for Anything (1987) is available
digitally on iTunes.
Frames of Mind, Boundaries of Time and Looking
for Anything are on one CD (Sound Asleep Records).
CD is available on cdbaby.com.
Another War, Langston Hughes, Freedom, This is My Land, Not
My Place, When I'm With You, The Reason, Dark, Cold Day, Not
Our Son, Save My Life, Five Words, Contagious
is my second LP - also recorded on the Fostex X15 4-Track Cassette
Portastudio. The cover photo was taken by Hannes Flaschberger.
I remember using those rub-on letters to make the the text on
the sleeve. Again, I toured across the country... started with
a show at a guitar shop in Boulder, CO with my old friend Scott
Seskind and proceeded on by myself. I finished up on the east
coast with gigs at Gerde's Folk City in NYC and Maxwell's in
Hoboken, New Jersey.
Old Kentucky Blog (02/08/11):
all the musicians I’ve been introduced (and reintroduced)
to via my scribbling here at MOKB, South Pasadena’s Chris
Hickey is easily one of my favorites. A folk-rock Jim Jarmusch,
this cat is a criminally under-appreciated artist, whether with
band (Show of Hands, Uma), as hired gun (Joe Henry, Michael
Penn, Indigo Girls) or as solo artist. And I have to believe
there’s a parallel universe in which Hickey is in high
demand as a Super Bowl halftime performer. What a droll and
wonderful world that must be.
there’s an outside chance that Hickey’s following
may actually expand in the coming weeks, even without that Super
Bowl tie-in. Thanks to perseverance and technology, his first
two solo LPs (1987’s Looking For Anything and 1985’s
Frames Of Mind, Boundaries Of Time) are available again. If
you’re not hip to Hickey or his tremendous catalog, you
really oughta check him out, starting with Looking for Anything’s
Cold Day, which features lyrics lifted (with permission)
from the poem In Memory of W.B. Yeats by W.H. Auden. The lesson
here is clear. If you’re gonna steal, steal from the best.