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What's going on

My book TeenSet, Teen Fan Magazines, and Rock Journalism: Don't Let the Name Fool You is ready for pre-order from the University of Mississippi Press

Upcoming presentation at the PCA in Chicago March 2024

An extension of my research:

Judith Sims, TeenSet and the Beatles


Rockism Sucks and Poptimist Shirt: 

I focused on rock criticism and teen fan magazines... and I have to say, I am tired of rockism. As was evident in my research, on teen fan mags and Wings, and in many conversations on the fab podcasts listed below.

As I argue in my research, we need to move past it in the way we talk and write about music, and how many belittle fandoms of other genres. Disco didn't suck, maybe Detroit did, but Rockism does.  Grab a rockism sucks or poptimist shirt... or fly your flag as a rockist.

The Journal of Beatles Studies

Open Access here:

You can purchase a hard copy or subscribe to the open-access journal here:

Recent Podcast Appearances:

A Recent conversation on Something About the Beatles: Rockism got in the way! 


Another Kind of Mind Podcast Discussion: 4/18/2022

Appearance on Something About the Beatles: Featuring Debbie Gendler and Carol Tyler
Found here: "The Girls Get Back" part 1 227A and part 2 227B

Words, Music, and the Popular
Chapter five entitled:

Which Side is this ex-Beatle on? A Reassessment of the 1970s Rock Press' Framing, Interpretation, and Consideration of Paul McCartney and Wings.

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