Subshine: Summer Shiny Pop Made Easy

Long ago in a kingdom east of the sun and west of the moon, three young men ventured to London and thence onto America. They saw, they conquered and subsequently became Kings in their homeland; thus a love affair with a-ha and Norway ensued. Soon after, the merits of Fra Lippo Lippi were also observed […]

Beats Per Minute: Press Release

Original cover for the epk sent to various magazines. Five additional versions were produced for magazines in the USA, each featuring differing stories from the book. Beats Per Minute is re-released this month, here’s the original press release from 2008… Who wants to do another poems book or travelogue when lets face it, although Kelvin […]

Beats Per Minute: Beautiful and Cruel

Well, this is it, as close as I get to ‘erotic’ writing (along with Italian Girlfriend) and named after No-Man’s song – God knows what Tim ‘neither Steve Davis or Benedict Cumberbatch’  Bowness will think of this (or for that matter Steven ‘Pantene Pro V’ Wilson), anyway without further ado I give you… BEAUTIFUL AND CRUEL A […]

SPECIAL: Beats Per Minute and A Lady of a Certain Age

Greetings from the streets of Gibraltar! I am getting a lot of requests for my 2008 book Beats Per Minute (ironically from the ladies that stop and talk to me). Ironic in that the book comprises short stories all named after songs dealing with rejection and unrequited love. An oddity in my bibliography, it was […]

Steve Jansen: Quiet Life Through Quiet Windows

When a band splits, it’s a little easier to see what one member brings to the table unless, that is, the band is JAPAN; a bunch of musicians as multi-faceted as their very existence. Drummer Steve Jansen’s history and output is no less complex. Indeed he is much much more than just a master of the kit […]