What’s New

This is the place to look for items that have been added or changed recently and some that are currently still in work. “How recently?” you may ask. Well, how long is a piece of string? It depends.

New humour

A new series called “Reclaim the Word” has started with the first one: “Peasant” in the Humour section.

New Crystal Maze Pictures

A recent visit to Tim’s* has revealed a treasure trove of hitherto unseen snaps from his visits to Honmoku and Kuwana in Japan. These are now added to the Extras gallery on the Crystal Maze pages.

*Tim Mann: programmer, hardware, installation and maintenance with Cyberdrome from Coventry Crystal Maze to Honmoku (Japan) and also provided all the software for the Dubai installation. Tim is still a games programmer and has recently started a freelance music mixing and mastering service Woodlands Lane Mixing and Mastering Ltd.


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Here’s my latest track:

Why Can’t You Just Write Music?

Another recent track has just been re-mastered following constructive feedback from friends:


Newly featured artist, guitarist Thomas Ruez, can be found on the Music page.


The new video “Oh Yeah” has been reworked to replace the dream sequence which was the subject of a copyright infringement claim (see below) causing it to be taken down.

This video was taken down by You Tube because of a copyright infringement claim by a Japanese supplier of surveillance equipment to the military. The claim relates to a couple of minutes of night time aerial photography taken by a drone flying over a Japanese city – perfect clips for the dream sequence part of the video. I wrote them three emails – the last one transIated into Japanese by Google Translate – with no response. I was given a “strike” or written warning by You Tube; three and you’re out – ooh er!

The last video to survive publication on You Tube was a short sketch about life during during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Other Galleries

The new gallery “No Comment” is a compilation of “funny” pictures. It is work in progress and may never be finished, the absurd world we live in being a constant source of new material. Currently around 150 pictures.

New gallery: “No Comment”

“India 2019” is my take on some pictures from my recent trip to India.

New gallery “India 2019”


These are pictures that have been added to galleries recently.