Tuesday, 26 March 2013

"Freg" The Name

Quotation of the day ~ Martin Amis: We all have names we don't know about.

Someone remarked to me today that he had discovered that my occasional Internet moniker, Freg, is in fact an acronym: it stands for "flying red-eye growler." Well, i'll tell you the true story of how it came about and you can forget The Urban Dictionary's take on it (see http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=freg if you must).

I'm on quite a few Internet forums (fora?) and ten or twelve years ago, on a forum devoted to ABBA, i met an Australian woman called Roo, who became a very good friend and who's the world's worst typist and doesn't use a spell-checker. I once suggested that one needed a degree in Rooish in order to understand her messages.  In the early days of our friendship, i described my appearance (i.e., lanky) and she said that i must look like i had frogs' legs, except she typed "freglogs." Other members of the group latched on to it, and soon, in other forums (forae?) with common members, it caught on. I kind of like it, too.

Just wanted to clear that up for ya.

Here's the latest installment in my CD collection:

And here's the most recent playlist. As i haven't posted in a bit it's fairly lengthy:

Terje Rypdal & The Chasers - Blue
"The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" (soundtrack album)
Kate Bush - Never For Ever
Jimi Hendrix - Live At The Royal Albert Hall
Big Country - Glasgow's Big Day Out
Rory Gallagher -- Live At Glasgow Apollo, 1982
Nazareth - Greatest Hits
Focus - Hamburger Concerto
Robin Trower - Roots And Branches
Rival Sons - Pressure And Time
Louisiana Red - When My Mama Was Living
Robin Trower - Twice Removed From Yesterday
Coverdale-Page - Coverdale-Page
Walter Trout - No More Fish Jokes
Happy Rhodes - Find Me
The Keef Hartley Band - Halfbreed
Richard Thompson - Cabaret Of Souls
Wishbone Ash - On Air
Michael Burks - Iron Man
Jack Bruce - Out Of The Storm
The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band - Look At Me, I'm Wonderful
Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy

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