Interview with a Parenthetically-Challenged Rock Critic
Posted by s woods on March 28, 2008
A nice weekend companion piece to the DiMartino finale:
At Dane101.com (thanks to Barbara for the heads up.)
My real name is with one ‘s.’ But when I was around 30, I thought it would be cute to add a second ‘s’ to make it like the classical composer. When I moved to England, I had to go back to the original one ‘s’ because my passport has one ‘s’ and my wife was spelling it with one ‘s.’ So I made the second ‘s’ optional. Hence the parentheses. On a scale of ‘not funny at all’ to my favorite Andy Kaufman moment or Monty Python sketch, it’s a little funny. It makes my byline slightly unusual.
(See also, Mendels[s]ohn’s 2001 rockcritics.com interview with Steven Ward.)