As a writer, Mason Jones has produced both fiction and non-fiction works.
His fiction has appeared in small-press magazines such as Enterruption,
while his non-fiction has ranged from social commentary to a great deal
of writings on music. He has published the magazine Ongaku Otaku,
dedicated to exploring the Japanese independent music scene, and at present
writes about music for Dusted
Magazine online. He also maintains the Japanese-music audio blog OngakuBlog.
Ongaku Otaku magazine has had four issues
published up to now. More issues may appear in the future, but the
magazine is currently on hiatus. Its four issues have covered a wide
variety of music from Japan's independent music scene, from noise
to psychedelic rock and punk. Interviews have included KK Null,
DemiSemiQuaver, Ningen Isu, Grind Orchestra, Ruins, MSBR, Kosokuya,
Gaji, Otomo Yoshihide, Aube, Jojo Hiroshige (Hijokaidan/Alchemy
Records), Omoide Hatoba, K2, and many more.
Japan Edge, published by Cadence/Viz Communications,
includes a large section about Japanese noise written by Mason.
Other publications have included contributions to
Morbid Curiosity magazine; Lend the Eye a Terrible Aspect,
a book of essays and fiction; and more.
Mason maintains a fitfully updated blog that combines pieces about
San Francisco's musical past as well as his own present and future
activities. It can be found