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Documentary explores the softer side of The Menus brash lead singer

Tim Goldrainer wears red and white-framed sunglasses, a rainbow-colored collar and a gold headdress in a still from the documentary "Goldie."
Courtesy of Billy Miossi
Tim Goldrainer in a still from the film "Goldie."

Anyone who's ever seen The Menus perform knows Tim Goldrainer as the uninhibited lead singer and front man — bold, brash and full of energy.

But there's another side to him. And that's the side explored in Goldie, an award-winning short documentary published earlier this year on The New Yorker's digital channels as part of the magazine's New Yorker Documentary series.

Cincinnati filmmaker Billy Miossi chronicled Goldrainer's one-man Goldie Show performances at Greater Cincinnati nursing homes.

On Cincinnati Edition, we discuss the film and performances it showcases.


  • Tim Goldrainer, front man and lead singer for The Menus
  • Billy Miossi, filmmaker and director and editor of Goldie

You can watch the film online.

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