So, following my own suggestion…
Hi to all I “know” from the old forum, and welcome to others.
Innocent Bystander as a moniker originally suggested itself when playing Edgar Broughton Band’s Superchip album, which has a song by that name. I liked the concept of being connected but disconnected, and started wearing a t-shirt with that on to music gigs - starting of course with EBB, but it became my ritual apparel. So when it came to a forum name it was the obvious one.
There are of course a lot of interlopers who claim to be me… and apparently in Australia they’ve named a vineyard after me!
As for an avatar, I’ve never seen a picture that I felt could represent me. Given that this is s music forum I did think of a ‘His Master’s Voice’ style gramophone but with the disk conspicuously a CD not a record, but it’s not a readily available image and I’ve never had time to concoct one. And of course CD is old hat so the source part needs to conspicuously be a hard disk or other storage device, and at that point I’m stumped. One day I’ll find something!