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cdrums21 02-17-2008 08:31 PM

What's the story behind your user name?
 
After seeing all of these crazy, funny and clever user names of you guys posting on drummerworld, I was curious to know the inspiration and/or story behind why you chose your user name. Mine is pretty boring. The "C" part is for my first name, Clint. The "drums" part is obvious and the "21" was my favorite number and my number that I chose for all of my uniforms when playing sports when I was younger. How about you? What's your story?

Vinnysimmo 02-17-2008 08:39 PM

Re: What's the story behind your user name?
 
My name is Vincent Simmons. So its just a shortened version of my name.

drummerchick435 02-17-2008 08:47 PM

Re: What's the story behind your user name?
 
well, i'm a chick who drums and 435 (when pronounced four thirty five) just rolls off the tongue.

gr82bagn 02-17-2008 08:59 PM

Re: What's the story behind your user name?
 
My love for Buick Grand Nationals aka GN's.

fourstringdrums 02-17-2008 09:12 PM

Re: What's the story behind your user name?
 
I used to play bass as well as drums, so I just put the two of them together four string drums.

driver 02-17-2008 09:22 PM

Re: What's the story behind your user name?
 
Ahh I hate my username! I used SD9 Driver sticks when I joined and couldn't think of a username at the time and now I just use 5Bs! Feel free to call me George haha.

foursticks 02-17-2008 09:36 PM

Re: What's the story behind your user name?
 
I used to be massively into John Bonham so I got mine from the song 'Foursticks' of the IV album. Nowadays I ain't so much into him that much....Ah well.

Ironcobra 02-17-2008 10:00 PM

Re: What's the story behind your user name?
 
I made my my drummerworld account when i ordered my iron cobra pedal. I really hate my name I wish i could change it.

Wavelength 02-17-2008 10:17 PM

Re: What's the story behind your user name?
 
The PC game Half-Life featured the often-occurring Greek letter lambda, which is the symbol wavelength in physics. Yeah, I'm a geek...

Big_Philly 02-17-2008 10:30 PM

Re: What's the story behind your user name?
 
My name is Philip, I'm 6'6" and 105kg. So Big Phil would fit me well... but then a friend suggested Big Philly 'cause it looks a lot like Big Willy... Big Willy Style is a Will Smith album. And the user name originates from the time when I started doing a bit of graphical manipulation / designing as a hobby. So Big Philly Style would be the style of my work... haha

SOGdrummer 02-18-2008 12:23 AM

Re: What's the story behind your user name?
 
I am the drummer for a contemporary Christian rock band "Spirit of Grace", S.O.G so
SOGdrummer it is.

You can find a lot of this info on the introduce yourself thread...

TheGroceryman 02-18-2008 12:23 AM

Re: What's the story behind your user name?
 
Contrary to what one might think, i am in no way a "groceryman," and i do not sell anything for a living... I'm only 16 anyways... i just think its a cool, anonymous username.

Mr. Pasquini 02-18-2008 12:26 AM

Re: What's the story behind your user name?
 
My last name is Pasquini. I like my name quite a bit.

KCDrummer 02-18-2008 12:39 AM

Re: What's the story behind your user name?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by negativeattitude (Post 410795)
I use to photograph weddings, local sporting events, etc. Negative Attitude was the name of my company.

That's hilarious! What a clever name for a photo company, although I think it may have cost you some business. That reminds me of a guy I know who calls his audio production company "About Phase".

Anyway, I live in Kansas City, I'm a drummer, that's about all there is to it.

GRUNTERSDAD 02-18-2008 03:01 AM

Re: What's the story behind your user name?
 
When my son, who is now 38, was about one year old he would go around making this noise with his mouth, that I called grunting. So he became Grunter. I called him this until he was about 18, when his girlfriend, now wife, wanted to know the story, and now I only call him that in private. Hence Grunters, Dad. or Gruntersdad. His son is now 2 1/2 and loves trucks and bulldozers etc, all called "diggers" So his Grandpa G, me, calls him Digger.

Edit: Maybe the ones with names they don't like, can talk the Mods into having, Name Amnesty Week. Where you can change your name with out punishment.

aydee 02-18-2008 03:03 AM

Re: What's the story behind your user name?
 
Aah, GD, you finally put to rest a long -held curiousity. Aydee, stands for AD, by the way

The Ploughman 02-18-2008 03:38 AM

Re: What's the story behind your user name?
 
Back in the day...........

The Ploughman guided the groove by two sticks of wood. Thats what a drummer does. Two sticks that plough a groove.

Ozzy Biz 02-18-2008 03:41 AM

Re: What's the story behind your user name?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by The Ploughman (Post 410870)
Back in the day...........

The Ploughman guided the groove by two sticks of wood. Thats what a drummer does. Two sticks that plough a groove.

haha, clever......................

bojangleman 02-18-2008 04:42 AM

Re: What's the story behind your user name?
 
mine. i really dont know. lol. i think there was a tape back in the 90's that i listened to as a baby and i think it was called mr. bojangle's. but i really dont know. lol. i just like the name bojangleman.

Alex

GRUNTERSDAD 02-18-2008 04:45 AM

Re: What's the story behind your user name?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bojangleman (Post 410880)
mine. i really dont know. lol. i think there was a tape back in the 90's that i listened to as a baby and i think it was called mr. bojangle's. but i really dont know. lol. i just like the name bojangleman.

Alex

Well there was the version by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and there was one by Sammy DavisJr. Both were very popular. So are you more of a Dirt Band kinda guy, or a showman like Sammy?

michael drums 02-18-2008 04:54 AM

Re: What's the story behind your user name?
 
Well...


this is complicated. :-|

My middle name is Michael. And I play drums.

Hmmm...who 'da thunk it? I don't know how that is? ;-)


Ta hee...

Fett2oo5 02-18-2008 04:14 PM

Re: What's the story behind your user name?
 
I'm a Star Wars freak, my interest goes well beyond the movies; like games, tv shows, and so many many books. I have loved Star Wars ever since I can remember.
Boba Fett being my favorite character.
When I started college in 2001 my class year was 2005 so I started making usernames for all kinds of things and I liked Fett2oo5 the best.

Drummer Karl 02-18-2008 05:30 PM

Re: What's the story behind your user name?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by michael drums (Post 410889)
Well...


this is complicated. :-|

My middle name is Michael. And I play drums.

Hmmm...who 'da thunk it? I don't know how that is? ;-)


Ta hee...

Michael...now that`s very complex and confusing stuff.
Haha, just kidding.

Mine is so simple as well:

Karl is my first name obviously and even more obvious: I`m a drummer.

By the way, I`m soooo happy I didn`t choose "Jazzer Karl" for example...personally I think the word "Jazzer" has an ironic or insulting undertone. The reason for this word-phobia is the music class teacher at our school. He always offends the Jazzband leader (who`s a real Jazz cat and lover) and me by using damn stereotypes about "Jazzers"...he`s a pianist coming more from the classical scene, especially church music. Of course it`s all fun but he caused this word phobia anyway. :-D

Karl

rendezvous_drummer 02-18-2008 06:53 PM

Re: What's the story behind your user name?
 
First band I played.....I desperately want to change my name though.

michael drums 02-18-2008 09:31 PM

Re: What's the story behind your user name?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Drummer Karl (Post 411028)
Michael...now that`s very complex and confusing stuff.
Haha, just kidding.

Mine is so simple as well:

Karl is my first name obviously and even more obvious: I`m a drummer.

By the way, I`m soooo happy I didn`t choose "Jazzer Karl" for example...personally I think the word "Jazzer" has an ironic or insulting undertone. The reason for this word-phobia is the music class teacher at our school. He always offends the Jazzband leader (who`s a real Jazz cat and lover) and me by using damn stereotypes about "Jazzers"...he`s a pianist coming more from the classical scene, especially church music. Of course it`s all fun but he caused this word phobia anyway. :-D

Karl

Hee...hee...

Hey Karl. Thanks!

I've always enjoyed your posts, and Thanks for your reply...

Peace! ;-D

bonzolead 02-18-2008 10:03 PM

Re: What's the story behind your user name?
 
Bonzo that easy to figure out(Bonham) Lead meaning the heaviest metal there is and I didn't. want to spell it Led I figure somebody else might have that one.So what's better than Bonham but a Heavy-Bonham......................Bonzolead

oikroitnik 02-18-2008 10:08 PM

Re: What's the story behind your user name?
 
oikroitnik...
this is sound from underground hard dance dark trance, that i have often heard at free party/rave events out and about in east anglia (UK). I am stirred every time I hear it like a call to arms or gathering of the clan.
I think it is HH-SN-HH that electronically altered, possibly even inverted/reversed.

Garvin 02-18-2008 10:51 PM

Re: What's the story behind your user name?
 
Garvin is the name of my cat... We named the cat after this crack-head that lived in the jungle by our house when we lived in Costa Rica. He was always perscribing these Rasta remedies that always consisted of random stuff scooped off the jungle floor and steeped in water. Good guy, good cat.

zambizzi 02-18-2008 11:14 PM

Re: What's the story behind your user name?
 
When I created my first ICQ account in 1997 I didn't have a username...this was the first silly-ass thing that flew off the top of my head. I've used it all over the place ever since.

It's catchy, most people assume it's my name.

rockinrider 02-18-2008 11:34 PM

Re: What's the story behind your user name?
 
I play drums....I ride horses.

GRUNTERSDAD 02-18-2008 11:41 PM

Re: What's the story behind your user name?
 
...And when you ride off you yelling, Hi Ho Bronze!

millerdakiller 02-18-2008 11:53 PM

Re: What's the story behind your user name?
 
last name miller, first name killer? i dunno it rhymes

bojangleman 02-19-2008 01:34 AM

Re: What's the story behind your user name?
 
haha, thats it. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band! thanks Grunters! its all coming back now..lol

Quote:

Originally Posted by GRUNTERSDAD (Post 410882)
Well there was the version by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and there was one by Sammy DavisJr. Both were very popular. So are you more of a Dirt Band kinda guy, or a showman like Sammy?

Alex

milkbetweenorangejuice 02-19-2008 02:05 AM

Re: What's the story behind your user name?
 
Well, I wanted to think of something that wasn't boring (i.e. putting a favourite drummer/band in my name) so I thought of a recent, trivial incident at church.

Stupid story follows:

I guy I know, Ronald, tastes the orange juice (as a table of refreshments was set up that particular Sunday), reads the label, and noticed that calcium has been added. He then remarks to me "Its milk between orange juice." Firstly, I'd never heard it put quite that way before (and by that I mean, most people would have said something like, "Its a mix of milk and orange juice"), and secondly, his logic was fallacious. Milk isn't the only thing on planet earth with calcium. I thought those factors combined for a decently funny little saying.

SLEEPY BRiGHT EYEZ 02-19-2008 02:13 AM

Re: What's the story behind your user name?
 
I've stuck with this nick for many years. It started as a game moniker then became the name I released my solo music under (long before I ever heard of that Bright Eyes guy which is so annoying). It basically refers to a time in my life when I would hardly get any sleep, and was always walking around like a zombie. heh I'm still a bit of an insomniac these days, but not like I was back then.

zzdrummer 02-19-2008 04:35 AM

Re: What's the story behind your user name?
 
My initials are ZZ and I use them for every name I make. Its good cuz its unique but I'm always last in everything alphabetical.

aydee 02-19-2008 04:36 AM

Re: What's the story behind your user name?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by zzdrummer (Post 411235)
My initials are ZZ and I use them for every name I make. Its good cuz its unique but I'm always last in everything alphabetical.

Are you Zinedine Zidane, by any chance ?

Jeremy Bender 02-19-2008 04:49 AM

Re: What's the story behind your user name?
 
It's a song from the album Tarkus by E.L.P. This song happened to be playing on my headphones when I first registered on Drummerworld. So, I figured why not. ps I can't wait to read Dogbreath's explanation !

Michael G 02-19-2008 05:01 AM

Re: What's the story behind your user name?
 
My first drum teacher was my next door neighbor and we were looking at jazz drummers and looked at 2 and the second one was Ed Soph and commented "the last guy's play style was a more sloppy in nature, I like his better, it's nice and smooth."

Smooth + jazz =

then I found out it was a style of jazz, and I hate with a passion.

if only changing the name was an option *sigh*

Royal 02-19-2008 08:02 AM

Re: What's the story behind your user name?
 
Origin of user name: My sister's very hot. Her other (girl) friends were hot & they treated me great...so even from school days my buddies said hot girls treated me like royalty.(No complaints there) & the name Royal stuck.


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