“Jean Ghomeshi”

Vanda just posted a link to her interview with the man, and Greg made Jian Ghomeshi’s reading a Pick of the Day (Tomorrow Edition) yesterday. (That’s creeping up on Looper levels of blog complexity.) Let me post one more thing on Ghomeshi.

On the occasion of Prairie Dog‘s 20th anniversary, I’ve been going through old issues. It’s not as dusty a task as I thought it was going to be. In one dating back to October 1993, I found a profile of Ghomeshi’s old band, Moxy Früvous, with the above picture. Sharp-eyed readers will notice the photo caption, where he’s listed as “Jean” instead of “Jian”.

My first thought was that we fucked up. A trade secret: that wouldn’t be the first time that kind of thing up. But no! It turns out, he was known as Jean for some of the time with the band. History!

(Speaking of our 20th anniversary, think about giving us some love, both financial and emotional, by buying a message in our birthday issue.)

Author: James Brotheridge

Contributing Editor with Prairie Dog.

5 thoughts on ““Jean Ghomeshi””

  1. Ghomeshi has to be the most pretentious person in canadian media. What instrument did he play in that “band” anyway…clay cups or something like that? Wow, what a talent.

  2. Indeed he did go by “Jean”; my Moxy Fruvous cassette liner notes say so; Michael Ford’s name, however, is spelled wrong, so hold that first thought.

  3. Could someone please tell me what the appeal of this guy is that they would fork over 32.00 to hear him speak? Is it just because he is Iranian or is it his music? Honest question.

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