A couple projects have been percolating behind the scenes here: First, I've contributed material to the forthcoming book Enjoy The Experience: Homemade Records 1958-1992. The book is a detailed look at privately-press/self-released records from the '50s-'80s and the sometimes quite idiosyncratic minds that created them: from hotel lounge bands to slightly cracked basement folk crooners and everything inbetween. My contributions to the book are biographies of several religiously-slanted recording artists who pressed their own records in the '60s: Christian rock pioneer Ron Russo; Jimmie Davis, the founder of a fundamentalist summer camp; Darwin Gross, the disgraced former head of Eckankar; and gospel trumpeter Ray Torske. (A bio of Thurlow Spurr, founder of traveling high school/evangelical/car safety band the Spurrlows, was cut for length, but will hopefully find its way into online publication in the near future). The book is available now for pre-order at store.sinecurebooks.com.
I've also contributed to a forthcoming book on Doctor Who. I can't say much more than that now, but look forward to more information soon!