Milestones & acknowledgements

Every comment and reader are dear to me, I am forever indebted to all who have contributed to my blog, sent me mail and encouraged me on my journey.

At times I get comments and/or reactions from the very people I write about, or from those who have played a part in the creation of some of the items I have written about. It’s a real treat to know I describe their lives and/or efforts in a way that does them of their work justice.

So here are the comments from those I write about:

Comment from Comment on Comment date Comment
Coke Johnson, engineer Prince is victorious (once again) with Sign O’ The Times 06/08/2017 Great article, thanks for documenting this phase of Prince’s diversity, I still feel really fortunate to have participated in this season….
Jill Jones (singer, Prince protegé) Jill Jones, one of the best Prince satellite acts 08/07/2017 Jill Jones Twitter 08/07/2017 (twitter.com)
Jill Jones (singer, Prince protegé) Jill Jones, one of the best Prince satellite acts 09/21/2017 Jill Jones Facebook 09/22/2017 (facebook.com)
Penny Rimbaud (Crass co-founder) Crass – How Does It Feel 10/18/2017 Nice article – sometimes it all takes forty years to be taken seriously!!!! Love, blessings and sweetest joy, Penny
The New Power Generation (backing band for Prince) Prince and the name change 06/21/2018 New Power Generation Facebook 21-06-2018 (apoplife.nl)
Pete Stennett, co-owner and founder of Small Wonder Records Crass – The Feeding Of The 5000 06/05/2019 Pete Stennett Facebook 06/05/2019 (apoplife.nl)
Mark Hammond Jesse Johnson – Verbal Penetration 03/06/2020 The credits you have posted are missing a few musicians. Del Atkins played bass on “Ali Vs Frazier” and I played the guitar solos on “We R So Strong”.
Neal Karlen, author Prince tries to control the damage: the big 1985 Rolling Stone interview 04/21/2020 Dear Mr. Barendregt, I just wanted to thank you for reprinting the article I wrote for Rolling Stone in 1985 about Prince. Very much appreciated! I hope all is safe and well with you. best wishes, Neal Karlen

The Huffington Post

On December 29th, 2017, an article on my blog appeared on The Huffington Post. I was interviewed by Aisha K. Staggers, writer. Her findings were published under the title A Pop Life: The Music of Black America from Outside of America, One Blogger’s View. A very proud moment for me and my blog!