Author Archives: Andrew Hickey

“The Hickey Packet” for Patreon Backers

As you may know, people who back my blog and podcasts on Patreon get free ebook copies of all my books (and people on higher tiers get free paperback or hardback copies). Partly to thank them — and also partly … Continue reading

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500 Songs Episode 2 Now Up!

Episode 2 of A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs is now up on the website, and should be on the podcast’s iTunes feed in a couple of hours. This one is on “Roll ‘Em Pete” by Big Joe … Continue reading

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My Response to the “Consultation” on Changes to the Lib Dem Constitution

I have a very simple response to the proposals by a “leader” who got the job without actually being elected by the members of the party, and who is now trying to ensure that party members never again get to … Continue reading

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Short Story: Terms and Conditions

Thank you for purchasing the TimeMaster 3000! Please read through these terms and conditions and signal your acceptance at the bottom by clicking “I accept”. You are licensing this TimeMaster 3000 for your personal enjoyment. The time travel feature is … Continue reading

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A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs Episode One Now Up

The first proper episode of my podcast A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs is now live at https://www.500songs.com/e/episode-1-flying-home/ . It will shortly be up on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/a-history-of-rock-in-five-hundred-songs/id1437402802. This one looks at Benny Goodman’s “Flying Home”, and at … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: The Woman Who Fell to Earth

I probably won’t blog every week about my thoughts about Doctor Who — indeed, I probably won’t watch it every week, as I don’t have a TV — I was visiting friends to watch it this week, as the debut … Continue reading

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Imagine: The Ultimate Collection

Today sees the release of a new box set — Imagine: The Ultimate Collection. This is a new issue of John Lennon’s most popular (though not his most critically acclaimed) album, and I thought it would present a reasonable opportunity … Continue reading

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