Doppelgangbanger

When I was a kid, I thought there couldn’t possibly be another Jeremy Kahn. First of all, Jeremy was a pretty rare name for my generation. It got very popular for babies when I was a teenager. Secondly, I suppose every kid’s ego dictates that he or she is unique.

Anyway, imagine my surprise when I learned in my twenties that there was a Jeremy Kahn at Harvard who was the president of the Harvard Society of Nerds. Ouch, man. Now, of course, you can Google your own name to see what comes up. I see a math guy, a journalist and a doctor, to name but a few. There’s even another musician: a guitar player (not a pianist, thank god) who lives in the UK. We’ve corresponded occasionally, and he recently told me that a lady tracked him down to ask him to do some recording, mistakenly thinking that it was me.

I guess that I’ve matured enough to take a strange comfort in the knowledge that other Jeremy Kahns exist. Maybe we should all meet up for a beverage sometime.

Comments

  1. I am learning the piano. Might be a while before I reach your standard.

  2. I came across your comment and I have to let you know that Jeremy Kahn “the president of nerds at Harvard” and Jeremy Kahn “the math guy” are one and the same. He actually was a math prodigy — took Calculus in the 7th grade, on the math Olympiad team 4 times in high school and blah blah. He’s actually a charming, unique character and was my good friend a few years ago; I’ve lost touch with Jeremy, but your comment made me laugh and I had to write something about him.

    • Ahhh…why am I not surprised that “president of nerds” and “math guy” are one and the same? I’m glad to have provided you with a chuckle. How did you happen to come across that comment?

  3. –éHola!
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    BernieR

  4. Jeremy Kahn says:

    Well, I’m up for a beer the next time I make it to Chicago if you are. (I’m Jeremy Kahn the journalist…or at least, a Jeremy Kahn who is a journalist. I’m not sure I’m the same one you found googling around. There might another one of us.)

  5. Great article. Waiting for more.

  6. Hi all you Jeremy Kahns. You can hear my recent gig here: Door Mouse at the Shaftesbury. Give it a listen, it’s the best thing I’ve ever done.

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