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Cultural and Popular Music Studies
Recent Publications and Projects:
Bumsted, Allison, "Which Side Is This Ex-Beatle On?." In Thomas Gurke, and Susan Winnett (eds), Words, Music, and the Popular. Palgrave Studies in Music and Literature. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2022
Considering Genre, Wings, and the Rock Press
Guest on Another Kind of Mind podcast: https://anotherkindofmind.podbean.com/e/from-genius-composer-to-pop-lightweight-how-the-1970s-rock-press-rebranded-paul-mccartney/
Guest on Sam While's Paul or Nothing podcast. We discussed the perception of Linda in the rock press (modern and historical). https://mccartneypod.podbean.com/
Guest on Robert Rodriguez' Something About the Beatles: "The Girls Get Back" episodes 227A and 227B. Featuring the original Beatles fan Debbie Gendler and Author Carol Tyler. Debbie is well known in the Beatles world and Tyler's book "Fab 4 Mania" is fantastic! Speaking with these ladies is always a pleasure! Check it out!
227A Part One
227B Part Two
Upcoming Project: Publishing my research on an alternative popular music journalism history: Reconsidering TeenSet and teen fan magazines.
Rockin' Reading at the Bastrop Public Library!
I partnered with Bastrop public library to engage with young readers and fans of popular music!
Guest speaker and moderator at the Fab4conjam! February 20th and 21st, 2021. Find more at Fab4conjam.com Opening Video (with permission from FAB4):
2019 Guest on Robert Rodriguez' Something About The Beatles:
Part 1: 176A: Critiquing The Critics – A Case Study with Wings https://somethingaboutthebeatles.com/176a-critiquing-the-critics-a-case-study-with-wings/
Part 2: 176B https://somethingaboutthebeatles.com/176b-critiquing-the-critics-a-case-study-with-wings/
2020 Guest on Ed Chen's When They Was Fab:
Part 1: https://podtail.com/en/podcast/when-they-was-fab-electric-arguments-about-the-b-1/2020-07-liverpool-8-greek-theater-allison-b-bun-b-/
Part 2: https://podcasts.apple.com/mt/podcast/2020-08-paperback-writer-vocal-only-allison-bumsted/id1063469747?i=1000466474794
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