I’m a freelance music journalist, mainly. I’d been affiliated with Billboard in one role or another for 25 years or so, and now write extensively for examiner.com (several pages there) and mmusicmag.com (the “Being Bessman” column). I’ve written for scores of other publications local, national and global. Some 80 CD liner notes, two books (Ramones–An American Band, John Mellencamp–The Concert at Walter Reed).
This site gives me a place to write about things I care about that I can’t or won’t publish elsewhere.
I’m extremely active on Twitter (@JimBessman), somewhat active on Facebook, totally useless on Linked-In.
I’m older than Methusaleh.