Hans Verhoeven, Woestijnvis, RTV, november 2002:
“In the caverns of every human mind Charles Bukowski
hides, the body twisted by hookers and boose and the fight against closingtime. Even the barflies avoided him.
Nonetheless: madness is geniality, often to be found on the bottom of a bottle. Combined with the mathematic precision of Bach this becomes something irresistable, played or almost moaned by Willem van Ekeren. Sometimes it is good to carve in ones own flesh. And to watch how cigarettes extinct. Life should not and cannot offer more.”