ThomThom Hickey one of the blessed 50s baby boomer generation, was born in London into an Irish family and formally educated at catholic schools and Cambridge University.  More importantly he was informally educated by the BBC, The Observer, The New Statesman and The New Yorker.  His music professors were radio giants Charlie Gillett, John Peel and Emperor Rosko. The print columns of Richard Williams, Ian MacDonald and Tony Russell were religiously read and annotated.

Further intensive study was conducted at the Hammersmith Odeon, the Hope and Anchor, the 100 Club, Ronnie Scott’s and the Rainbow. Many investment portfolios were foresworn in favour of sourcing recorded treasures from the hallowed halls of HMV, Colletts, Tower and Virgin Records and mail order outfits galore.

He has a continuing belief that you can never watch too many Westerns or Ken Burns documentaries, read enough biographies about Samuel Beckett or Buster Keaton and that there is always just one more Bob Dylan bootleg he needs.

To finance his obsessions he has worked in financial recruitment, as a charity campaigner and been a senior investigator into complaints about the NHS.  He now lives deep in the Surrey woods with his beautiful wife, graceful daughter and inspirational son.

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  1. Thom, I received your gift the other day. I can’t tell you how pleased I am both with the gift and the fact that you picked me to be a recipient of one of your bags. I will use it with pride and every time someone asks about it I will refer them to your fantastic blog.
    When I opened the package my wife tried to lay claim to the bag because she was the one who walked through the new 9” of snow to go to the mailbox. However when I told her how much the bag meant to me, she relented.
    Again, thanks, Thom.

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  2. Hi Thom, I’ve just started following you, Chris Black sent me over, and he’s good judge and a good man. I’m from down Geelong way, Australia, Xavier Rudd’s hometown and also Chrissy Amphlett of the Divinyls

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  3. I loved this post. Very inventive. You have been very kind to my blog though I have neither the sharp focus, music knowledge, nor discipline that you embody. Deep envy. Would like to communicate directly with you. It doesn’t look like you are on Facebook and I only use Twitter to post my blog. Is there a way we could correspond. I marked the notify of me of new posts via email. Not sure that gives you access to my email. If not, let’s figure out a way to correspond. It would be enriching for me, I know.

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