Hello and welcome to this
Directory of the
mr. obscure webpages.
What and who is mr. obscure?
Many have posed the question
throughout the centuries.
He was first spotted selling packs of
Marlboro to Roman soldiers in Gaul.
The next sighting was when
Al Capone attempted to assassinate
obscure during the St. Valentine's Day
massacre - a narrow escape.
There followed a fallow period
when nothing further was heard
until the evening
of the Sex Pistols notorious
riverboat concert in London
in 1977, when obscure shared a cell with McClaren
and Vivienne Westwood.
After many years in the wilderness
this silly man re-emerged hosting
a number of fabulous
(mostly free mp3 music) webpages.
Which brings us up to date.
Here you will find active hyperlinks
to all the mr obscure locations:
simply CLICK ON ANY OF THE LOGO BOXES BELOW and you'll be transported there.
Far out, right?
This page will also feature all the latest news,
additions and events happening on
any of the obscure pages, so it'll be
worth checking out fairly regularly, I'd say.
mr obscure can be reached via a good friend at:
and when he's finished doing the washing-up
and has avoided being yelled at by his woman
for not being able to read her mind, he'll reply to you.
He loves to hear from you!
'Talking in the Dark' audiobook
I'd like to take this opportunity to tell you a bit about the audiobook version of my eighth novel.
It's called'Talking in the Dark'and is an erotic adult thriller set in England.
Jonathan witherwick has decided to turn his back on money - permanently.
How can he live without it?
Along the way, disturbing, extreme events threaten to
overwhelm this seemingly impossible plan, witnessed
by his ravishing girlfriend Mandy, her distraught mother
and Jonathan's remarkable friend, Pegler.
Recording sessions took place in the summer of 2016.
(I record a few chapters one day each month,
although this is often delayed due to
circumstances beyond my control).
I've now finished writing the ninth book
and I'll be recording the damn thing throughout 2017.
Hopefully it'll be ready for either Christmas
or early 2018.
I know that time is such a premium for you all in these technologically-intensive days but I very much hope that at least some of you will give the FREEmp3 audiobook of'Talking in the Dark'a listen.
One of those adlinks which can take you straight there is directly beneath these words.
Information About This Month's Peel Sessions
There's some wonderful shit going down over at The Peel Sessionsthis month - seven sessions from a variety of interesting people.
First off we have the second
session by London punks
The Boys, taped in May 1978.
It's a CRACKER.
There's the penultimate
session from Peel favourites
The Fall, recorded on 19/02/2003.
The late, truly great Canadian
poet, and novelist Leonard Cohen
only taped one precious session
for Peel, and mr obscure is
giving it to you.
It was put down in July 1968.
Guyanese dub music producer and
engineer The Mad Professor also
only recorded one session for our hero.
It was taped on 23/09/1982.
It can now be yours.
Another one-off session featured
this month comes from pop minstrels
Prefab Sprout, laid down in
Nottingham's Tindersticks taped
three sessions for Peel.
Here's the second, immortalised
Completing the line-up for
February 2017 we have an entire
live gig performed
in December 1970 for the
Great Broadcaster by
the frankly awesome
You can nip along
to The Peel Sessions by clicking on the picture-linkat the top of this page.
Fantastic Thing in 'The Super Seventies'!
Not only are there 40 new tracks (as usual on the first day, every two months) but now there's also a superb box of mp3s which gives you a unique audio history - archive newsclips mixed with music -which has been added to the Super Seventies page.
It's an exhaustive but impressive overview of an awesome decade - for a massive jolt of nostalgia, click on the Super Seventies link up near the top of this page (or on the image of the trouser-burstingly ravishing girl under these words) and you'll go there more or less immediately.
mr obscure's favourite albums 1970 - 2000
RECENT webpage: Audiobook Directory
A webpage was recently added.
It's similar to the one you're looking at now, being another
Directory - a place to find other places - but it differs in that
this particular page has links to ALL the thrilling, sexy, strange
and provocative FREE audiobook adult fiction by Stuart Jones.
In one place!
Below this is yet another of those image links, to whizz you
there as if you were on a magic carpet...or something.
Q: On music 'blogs' there's always an archive list of monthly dates (and years) where people can go back to an earlier entry, but you don't seem to do this. Why not?
A:I just find it complicates matters really. It's cluttering up the place; I like the pages to look clean, neat and above all to be easy on the eye.
Q: There are no animated gifs, flash animation etc. Why?
A:Again, because without all those distractions there's not too much information to take in - I just want to get to the point as quickly as possible, because when I'm surfing the net that's how I feel when I land on someone's website. For example, often I'm left shouting 'where's the download link?' at the screen. There's nothing more annoying. Actually, there are a lot of things more annoying- your lover leaving you; a loved one dying, war declared. But you see what I mean...
Q: There's usually a place on blogs where we (the visitors) can leave a comment but there's no feature like this on the mr. obscure pages. Explain, please.
A:It's unnecessary. People can email me via my old friend and majordomo Stuart Jones at his email address (email@example.com) which is always provided on each page.
Q: I have some mp3 files which I'm convinced will interest you and which perhaps you could use on one or more of the webpages - how can I get these to you?
A:In the first instance by emailing the address given and, if it's just a handful of tracks, by attaching ONE mp3 at a time to individual emails with a gap of five or so minutes between sending each message.
These mp3s should be saved at a bit- rate of either 128 or 160kbs. Any higher and it may crash the email system!
In the second instance, if it's entire albums and/or a lot of stuff you could set up a data-storage thing on one of those Rapidshare-type places, then I could download it from a link you could send me in an email; if you live in the UK then you could always send me the material on either CDR or DVD through the post.
Q: I'm after a certain John Peel session or a number of tracks from years ago and/or an old album which I now can't find. Is it ok to ask if you have any of them and if so would you be prepared to do me copies?
A:Of course, that's absolutely fine. But, especially where Peel sessions are concerned, please remember that I don't have EVERYTHING.
Q: Who, exactly, is responsible for all the mr. obscure output? Do you have an office full of hard-working employees at your beck and call 24 hours a day?
A:No, it's just me, doing it alone. No money is involved, it's simply for the love of it.
Q: Have you written any more novels, and if so, will they be online audio books like 'The World Upstairs,' 'Minotaur,' 'The Frozen Years,' 'V is For...'
'Whiteout,' 'The League of Angels'
and 'Peckerwood Avenue'?
A:Yes, an eighth novel, 'Talking in the Dark,'
has been written (completed in November 2015)
and the audio version is now online (see the
visual adlinks for it elsewhere on this page)
Since then, a ninth book has also been written.
Recording sessions for this will continue
throughout 2017, and it will probably go online
in February 2018.
Q: When rare photos of you appear on the pages we never see your face. why?
A:Because I have absolutely no head. It makes eating, drinking and speaking very awkward indeed.
Kissing, of course, is out of the question.
Q: How can you still be alive when you were supposed to be 'selling packs of Marlboro to Roman soldiers in Gaul'?
A:I don't smoke or drink booze and I go for long walks - so I don't age as much as others. Good eh?