(last edit date: 09/11/2022)
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 (singer, Prince protegé)||Jill Jones, one of the best Prince satellite acts||09/21/2017|
|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|
|Omarr Baker (Prince’s half brother)||Prince and the name change||06/14/2018|
|The New Power Generation (backing band for Prince)||Prince and the name change||06/21/2018|
|Pete Stennett, co-owner and founder of Small Wonder Records||Crass – The Feeding Of The 5000||06/05/2019|
|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|
|Lianne Le Havas, singer||Lianne La Havas (by guest author Timur)||07/24/2020|
|The Zapp Band, artists||Zapp, revolutionary electro funk pioneers||07/29/2020|
|Miko Weaver, former guitar player The Family and Prince (1986-1990)||The Family, the ultimate Prince satellite project||08/12/2020||
|Sophie Roux, set designer for Under The Cherry Moon and former personal assistant for Prince’s Paris estate (1985-1996)||Prince’s second movie: Under The Cherry Moon||04/02/2021||
(in reaction to a comment made earlier) Hi Clare we shot the movie in Nice, Cannes, Cap d Antibes, Beaulieu, Cagnes, Villefranche, Villeneuve Loubet. For info: I worked on the movie in the set design department.
|Shelby J., former (background) singer for Prince||Jill Jones, one of the best Prince satellite acts||05/27/2022|
|FM op 5, Dutch radio station||FM op 5, Prince & A Pop Life||11-07-2022|
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!
FM op 5
On July 9th, 20222, I was interviewed on Dutch radio show FM op 5. The reason for the interview was the article I wrote about the best show I ever witnessed: Prince & The Revolution overwhelm The Netherlands. See the article FM op 5, Prince & A Pop Life. Yet another proud moment for me: interview by Dutch radio guru Felix Meurders.