It’s a classic experience for whenever you have a little time, a music & poetry-packed interview with yours truly conducted by writer/radio dj bart plantenga.
ps Listening to this after more than 10 years, I caught a couple of factual errors on my part. E.g., it wasn’t “two guys” who recorded Dylan Thomas and subsequently launched Caedmon Records, but rather two young female college graduates. Plus it was in Saranac Lake, New York (not Branford, Connecticut) where I first heard Jerry Vale’s rendition of the Eddy Arnold song “You Don’t Know Me” and personally lived thru everything he was singing about. The girl was Shirley Smith and the chap she walked away with was named Joe 🙂 There may be other small blips, but they hardly matter. The interview is still a classic!
Wreck 1197 Gangster Poet
Eddie Woods interviewed for two whole hours by bart plantenga
We go retro to a recently unearthed live broadcast dating from 2005 on squat station Radio Patapoe with Gangster Poet Eddie Woods & some of the music & poetry that inspired him: Leonard Cohen, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Jerry Vale, Freddy Quinn, Robert Service, Dylan Thomas, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, among others…
wReck thiS meSS ~ Radio Patapoe 88.3 ~ Amsterdam ~ Ethno-Illogical Psycho-Radiographies: 26 May 2016
This is a lost live broadcast dating from 14 November 2005 on squat-anarcho station Radio Patapoe that I recently stumbled upon in my deepest files… Decided to resurrect it, tweak it, add some relevant material & relaunch it. It features the irrepressible “Gangster Poet,” Eddie Woods, exiled for some 40 years in Europe, mostly Amsterdam, where he created a seminal & essential link between Old & New World, between bohemians & outsider artists & writers and wrote a fair amount of poetry that continues to resonate into the very now. bpContinue Reading »
Indeed I have, folks. And now, writing in Sensitive Skin magazine, author bart plantenga tells you how many times and why. Does it in the context of
discoursing about my latest book, Tennessee Williams in Bangkok. And follows
up the telling by interviewing yours truly. It’s a lively read that pulls no
punches. And it’s here
Btw, the moment my Bangkok book is again Amazon available (there wuz this
little blip, eh), I’ll be sending out a brief mailing informing y’all. The
good Lord willing and those damn creeks don’t rise too high, I’m figuring on
no later than the end of November. So stay tuned for that, eh.
While speaking of rising creeks ‘n such, my heart definitely goes out to
those everywhere who occasionally suffer terribly from natural disasters.
And at the moment in particular to the good people of the Philippines. Back
in the 1970s, I went around many a block there and loved it. If there’s any
way you can financially help with the relief efforts, I strongly urge you to
do so. We may each be different individual critters, but in the end we are
all one. Yeah…
Ever onward with love, EDDIEContinue Reading »
It’s gotta be the interview of this still-young century! Sooner or later Athens-based Michael Limnios gets everyone worth getting. And now he has magnificently interviewed the writer and radio DJ Bart Plantenga. (Yes, I know…BP prefers to lower-case his name. But Mike didn’t do it, so I shan’t either this time round.) Anyway, read the interview here
That’s it, folks. Short and straight to the point. I really can do that sometimes 🙂
Cheers, EDDIEContinue Reading »
I simply cannot resist sending this out. That’s how truly chuffed I am (as the English like to say).
bart plantenga, author of the fantabulously wild-cum-surrealistically inebriated novel Beer Mystic, is progressively penning a profile of each and every one of the 40-odd people/websites/magazines/blogs that are hosting chapters of his book. And now it’s my turn. bart’s piece on me is entitled “Eddie Don’t Do Beer.” And the lad is right. Except for the very occasional witbier or Weißbier (with a slice of lemon added!) on a hot summer’s afternoon, I am nowadays pretty much a gentleman wino.Continue Reading »
BEER MYSTIC, bart plantenga’s mind-bending novel about the relationship between beer and mysticism and how traffic, noise and excessive light interfere—previously experienced only in snippets and excerpts in countless magazines, journals, CDs and on websites—will finally appear in its entirety in an online pub crawl of host sites and circumnavigating the entire globe. To read all about it, as well as how you can participate, click hereContinue Reading »
Dear Fantabulous Fiction Fans,
I am both pleased and proud to announce that the Eddie Woods website is now hosting chapter #25 of bart plantenga’s phantasmagorical novel of ‘inebriation and light,’ Beer Mystic.
As of this writing, 44 separate excerpts from this mind-blowing book are either already appearing or very soon will be on webzines, literary sites, sympathetic e-pubs and such the world over.
And you can get to any of those excerpts from within this one.
Beer Mystic #25 is here
Go to it, read it, bookmark it. And send the link on to your friends!