The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #14205 Message #157346
Posted By: Jeremiah McCaw
03-Jan-00 - 05:31 AM
Thread Name: BS: Why did you choose your nickname?
Subject: RE: BS: Why did you choose your nickname?
Looks like a name, but is a "nick". Never did like the sound of "Gerald". "Jeremiah" comes from the Three Dog Night song "Joy to the World". I was working in the photo studio at Sheridan College one evening doing a class assignment with one of the modelling students. We hit it off bigtime; kidding around, singing Gershwin show tunes "S'Wonderful") & stuff. At one point Sonja pointed at me & started to sing "Jeremiah was a bullfrog". It became my nickname at the time, and considering some of the nicknames I've had in my life, I figured this was one to stay with. When I got re-involved in folk music, I stuck with it. When I got involved with Mudcat, I had to add to it on accounta just the single name wasn't accepted for logon. Well, I've never been comfortable with "Budnark" either and it just didn't seem to flow with "Jeremiah", so I added my birth mother's maiden name. And now ya know the whole sordid story!