Erwin Barendregt

Erwin Barendregt, owner of A Pop Life (.nl) blog. Subtitle My life with music show the reason behind blog-subjects. Personal stories and preferences are the main subject for the posts and reviews on this blog. Erwin is a passionate musiclover and can frequently be found in concert venues in Holland, and is a person who lacks the stamina/talent to be a musician himself :-).

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Strongest & best-known band & artist logos

Music and branding go together, more and more. Logos are a part of that. An inventory of the strongest & best known band & artist logos.

Prince – Emancipation

With the release of Emancipation Prince celebrated his liberation from his contract with Warner Bros. It became a 3 hour-long, 36 song album, divided by 3-discs. 20 years ago today. A look back.

Lone Justice, an introduction to Maria McKee

Lone Justice: How two albums and a great Pinkpop show can lead to a lifelong fascination with everything Maria McKee does.

Paisley Park Day – City Of Chanhassen Proclamation

Paisley Park Day – City Of Chanhassen Proclamation

The best 12-inches

The medium 12-inch or maxi-single became hugely popular during the 1980’s. It created some beautiful music. A (small) inventory.

Prince Tribute Day – State of Minnesota Proclamation

Prince Tribute Day – State of Minnesota Proclamation

Prince Day – City Of St. Paul Proclamation

City of St. Paul Proclamation: October 13th, 2016: Prince Day!

Prince Day – City Of Minneapolis Proclamation

City Of Minneapolis Proclamation: October 13th, 2016: Prince Day!

Dead Kennedys

Dead Kennedys:live at the Melkweg soon and In God We Trust, Inc. turns 35 years old. A tribute to the American punk band.

Queen: my very first music love

Queen? Really? Yes, really. Queen is the first music that genuinely felt mine. Loved the music, image, everything! Up until Jazz/Live Killers.

Guilty pleasures

Guilty pleasures: a strange and peculiar phenomenon. Why the need measure and compare your musical taste to others think? However, the temptation is too big, even for me: a top 10…

Paisley Park Museum – City Of Chanhassen

Paisley Park Museum – City Of Chanhassen

30 years ago, the best show I ever witnessed

1986 was an important year. I turned 20 years old, moved to Amsterdam into a (spaceous) flat. I bought my first cd-player and on August 18th I went to a concert that would resound for years to come: Prince & The Revolution at Ahoy Rotterdam.

Frank Zappa’s Joe’s Garage still up to date

How an album from 1979 unfortunately sadly gains actuality. Via the Iranian revolution to the current day and time.

The greatest albumcovers

The greatest albumcovers, plus covers selected by visitors. Nice viewing!