Apocalypse, American Style New Opium Traces article

My latest Opium Traces article on PopMatters offers a meditation on Francis Ford Coppola’s inconic film Apocalypse Now

This is the second in a two-part series on depictions of the American War in Vietnam.

Check it out here … then thank me later!


Singapore Trilogy at WHSmith

The publisher of my Singapore Trilogy, Monsoon Books, posted this image on their social media, taken at the new WHSmith bookstore in Singapore’s Changi airport.

Look closely at the top shelf, because all three books of my hard-boiled Malaya trilogy are represented….

Black, Yellow, and Red

Right next to my pal Tim Hannigan’s outstanding non-ficiton book on Raffles’ time in Java, also published by Monsoon.

Buy my books from Monsoon here

Check out my interview with Tim here

Keep your groove going here

New Alfred Raquez article in Archipel

I am very pleased that my article and translations with Paul Bruthiaux of Alfred Raquez’s travels in Java are now published at Archipel, the leading journal in the field.

“Archipel is a journal of interdisciplinary studies on Insulindia (Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, Timor-Leste), established in 1971, with a particular attention given to humanities.”

Check that out here: http://archipel.revues.org/452#authors

Read an excerpt of the translation that was published in Indonesia Expat magazine awhile back, here: https://drgblogsupreme.wordpress.com/2017/03/09/alfred-raquez-in-java/

new TWSC release!

It’s been awhile but the wait has been worth it!

Available from 4 December on BitPulse Records is the latest TWSC release

Street Sounds of Jakarta

These are the sounds of Jakarta’s streets from late afternoon to round midnight. Hear the sounds of otak-otak sellers in the back alleys of Chinatown, of ice cream vendors and roving street musicians, of the evening call to prayer and children’s choruses, of the clack of pushcarts to the crickets and transistor radios of midnight in the urban kampongs.

Recorded over a one-year period on hand-held devices, every sound on this album was recorded live in Jakarta then mixed into collages. No special effects or sound banks were used—the result is an experience like no other: an aural random walk through the city as it pulses to its own rhythms.

Keep tuned for more details on the upcoming release!!!

Meanwhile, check out a preview track here…https://soundcloud.com/drg-supreme/street-sounds-of-jakarta-track-three-night











Alvarius B interview on PopMatters

My interview with old pal Alan Bishop aka Alvarius B is now online at PopMatters…


Alan’s got a massive new 35 song release and from what I heard on the advance it’s his most engaging and ambitious solo work to date.

Check out the interview then buy the album and feel the power of having a beaker on the burner and an otter in the oven!

Singapore Red Book Launch in Bali

I was thrilled to launch my novel Singapore Red at the 10th Annual Asia Pacific Writers and Translators Conference, held this year in beautiful Singaraja, Bali!

Singapore Red and Singapore Yellow were for sale at the conference book stall (as was my scholarly translation with Paul Bruthiaux of Alfred Raquez’s travel book In the Land of Pagodas).

As a last sweet kiss good bye, I spotted Singapore Black for sale at WH. Smith’s bookstore at the airport in Denpasar.

All around a positive and outstanding experience with a remarkable group of people. I already look forward to next year’s APWT conference!

To buy my trilogy, check out the website of Monsoon Books. http://www.monsoonbooks.co.uk/

To buy In the Land of Pagodas, check out the website of NIAS Press. http://www.niaspress.dk/books/land-pagodas


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