The restocking of my site (in the summer, an update somehow banished two years of content) goes on. I wish I understood more of my subconscious processes; it might be useful to know why something fairly simple, like the prospect of making this post, can weigh on me as if it were a Herculean task. But much more interesting than that is singer/songwriter Cidny Bullens. I’d known his work for some time; I remember seeing those eye-catching, late-70s albums covers during teenage years in second-hand record shops. Cidny has worn many hats in public life – contributor to soundtracks (he’s on the Grease OST), rock-orientated singer/songwriter, maker of a heartrending concept album about the grief of losing a child, trio member (The Refugees, with Wendy Waldman and Deborah Holland) and now author (Cidny’s 2022 memoir, TransElectric, recommended). He’s also just issued his first post-transition solo album (Little Pieces, issued by Kill Rock Stars) and, in the context of his activism describes himself as a “trans elder”. We spoke over Zoom for October 2022 Record Collector

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