State So Far
The initial plan for this book was that it would be about 50,000 words, and cover roughly fifty songs, and be done by some time in December 2014.
My writing... Read more
Just to give people a quick status update, the project is still going fine, and the draft essays can still be read at http://andrewhickey.info/tag/california-dreaming/ (three more have been published this... Read more
Project Still On Track
Just to let you all know that the project is still on track. February and March were write-offs -- in February I had to finish a novel I had contracted,... Read more
Plans for the book
Just to let you all know what's going on, I took a break from writing this to finish off a couple of other writing commitments (my book on Doctor Who,... Read more
Latest Essay: Surf City
“Two girls for every boy…”
The Beach Boys came along at the perfect time for Jan and Dean.
In August 1962, the Beach Boys were the exciting new kids on... Read more
OOPS! This update never posted: First Essay Posted To My Blog
This update was actually meant to have posted about two weeks ago, but I just logged in and saw it hadn't. My apologies for those who have been wondering about... Read more
Thank You All!
The book has now been successfully funded, as you may have seen. While we didn't raise enough money for the stretch goal of writing further music books, we still raised... Read more
Some notes on technique
Since the book has now reached its goal (thank you again -- though if anyone wants to pledge more there's still a couple of weeks in which to unlock the... Read more
And We're Fully Funded!
Unless anyone drops out now, the book is fully funded. We still have 27 days to go, though, and it would be great if we could hit the £400 for... Read more
Nearly There! So First Stretch Goal...
We're only fifteen pounds away from the book being funded now, impressively quickly. In fact it's so close to certain now that I've already started buying some research materials --... Read more