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The Hermit... Extended... on Spotify...

NOW ALSO AVAILABLE ON SPOTIFY: THE EXTENDED VERSION.

Check the previously published message about the album.

He looks gazing balefully under a web of tribal henna tattoos. His expression leaves little doubt that he is perfectly willing to use a weapon if anyone dares fuck with him. He’s looks like he's a little out of breathe, after he's been out tramping in the swamp. There is dark magic at work, here. This man knows voodoo down to his bones. A wise man would turn around and head the opposite direction as fast as his feet can take him. A wise woman, too. He's the Hermit we all fear, living somewhere in a remote corner in every town. And by the sound of the album's production, he's a prisoner of his own echo, especially when listened to with headphones. The overall sound scares you to death. This is a baroque nightmare. This is what rock and roll sounded like four hundred years ago. And it should scare you to death. After all, who knows what Jean Koning might do?
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"Heroin"

""Heroin" is a song by the Velvet Underground, released on their 1967 debut album, The Velvet Underground & Nico. Written by Lou Reed in 1964, the song, which overtly depicts heroin use and abuse, is one of the band's most celebrated compositions. Critic Mark Deming writes, "While 'Heroin' hardly endorses drug use, it doesn't clearly condemn it, either, which made it all the more troubling in the eyes of many listeners".

In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked it #455 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song is included in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll."
(source: Wikipedia)



"Heroin" by Jean Koning became a part of the extended version of his album "From The Hermit's Bedroom" (in a way, celebrating its 50th anniversary). The video was made for the October Spotify-release of this album.

Twelve Step Charlie!

TWELVE STEP CHARLIE - a memoir
Join Jean Koning in this stunning, poignant and often hilarious roller-coaster-ride through the world of men! After having been send to his doctor by Partner—the voice of reason—Jean finds himself being diagnosed with skin-cancer. Armed with his unquestionable wit, and his stunningly absurd worldview—often through his love/hate relationship with the internet—he goes on an extremely funny, touching and illuminating quest to find a way to deal with all this sudden physical and mental pain. With the—often questionable—aid provided by Partner, his friends The Italian and Mr. George, plus an entire legion of extras in the form of unfunny surgeons, hateful anaesthe-siologists, Hugh Jackman, John Wayne Bobbitt, Napoleon, Michael Fassbender, Marla Singer, and his very own father, Jean travels rapidly through time and dimension to get to the most important thing he yet has had to face in his forty-something years on this planet: finding... Meer  >Charlie—who…