clips, resume, links

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rock’s back pages archive


Righteous Brothers, On Point with Tom Ashbrook, October 19, 2015

Maymudes’s Dylan, On Point with Tom Ashbrook, September 17, 2014

Emerson Invites Laughter — And Criticism — With Ron Burgundy Day, December 2013

The Rock Christmas Canon | On Point with Tom Ashbrook, December 2012


Pre-Fab Four — “Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years, Volume 1,” by Mark Lewisohn book review, December 8, 2013


Breaking Bad, Nurse Jackie, and the Complete Inversion of ’60s Drug Culture, August 1, 2013,

RADIO SILENCE, independent journal of literature and rock & roll

Steely Dan’s Magisterial Sleaze,” Issue 3, April 2014

Ain’t Dead Yet: Notes on Woody Guthrie (pdf),” Issue 2, April 2013, 109-121


We’re Going to Need A Smaller Teacup, Bob Dylan’s TEMPEST (2012)

An Open Letter to Sir Paul McCartney, on EMI’s troubles (2007)

TRUTHDIG: book reviews

John Lennon’s Letters (2012)

The One: James Brown (2012)

The National Memo: book reviews

Why Acting Matters, by David Thomson March 8, 2015

‘Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard on You?’ George Clinton memoirs, November 7, 2014

Abbey Road Reunion
podcast riley (2006) mp3 (26.23m)

At the 2006 release party for RECORDING THE BEATLES, by Brian Kehew and Kevin Ryan, I talked with several engineers, including Ken Townsend and Ken Scott, about their work with the Beatles.

Learning The Game: How John Lennon Learned to Stop Worrying and Love His Inner Geek
Addicted to Noise/Rock’s Back Pages pdf

Book Review: Another Side of Bob Dylan — Chronicles Volume I
World Literature Today

Book Review: Christopher Ricks’s Visions of Sin

Book Review: Greil Marcus’s Invisible Republic
Boston Review pdf

Fever excerpt: How Rock Transformed Gender in America
Chapter 6: Walk Like A Man pdf

Seiji Ozawa: 20 Years with the Boston Symphony Orchestra
Boston Magazine (1993) pdf

Elitism for Dummies: Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’s Concerts pdf

More Classical Reviews
Salon: 10 Classical Recording capsule reviews (1996)

podcast riley (mashups, archived radio stories, misc)

Curriculum Vitae (linked html format)

Bibliography (linked html format)


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