My editor is pleased with my updates to Chapter 1 of Be Sharp: ‘The Simpsons’ & Music. I will shortly revise Chapter 3, and then the book will go to the external reviewers. I am optimistic that this book will be published in 2010. In addition, “Intertextual Music & Discursive Parody in The Simpsons” (which I presented at a conference at McGill in Montreal in April) has been accepted for the 4th Annual ECHO conference, Music and Humor, being held at UCLA on June 5 and 6. Eric Wang, one of my 2008 teaching assistants, has agreed to present it for me.