Author Archives: Andrew Hickey

Pandemonium Shadow Show

(This is the second in my series of essays looking at each Nilsson album. You can find the first here) Almost as soon as Nilsson stopped working for Rock Music, he met with Rick Jarrard, a young staff producer at … Continue reading

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On Assigned Identities

This is a bit of a long one, I’m afraid, as I’m trying to untangle several different ideas in my head. Bear with me… and be warned, at some point, you will probably hit on a generalisation about one of … Continue reading

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On Autism “Cures”

Trigger warnings on this post for ableism and suicide. I’ve recently been drawn into a number of arguments about the idea of whether autistic people need to be cured or not. Now, before I start writing about this, let me … Continue reading

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On the Trans Stories in the Media

(Trigger warnings for this post: cissexism, transmisogyny, sexual assault, murder, suicide. Also, probably, there should be a trigger warning here for clueless cis man talking about stuff outside his lane.) This is not a blog post I want to be … Continue reading

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Mike Love: Unleash The Love, and Micky Dolenz: Out of Nowhere

Yesterday, the world provided one of those rare coincidences that pretty much demand a blog post from me. The lead singers from two of my very favourite bands released new solo albums. More precisely still, the lead singers from two … Continue reading

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Mastodon: Don’t Worry About Instances

TL:DR — Don’t worry about Mastodon instances, you only need one account to talk to anyone on any instance. Now read on. Some of you may recently have become aware of a social network called Mastodon. It’s an alternative to … Continue reading

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Game Recommendation: Yorkshire Gubbins

So, as I said yesterday, today I’m going to talk about another game I’ve been playing recently: Yorkshire Gubbins. Now, unlike 4 the Words I know the developer of this game, and consider her a friend, so my normal disclaimer … Continue reading

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