Operation Concrete

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

Where is Gonzo journalism?

It strikes me as exceptionally odd to have witnessed works of Gonzo journalism only occasionally, since Hunter S. Thompson proved that if one decides to personalise journalism while remaining largely objective about figures and matters of considerable importance to the ...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

JAPAN #2

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

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