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Please explain the origin of your user name

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by dbase, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. dbase

    dbase Gold Supporting Member

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    I was a computer programmer from the 80's and wanted to be cute and put D-BASS, but typed the software name D_BASE by mistake. Once saved I couldn't change it.
  2. dls119

    dls119

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    Graduate school email addy. :bag:
  3. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration Supporting Member

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    Our music is kinda out there. Like out on a tangent. Hence tangentmusic
  4. KeddyLee

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  5. mimaz

    mimaz Gold Supporting Member

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    Pretty simple, the first few letters of my first and last name jammed together.
  6. scottbass

    scottbass Bass lines like a big, funky giant Supporting Member

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    My name is Scott. I play bass.
  7. Joe Murray

    Joe Murray

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    It's complicated. :meh:
  8. Rune Bivrin

    Rune Bivrin Supporting Member

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    I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.
  9. basswave

    basswave Execuse me but your I-IV-V is in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

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  10. Exploiter8

    Exploiter8 Supporting Member

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    '82 Alembic Exploiter Distillate 8-String

    X8
  11. bassestkkm

    bassestkkm

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    I didn't know how to spell bassist when I was little so it stuck. And kkm are my initials
  12. shawshank72

    shawshank72 Supporting Member

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    Im a huge Stephen King fan and loved the novella " Rita Hayworth And The Shawshank Redemption"
    And considering the prison was close by where i used to live and when i was new to everything in computers i used the name shawshank for everything to make it easy.
    But someone at talkbass beat me to it so i had to use 72 my birth year.
  13. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member

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    Nickname since highschool.
    Jazz because it's all I listened to back then and Ad because it's the beginning of my last name.
    Only musicians and people online use it nowadays.
  14. Twocanbassman

    Twocanbassman

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    Twocan was a nickname branded upon me in college - partially due to the size of my nose and further influenced by my tolerance.
  15. remainthesame

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    I like zeppelin and I thought "thesongremainsthesame" was too long of a username.
  16. Skindie

    Skindie

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    Skindie is the genre of music my band play, Ska / indie :p
  17. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

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    My last name is spelled M-O-N-N-O-T, and is pronounced maun-aut (sorry, Jazz Ad - it's been Americanized). But invariably people pronounce it like the French painter's name Monet, so I just went with it. Hence the "Water Lillies" bass in my avatar.
  18. neurotictim

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    Went with some friends a LONG time ago to see a movie - Hollow Man, in fact.

    There was the standard series of "upcoming" movie posters along the side of the theater, including an advertisement of "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius". Someone in my little crowd piped up and said, "Hey Tim, look, shouldn't it be TIMMY Neutron, Boy Genius?" Ostensibly because I'm smart and stuff. :ninja:

    Anyway, another of the crowd poked the bear and says, "More like Neurotic Tim!" Possibly because I'm neurotic. Or because I'm not. I'm not quite sure on that point.

    Anyway, the name stuck, and eventually I created a hotmail account. Then a bunch of other sites. Then came Talkbass, and all the cool, bass-related names were taken.

    :shrug:
  19. dwjazz54

    dwjazz54 Supporting Member

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    The "dw" are my initals.
    I was around 16 years old, had only been playing a brief while, and was trying to get into playing jazz, hence the "jazz".
    And, no joking aside, the same name with the year of my birth or any other significant number was taken. So I picked a random one.
  20. repoman

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    I once had a job where breaking into locked cars was one of my responsibilities....plus did you ever see that movie...awesomeness!

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