Operation Concrete

The Long Walk

I've been curious about the idea of 'the long walk' for most of my adult life and I've felt for a long time that if I was going to be able to choose a way to slip off the mortal ...Read More

The Interloper

It would seem, from the things that I have come to understand over the course of this life so far, that the age of 30 is a particular age that a man should deem as significantly important. I believe 30 ...Read More

Japan:Creative – Interview #1 – Hiroyuki Hamada

Japan:Creative – Interview #1 – Hiroyuki Hamada How do you identify yourself? What makes you so, ‘You?’ It's hard enough for even the most reassured of us to answer, so, how does a country with a powerfully rich Eastern history combined ...Read More

Travel Tales #1: Ukraine 2012

Booze, bribes and blood. Part 1 - Arrival Caution, in a word, was the theme of the short break. We'd deliberated and debated for years about a trip to Moscow, the good ol' USSR, and though neither of us were willing to ...Read More

Japan:Creative – Introduction

As with everything, we need context. In order to pursue something, an idea, a thought, a question, we need a bit of background, the below is such background, for both the project I've decided to name 'Japan:Creative' and for myself, ...Read More


Let's get one thing straight from the outset, Japan isn't quite as weird as everyone thinks. There are of course, a series of slightly obscure, lightly twisted elements to culture here, there are fetishes, news stories, interesting and unique services, ...Read More

Jack Rawstone’s dead. Long live Jack Rawstone.

I created Jack Rawstone when I was in university as a medium to experiment with writing,. Both a pseudonym and a 'mythical' alter-ego simultaneously, he was largely in response to my obsession with Hunter S Thompson at the time, and his ...Read More

Love is wise. Hatred is foolish.

Just read and watch then watch the video below: "That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of ...Read More

A pledge.

Two days ago it was Hunter S Thompson's birthday, this man was and still is my idol. I'm sat in a tea house, here in Japan, in a small town called Nakatsu on the island of Kyushu. The traditional decor ...Read More


Japan, I was there, on the ground for 15 days, and there would have been a time, in the not so distant past, where I would have attempted to delve deep and go a little Gonzo with my write up ...Read More