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Problems with irc because of tor?

I have been fighting to get tor- working on my system for a while 
and finally appear to have it working now.  Now I find that trying to connect 
to IRC servers fails:

[15:06] [Info] Trying to reconnect to irc.freenode.org in 20 seconds.
[15:06] [Info] Looking for server irc.freenode.org:6667...
[15:06] [Info] Server found, connecting...
[15:06] [Info] Connected; logging in...
[15:06] [Notice] -- *** Looking up your hostname...
[15:06] [Notice] -- *** Checking ident
[15:06] [Notice] -- *** Couldn't look up your hostname
[15:06] [Notice] -- *** No identd (auth) response
[15:06] [Notice] -zelazny.freenode.net- *** Banned:  Tor freenode is hidden-
service-only (mejokbp2brhw4omd.onion) - see freenode.net/irc_servers.shtml. 
(2008/11/18 21.17)
[15:06] [error]  Closing Link: (Banned)

Why does running tor suddenly cause me to be unable to connect to freenode?  I 
am NOT running a torified irc client.  Also, where's the address 
coming from?  Why is my REAL IP address now invisible (apparently) and tor 
causing sites to think I am trying to use the <illegal> localhost IP?