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#919161 - 01/20/06 03:54 AM Please explain your login name.
sarabande Offline
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Registered: 11/18/05
Posts: 1597
Loc: Mo.
Along the same lines as avatars, I have been curious for quite some time how some of you derived at your login name. Please explain.

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#919162 - 01/20/06 05:56 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Dsus2 Offline
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Registered: 08/14/05
Posts: 95
Loc: Sweden
My name is Daniel... A clue: look at the letters which are musical notes.

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#919163 - 01/20/06 07:00 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
seebechstein Offline
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Registered: 11/23/04
Posts: 1085
Loc: houston
Sarabande, you didn't explain your login name, or did you do so somewhere else?

I had found a C. Bechstein very much to my liking (as opposed to the other very different piano by the same last name) so I chose it for a login, even though I own an Estonia.

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#919164 - 01/20/06 08:20 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
pianojerome Offline
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Registered: 01/01/05
Posts: 9868
I play the piano. Jerome is a nickname.

(most of my friends call me Sam, but one of my best friends in middle/high school used to call me Jerome)
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#919165 - 01/20/06 08:24 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
pianojerome Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by seebechstein:
Sarabande, you didn't explain your login name, or did you do so somewhere else?[/b]
 Quote:
Originally posted by sarabande:
By the way I keep getting addressed as Sara on the forums which is fine as short for sarabande but my real name is not Sara. I picked sarabande because I like the dance-form as in Bach's Suites and I thought it made me sound sweet \:D along with the flower. Tulips are one of my favorite flowers. [/b]
http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/ultimatebb.php?/topic/19/156/4.html#000080
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#919166 - 01/20/06 08:56 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
sarabande Offline
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Registered: 11/18/05
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Loc: Mo.
Thanks Sam and/or pianojerome, "you took the words right out of my mouth"! \:\)

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#919167 - 01/20/06 09:32 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
CC2 and Chopin lover Offline
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Registered: 01/12/06
Posts: 1981
Sarabande,
I own, and love, my Mason and Hamlin CC2 9 foot Concert Grand...............and ADORE Chopin, above all other composers. Pretty straightforward, huh?
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#919168 - 01/20/06 09:56 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Shammy Offline
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Registered: 12/29/05
Posts: 115
Loc: Nutter Fort, WV
I am a member of a trivia group. At first, my name was Fruitcake~twinkle. Two nicknames I had from bosses/friends put together. Then, after Christmas in 2002, Fruitcake got replaced by Shamrock in honor of St. Patricks Day. Shamrock~twinkle was eventually shortened to Shammy.
Thats my story and I'm stickin to it!
PS - I am NOT a car polishing cloth. Thats Chamois.
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#919169 - 01/20/06 11:49 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Kincaid Offline
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Registered: 09/24/04
Posts: 476
Loc: Portland, Oregon
Even though I don't post here much at all, I feel I owe Sarabande something.

Our first piano (in my married life) was a Kincaid, bought on the advice of my choir director because it sounded the best at our price point of $650 (thems 1998 dollars). After buying the piano I found PW when I was trying to find out more about the piano. Imagine my chagrin at finding the quote, supposedly out of Larry Fine's book, that Kincaid was "possibly the worst piano ever made" or some such thing.

Anyway, we sold that piano and after a year of searching just bought a 17+ year old Kawai 601-T.
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#919170 - 01/20/06 12:28 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
apple* Offline


Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 19862
Loc: Kansas
hmm.. i sold a dog (we briefly tried) I had named apple the day I joined.
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#919171 - 01/20/06 12:33 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
ChatNoir Offline
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Registered: 04/19/05
Posts: 1471
Loc: Encino, California
In my childhood, we had a very large pianobench, and in it was a ton of old sheet music.Among them was a song from the cabaret theater "Chat Noir" in Oslo, and on the front was a funny drawing of a big, black cat. It fascinated me as a child, and I was equally fascinated when I, as a very young man, paid my first visit to "Chat Noir" to see the annual revue. So my log-in name is just a fond memory of a time gone by.
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#919172 - 01/20/06 12:51 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Octavia Offline
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Registered: 02/11/05
Posts: 283
Loc: California
"Octavia" is a reference to the largest interval I can play with my small hands. My avatar is a cropped portion of the Vermeer painting "Young Girl Seated at a Virginal". I was unable to find an image of the painting online that I could turn into avatar-size to include the virginal, but it's there in spirit.

This is a pretty cool part of the forums! I've never posted here before.
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#919173 - 01/20/06 01:01 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
John Citron Offline
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Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 3925
Loc: Haverhill, Massachusetts
No explaination here... I haven't picked a picture for an avatar yet.

Octavia - I like your avatar. I've seen that picture for real before.

Sarabande - Which era? The happy early version or the stoic later version?

John
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#919174 - 01/20/06 02:07 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
jodi Offline
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Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 6959
Loc: The Evergreen State (WA)
It's my name. Otherwise, I would get too confused. I have met some of my online buddies in real life. It's tough when you've know them for several years as something other than their actual name. It's hard to call them anything different!

\:\) Jodi

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#919175 - 01/20/06 02:13 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
sarabande Offline
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Registered: 11/18/05
Posts: 1597
Loc: Mo.
 Quote:
Originally posted by John Citron:
Sarabande - Which era? The happy early version or the stoic later version?
John [/b]
Sorry my music history knowledge on the two must have faded out of memory or I never learned it. I first studied and listened to Bach's English Suites in a Piano Lit. course and fell in love with the work. There is not a single piece in the work that I dislike. So which era would that be considered? Must be the stoic version. Suite III is my favorite work. Anyone have a recording of it or parts of it posted on PW? John C. -appreciate your musical knowledge.

PS - I wanted a name that sounded "nice" as a login name I had on another piano forum I felt made me sound like I was "snobbish" or mean-spirited which I'm generally not.

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#919176 - 01/20/06 02:24 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
apple* Offline


Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 19862
Loc: Kansas
Sarabande - do you live any where close to KC?
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#919177 - 01/20/06 02:32 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
sarabande Offline
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Posts: 1597
Loc: Mo.
apple*,
Springfield, Mo. - only get to KC about once a year if lucky or when passing through on vacation. Very nice city, however. Our favorite places we make a point to hit are KC Masterpiece and The Cheesecake Factory.

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#919178 - 01/20/06 03:11 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
bluemountain Offline
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Registered: 10/30/05
Posts: 37
Loc: MA
I have two little ones, that's why a picked a picture of a baby. That's how my daughter looks like now \:\)

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#919179 - 01/20/06 03:29 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
lilylady Offline
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Registered: 03/17/05
Posts: 4977
Loc: boston north
This is fun.

I often wonder where others get their secret names.

Well, I guess my name is not really much of a secret.

I hybridize daylilies and grow over 1000 cultivars. Am I obsessed? LOL! Not in the daylily world...

To my neighbors I am known as the Lily Lady!

;-)

You think pianos are expensive? How about $200 for a plant? LOL!
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#919180 - 01/20/06 08:09 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
-Frycek Offline
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Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 5921
Loc: SC Mountains
Frycek was Frederyk Chopin's Polish nickname. The avatar is from a sketch of him at 26 by his sometime fiancee, Maria. (She dumped him.)

[img]http://www.tinkersviews.com/fredchair.bmp[/img]
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#919181 - 01/20/06 08:41 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
dvdiva Offline
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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 249
Loc: Manila
It's my nickname from a DVD collectors forum. DVDs are my other obsession \:\) now have over 2500 and counting.

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#919182 - 01/20/06 09:00 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
apple* Offline


Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 19862
Loc: Kansas
How do you pronounce it Frycek?
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#919183 - 01/20/06 09:49 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
-Frycek Offline
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Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 5921
Loc: SC Mountains
This is a copy of PJ's post on WTF when Muffin asked the same question.


"In Polish, the y is a long, slightly back in the throat 'e'. If there is no mark over the 'c', the 'c' is pronounced 'ts'. There is a Polish name "Fryc" which is pronounced like the German name "Fritz".
"Frycek" should be pronounced FREE-tsek."

Chopin referred to himself and signed his boyhood letters both Frycek and Fryc.
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#919184 - 01/20/06 09:52 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
-Frycek Offline
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Posts: 5921
Loc: SC Mountains
Dreaded double post
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#919185 - 01/20/06 10:04 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Copper Offline
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Registered: 06/17/05
Posts: 1048
Loc: Virginia
From Scientific American 1/17/2006:

"according to a group of researchers who compiled data on [Copper's] extraction, use, recycling and discard to estimate whether there is enough copper available to make a developed standard of living available to all the world's people. The short answer is: no. "

"In fact, residents of Canada, Mexico and the U.S. required an average of 170 kilograms of copper per person. Multiply that by overall population estimates of 10 billion people by 2100 and the world will require 1.7 billion metric tons of copper by that date--more than even the most generous estimate of available resources. "

So there's not enough Copper in the whole world, mined or unmined, for everyone to have a developed standard of living.


This has little to do with how I chose my name, but I thought it was interesting.

I chose Copper because it was the name of a place near where I once lived.
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#919186 - 01/20/06 10:21 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Stevester Offline
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Registered: 10/04/03
Posts: 2851
Loc: New Jersey
For some reason people assign me nick names and Stevester seemed to fit in for use on this forum. If I had to do it all over again I would use my real name which I do on other forums.

Steve Ries
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#919187 - 01/21/06 02:38 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Nunatax Offline
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Registered: 07/13/03
Posts: 704
Loc: Belgium
My login name comes from the word nunatak. When you have a mountain with snow, but there's no snow on the top, this top-with-no-snow is called a nunatak (at least in Dutch). The plural is nunataks, which sounds the same as nunatax. So it's got nothing to do with a traumatic childhood experience with an aggressive nun \:\)
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#919188 - 01/21/06 08:33 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
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Registered: 11/16/05
Posts: 205
Loc: Lightning Ridge, Australia
I thought a nunatak was when you were assailed by a bunch of ladies in habits \:D
Performingyak stems from high school when I made up a little cartoon character called Sven - he was a yak. Eventually I drew Sven doing other things, like riding a bicycle and such. Now he is more of an impersonator with characters like Svenghis Khan, Sven and Stimpy etc.
The picture is because I am too lazy to make up my own and it seemed fitting to the name.... kinda.
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#919189 - 01/21/06 08:59 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
canaday Offline
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Registered: 06/30/05
Posts: 328
Loc: Petaluma, CA
Canaday is the name of the library at Bryn Mawr College; I used to spend a lot of time studying there. Good times...

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#919190 - 01/21/06 09:06 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
ilikemozart Offline
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Registered: 11/25/04
Posts: 378
Loc: USA
I didn't give my forum name much thought. As I was registering, I quickly came up with the name. Actually, I realy also like Beethoven. In fact, I might prefer Beethoven over Mozart. Beethoven has such a wide variety of music styles!

Currently, I really like the CD: Beethoven "Kreutzer" "Spring" Violin Sonatas - Perlman and Ashkenazy. Absolutely beautiful listening!

And, I recently purchased Beethoven Piano Sonatas Klaviersonaten Op. 53 "Walstein" with Alfred Brendel.

Please give me your opinion of Alfred Brendel as a pianist?

Thank you, ILM

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