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Assuming my real name!

Anne Lister (inactive) 04 Jun 09 - 12:10 PM
Abdul The Bul Bul 04 Jun 09 - 12:12 PM
Amos 04 Jun 09 - 12:15 PM
Tim Leaning 04 Jun 09 - 12:25 PM
Jack Blandiver 04 Jun 09 - 12:34 PM
Tim Leaning 04 Jun 09 - 12:51 PM
GUEST,Tom Bliss 04 Jun 09 - 12:57 PM
The Sandman 04 Jun 09 - 12:58 PM
Morticia 04 Jun 09 - 01:01 PM
ClaireBear 04 Jun 09 - 01:02 PM
MartinRyan 04 Jun 09 - 01:04 PM
Spleen Cringe 04 Jun 09 - 01:09 PM
Beer 04 Jun 09 - 01:12 PM
GUEST,Tom Bliss 04 Jun 09 - 01:15 PM
Anne Lister (inactive) 04 Jun 09 - 01:18 PM
PoppaGator 04 Jun 09 - 01:37 PM
frogprince 04 Jun 09 - 01:40 PM
jacqui.c 04 Jun 09 - 01:40 PM
Richard Bridge 04 Jun 09 - 01:40 PM
Joe Offer 04 Jun 09 - 01:41 PM
artbrooks 04 Jun 09 - 01:47 PM
kendall 04 Jun 09 - 01:53 PM
Linda Kelly 04 Jun 09 - 02:04 PM
BusyBee Paul 04 Jun 09 - 02:14 PM
The Barden of England 04 Jun 09 - 02:20 PM
Tim Leaning 04 Jun 09 - 02:22 PM
treewind 04 Jun 09 - 02:28 PM
Tug the Cox 04 Jun 09 - 02:29 PM
Spleen Cringe 04 Jun 09 - 02:44 PM
Phil Edwards 04 Jun 09 - 02:57 PM
Backwoodsman 04 Jun 09 - 03:16 PM
Ross Campbell 04 Jun 09 - 04:00 PM
jacqui.c 04 Jun 09 - 04:08 PM
Liz Randall 04 Jun 09 - 04:28 PM
Anne Lister 04 Jun 09 - 04:47 PM
Tim Leaning 04 Jun 09 - 05:10 PM
Alice 04 Jun 09 - 05:11 PM
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Jack Blandiver 04 Jun 09 - 05:27 PM
Rifleman (inactive) 04 Jun 09 - 05:41 PM
Azizi 04 Jun 09 - 06:08 PM
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Subject: Assuming my real name!
From: Anne Lister (inactive)
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 12:10 PM

In the light of the "closed threads" thread and discussions at Bude festival, I've decided to shed the name Tabster and become myself for all future Mudcat communications.

There have been reasons in other forums (fora?) to adopt an alias but not here on Mudcat.

Not sure if this ranks as BS as it's not really about music, but here it is.


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: Abdul The Bul Bul
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 12:12 PM

This place gets better and better.


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: Amos
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 12:15 PM

Well done, Anne.


A


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 12:25 PM

I think its nice to know who people are even if only in type.
I also never quite understood what it is that "LC" does that winds people up to such an extent.
I admit I don't read every thread and somehow must miss the offending posts.
But I do try to treat people as I find them and IF "LC" is who I think is being referred to they seem nice,making positive comments re various performers.
Also would like to add I don't hold any deliberately racist views myself
and always assumed they would be excised from the threads as and when they were posted.
IS that not the case?
Cheers
Tim


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 12:34 PM

Also would like to add I don't hold any deliberately racist views myself

Does Lizzie? I've seen no evidence of it myself. In fact the one time I suggested that the more picturesque notions Englishness espoused by WAV and the BNP seemed to chime in with Lizzie's bucolic idyll she threatened me with legal action, and rightly so.


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 12:51 PM

I was not implying that at all.
Its just another thing I have seen refered to on a dead thread that I have never actually come across myself.
Also received a pm from one of the people on here that I count as a friend,to the effect that they wont be posting for awhile because of the racist postings of some(Not LC).
I have not seen any.
There is quite a lot of quiet racism in the loveliest of our English towns and villages that I find offensive.
There seems to be a "nice" persons way of being racist among people who would be mortified to be classed as typical loutish racist thugs.
I am used to hearing the latter but always experience a shudder of disgust and disbelief at the former,because it tends to sneak up on unexpectedly.
Sorry,yes I agree that our own names are good enough for St Peter so should be ok for Mudcat...


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: GUEST,Tom Bliss
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 12:57 PM

BIG hug (I wasn't meaning you - but then you knew that didn't you!)

T xx


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: The Sandman
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 12:58 PM

I dont always agree,and often disagree with Lizzie Cornish,but like evey member of this forum,she has a right to express her opinions.,without being abused,some of the worst abuse comes from guests
Dick Miles.


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: Morticia
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 01:01 PM

Could we get back to welcoming Anne properly rather than using this thread to comment on other threads?

Hi Anne, glad you are 'outed' *G*


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: ClaireBear
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 01:02 PM

Hello, Anne! Well done.


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: MartinRyan
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 01:04 PM

Thanks, Anne. Hope it becomes a trend!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 01:09 PM

Congratulations, Anne. I used to post as Nigel Spencer, which as you can see, is an anagram of my real name, Spleen Cringe. Enjoying your last album, by the way.


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: Beer
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 01:12 PM

Good for you Anne. My name is
Adrien


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: GUEST,Tom Bliss
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 01:15 PM

Oh so THAT'S who you are Spleen. Why, if I might make so bold, did you decide to change? Most people go the other way.

And why, for that matter, do some people regularly change from one alias to another alias? All previous posts are renamed when you change, so it can't be to escape something - but it's certainly confusing if you're trying, as I do, to take people's personalities into account.

And can anyone advise why some people use different aliases on different web fora?

I've only just discovered that some of the people here are also on the BBC site, but with different monnikers. If I'd only known who was who I'd have saved myself a lot of trouble!


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: Anne Lister (inactive)
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 01:18 PM

Thank you to all the welcomers and yes, Tom, I did know it wasn't me that you were referring to. (And thanks for the hug!) It was simply that this tied in with chats in Bude with various people and I had thought it would be a good time to change in any case. Probably long overdue!

Anne


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: PoppaGator
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 01:37 PM

I use my real name just about everywhere else on the internet. However, when I first joined Mudcat (making the move from regular lurker and guest-poster), I was persuaded by a long-time member (my "sponsor," so to speak) to adopt a fake name. So I did.

If and when I start playing and singing as a commercial enterprise, not just as an occasional close-to-home "hobby," I'll have a reason to change over to my real name for publicity purposes. As things stand now, it hardly matters.

I, too, found it intriguing to learn that when a Mudcatter changes his/her name, the change is relected throughout the archives. I think I first noticed when Bruce Murdoch changed his alias from his real first name ("Bruce," or maybe it was "Brucie") to "Peace." Later, I figured out that the dreaded "Martin Gibson" had not disppeared from the forum (as I had thought) but instead had renamed himself as "Almost Famous."

I had always thought that "Martin Gibson" was a great alias; too bad the person attached to it was so abrasive and made so many enemies. I don't think he has continued posting very much, if at all, since his name-change ~ but his many, many postings in the archives are all now labeled with the new rather than the old name.

It can be confusing to read old messages referring to "what so-and-so said," and then not to find the name "so-and-so" attached to any previous posting. As someone who provoked a lot of controversy and backtalk, Martin Gibson was often quoted, referred-to, and reviled in many threads. It didn't take long for me to figure out that the messages labeled as being from "Almost Famous" were his.


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: frogprince
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 01:40 PM

Ms. Lister, you have been among those whose "cover" has been pretty well blown for a long time anyhow. : / (That's a smiley with Bell's Palsy, the best I can do at the moment)
I dipped my toe at the "Cat" as my first forum experience and adopted my moniker as it seemed most were doing so. At least some of the folks know by now that my name is Dean Elkins.


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: jacqui.c
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 01:40 PM

Welcome Anne - I'm enjoying your CD.


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 01:40 PM

Given the way that Facebook harvests data it is wise to have a completely fictitious persona there.


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 01:41 PM

Hi, Anne -
I've always used my real name, because that's the name my fans know me by....er, well, if I had and fans, that's how they'd know me. But anyhow, I like being Joe Offer.
HOWEVER, I see that you changed your name by taking out a new membership (#23,364), without laying Tabster properly to rest. The preferred way to change your user name is simply to be logged in under the old name, and then go to Membership and change your name (making sure the membership form retains all the other old information that doesn't need updating).
Since you've taken out a new membership with the name you want to use, it gets a little more complicated. You first have to rename the new membership to something like Anne Lister (inactive), and then log onto the old membership and change the name. If you have more than one membership. please contact me and let me know which one(s) I can close.

Thanks.

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: artbrooks
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 01:47 PM

I am, and always have been (at least since I left the bosom of my family and could drop the odious 'Arthur'), Art Brooks. I don't capitalize it here, and I run it together, since my first or second post here when I was jumped by someone else with the same first name for ending a post with "Art".


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: kendall
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 01:53 PM

I've never had any reason to use an alias.


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 02:04 PM

I changed my name years ago since there is nothing I would say in here that I wouldnt say in the real world.


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: BusyBee Paul
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 02:14 PM

I use my handle because many people have difficulty spelling Deirdre!

So, in real life, I get called Paul, Fred and alot of unmentionable names too.

Deirdre


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: The Barden of England
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 02:20 PM

It's a good way to go, but in my case there is another John Barden who lives in Germany and is a 'Folk Singer'. So I really didn't want to get people mixed up and, being as I live in Kent, I adopted 'The Barden of England'. I do however always sign of as 'John Barden' as I feel it's only polite and there can be no doubt - I suppose I could be 'GUEST - John Barden', but of course that could be my German namesake.
John Barden


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 02:22 PM

Hello Deerdry errr Deardree errrr
Hows it going mate?


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: treewind
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 02:28 PM

I'd use my real name, but there's another Anahata on Mudcat.

Anahata


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 02:29 PM

I use my real name, Jeff Lewis, elsewhere, including fRoots. I thought handles were de rigeurhere , so used my Exmouth Shasntymen crew name, which quite a few know me by anyway. I must admit that I often enjoybthe inventiveness of the monikers ( Spleen Cringe is a great anagram) but have no strong feelings on the matter.


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 02:44 PM

Thanks, Tug. It was that or "Genre Pencils", but when the genre is folk, I'd have had to spend too much time sharpening them...

Tom, good question, and one to which I no longer have a valid answer... other than I like my alias and Nigel is one of those names a) that sounds like it should belong to a mobile hairdresser from Essex and b) that people always want to make plans for.

Cheers,

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 02:57 PM

Hi Anne! Phil Edwards here.

I've been posting online in various forms since the mid-90s, and until I came to Mudcat I never, ever, ever used a pseudonym. I posted as Phil Edwards on the Fortean Times mailing list, in soc.history.what-if, in comp.software.year-2000, in alt.folklore.urban, on several different blogs and probably in other places I've forgotten. It was a real point of pride. The only reason I switched was that I liked Sedayne's "Insane Beard" handle - and I thought, since I'd been taking all that pride in sticking to my real name all this time, it might do me good to loosen up and play with the pseudonym kids for a bit. I became Pip by running my name through an anagram generator (using 'Philip' rather than 'Phil' to make life easier); it came up with 'Lewd' Pip Radish, which I rather liked. Then I dropped the 'Lewd' and here we are.

Course, none of this will make any sense in a year's time, when I've changed my handle to Ramblin' Jack Rumpo and Mudcat has automagically propagated it back through the archives.


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 03:16 PM

Well done Anne! Looking forward to making your acquaintance and hearing your music at Faldingworth Live in August.


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 04:00 PM

It would be helpful if name-changes could be flagged or cross-indexed in some way. Trying to PM Sean/Sedayne/Sean in Beard/Sand in a Beer/Andes Ribena/Abaneser Id/Braden in Sea/Seen in da Bar/Sweeney Pibroch the Demon (Jew's) Harper of Fleetwood can be a frustrating experience, as searching for old names just produces a "none found" result. Would it be possible to return the "new" name to such searches?. (I could just go round the corner and talk to him, but then why did I spend all this money on computers, broadband, etc, etc, etc and so on ad infinitesimal, mutter, mutter).

Oh, all right, I'll go down to the Steamer and see him there - problem solved (plus they've got beer).

Ross


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: jacqui.c
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 04:08 PM

What date in August are you doing Faldingworth, Anne?


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: Liz Randall
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 04:28 PM

What a relief. Hence forth I can be me, not Guest Croc. (That membership must have got lost somewhere.)So hello world.
Liz Randall


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: Anne Lister
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 04:47 PM

I've now followed instructions and you'll see that the unnecessary additional membership has now been tagged "inactive" - but I'm not.

I haven't really been under deep cover at any point on Mudcat and have nearly always signed my name to posts anyway, but it's very nice to be greeted by those greeting me on this thread and to learn some of your real names. All I'll say of the reasoning behind mine is that it goes back to the old days of Compuserve forums where being female seemed to be an invitation to receive a lot of unnecessary mail on off-topic subjects. I tried to be "Bard" and then was savaged by a mod who assumed that was a male name and that I was somehow lurking under an assumed sexuality for some nefarious purposes (the mind boggles!). So I went for something different, and after the Compuserve experience thought it would be easier on Mudcat to keep that name instead.

Faldingworth - yes, that's 29th August and I'm looking forward to it. Also looking forward to seeing some of you at the West Somerset folk festival, some perhaps at Glastonbury (I'm storytelling in the Green Futures field), some at Broadstairs and some at the wonderful Anonyma reunion gigs in Walthamstow, Llantrisant, the Millennium Centre in Cardiff, St Dogmael's and Bude.

Plugs over!

Anne


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 05:10 PM

Hello Liz Randall!
This closet seems to be built on the tardis principle.
LOL


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: Alice
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 05:11 PM

Hi, Anne, I've always been Alice, 'cause that's my name!
Nice to have your real name.

Alice Flynn in Montana


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: MartinRyan
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 05:16 PM

IMHO, at the moment, the problem with aliases on Mudcat is that it allows, or at least facilitates, subsets of members to indulge in abuse, sometimes - but not always - mutual, based on their non-mudcat acquaintance. I doubt if there is much can be done about it, given the general Mudcat ethos - but if you feel like lighting candles, turning prayer-wheels or indulging in other forms of votive behaviour in the hope that they will outgrow this schoolyard carry-on - you have my blessing, at least!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 05:27 PM

I have many names:
Names of power;
Names of mystery;
Names of splendour;
Names of shame;
Some call me Mr Ra
Others call me Mr Re
You call me Mr Mystery!


(Herman Poole Blount aka Sonny Blouhnt aka Le Son'y Ra aka Sun Ra)

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In the common law a man may be known by whatever name he chooses.

(Brian O'Nolan aka Flan O'Brien aka Myles na gCopaleen)

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My Gong Family name, bestowed upon me by Daevid Allen (aka Dingo Virgin aka Bert Camembert aka Divided Alien aka Psycho de Lick), is Scene Breeding.

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The Names of the Hare

the man that should the hare meet / will never come to have him beat / unless he lay upon the ground / that which he carries in his hand / be it staff or be it bow and bless him with his elbow / and with right good devotion he shall speak this orizon / in honour of the hare / then will he better fare...

a hopper of ditches / a cropper of corn / a wee brown cow / with a pair of leather horns

the hare / the scutter / the big / the bouchart / the scuffler / the robber / the rascal / the racer / the way-beater / the hairless / the go-by-ditch / the grimer / the wimont / the bulger / the steal away / the mumbler / the ill-to-meet / the scutt / the dew creature / the grass biter / the late at home / the treacherous / the friendless one / the wood-cat / the broad gazer / the broom cat / the purblind / the furze cat / the croucher / the west gazer / the wall eyed / the side gazer / likewise the hedge chaser / the stub-deer / the long ear / the straw beast / the lecher / the wild beast / the leaper / the short beast / the lurker / the wind swift / the skulker / the hare shagger / the hedge cowerer / the dew duck / the dew hopper / the sitter / the grass hopper / the fittle foot / the fold sitter / the light foot / the fern sitter / the cabbage deer / the weed cropper / the go by ground / the sit still / the peg tail / the turn to hill / the swift away / to make afraid / the white of womb / the go with lambs / the chump / the jowler / the miser / the peasant / the make unrest / the break word / the snub nose / the shaven / his chief name is villain

when the hare dies the fox mourns: when the hare rises the falcon swoops / hold with the hare and run with the hounds

oh the stag with the leathery horns / the animal that lives in the corn / the animal that all men scorn / but the animal that no one dare name / oh the animal that no one dare name

oh the blood more stirs: to rouse a lion than to start a hare / hold with the hare and run with the hounds / watch the tree and await the hare / aye watch the tree and await the hare / don't loose the falcon til you see the hare / a hare is a hare / when the hare dies the fox mourns: when the hare rises the falcon swoops

aye the stag with the leathery horns / the animal that lives in the corn / the animal that all men scorn / but the animal that no one dare name / aye the animal that no one dare name

a wee brown cow

and when all this you have spoken / then the hare's might is broken / then you can journey forth / east and west / and south and north / whatever way a man will / a man that has any skill / and now good day to you Sir Hare / so well may God let you fair / that you come to me alive / above black furrows / beneath winter skies


The bulk of the above is a Middle English poem consisting of pejorative names to fling at a hare and thereby gain power over it; much of the translation was done for me by Thor Ewing, but several lines remain from the translation at it appears in The Leaping Hare by David Thomson and George Ewart Evans (Faber 1972) which also supplied the various proverbs that make up the rest of the text. The chant (hopper of ditches etc.) is a riddle about the hare from Country Antrim that echoes the sentiments of the Middle English poem. The sequence beginning Oh the blood more stirs... consists of vaious proverbs about the hare from around the world. The last line as it appears in the original poem reads that you come unto me dead, either in onion broth, or just in bread; the alteration is, of course, my own. As from tomorrow morning, you can hear this as part of Jesus at the Zoo.

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Now, stop reading this and go to This Thread Here and follow the link to Rapunzel's setting of Bonny Parker's poem Outlaws - Billy the Kid and Clyde Barrow. It really is rather good.

*

Oh - and Ross - we're having a night in tonight; I'll give you a bell tomorrow noonish...


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: Rifleman (inactive)
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 05:41 PM

Top marks go to Suibhne O'Piobaireachd for that post *LOL*

.......... Rifleman


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: Azizi
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 06:08 PM

Hello, Anne and welcome Liz who used to be Guest Croc!

The first name I use on Mudcat isn't my birth name, but it's the first name that just about everyone calls me.

"Azizi" is an African free name that was given to me in 1967 to affirm my connection to my African ancestry. In accepting this name, I followed a few famous African American athletes, musicians, and authors in the new cultural tradition of replacing their European or Hebrew names with Arabic names or traditional African name (mostly Swahili, Akan, or Yoruba). Changing your first (and less often sometimes also your last name) to an Arabic name might have been done to mark that person's conversion to Islam. But often (as in my case) selecting an Arabic and/or a traditional African name had nothing at all to do with religion, but "just" demonstrated our pride in our African heritage.

Azizi
is the KiSwahili female form of the Arabic female name "Aziza". In both Arabic and Swahili the male form of the name "Aziz". Because l know that I'm a female and because I've lived with the name "Azizi" so long, it sometimes surprises me that folks on Mudcat don't know that I'm a woman. For that reason, I sometimes sign my name "Ms. Azizi". And when I feel playful or when I'm really serious and want to make sure that people know my race, I might sign my name "Sista Azizi" (note the hip-hop spelling of the word "sister"). And when I want to be real formal, I might sign my name "Ms. Azizi Powell" or "Azizi Powell".

Any of these names are much more me than the first name that I was given at birth. As to what that name is (since I never legally changed it), it doesn't really matter because I only use that name for legal purposes. And I'm only called by that name when I go home to visit my mother and my siblings. My birth name doesn't fit me anymore. In my soul, I have become an "Azizi".

All of this to say that I'll never use my birth name on Mudcat, but I still use my real name.


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 06:10 PM

Were you to Google my name, Dave Sutherland, you would be faced with countless references to a young singer/songwriter who it appears was born some 300 miles further South than I was and some thirty plus years later. From what I have heard of him he is also considerably more talented. Therefore I'm sure that he wouldn't want to be confused with some old Geordie traddie.
While I have never been abusive to anyone on Mudcat (yet) or in a folk club or festival over the last forty odd years, when I joined Mudcat everyone appeard to have cat names and I just followed suite.
Anyway it's the name by which I'm known at work.
(If anyone is interested it's seven pages into Google before you'll find me; doing a piece on Show of Hands of all people!!)


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: Azizi
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 06:24 PM

Suibhne O'Piobaireachd, I didn't see your post before submitting mine. Sun Ra was one of the African American musicians who changed their names during the beginning of the Black Nationalist era.

I meant to also say that one reason why fewer African Americans changed their birth names after 1980, is that more babies were given Africanist (either traditional Arabic or traditional African names or Arabic derived, and African derived birth names (some of which are/were created by blending Arabic with and European names (for instance the male name "Jamar" which is a blend of the Arabic male name "Jamal" and the English male name "Lamar").

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Suibhne,(I'm respectfully asking) would you please post how to pronounce your first and last name?

Thanks,

Azizi


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 06:24 PM

Hello Anne ,I really like using my real name . Between music and pottery its just easier for me . I am a fan of many people in here who dont use their names . Its been fun finding them out over the years .. All the best , Guy


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: ranger1
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 06:27 PM

I read the new member FAQ when I joined and it suggested using a handle and not my own name, so I followed the suggestion. And I had a problem with a stalker in the past (pre-mudcat), so I'm quite happy not using my real name in a public forum.


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: Folkiedave
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 06:42 PM

Dave Eyre


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 07:48 PM

Azizi -

Sean has probably clocked off for the night (it's past midnight here). His latest name (Suibhne) is an Irish Gaelic name usually rendered and pronounced as "Sweeney" in English. A closer approximation to the Gaelic pronunciation would be "Swivney". The other bit (o'Piobaireachd) has two parts - "o'" before another name is an Irish Gaelic signifier for "son of" - equivalent to Mac, Mc or M'; "piobaireachd", sometimes rendered as "pibroch", pronounced "pee-broch", emphasis on the first syllable, "ch" soft in the back of the throat as in "loch" or "Bach" rather than the hard "ck" in "lock" or "back", is a Scottish Gaelic word for the classical music of the Highland bagpipe, a very highly developed style of solo playing.

As to why - I believe he may have attempted to elucidate (or obfuscate) that in another thread (try clicking on his name to find his other contributions)- it's more than I can do at this time of night!

Ross


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: Azizi
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 08:07 PM

Thanks, Ross.

I'm sorry. I forgot about the time difference.

I appreciate that explanation.


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: BobKnight
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 08:38 PM

So, what happens if you revert to your own name and nobody knows who you are anyway? :)


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Subject: RE: Assuming my real name!
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 08:39 PM

I'm all for real names, especially when it's a name I can pin to a person I've met in the real world - though when it comes to total strangers ion the other side of the world the pseudonyms chosen can sometimes tell you more about them than a real name might.

But what's with Anne's name being tagged as "(inactive)"? Say it ain't so, Anne!


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