1. The University of Michigan Press will publish my essay on Paul McCartney's White Album songs in a special collection devoted to that iconic double- LP in 2019. Here's the publication information: “‘That Was Me’ in ‘Vintage Clothes’: Intertextuality and the White Album Songs of Paul McCartney.” In The Beatles through a Glass Onion: Reconsidering the White Album, ed. Mark Osteen, Tracking Pop Series. Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press (forthcoming, 2019). (Other authors in this collection include Walter Everett, John Covach, Lori Burns, and Kenneth Womack.)
2. I have written an online, inter-domain course on the musical and cultural impact of the Beatles, in conjunction with Penn State’s English Department (“The Music of the Beatles and American Popular Culture”), for which I received a College of Arts and Architecture Incentives and Innovations grant. I taught the pilot version in the Spring 2018 semester. Regular course offerings begin in the Spring 2019 semester.
3. I have a written—by all accounts—a very successful online Gen Ed course for Penn State, entitled MUSIC 109: The Music of the Beatles. On my website's Media page are three videos associated with that course, my course introduction, and interviews with John Covach, Professor of Music Theory at the University of Rochester/Eastman School of Music, and Walter Everett, Professor of Music Theory at the University of Michigan, on the music of the Beatles.
4. Above you see the cover of my book, The Words and Music of Paul McCartney: The Solo Years (Praeger, 2010). The chapters on Ram (1971) and Band on the Run (1973) have also been published in The Album: A Guide to Pop Music's Most Provocative, Influential, and Important Creations (ed. James Perone).