Rockcritics Podcast: Talkin’ Beatle Books (with Tim Riley)

The latest rockcritics podcast features Tim Riley, author of one of my favourite Beatle books, Tell Me Why: The Beatles: Album by Album, Song by Song, the Sixties and After. A couple weeks prior to our chatting, I asked Tim — currently completing a large-scale John Lennon biography — to submit a list of some of his favourite Beatle books, and it’s that list which … Continue reading Rockcritics Podcast: Talkin’ Beatle Books (with Tim Riley)

Dear Directory: The Music Press Report Represents with its Music Press Directory 2009

Every year young writers wait with bated breath for the newest edition of Robert Brewer’s, Writer’s Market (Writers Digest Books), where lists of publications, contact names and numbers appear. But by the end of the year (or even sooner if you go by Magazine Death Watch), many have changed or are no longer. And with the state of the music industry, job-seeking security can be … Continue reading Dear Directory: The Music Press Report Represents with its Music Press Directory 2009

Rockcritics Podcast: Talkin’ Election Blues

Actually, not a podcast so much as a broadcast: Phil Dellio invited me on to his Sunday morning college radio show yesterday (at CKLN in Toronto) to talk about Obama and the U.S. election and to play some music and sound clips (think of us as the Gergen and Blitzer of Canadian rockcrit). The audio in the first eight minutes got completely mangled, so there’s … Continue reading Rockcritics Podcast: Talkin’ Election Blues