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|
|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|
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!