I hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year; for those of you who are going to ring in the New Year at Midnight, good for you. As I am three months pregnant, I will be in bed, sleeping, long before the ball drops.
There should hopefully be a new post up within two weeks of the new year, but the timeline of the new post is ultimately out of my hands. The only hint I can offer: Did you know that certain sections of The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions would not technically qualify as primary sources?
Finally, I wanted to make an appeal. When I was at the Sgt. Pepper Conference this June, another presenter, David Thurmaier, was kind enough to show me his copy of Beatlefan, which had a review of The Beatles and the Historians in it. The review was good, if not exactly glowing — something to the effect that history/historical methods just isn’t very sexy (a conclusion I obviously disagree with) — but I returned David’s Beatlefan to him, and have not been able to find a copy of the review since. I’ve looked online, I’ve asked my publisher (who is supposed to compile reviews for me, but sometimes they slip through McFarland’s fingers), and I’ve been unable to find it again. Does anyone have a copy of Beatlefan from presumably May or June of 2017 with the review of my book in it? And if you do, could you be kind enough to e-mail me the text? Beyond asking our inter-library loan specialist (who is already deluged with enough requests from me that I feel bad about asking for another) I seem to be running out of options.
Wishing you all a Happy New Year,