Author Archives: Andrew Hickey

Hugo Blogging: Best Short Story

As always, I’m going to try to write blog posts about all the shortlisted works for the Hugo Awards and Retro-Hugos this year. As always, I will almost certainly not manage that. In particular, unless I somehow get stranded on … Continue reading

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The Beach Boys and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

There could be some artistic justification for defacing the Mona Lisa — drawing a Groucho Marx moustache and glasses on it, spraypainting a green Mohawk on, or whatever. You might not improve the painting, but it’s possible you could get … Continue reading

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The Good Posts: Chapter 3

Before I start, I want to clear something up. My earlier posts in this series were linked on Metafilter, and some people there, who aren’t used to what I normally do with my writing, thought I was doing the Rick … Continue reading

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Michael Nesmith: Expanded Editions

Yesterday, more-or-less unannounced, extended download versions of Michael Nesmith’s first five post-Monkees solo albums were released. These albums — the three albums by Michael Nesmith and the First National Band (Magnetic South, Loose Salute, and Nevada Fighter), the Second National … Continue reading

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Norma Waterson and Eliza Carthy: Anchor

I’m going to post the next Good Post in a couple of days (it’s already written, as are several follow-ups), but today and tomorrow I’m going to talk about music. Tomorrow I’ll be reviewing the new expanded editions of Michael … Continue reading

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The Good Posts: Chapter 2

One of the important things the series deals with is the question of identity. Almost everyone in the series is lying about who they are, at least at first. Eleanor is not the Eleanor Shelstrop she claims to be. Michael … Continue reading

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The Good Posts: Chapter One

[This is the first of a whole series of posts that will be going up, and will eventually be bookified. I’ve written enough of them now to know that I’m not going to just drop this series half way, as … Continue reading

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