"NEW YORK. It was, of course, a long time ago you could see New York's greatest artists in an intimate, unpretentious environments anyway."
"But one evening, says Zephaniah O’the Whore cornered in the bar on the small honky tonk-syltan Skinny Dennis in Brooklyn and sing Merle Haggard tunes and it feels very much as it would be to experience Patti Smith, Lou Reed or Suzanne Vega in the same way."
"Jealousy has always been difficult vis-à-vis the older friends who spent time in New York city in the 70's and 80's and not only saw the local rock stars I hold most dearly beloved. They felt them so close, so intimate environments."
"One day, played Mink Deville upstairs at Max's Kansas City, the next had the Blondie show in the crowd at CBGB's, after Johnny thunders' band & The Heartbreakers – and when the friends stepped over the minimal scene in order to get to the mug collided with a muttrande Lou Reed. "
"And later, in the 80's, it seemed for those who kept themselves reasonably active impossible not to be hello and tjenis with the members of the eminent bands like the Fleshtones, Smithereens and the Del-Lords. "
"So it does not work anymore – at least not in the context in which it is pampered with music I feel at home in. They get that there really is something to do with quickly becoming upswept in exclusive coteries, and made inaccessible. "
"so I go and the Bus, a friend visiting from home, a night out to Brooklyn and at the Skinny Dennis – an authentic honky tonk, which is taken directly from the Nashville, right in the heart of Williamsburg – is no less than Zephaniah O’the Whore of the view from a bay window at one end of the bar and plays. "
"He is a prominent figure in the astonishing vital country-scene that, against all odds, emerged in just Brooklyn the last few years, and gave as late as 2017 out an album – ”This Highway” – which would be called a classic of the genre."
"Now, in front of the he – essentially – Merle Haggard covers with its fine hobbyband The Last Roundup the Boys and it's not exactly groundbreaking, but very pleasant and charming. He sings so brilliant and he has a really sharp ”picker” to the guitarist at his side. "
"But above all, it feels great and exclusive, and to be so close to such a significant personality. It is, I think, quite just as when Mats and the Lad, and the other shared the same premises with Debbie Harry and Dee Dee Ramone back in the day."
"•The Brother Brothers – Siren Song (Single)"
" the– Winter's finest melancholy. "
"•Hill Country Barbeque Market (Restaurangu002Fbar)"
"– Easily New York's best bbq-jam, on 26th street between Broadway and sixth)."
"•Magnus Lindberg – I've never been in the Memphis (Classics)"
"– So long, old hero. What amazing good you were. n "