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Hey People,

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.

Enjoy! TFE

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. bp

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TWIB reviews plus ordering info

January 21, 2015 by

Dear Book Lovers,

Since its publication in September 2013, my memoir Tennessee Williams in Bangkok has been reviewed several times, both in magazines and by Amazon customers. All the reviews are overwhelmingly positive. And although I’m not getting anywhere near rich from it :-), the sales are coming along. Interestingly enough helped by the release in December 2014 of the Dutch edition, entitled Bangkok Confidential. Hereunder you have a clickable listing of those reviews. And at the end a hyperlink for ordering the book, either in print or as an eBook. Plus scroll down a ways on that page to already read the first four chapters for free!

Amazon reviews

Richard Livermore in Ol’ Chanty

bart plantenga in Sensitive Skin

Richard Jurgens in Urban Graffiti

TWIB was also reviewed by Jim Feast in the Spring 2014 print edition of Rain Taxi Review of Books.

And here’s how to order the book (and check out those free chapters!)

It’s a good read. And a fast one. So go ahead and buy TWIB now. Trust me, you will not be disappointed! For sure there are further volumes of memoirs in the works, along with so much other groovy stuff. I’m on a creative roll, folks. And I’ve no intention of voluntarily stopping anytime soon.

Cheers, EDDIE

“If Eddie Woods didn’t exist, Tom Waits would have to create him.”
– Marco Bakker (columnist)

“Oh Eddie, you are such a shameless self-promoter!”
– Alexandra Buijsman (defense attorney)

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A Passport to Elsewhere

May 16, 2014 by

Hey Wow,

“If this man hadn’t been a decadent, he would have been a Jesuit.” That’s
Richard Jurgens on me (and oh how true!) in his magnificent review of
Tennessee Williams in Bangkok, which at the same time is an essay about the book’s author. It has just been published in Urban Graffiti magazine and you can read it here

As many of you already know, the book itself is available from almost all
Amazon sites, as well as from AbeBooks and the publisher. But if you want direct links rather than having to search, just scroll down a little ways here

An earlier review by Richard Livermore (likewise excellent) appeared online in Ol’ Chanty magazine. This is it

And then bart plantenga combined his review with an interview in Eddie Woods has been around the block

While Jim Feast reviewed Tennessee Williams in Bangkok for Rain Taxi Review of Books (the Spring 2014 print edition)

Happy reading, folks.
And ever upward and onward!

Cheers, EDDIE

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Last Dance On Saturday Night

April 30, 2014 by

Howdy music lovers,

The full tale begins nearly 30 years ago (1985). Which is when I first heard
the song that turned out to be entitled “Lover.” Though at the time I had no
idea who wrote and was singing it. And therefore also didn’t know it was on
the album Last Dance On Saturday Night. Close to two decades later (I was still mainly living in Devon, England then), I finally went on the hunt for the singer/songwriter. And within a few months found him. A link to that complete back story is appended below. Just now, however, I want to concentrate on the man and his music.

And so with great pleasure I hereby present the entire album (for ages unavailable in any form). Specially internet designed and uploaded to YouTube by my good friend and colleague Bart Plantenga.

All ten songs play one after the other. But you can pause at any point, look to the right-hand menu, and select another track. While again below you’ll find separate links to each of the songs.

So here it is. The legendary Dick Damron’s classic album
Last Dance On Saturday Night

I’m sure you’ll enjoy it, over and over.
And do pass the link on to all your friends!

Cheers, EDDIE

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Friends,

I’ve been interviewed several times over the past few years. Now John Wisniewski has conducted one for Urban Graffiti magazine. You can read it here

Cheers, EDDIE

ps Previous interviews were with Sacha de Boer, Michael Limnios, and bart plantenga. Ryan Chandler also did one for Barcelona Ink #10, but to see that you’ll need to purchase the magazine

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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, EDDIE

bart plantenga website

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Mother Kali’s Daughters

August 4, 2013 by

Yes Folks,

Barncott Press has just Kindle published Walter Q. Foxx’s psychedelic novel set in India

Mother Kali’s Daughters

To read about it, and also see a 139-page preview
with video clip, plus for ordering information, click on this

Based in London, Barncott Press is the most innovative eBook publishing house going.

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Hey…

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, EDDIE

Bart Plantenga on this website

Bart Plantenga on Parisiana magazine

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Dear Friends,

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.

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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 here

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