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Thread started 04/04/19 4:37pm

coldcoffeeandc
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What’s the story behind your screen name?

What’s the story behind your screen name?

So many interesting ones here. I found myself wondering, looking at posts.

I chose mine as when I first heard cold coffee and cocaine I pondered the fact that the closest to coke i ever want to be is the beverage kind - and I am powered most of my work day by cold coffee ... and Coca Cola. Both litter my desk.
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Reply #1 posted 04/04/19 5:25pm

2045RadicalMat
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Mine= I was highly motivated by the rights and concerns of a little celebrated song by Prince from the film BAMBOOZLED.

Thought it would be obvious to folks here as well. Picking something Prince themed was always going to be a part of it. The film's a good mashup of contemporary wannabe stuff (*pursued in DO THE RIGHT THING) with whites adopting so much black culture but not facing the realities of black city life they're copying and NETWORK/A FACE IN THE CROWD.

The film barely holds its contempt. It was a great one

I enjoyed the film and it's soundtrack very well. Introduced me to India Arie, Goodie Mob and then unreleased and powerful Stevie.

I intend to get stronger towards the aim of artistic integrity and self retention. It espoused a lot
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Reply #2 posted 04/04/19 5:28pm

onlyforaminute

I had my name or rather the interpetation of my name removed never to be used online again so I came up with something off the top of my head that wouldn't require me using numbers. Not vety poetic is it? shrug
Year of Return 2019
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Reply #3 posted 04/04/19 7:02pm

PennyPurple

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onlyforaminute said:

I had my name or rather the interpetation of my name removed never to be used online again so I came up with something off the top of my head that wouldn't require me using numbers. Not vety poetic is it? shrug

?Morningsong didn't have numbers.?

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Reply #4 posted 04/04/19 7:44pm

purplepolitici
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Was beginning to discover unreleased Prince at the time I showed up here mushy (I think that's how I came across this place to begin with confuse) n the part in Extra Loveable, "Purple politicians, say it!", shrug it wasn't taken lol biggrin.

The way that you're moving your body on my knee dancing jig
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Reply #5 posted 04/04/19 8:39pm

benni

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Nothing too exciting with my name. When my sister was 2/3 years old, she couldn't say "Brenda" and called me "benni". When I first got internet, it was after my first Prince concert in 1998 (Hit and Run - Collinsville, Illinois) and I'd been a closet fan for a very long time, so I didn't know a whole lot about Prince and wanted to find out more about him. My boyfriend at the time (who took me to the concert) encouraged me to get the internet. I found the Love4OneAnother website, read it for a few days and then found the chat (The Holy River). I debated what name to use; should I use something Prince related, should I make up a name? I finally just decided to be me, "benni". My sister still calls me benni, and she's 47 years old now, and many of the people I met in the River still call me "benni". I've tried out different names over the years; InfiniteHeaven, LittleRedCorvette (first video I ever saw)...but I always come back to "benni" because it just feels like me.

[Edited 4/4/19 20:40pm]

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Reply #6 posted 04/04/19 8:51pm

FragileUnderto
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I'm a fan of Nine Inch nails.
Fragile is the name of a album and track.

Undertow is a lyric The Great Below.

And I descend from grace, In arms of undertow
I will take my place, In the great below


FragileUndertow
That's it

I wanted the username TheFragile or Fragile but they are taken mad
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Cant believe my purple psychedelic pimp slap pimp2

And I descend from grace, In arms of undertow
I will take my place, In the great below
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Reply #7 posted 04/04/19 11:01pm

onlyforaminute

PennyPurple said:



onlyforaminute said:


I had my name or rather the interpetation of my name removed never to be used online again so I came up with something off the top of my head that wouldn't require me using numbers. Not vety poetic is it? shrug

?Morningsong didn't have numbers.?



No it didn't and neither does this one which is what i meant. And no im not hiding from anyone if that's what that was about so sorry no gotchas this time around.
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Reply #8 posted 04/04/19 11:20pm

Brendan

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You’d have to ask my parents for the full inspiration behind the etymology. You see, it’s my *real* first name! Yeah, glad to meet you.

I believe my parents would tell you that I’m partially named after Saint Brendan the Bold from Ireland.

According to Irish lore this evangelistic Christian (I profoundly respect people of faith, but this is so not me) some 1500 years ago cut a watery path through the Atlantic choppy all the way to the North American continent. This was, believe it or not, all achieved in a leather boat, shaped not all that unlike a canoe, hundreds of years before Columbus.

Yeah, stick that in your green beer next St. Patrick’s Day!

I’m certainly no saint — but dammit, we all sail toward boldness, even if most of us never make it out much past the starting dock. wink
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Reply #9 posted 04/04/19 11:39pm

KingBAD

eek eek eek eek eek i'm king bad...

i just kept it simple... lol lol lol lol

i am KING BAD!!!
you are NOT...
evilking
"KingBAD, well you are just a troll" (an emotional fan)
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Reply #10 posted 04/05/19 12:59am

EmmaMcG

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Emma is my name. The McG part comes from my mother's surname "McGrane". My surname was Cunningham (until I got married) and EmmaCun looks too much like EmmaCunt. Therefore, I used my mother's name instead.
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Reply #11 posted 04/05/19 5:42am

Lammastide

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"Lammas" is an Anglo spin on an ancient Gaelic festival called "Lughnassad," which marked the harvest at the cusp of summer and fall. "Lammastide" is simply the time of year surrounding this occasion, a favourite time of year for me.

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Ὅσον ζῇς φαίνου
μηδὲν ὅλως σὺ λυποῦ
πρὸς ὀλίγον ἐστὶ τὸ ζῆν
τὸ τέλος ὁ χρόνος ἀπαιτεῖ.”
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Reply #12 posted 04/05/19 7:06am

Genesia

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Genesius is the patron saint of actors. But I'm a girl (as well as an actor), so Genesia.

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #13 posted 04/05/19 9:24am

NorthC

I used to have another one that I got tired of and decided I wanted to pay hommage to Prince's great concerts at the North Sea Jazz Festival in 2011, the last time I saw him live (plus the Melkweg a few weeks later.) Some of the best concerts that I've seen.
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Reply #14 posted 04/05/19 10:12pm

PurpleDorothy

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I wore a purple and white vintage 1950's sundress to my tour of Paisley Park on October 13th 2016. During the tour a staff member popped up from seemingly out of nowhere in the hall of inspiration and said something to the effect of "I've been watching you, and your so cute! You look like a little Purple Dorothy". She meant Dorothy as in the Wizard of OZ. The name has double meaning as I've always admired Dorothy Parker's wit. Now the question is what happens if I find a pair of amethyst slippers and click my heels together three times?
"As long as I can hear you smilin' baby
You won't hear my tears."
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Reply #15 posted 04/05/19 10:24pm

PurpleDorothy

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Here are two pictures for reference. Unfortunately neither photo came out well due to bad lighting. I would like to get at least one good picture at Paisley Park someday...lol.

https://www.instagram.com..._copy_link

https://www.instagram.com..._copy_link
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"As long as I can hear you smilin' baby
You won't hear my tears."
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Reply #16 posted 04/06/19 5:53am

S2DG

Been here forever under the name "Slave2daGroove", still one of the many reasons I'm still way into Prince, the groove. Also really into to vinyl so in my late 20s I thought I was being really clever.

Deleted my account and came back as S2DG.

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Reply #17 posted 04/07/19 7:24am

Empress

My husband has called me the Empress for many years. He thinks it's fitting seeing as I'm such a huge Prince fan. Plus, he knows the Empress rules - wink
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Reply #18 posted 04/08/19 11:35am

SupaFunkyOrgan
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prior to the org there was PPML. I was Organgrinder and when PPML closed and the org was introduced, someone took my username so I had to come up with a new one. Was listening to SupaFunkCaliFragiSexy and realized CaliFragi had the same amount of sllyables as Organgrinder, thus Supa was born!! biggrin

2010: Healing the Wounds of the Past.... http://prince.org/msg/8/325740
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Reply #19 posted 04/09/19 8:12am

MacDaddy

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My dad taught himself to work with pre-print programs on both PC and MAC machines in the early nineties. He jokingly referred to himself as PC MacDaddy (PCM are his actual initials)

When I first signed up to the Org in the early noughties I used the MacDaddy part because I had a Mac and couldn't come up with something original.

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Reply #20 posted 04/09/19 9:00am

kitbradley

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Kit was my nickname growing up. In 1988, Chaka Khan recorded a song "It's My Party". A part of the song goes, "Kit got lost and I found him all involved. He was wearing a guilty face, had his arms around her waist and lipstick on his face". Well, since all of the kids in school knew I was Chaka's #1 fan, they would tease me and say she was singing about me. biggrin On the credits and "Thank You's" of that same album, Chaka thanked Kit Bradley, which I heard was her boyfriend at the time. So I took on the last name Bradley and Kit Bradley has been my alter-ego ever since. wink

"It's not nice to fuck with K.B.! All you haters will see!" - Kitbradley
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Reply #21 posted 04/09/19 1:53pm

ISaidLifeIsJus
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Interesting stories!

ISLIJAG = "Controversy" lyrics

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Reply #22 posted 04/09/19 2:24pm

happinessinits
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Was listening to this jam when I was signing up for the website

Happiness in its uncut form
Is the feeling that I get,

you're warm warm
Happy's what I get when we do what we do
Happiness, mama,

is being with you
Good lord


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Reply #23 posted 04/10/19 7:08am

KingBAD

happinessinitsuncutform said:

Was listening to this jam when I was signing up for the website

Happiness in its uncut form
Is the feeling that I get,

you're warm warm
Happy's what I get when we do what we do
Happiness, mama,

is being with you
Good lord


Oooo oo oo

Ooooooooooo

lol lol lol

i am KING BAD!!!
you are NOT...
evilking
"KingBAD, well you are just a troll" (an emotional fan)
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Reply #24 posted 04/10/19 7:53am

DaveT

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Now I feel like I should have put more effort in to mine biggrin

www.filmsfilmsfilms.co.uk - The internet's best movie site!
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Reply #25 posted 04/13/19 7:33am

imago

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Pretty simple, really.

My last name is a 1700 Yonker's mispronouncation of the Dutch Vanderdonk, meaning from beneath the town.

Donk became my nickname for years, and my closest friends call me that, including CarrieMpls who loves that name.

Also, Donk is snort for "D&O [my initials] n [&] Knowledge"

Hence, imago.

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Reply #26 posted 04/14/19 4:04pm

tump

The only story of my name can be found in the dictionary. We are under-represented on the forums. Hi.

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Reply #27 posted 04/14/19 4:48pm

Pokeno4Money

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Mine is from the time Prince was robbed blind by the only one he cared for.

"Jussie Smollett wanted to become the Rosa Parks of Gay Black Men, but instead he became the Rosie Ruiz."

https://nypost.com/2019/0...a-is-long/
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Reply #28 posted 04/21/19 1:31pm

Hudson

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Ed Asner's greatest character

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Reply #29 posted 04/21/19 4:13pm

EmmaMcG

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Hudson said:




Ed Asner's greatest character



Wow. Gargoyles. I used to watch that when I was small. Great cartoon. They don't make them like that anymore.
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