He couldn’t believe it when she jumped. High on the ledge. One minute she was there and the next gone. Just like that. All day she had been depressed. As the tears formed he knew she was on her way to a better place. ‘Hey honey, what’s up?’ he’d asked … Continue reading


For the first time in years Simon Jones was having fun. He was painting. He was sick of them all. Especially Andy. Andy was getting more boring by the day. The weird thing was that even though he was the reasonable one, the others seemed to side with Andy. Even … Continue reading

United Nation

United Nation

I had an interest in recording from an early age. When I went to Japan I was able to build up a small home studio in my apartment in Iidabashi. Based around a Macintosh Quadra 950 , I bought an 8-track Pro Tools II system from the U.S. which cost over $10,000 and set … Continue reading

Fear of Flying

They were stuck on that damn island with no way to get off. A horrible, horrible maze of a place with the threat of danger all around. Months of work, finally finished and now they couldn’t get home. Of course, it was dad’s idea to come here. Lured by the … Continue reading

Big in Japan

Big in Japan

With £400 pounds in his pocket, Mark Devlin left Scotland for the Far East. So how did he get from there to being publisher of one of his adopted home’s prominent English language publications? Billy Adams reports. Reprinted with permission from Business A.M.  Scottish Business and Finance newspaper (now out of … Continue reading

My Kickstarter Project Sucks

No really, I’ve tried to deny it for too long now. I’m afraid I have to burst my own well-constructed bubble and face the truth. Despite much gnashing of teeth, beating of breasts, rolling in dirt, and rending of garments, after four whole days slog I’ve managed to raise $1 … Continue reading