About Me

Welcome to what you want this to be. While I am an experienced home video veteran, and a fan of many varied types of music, film, TV, and sports, I also am in a time of life where a lot of issues are facing me, both job oriented and medical. To that end, I cannot sit back and just dwell on what was, I need to follow what’s next, and you can help.

I spent 27 years in the home video entertainment business, general manager at multiple locations as well as a member of the Board Of Directors of the Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA/ EMA) as well as a founder of the iDEA, a trade group representing independent video stores.

I love Philly music and am working on a grass roots fan driven effort called PLAY TI FORWARD PHILLY.

I love films, TV, music, and lots of jokes. I pride myself on both an amazing knowledge of these areas as well as an insatiable appetite to learn more. I also am very much in the know for DVD and other tech.

I am also a huge Phillies, Flyers, Eagles, and Sixers fan. I have great loyalty and even greater friends.

In April 2010, I was diagnosed with an INTERSTITIAL LUNG DISEASE, classified as NSIP. This is a restrictive disease that has no cure and is progressive. I am fighting to keep this in check as long as I can.

Currently fighting off Stage IV renal cell carcinoma, a kidney cancer that spread to my liver.

This blog is both a chronicle of my journey as I try to make the best of my brave new world and just a celebrations of things that interest me, and I hope interest you.

Please read and share, and honor me by joining in the conversation.

Adrian Hickman

A few posts about me. Some of my favs are at the top, but I hope that you enjoy them all. Poke around and you’ll find more..


Bucket List: Me And My Farfisa VIP 255

My Kidney Cancer Journey: The Lightness Outshines The Darkness

One Year After My Dad

What I Wanted To Be When I Grew Up.

JFK: Where Were You In ’63?</a

9/11 : For Myself, For All

More Rattling Around My Head Memories.

Pulmonary / ILD Posts

Hoping There Will Be A Lot More Times Like These…

Expecting Expectations, Getting Ramblings

It’s Summertime, Summertime, Sum-Sum-Summertime (Part One)

Dad’s Last Best Year : For Father’s Day

4 comments on “About Me

  1. Hey man, I just came across your page and you seem like an interesting, brave dude. We have some things in common. I’m a big hockey/Canucks fan (despite the riot). Flyers & Canucks are currently both near the top of their conferences, maybe they’ll meet next June.
    I’m an actor and have just starting working on Falling Skies. I play a character named Boon, who joins the 2nd Mass in season 2. Hopefully @1SkitterTweeter doesn’t mind that I’m one Skitter Killer! I hope you enjoy what I bring.
    And I wish you improved health.
    …oh, and our last names rhyme.
    Happy Holidays,
    Billy Wickman

  2. First of all, nice to meet you. Secondly, @1SkitterTwitter is resourceful 😉

    Thanks for the kind words. I’ve been trying to use the blog to focus better, since the last couple of years have been a bit of a roller coaster, I’m also using it to try to capture part of what I used to do in the video business. Still trying to find things to write about, but I’ll get there.

    If you look back to the summer, you’ll even find some very long Falling Skies blog posts. I still have one to publish for the season ender, but I am saving it for closer to the new season.

    I’ve met some great fans of the show through Twitter and they’ve been really helpful and supportive, and also very creative. The cast on Twitter has also been the best. Mpho, Colin, Peter, Max, Connor, and others are a blast to follow there. Hopefully, you will join in. We have some great conversations.

    Welcome to the 2nd Mass. I hope yo continue to read and enjoy the blog and if we talk on Twitter, get ready for a lot of passion for my loves, especially the Flyers!

    Take care and I look forward to talking to you again. Rhyming name and all.


  3. Hi there! My name is Cameron Von St. James and I had a quick question for you & was wondering if you could please email me when you have a free moment. Thanks! I really hope to hear from you soon and appreciate you taking the time. ☺ cvonstjames AT gmail DOT com

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