longer as nimble, can't pick them up smile. Must be nice to have fuel injectors though....that carb was such a bear.


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2721657
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In the beginning took a few piano lessons at age 5. Like all beginners I supposedly learned to play "Twinkle". The rest of the family didn't think I have talent in music and left piano alone for many years.

Throughout my high school years learned to play violin and joined the school orchestra. Up to about 10 years ago violin was my main instrument. After that I started learning to play piano music on a portable keyboard to the point I would spend more hours in a week on a keyboard than a violin. And at the same time started posting recordings on social media. I could have picked the name "theviolinplayer" but took up "thepianoplayer" instead to reflect my new found passion for piano music. The number after the name identifies my location.

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pianopi = piano round = rondo = ring-like = always coming back to the beginning; never reaching the end.

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My username is a contraction of Vladimir Mishka, the name of the first plush bear that I gave to my wife more than 30 years ago. Some sites (e.g., Microsoft Translator) translate Teddy Bear as Mishka in Russian. The bear in my new avatar is Wolfgang BJ Koala, where BJ stands for Bum Jr. (based on one of my wife's nicknames for me, I am "Bum Sr.").

Pictures of all of our stuffed animals are featured in the piano videos on my YouTube page.

Re: Username Significance [Re: squidbot] #2721763
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Originally Posted by squidbot
Mine has been my internet user name for, well a long time, and on ARPANET before that. This was before The Matrix came out, though most people assume it's related. I've long had a fascination with cephalopods, and picked up the nickname "squid" in school, added the bot because I was online and it seemed cool at the time smile


I too have long had a fascination with cephalopods......fascinating creatures.


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Key - The ivories we tickle on the piano. String - What acoustic pianos have, and also violins and guitars. Not very imaginative. I have a problem remembering names and feared I'd forget mine. wink

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My choice of username was simple. I chose Theorygrl because I love music theory. Music theory was fascinating to me well before I knew anything at all about the subject. At a young age, I would listen and admire the music of master composers and wonder how they ever achieved what they did. I was in my early thirties before I had my very first music lesson ever. I've enjoyed theory and composition ever since as much or maybe even more than playing the piano.

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I'm a chorus singer, a contralto. Added another 'a' and year of birth.

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Since childhood one of my favorite classical pieces has been Debussy's Clair de Lune, and Claire is one of my given names. smile When I think to sign with "Claire" it goes together -- but I usually forget.


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Originally Posted by pianopi
... always coming back to the beginning; never reaching the end.

yes, well ... that could be interpreted two ways, couldn't it? Both of which are apt.


"Genius is not the sign of demigodliness, but the sign of having a profoundly practical mind" - anonymous

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Mine is the second half of a very common first name. Most often its abbreviated to the first syllable but I chose to do it with the second and last syllable.


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Originally Posted by cmb13
Question for the Europeans from areas in which English is not the primary language - casinitaly, swissms, and sinophilia in particular. Your English writing is so perfect - are you originally from the US or an English language country?


My username is simply my initials + in + italy (that last part is pretty obvious I think, but I've had folks refer to me as Casin, which I think is also cute).

I'm originally from Canada but I've lived in Italy for 40% of my life!


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I obviously need to come up with a more creative username wink

just plain Sam S

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Mine's boring, too ... but it's an easy one for me to remember. laugh


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Dunning refers to a neighborhood on Chicago’s Northwest side. It was the site of a large insane asylum, poor house, and pauper cemetery. The area was annexed by the city in 1918. Most of the area has been redeveloped although a small mental health facility still remains there along with the unmarked graves of some 40,000 souls.

The Duke is an alliteration. Because of the distant past, realtors like to call this area West Portage Park. So, does that make me the Peasant of Portage? How about the Pianist of Portage?how about quit while I’m ahead.


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I am Italian but I live in the Boston area since 2005!

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TomLC is just my first name and the capital letters in my french last name. I came up with this because I thought I was being confused with another Tom on a piano lesson forum.


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Before I joined Piano World, I was active in a forum started by Andrew Furmanczyk, under the pseudonym Pianoted. For those not familiar with him, he's known as Lypur on YouTube, and is a talented pianist living in Canada.

Then I found the Piano World forums. When choosing a username, I decided Pianoted had too much resemblance to Pianoteq, which I didn't even know what was at that time. I saw it was advertised on Piano World, so it had to be something big, and I felt it would cause confusion. People might think I was affiliated with Pianoteq.

Therefore, I chose a very similar username, Pianotehead, a little play with words, but sounds about the same as Pianoted. After a few years, I felt it was a stupid username, though it seemed a good idea at the time. Then I changed it to TheodorN, which consists of my first name, and the first letter of my last name.


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I was living in Japan when I joined PW (I had been living in Japan when I first took up piano), and I chose ShiroKuro because of the piano keyboard -- means literally"WhiteBlack" and in Japanese, rather than saying "black and white" (like B&W TV etc.) we say "white-black." So, not all that creative, but I now use this name for all of my piano-related online activities.


Started piano June 1999. My recordings at Box.Net:
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At the time I joined PW, I had already used an online moniker starting with a number (how many kids I have), followed by a word found in the Bible that is another name for one's offspring. However, I wanted a musical name for this forum, so started paging through my Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and found the term andamento, which I'd never heard of before. It refers to a longer fugal theme, and, like fugues, which contain multiple subjects weaved throughout the work, I thought the term reflected the various musical themes that run through my life. (I enjoy teaching, performing, and composing.)

I see that andamento is also an artistic term indicating the visual flow and direction within a mosaic. I'm not at all skilled with visual arts, but have always enjoyed the connections between visual and musical arts; for example, Impressionism as displayed in Monet's watercolors and works like Debussy's Reflections in the Water.

So when I registered here last December, Andamento it was. smile

Re: Username Significance [Re: ShiroKuro] #2722064
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Originally Posted by ShiroKuro
I was living in Japan when I joined PW (I had been living in Japan when I first took up piano), and I chose ShiroKuro because of the piano keyboard -- means literally"WhiteBlack" and in Japanese, rather than saying "black and white" (like B&W TV etc.) we say "white-black." So, not all that creative, but I now use this name for all of my piano-related online activities.

That's interesting. In the visual arts there's a very similar word that originated in the Renaissance: chiaroscuro - chiaro = clear or light and scuro = dark or obscure
chiaroscuro

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It should be obvious, but I'll explain anyway…

Ce-Fi- are the first two letters of my first and last names, except that one letter is changed. "Now" is a homonym of "Nau" short for "Nauru." For some reason I was thinking of the plight of that unfortunate, plundered island nation, when thinking up a username… and "now" is catchier than "then" anyway. Cefi-then?

Whew… That wasn't as hard as I thought!

Re: Username Significance [Re: Qazsedcft] #2722624
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Originally Posted by Qazsedcft
Mine is just a 'W' pattern on the keyboard (look at your keyboard and you'll see). I was too lazy to come up with a user name.

Why the mysterious "W", though?


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Mine's pretty straight forward. Upon coming back to the piano I just wanted to get my ...


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When I joined this forum my playing sounded like I was all thumbs. Since then it has improved a bit so maybe I could change my name to something like: Fingers1and2


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I have 3 grown children, which, of course, is where the" mom3" comes from. I did not put a number after "gram" because the number of grandchildren kept changing. It's up to 11 as of now.


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With all the new people showing up for the recital, I thought I'd bring this to the top, see if we have some more people who would like to share!


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Oh, why not!

Mine is simple, yet a little weird.
It is simply a nickname that gives me a childhood friend (we are still very good friend today and she still calls me that way very often). I start using it on the internet very early on, since there is no way someone would take this name on any given forum, game, or so on. It is always an available.

This nickname is really something that came up from her without any explanation other that she has a big imagination, and we must have been about 9 years old when she started calling me that way.
It is mostly a (big) deformation of my real name (which is Josée). She always says it with a happy voice, so there is really a good feeling associated with this name, that she is the only one to call me in real life.
The «J» is pronounce like in «John». So it is like «djwee-she» («oui» is pronounced like the «wii» console).


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- Rameau, Les Sauvages
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- Chopin, nocturne op. posth. in C# minor
- Debussy, Golliwog's cakewalk
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I love it, djwii-she! Now that I know how to pronounce it properly, I can read your posts with a little more...accuracy...no that's not the proper word...humanity? ! It's funny, sometimes I meet people even in real life and see their names in writing but never actually say them, and it's a little sad to not be able to pronounce them. So I'm glad I can associate yours with the proper pronunciation.


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Chopin Nocturne 72.1
Bach Goldberg Aria
Bach WTC Prelude D min
Piazzolla Invierno Porteno
Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737152
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My username (Dr. Rogers) is self-explanatory. Not very creative, I know.

But I should point out that I'm a PhD, not an MD. I've read different opinions from etiquette experts as to whether or not PhDs should be called Dr., and I've known one to switch from "no" to "yes" upon further consideration. But I worked bloody hard for that Post Hole Digger, so I intend to use it! Professor is a more polite form of address, but I feel it would be a little too gauche to call myself Professor Rogers.

The Dr. also helps (or rather helped in the past) distinguish me from my father, who was also a teacher and went by Mr. Rogers. Sadly, my father is now of blessed memory.


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Dr Rogers, I find that most MD's do not refer to themselves as doctor, but most others with a doctorate do (eg dentists, PhD's, etc.). My take is that a PhD is a doctorate in the classic sense, an achievement of a high level of proficiency in a field above that of a BS, BA, or even masters level degree and I know these things aren't given out willy nilly; I'm sure you worked hard for and deserve that title.

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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737165
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I love these posts! I wish there was a "like" feature like facebook ;-). My Username is self explanatory and not creative at all. Unlike many of the names that I see on PW which are very creative.

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Mine is WiseBuff. Wise was hopeful after the PhD. and Buff is what you are when you went to the University of Colorado. A Buff! Our mascot is the Buffalo (Ralphie) is her name.


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737175
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10 years ago, I was looking for a piano teacher for my kids when I came upon this forum. I was only joining to ask a few questions about piano teachers, so my name is MomOfBeginners. I didn't think I'd still be reading this forum 10 years later, and my kids are no longer beginners, but I'm not changing names.


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Re: Username Significance [Re: MomOfBeginners] #2737199
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I am boring, just my first name with a "." after it. Mike. was taken so I went a little more formal.


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Mine tells you of my feelings and hope... to become a proficient pianist.

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What an interesting thread that I thought I'd pitch in. So, mine is 'lyricmudra'.

'Lyric' is a song that is played with a lyre, while 'mudra' is a gesture (using hands and fingers) to express inner thoughts and feelings, or to tell stories in dance. They are prominent in Hindu and Buddhist art. Here is a link on what 'mudras' are:

https://www.yogajournal.com.au/2017/06/28/mudras-2/

By combining ‘lyric’ and ‘mudra’ (much like ‘Lyric Opera’ in Lyric Opera of Chicago), I thought I’d be referring to all our aspirations of being able to ‘sing’ and express ourselves through gestures of hand and fingers when playing the piano. :-)


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737275
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Mine is in reference to my two middle names which is also the name of a famous fictional character, that's all.


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Mine is pretty simple.
My first name and the area code where I live.
No matter what, I can always get this username so it's easy to remember across different sites....


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737290
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Lyricmudra : very interesting story! This is inspiring! smile


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It came up after a "small" daily motorcycle trip (it was 780km long), when my friends started call me lazy because i couldn't go any further.
I got used to it and at international forums i tried to reserve it, but usually it as taken, so i added the "gr" infront of it.

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Pat is the beginning of my first name, H is the beginning of my last name.
Sometimes in handwriting when referring to me I use a symbol that sort of combines a small p and a big H.
I once worked as a music critic for a newspaper and used pH as signature.
pH would have been my first choice for this forum, but display names have to be at least 4 letters long. So I used patH, with a small p.


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Xenon is a noble gas, it glows a nice purple color when electrified, because it is a noble gas it should not form compounds, however the D suborbital ends up forming bonds with Fluorine, the most reactive element around. Fluorine can do some neat things like set glass on fire. So it is a cool chemistry example, and since I enjoy chemistry I started using it as a username.
Now I am studying EE, but chemistry is still interesting stuff.


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Re: Username Significance [Re: sinophilia] #2737714
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Originally Posted by sinophilia
Originally Posted by cmb13
Question for the Europeans from areas in which English is not the primary language - casinitaly, swissms, and sinophilia in particular. Your English writing is so perfect - are you originally from the US or an English language country?


And now that you said it I will make some horrible grammar mistake eek

I'm Italian, but I've been studying English all my life, and it's become my job - I am a translator.
I used to be good at reading and writing but quite bad at speaking, then my wonderful American and British neighbours arrived and fixed that smile



I am a translator too. Have not studied English on university level though, I am an engineer.

As I am also a writer (SF/fantasy) I wanted to make a pun on the concepts of ghosts and ghost writer ... People in the fantasy communities, where I first made my Inernet entrance some 25 years ago, found it cool. I have sort of grown into it. grin

Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737718
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For my part, I'm not European, but Quebec city is not a city where you hear English outside from tourists. Yes, we learn English in school since it is the other official language in Canada, but English classes in school are very... poor.

For my part, I've learn English mostly because of video games. That was my main incentive to learn English when I was younger. Later on, with the internet, I've started going on English speaking forums (duh), listening to TV shows, youtube channels, etc. So I'm good at understanding English, I can write it without too much problem, but my god that I have a dreadful accent when I have to speak!

Seemingly, it is something perfectly normal for someone who doesn't use it regularly. I've read that even a native English speaker will have an accent in English if he lives abroad and completely stops speaking English regularly. There are muscles needed to make different sounds and if you don't train those muscles, you lose partly the ability to make those sounds until you train that again.


So, to answer the question, my fluency in English comes mostly from exposure, throught different sources. At the age of the internet, this is easily done! It is clearly not exposure from my daily life in my city, but on the web.


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- Chopin, nocturne op. posth. in C# minor
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Re: Username Significance [Re: CadenzaVvi] #2737740
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Correction:

Originally Posted by Jouishy
......but my god that I have a (most likely) really cool accent when I have to speak!


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737754
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Well, you can judge by yourself. grin


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Pieces I'm working on :
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- Beethoven, sonata op. 49, no. 1, 1st mov
- Chopin, nocturne op. posth. in C# minor
- Debussy, Golliwog's cakewalk
Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737758
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@Jouishy to my English ears, your accent is very similar to a French person talking English, but with a touch of Dutch accent also.

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Oh, that's funny. Thanks for sharing your toughts. I wouldn't have guessed I had a little bit of Dutch accent in English. laugh


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Pieces I'm working on :
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- Beethoven, sonata op. 49, no. 1, 1st mov
- Chopin, nocturne op. posth. in C# minor
- Debussy, Golliwog's cakewalk
Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737766
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To my American ears, all British, French (incl French Canadian), South African and Australian accents sound sexy and exotic. I sometimes wonder what an American accent sounds to a British person though - I imagine vulgar and uneducated. akc?


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737779
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Originally Posted by cmb13
To my American ears, all British, French (incl French Canadian), South African and Australian accents sound sexy and exotic. I sometimes wonder what an American accent sounds to a British person though - I imagine vulgar and uneducated. akc?

I beg your pardon - you've just managed to insult probably half the users of this forum! eek

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Oh and yes, since I just made a cameo on this thread, which I had been avoiding until now... Who is Lt. Tyrone Slothrop?


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737787
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There are always other Tom's on forums and also on the on-line program I still belong to. (Although I take private lessons now). That caused a bit of confusion. My surname is a common two word French name, so by adding the capital letters in my last name, I got TomLC.


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737788
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LOL no offense meant Lieutenant - mind you I am one of those Americans - I've always been self conscious of our dialect as heard through the ears of the British. We don't speak the Queens English, you know!


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737790
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Actually you just sound American - I can perhaps detect the difference between the deep south and other areas, but I am aware that you can detect differences at a much more localised level. Same in the UK, there are different accents in different regions. No Queens English for most of us.

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Originally Posted by cmb13
To my American ears, all British, French (incl French Canadian), South African and Australian accents sound sexy and exotic. I sometimes wonder what an American accent sounds to a British person though - I imagine vulgar and uneducated. akc?


Au contraire. The American accent to my Scottish ears is wonderful, and I even went as far as to marry a Philadelphian, (although my attraction to her accent may only have played a minor role).


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737804
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Well that's nice to hear, akc and earl! Again, just to be clear, my above post wasn't meant to insult anyone, but to express my own self-conscious concern that we didn't have as sophisticated accent as the others mentioned. I'm 100% American myself.

I do find those foreign accents intriguing though.

Carry on!


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Re: Username Significance [Re: CadenzaVvi] #2737811
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Originally Posted by Jouishy
Well, you can judge by yourself. grin


I personally love your accent!


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Re: Username Significance [Re: CadenzaVvi] #2737812
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Originally Posted by Jouishy
Lyricmudra : very interesting story! This is inspiring! smile



Thanks so much, Jouishy! I like yours, too. It is special, particularly since it comes from a close friend of yours!

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Originally Posted by cmb13
To my American ears, all British, French (incl French Canadian), South African and Australian accents sound sexy and exotic. I sometimes wonder what an American accent sounds to a British person though - I imagine vulgar and uneducated. akc?


This is how American English sounds to non-English speakers :-))

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt4Dfa4fOEY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU2wkD-gbzI








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Originally Posted by lyricmudra
Originally Posted by cmb13
To my American ears, all British, French (incl French Canadian), South African and Australian accents sound sexy and exotic. I sometimes wonder what an American accent sounds to a British person though - I imagine vulgar and uneducated. akc?


This is how American English sounds to non-English speakers :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU2wkD-gbzI



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Once upon a time I had a guru. He gave me a new name: Animisha. I found that, except for Indian women, there are very few other Animisha's around. So if you would happen to see an Animisha somewhere, it is probably me. smile
And for the guru, he is dead. But someone here on this forum has his name as his nickname... laugh

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Originally Posted by cmb13
To my American ears, all British, French (incl French Canadian), South African and Australian accents sound sexy and exotic. I sometimes wonder what an American accent sounds to a British person though - I imagine vulgar and uneducated. akc?


Interesting. I hear the irish connection in the American accent, generally if that word is appropriate here. The twang is there . . . . I don't care for it too long. But then i don't care to hear the English either unless they hail from Middlesex. Mild Cockney, almost.
My accent is the worst in the country. Northern English in it's most unrefined form. Sorry about that, guys . . . . .


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Because I am...and, as everyone knows, a good one is hard to find...


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Re: Username Significance [Re: peterws] #2798849
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Originally Posted by peterws

My accent is the worst in the country. Northern English in it's most unrefined form. Sorry about that, guys . . . . .


You've never been to Maryport.

I'll get me coat, I'm gang yam...


^^^ going home. It means, going home. Yam. Home.

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Originally Posted by elenmirie
Originally Posted by peterws

My accent is the worst in the country. Northern English in it's most unrefined form. Sorry about that, guys . . . . .


You've never been to Maryport.

I'll get me coat, I'm gang yam...


^^^ going home. It means, going home. Yam. Home.


I used to do work wi the band up that neck o' the woods in the '70's. Mirehouse Social Club, Whithaven. There was a Chinese which stayed open late enough to ensure I got no sleep that night. And Whitehaven must be the coldest place in the UK . .. . .Cleator Moor was another. And Maryport. I loved these places then and I do now. . . .


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Best thread ever!

Also, I feel decidedly boring now. My username is just my, well, name. Pfff.

Maybe I'll change it to something mysterious and exotic, just to confuse people grin


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Ted is my name. I am another boring one, what you see is what you get. Besides, I have so many forum and internet contacts that pursuing anonymity at this stage would be rather pointless.


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Originally Posted by Sibylle
Best thread ever!

Also, I feel decidedly boring now. My username is just my, well, name. Pfff.

Maybe I'll change it to something mysterious and exotic, just to confuse people grin

Not boring at all for me! I like Sibylle and Irish names in general. We gave our daughter the name "Siobhan" even though I'm Chinese and my late wife/her late mother was Italian. Irish names are already mysterious and exotic for the rest of us non-Irish folk. Love how you Irish find other ways to pronounce letters like "s" and "b," actually. Is "Sibylle" similarly pronounced as something like "SHiVel" or SHiBel"? (maybe it's the "h" in "Siobhan" that gives the "V" sound?)


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Originally Posted by Sibylle
Best thread ever!

Also, I feel decidedly boring now. My username is just my, well, name. Pfff.

Maybe I'll change it to something mysterious and exotic, just to confuse people grin


So glad the thread was resurrected! And Sibylle is definitely exotic to most of us non Irish!


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Originally Posted by cmb13
Originally Posted by Sibylle
Best thread ever!

Also, I feel decidedly boring now. My username is just my, well, name. Pfff.

Maybe I'll change it to something mysterious and exotic, just to confuse people grin


So glad the thread was resurrected! And Sibylle is definitely exotic to most of us non Irish!


And here I thought her name was German in origin, and that she had moved to Ireland???


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Originally Posted by NobleHouse
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Originally Posted by Sibylle
Best thread ever!

Also, I feel decidedly boring now. My username is just my, well, name. Pfff.

Maybe I'll change it to something mysterious and exotic, just to confuse people grin


So glad the thread was resurrected! And Sibylle is definitely exotic to most of us non Irish!


And here I thought her name was German in origin, and that she had moved to Ireland???

Neither grin The name is from Greek mythology, which also means that nobody in any country (except Greece, where I've never lived) can spell it. Trust me, I spend my life spelling that name, lol.

It's pronounced "cybil" in English and "see-bill-eh" in German, so nothing Irish about it, sorry folks!

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Originally Posted by Sibylle
Neither grin The name is from Greek mythology, which also means that nobody in any country (except Greece, where I've never lived) can spell it. Trust me, I spend my life spelling that name, lol.

It's pronounced "cybil" in English and "see-bill-eh" in German, so nothing Irish about it, sorry folks!

Well, then your parents picked it for the same reason my late wife and I picked our daughter's name: It was exotic and sounded nice! wink


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Originally Posted by Sibylle
Originally Posted by NobleHouse
Originally Posted by cmb13
Originally Posted by Sibylle
Best thread ever!

Also, I feel decidedly boring now. My username is just my, well, name. Pfff.

Maybe I'll change it to something mysterious and exotic, just to confuse people grin


So glad the thread was resurrected! And Sibylle is definitely exotic to most of us non Irish!


And here I thought her name was German in origin, and that she had moved to Ireland???

Neither grin The name is from Greek mythology, which also means that nobody in any country (except Greece, where I've never lived) can spell it. Trust me, I spend my life spelling that name, lol.

It's pronounced "cybil" in English and "see-bill-eh" in German, so nothing Irish about it, sorry folks!


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Originally Posted by Ojustaboo
Mine was made years ago from a random name generator and me adding bits.

I thought your real name was Beau, and your nickname somehow: Oh, but I am just a boo! laugh

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Originally Posted by Animisha
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Mine was made years ago from a random name generator and me adding bits.

I thought your real name was Beau, and your nickname somehow: Oh, but I am just a boo! laugh

The US Federal Government has an office associated with every US Government department and agency called "the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Businesses" (OSDBU). This organizational unit name remains the same regardless of what the specific agency is. Those of us that work with the US Government regularly just pronounce this acronym as "oz-da-boo" as it is awkward to spell it out each time as O-S-D-B-U. Every time I see Ojustaboo's handle, I'm reminded of OSDBU... LOL


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Cool thread!

My username reflects the job I have to support my music habit: I'm a pathologist. And a guy: Pathguy wink

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Cool thread!

My username reflects the job I have to support my music habit: I'm a pathologist. And a guy: Pathguy wink


Ya.....already figured that one out! wink


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Cool thread!

My username reflects the job I have to support my music habit: I'm a pathologist. And a guy: Pathguy wink


Ya.....already figured that one out! wink

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Oh, I've realized that I posted in here a little while ago, and that I changed my username since (why? might you ask. Well, because people tends to mispronounce it and if pronounced plainly, it sounds as... silly things in French. As long as I only used it on written media, it wasn't so bad. I didn't know how people pronounced it in their head. But in the last months, I've join some Discord channels and people started calling me this way. I realized that the only person from which it wasn't weird to hear my former username was from my childhood friend who gave me that nickname in the first place, and who never mispronounces it ^^. I then decided to change my username on most of the web platforms I joined).

So it is kind of obvious what my current username means.
I was seeking for something that would be related to my passion for music, so Cadenza seems appropriate. I wanted something relatively short (I hesitated with Unacorda, but that's kind of long to say out loud. It would have been nice though, considering I'm a shy and quiet person). Then, Vvi to refer to V-vi progression, the interrupted cadence, which is my favorite cadence. laugh


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Originally Posted by CadenzaVvi
Oh, I've realized that I posted in here a little while ago, and that I changed my username since (why? might you ask. Well, because people tends to mispronounce it and if pronounced plainly, it sounds as... silly things in French. As long as I only used it on written media, it wasn't so bad. I didn't know how people pronounced it in their head. But in the last months, I've join some Discord channels and people started calling me this way. I realized that the only person from which it wasn't weird to hear my former username was from my childhood friend who gave me that nickname in the first place, and who never mispronounces it ^^. I then decided to change my username on most of the web platforms I joined).

So it is kind of obvious what my current username means.
I was seeking for something that would be related to my passion for music, so Cadenza seems appropriate. I wanted something relatively short (I hesitated with Unacorda, but that's kind of long to say out loud. It would have been nice though, considering I'm a shy and quiet person). Then, Vvi to refer to V-vi progression, the interrupted cadence, which is my favorite cadence. laugh

Neat! Although I'll always think of you by your old handle, which I thought was nice smile

So CadenzaVvi, are you on the Discord channels for classical piano then, such as Discord pinano? I know that pinano has a biweekly recital that I've been following, but haven't participated in yet.

BTW, have you tried Twitch? There is a large group of classical pianists there also - I tried it for the first time on Saturday.


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Oh, no, I'm on Discord mainly for gaming (board and video games alike). But I'll certainly have a look into that. It might be really interesting! (If you happen to have an invite link, it would be great wink ).

I'm also on Twitch for video games purpose, and I've been juggling with the idea of doing some "full dress rehearsal" before my exams, as a practice of being stressed while playing to perform better. laugh
I wonder if there is a way to have two twin-accounts to keep apart the gaming stuff and the piano stuff. I should have a look into that too.


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Forget it about the link! I just found it. It helps when you figure out that Google automatically change your search from "pinano discord channel" to "piano discord channel".


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Originally Posted by CadenzaVvi
Forget it about the link! I just found it. It helps when you figure out that Google automatically change your search from "pinano discord channel" to "piano discord channel".

OK. I guess you found it. In case anyone else is looking for the Discord pinano server in the future, it's here. And video recordings of the previous Discord biweekly recitals are here. As I announced here, Discord just hosted an Internet piano competition. It'll be interesting to see the entries.


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Originally Posted by CadenzaVvi
Oh, I've realized that I posted in here a little while ago, and that I changed my username since (why? might you ask. Well, because people tends to mispronounce it and if pronounced plainly, it sounds as... silly things in French. As long as I only used it on written media, it wasn't so bad. I didn't know how people pronounced it in their head. But in the last months, I've join some Discord channels and people started calling me this way. I realized that the only person from which it wasn't weird to hear my former username was from my childhood friend who gave me that nickname in the first place, and who never mispronounces it ^^. I then decided to change my username on most of the web platforms I joined).

So it is kind of obvious what my current username means.
I was seeking for something that would be related to my passion for music, so Cadenza seems appropriate. I wanted something relatively short (I hesitated with Unacorda, but that's kind of long to say out loud. It would have been nice though, considering I'm a shy and quiet person). Then, Vvi to refer to V-vi progression, the interrupted cadence, which is my favorite cadence. laugh


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Liebestraum #3 by Franz Liszt is my most beloved of Liszt's easy piano compositions and one that I learned to play that gave me the greatest feeling of accomplishment. Since that time many years ago, Liszt has been my favorite classical piano composer. I still become entranced listening to much of his magnificent music by various artists. It was a stroke of simple luck to play with the letters of "listener" and add a "z" after the "s". It was shortly after joining PianoWord that I discovered it and began using it. One of my current favorites is this; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpVq_j7u7YQ


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Nice, Liszterner, like that one!


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Originally Posted by Lisztener
Liebestraum #3 by Franz Liszt is my most beloved of Liszt's easy piano compositions and one that I learned to play that gave me the greatest feeling of accomplishment. Since that time many years ago, Liszt has been my favorite classical piano composer. I still become entranced listening to much of his magnificent music by various artists. It was a stroke of simple luck to play with the letters of "listener" and add a "z" after the "s". It was shortly after joining PianoWord that I discovered it and began using it. One of my current favorites is this; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpVq_j7u7YQ


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Mine was made years ago from a random name generator and me adding bits.

The idea was to get a name that no one else ever uses.

So far I’ve had 100% success


I think with a slight slur your name becomes "Adjustable", which I think is pretty cool.

I'm Downhill_Fast for a variety of reasons. First, my two most common nicknames were taken. Second, I tend to gravitate towards mountain biking as my favorite outdoor hobby, and going downhill fast comes with the territory. I also appreciate the fact that, colloquially, when something goes downhill fast it means things got bad, quickly, and I somewhat expected that of my piano playing when I initially signed up.


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Originally Posted by Downhill_Fast

....I'm Downhill_Fast for a variety of reasons. First, my two most common nicknames were taken. Second, I tend to gravitate towards mountain biking as my favorite outdoor hobby, and going downhill fast comes with the territory. I also appreciate the fact that, colloquially, when something goes downhill fast it means things got bad, quickly, and I somewhat expected that of my piano playing when I initially signed up.



I always thought it was a skiing reference. Love mountain biking - but careful on those fast downhills!


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Originally Posted by cmb13
Originally Posted by Downhill_Fast
I tend to gravitate towards mountain biking as my favorite outdoor hobby, and going downhill fast comes with the territory.

Love mountain biking - but careful on those fast downhills!

Maybe it's because I've gravitated to extreme sport videos since I'm a rock climber, but personally, I see downhill mountain biking as next to insane. LOL. Give me a nice cliff face and rope any day over that stuff!


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I've been mountain biking several times, but never like that! That's totally insane.


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I took the path of a hobby specific name which i was slightly surprised no one already had it....The music that has stirred my soul for many decades now is Progressive Rock from the 70's. This music arose in Europe and is classically based as opposed to main stream rock based on blues. Piano plays a big role in Progressive Rock - it is for me an amazingly powerful thing that lives inside me for this. Progman


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Originally Posted by Progman
I took the path of a hobby specific name which i was slightly surprised no one already had it....The music that has stirred my soul for many decades now is Progressive Rock from the 70's. This music arose in Europe and is classically based as opposed to main stream rock based on blues. Piano plays a big role in Progressive Rock - it is for me an amazingly powerful thing that lives inside me for this. Progman

I was hoping you'd say that when I saw you had replied to this laugh

Total prog rock head here, my all-time favourite bands are the likes of Yes and Jethro Tull, and of course King Crimson and all the rest 3hearts


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Originally Posted by Progman
This music arose in Europe and is classically based as opposed to main stream rock based on blues.

I know next to nothing about rock, jazz, and contemporary music in general, but I feel I just learned something. Thanks!

BTW, is progressive rock still "a thing" these days, or has its time passed? (Asking because I know some contemporary genres, such as jazz continue to be a thing)


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Originally Posted by Progman
This music arose in Europe and is classically based as opposed to main stream rock based on blues.

I know next to nothing about rock, jazz, and contemporary music in general, but I feel I just learned something. Thanks!

BTW, is progressive rock still "a thing" these days, or has its time passed? (Asking because I know some contemporary genres, such as jazz continue to be a thing)

There are still prog rock bands. The genre has also branched out into the likes of prog metal, which I love too. Generally, prog is one area where one finds a lot of excellent musicians, often with classical training.

One "later" example is a Norwegian band that's not very well known outside of Norway. They were basically a bunch of conservatory students who also happened to love metal and so they started a band. The singer is one of the most amazing sopranos I know (and happens to be a former classmate of my best friend, who also studied at the conservatory until an illness partly ruined her voice):

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Originally Posted by Progman
I took the path of a hobby specific name which i was slightly surprised no one already had it....The music that has stirred my soul for many decades now is Progressive Rock from the 70's. This music arose in Europe and is classically based as opposed to main stream rock based on blues. Piano plays a big role in Progressive Rock - it is for me an amazingly powerful thing that lives inside me for this. Progman


Yes, saw that in another post. Love that music, still. I saw Alan Parsons last year.

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I was hoping you'd say that when I saw you had replied to this laugh

Total prog rock head here, my all-time favourite bands are the likes of Yes and Jethro Tull, and of course King Crimson and all the rest 3hearts


And Ian Anderson / Jethro Tull a few years ago.

Great stuff! Someone else used 90125 for a username; clear Yes fan.


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Originally Posted by Sibylle
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One "later" example is a Norwegian band that's not very well known outside of Norway. They were basically a bunch of conservatory students who also happened to love metal and so they started a band. The singer is one of the most amazing sopranos I know (and happens to be a former classmate of my best friend, who also studied at the conservatory until an illness partly ruined her voice):


Beautiful!


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Originally Posted by cmb13
Great stuff! Someone else used 90125 for a username; clear Yes fan.

You're going to crack up, but when I first saw 90125's handle, I thought it was in reference to a TV show about some kids in Beverly Hills years ago. blush

(I'm so not up on popular culture / contemporary music blush )


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As we're on the subject, here's one off of 90125. Not the most popular, but classic progressive rock. Give it a listen.



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"Changes" is great from that album, too. I love all of Yes - they *are* my all-time favourite band - but the best of Yes all happened in the 70s, in my humble opinion. The likes of Close To The Edge (the entire album), Gates of Delirium or Awaken are just beyond anything I've seen in rock music. Gods, I do love them. No musician death ever hit me as hard as Chris Squire's a few years ago.


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My brother-in-law (a person that I love. I'm not close to much people in my family, but I share a lot with my brother-in-law and I always enjoy time with him) is a big fan of prog music too. He never introduced me to it, though, so I don't really know what it is.

When I'm not listening to classical, I'm mostly into metal. Particularly power metal and symphonic metal (I'm not a fan of the grunting, so death metal is not my thing). Epica is the band I've listen to the most. One of their piece sounds like Pirate of the Carrabean soundtrack. laugh


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Originally Posted by CadenzaVvi
My brother-in-law (a person that I love. I'm not close to much people in my family, but I share a lot with my brother-in-law and I always enjoy time with him) is a big fan of prog music too. He never introduced me to it, though, so I don't really know what it is.

When I'm not listening to classical, I'm mostly into metal. Particularly power metal and symphonic metal (I'm not a fan of the grunting, so death metal is not my thing). Epica is the band I've listen to the most. One of their piece sounds like Pirate of the Carrabean soundtrack. laugh


I don't listen to much metal, but do love Metallica's Black Album.



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Originally Posted by Sibylle
"Changes" is great from that album, too. I love all of Yes - they *are* my all-time favourite band - but the best of Yes all happened in the 70s, in my humble opinion. The likes of Close To The Edge (the entire album), Gates of Delirium or Awaken are just beyond anything I've seen in rock music. Gods, I do love them. No musician death ever hit me as hard as Chris Squire's a few years ago.

Chris Squire was an awesome bassist!

As a recovering drummer, I think Bill Bruford's work on "Fragile" is some of the best I've ever heard.

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Wow, nice to see such energy here on Prog Rock - I looked in the Non-Classical Pianists sub-forum but did not see much prog there. Thankfully, my teacher loves Keith Emerson! Progressive, like regular rock and roll, will go on forever it seems. I will point out that there are now quite a few you tube videos of Orchestral performances of various progressive rock music. And there is also the case of Pianist Rachel Flowers - incredibly gifted, she favors Keith Emerson's work.




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Originally Posted by Progman
Wow, nice to see such energy here on Prog Rock - I looked in the Non-Classical Pianists sub-forum but did not see much prog there. Thankfully, my teacher loves Keith Emerson! Progressive, like regular rock and roll, will go on forever it seems. I will point out that there are now quite a few you tube videos of Orchestral performances of various progressive rock music. And there is also the case of Pianist Rachel Flowers - incredibly gifted, she favors Keith Emerson's work.


That's remarkable, to play that entire thing from memory.


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Love mountain biking - but careful on those fast downhills!

Maybe it's because I've gravitated to extreme sport videos since I'm a rock climber, but personally, I see downhill mountain biking as next to insane. LOL. Give me a nice cliff face and rope any day over that stuff!


Great video, but you may be crediting me with way more confidence than I actually deserve laugh

Also, Tyrone: Trad or sport? Placing gear scares me far more than the mostly-tame downhills in my part of the world!


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Originally Posted by Downhill_Fast


Also, Tyrone: Trad or sport? Placing gear scares me far more than the mostly-tame downhills in my part of the world!



You guys don't even know what challenging or dangerous is - you ought to try shooting trap sometime - you just never know when a sudden gust of wind is going to play havoc with the path of one of those nasty launched orange targets and spin it back towards one's self at breakneck speed, heading directly towards one with only a double-barreled shotgun to protect oneself eek shocked laugh


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Love mountain biking - but careful on those fast downhills!

Maybe it's because I've gravitated to extreme sport videos since I'm a rock climber, but personally, I see downhill mountain biking as next to insane. LOL. Give me a nice cliff face and rope any day over that stuff!


Great video, but you may be crediting me with way more confidence than I actually deserve laugh

OK. Even the baby version of that video will be too much for me laugh There are some things I won't do, and that is one. Another is hanggliding. smile I had a friend ask me, "Why are you willing to skydive but not to hangglide?" My response- because parachutes are designed to carry you safely to the ground! wink

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Also, Tyrone: Trad or sport?

I started trad in Yosemite Valley - I knew the old Camp 4 well. You're going to laugh but similar to absolute beginners starting with a Chopin études as their first piece ever (usually, courtesy of Synthesia wink ), my first real multi-pitch climb was Lost Arrow Spire. I think my friend and I should have silk screened some shirts afterwards with the words: "Climbed Lost Arrow Spire and Lived to Tell About It!" eek The trad days are over, it's no longer fitting with the climbing aesthetic, I have a family :), but I still have a ton of trad gear including a bivvy ledge (although no bivvy ledge companion as in that linked photo! laugh ), and none of it would I ever dare use again - climbing equipment ages. So it's entirely sport for me, and I've been on a long hiatus since breaking over a dozen bones getting hit by a car when I was on my sport bike - so long that I've been musing just hanging up my climbing shoes for good and just sticking with the piano. Besides there were a few times, besides the motorcycle accident, when I came close to losing a finger, including once on ice, and that would really put a crimp on piano playing. So maybe it's all for the best if I just call it all quits. My wife would be happier - she's already forbid me from replacing my motorcycle. mad

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Placing gear scares me far more than the mostly-tame downhills in my part of the world!

Well, that depends on the quality of the rock, right? I have no problems placing gear on granite, but sometimes you encounter flaky junk... Then it gets bad. Of course, there sometimes is no place to place anything and no bolts. I remember one 25m runout on a 5.6 face. When I asked why there was not a single bolt protecting the face, the response I got from a local was: "It's a 5.6 dude." smirk grin In a case like that, a rope is even useless as you'll often take a grounder anyways if you fall.


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