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Another Goldsher, but with more Ghouls, Ghosties and Goblins

Actually, that title is misleading, but only because "zombies" doesn’t sound as good paired with "Goldsher."  The truth is, I’m not the only person with my last name.  Shocking, I know, especially if you discount my sisters and the rest … Read More

By / May 10, 2010

Actually, that title is misleading, but only because "zombies" doesn’t sound as good paired with "Goldsher." 

The truth is, I’m not the only person with my last name.  Shocking, I know, especially if you discount my sisters and the rest of my family.  Still, as far as Jews go, it’s kind of a rare surname, and I pride myself on being the hippest and weirdest Goldsher out there.

But then, just when I think I’ve got that on lock down, I’m reminded of this guy:  Alan Goldsher, author of a bunch of super-cool books about musicians.  He’s definitely not related to me (I’ve asked around), and he produced Modest Mouse: A Pretty Good Read, Jam, and Record Haus without seriously threatening me, but now, with his latest, Paul is Undead, I feel like I’ve officially lost the battle.  

How can I be the coolest Goldsher when my competition has written a history of The Beatles as zombies? Beyond birthing a unicorn, and riding with it far off into the big rock candy mountains, I’m fairly sure there’s just nothing I can do to trump this dude.

So, Mr. Alan Goldsher, I have one thing to say to you:  do you need an assistant?