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How did you choose your screen name?

Tweedman

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After seeing some screen names on here I wondered what they meant or how they chose them. Mine is simple enough.

I've ALWAYS loved the look and the sound of a tweed amp whether it was crystal clear or cranked up and rocking.
 
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i got that in high school (1981-85), one of my good friends described me as leonard d rock since i was the only guy rockin round with an electric. i had to play with college guys to be in a band
 

TopDog

"jumping the valence"
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My dog was sitting at my feet when I was choosing one, and being her owner/master I thought to myself I'm the Topdog.
 

VicAjax

Male Supermodel
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The name of my band in college. Also my iguana. Also the hero in the Coen brothers movie, Crimewave.
 

soundmuppet

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Pretty much describes my approach to music when I started. It was all sound and a lot of messing about!
 

speedyone

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I suffered from O.C.D. in my youth, and was drawn to highly technical music....which featured mostly very fast playing (Chopin, Paganini, Tony MacAlpine, Yngwie Malmsteen, Paul Gilbert, Bach, etc).

As a result, I tend to play very fast too.
 

dckdog

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From my first AOL screen name, we've only ever owned labrador retrievers, thus duck dog........
 

Whiskeyrebel

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My band was/is called Whiskey Rebellion from the event I learned about in junior high history class.

I picked the band name not because of any philosophical connection with the event,but because I just like the sound of the name. The name suits the sound of our band but sometimes I think it leads people to make assumptions about my background or attitudes.
 

27sauce

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My default number for stuff requiring numbers, and the first 5 letters of my last name.
 

HeyMrTeleMan

Colonel of Truth
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In my haste to pick a name, I installed my Turbo Screen Name app and checked with The Minister of Puns and we came up with my name, HeyMrTeleMan.

Although I like Tele's, the name is a play on the old Harry Belafonte tune "Deo" (was featured in the movie Beetlejuice), where the the laborer shouts out "Hey, Mr. Tally-man, tally me banana!".

So of course the logical extension of that was, well, you know...
 

S. F. Sorrow

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The Pretty Things 1968 LP 'S. F. Sorrow'.
Pete Townsend supposedly listened to it incessantly then wrote Tommy. Many consider it the trilogy of great Psych LPs recorded at the same place/time -Beatles St. Peppers, Floyd's Piper at the Gates of Dawn and S. F. Sorrow.
The album was Produced by Norman Smith who did Floyd's Pipers shortly before and was an engineer on Beatles LPs up till Rubber Soul.
Personally I think the Pretty Things should have been as big as The Stones/Floyd. Lack of US touring back then was probably their downfall.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.F._Sorrow

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