Brief Update

Various bits of life stuff are getting in the way at the moment. Normal service will resume over the weekend with a bit of luck.

I’ve discovered that a friend of mine is planning a similar book on Nilsson to the one I was thinking of writing, so I won’t be Kickstarting that next month — I’m waiting to see what he does with that, now, so I don’t tread on his toes. That being said, there was enough interest that I might well still put up a Kickstarter for some other music books — I’ve talked about solo George Harrison, David Bowie and Roy Wood, anyone have any other ideas about musicians they’d like me to write about (enough to pay me)?

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7 Responses to Brief Update

  1. Larry Sojka says:

    Wow….the mind boggles at this. If you’re accepting ideas on musician biographies, I’d LOVE to read a typical (i.e., well written, thoroughly knowledgeable, and inspired-to-listen-to-the-music-anew) Andrew Hickey book on the music of the late, great Ronnie Lane. It would hopefully cover his entire career with The Small Faces, The Faces, Ronnie Lane’s Slim Chance and beyond. I don’t know how familiar you are with his music, but he is my all-time favorite rock musician who did not become a big name in his own right. And then there is Van Dyke Parks, Paul Weller, Fela, Jimmy Cliff…my God…

    • Andrew Hickey says:

      Hmm… Ronnie Lane might be an interesting one. I’ve not got *all* his music, but I’m fairly familiar with it (I have all the Small Faces stuff, Rough Mix, Majic Mijits and a couple of Faces albums).

  2. Glenn says:

    I love your analysis and I’d chip in for a book on Roxy Music/Bryan Ferry! I think it would be fascinating.

    Glenn Page

    • Glenn says:

      P.S. I already have your Kinks and Monkees books. Some other bands I’d chip in to read about: The Damned, The Fixx, Iggy Pop, Roy Orbison, Devo, April Smith and the Great Picture Show, Duran Duran, and probably a few others I’m forgetting!

    • Andrew Hickey says:

      That could be an interesting one too, yes…

  3. TAD says:

    I know you’re not a big Byrds fan, but I think there’s an opening for a book on the Byrds in the marketplace. Especially one that analyzes the music…..there hasn’t been one, at least not that I’ve seen. A book on the Byrds 1964-1968. They were a great studio group in those early years (not so good as a live band though). Start with the Preflyte recordings and go through to the Sweetheart of the Rodeo album. I’m surprised you’re not into the Byrds, actually.

  4. Neil says:

    I’d be very interested in seeing you write a book on George Harrison’s music. So many underrated songs waiting to be discovered….

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