About me

Jan Marius – Fender Statocaster Vintage Series

Study: Electronics in the Hague and Economics at the University of Amsterdam.
Work: Worked as a programme manager for a large international finacial institution, now making radio programmes
Favorite restaurant: De Kromme Watergang
Favorite song: Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix
Favorite music: Blues, Psychedelic sixties music, Garage, Indie, Alternative
Favorite artists, Doors, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Kula Shaker, Bob Dylan, Spirit and many more!
Favorite cities: Barcelona, San Francisco, Vancouver, Paris
Favorite countries: France, Italy, Japan
Favorite food: Italian
Favorite wines: Burgundy, Rioja
Favorite Movies: American Beauty, Bridget Jones Diary, Le Fabuleux Destin D’Amélie Poulain, The Six Sense, Magnolia
Favorite writers/poets: Sartre, Kurt Vonnegut, Jan Wolkers, Maarten Biesheuvel, Jules Deelder, Jim Morrison
Hobbies: Music, painting, poetry, travelling, tennis, photography and making radio programmes

Facebook: facebook.com/jan.marius1
Radio, Photography and Poetry: http://janmarius.wordpress.com/

With Fleetwood Mac in the 60s

5 Responses to About me

  1. Harold Shephard says:

    The Management of Peter CORNELIUS gave me the answer, that he never did any coverversion of “Hey Joe” !!
    What’s your source ??

    Please answer to: scaeman@freenet.de (see below)

  2. Hans says:

    Hello Jan,
    I live in Holland however it seems that you are Dutch as well. Because all is written in English I will do the as well. Hey Joe is one of my favorite songs since I heard it for the first time, that was the Jimi Hendrix version way back in the sixties. I Always like the Guitar Intro’ , and try to play the first chords loud as possible. The sound of the real Fender strat ! At least the versions I have at home.

    When I have time, I would like the make a CD with all the guitar intro’s of this song…. maby it only a dream but you never know. But reading on your side there must be over 1700 versions of this song.. I think this will be keep dreaming. . Thks for all the info you displayed on your site.

  3. Mark Alfred says:

    Hi Jan,
    I found your site while trying to identify a “mystery song” from the 1975-1985 era. It was a song similar intent to The Vapors’ “Turning Japanese” — although MUCH MORE sarcastic. The lyrics told the listener that becoming Japanese was the next big thing, telling you to act like a Japanese person using stereotypes. The chorus was “Do the Nip,” and had several verses telling you to do then-stereotypical things. MY POINT IS, there were a few lines that ran, “Now you got it, there you go! / Refer to Americans as Joe”; and then the “Hey Joe” riff a la Hendrix; and then the singer sang to the “Hey Joe” melody “Hey Joe, where you goin’ with that Teriyaki steak in your hand?”; — I could probably type you most of the lyrics from memory, but I can’t find any actual info about the song. I want an mp3 of it! — Thank you, if you have time to cogitate and think about it. If you can help me, you will receive 10 Internets and my gratitude of at least several hours! (hope you have a sense of humor) Help me, Obi-wan; you’re my only hope! — Thanks so much! — Mark Alfred

  4. Gordon says:

    Hi Mark, I have been thinking about this song for years and can’t find it anywhere. Around 1981/1982, my first drum teacher (his name happened to be Jan) had an album by a band called “Aunt Helen” (Of course I bought the album because he was the shit to me. I got into everything he was into… I was 14!). There is a song on the album that transitioned into “Hey Joe, where you goin’ with that Teriyaki steak in your hand?” for just those few measures and then returned to whatever song it was. I do not have the album anymore and can’t find anything on the band, but that’s who it was. I just contacted Jan, my drum teacher of over 30 years ago, and he has no recollection of the song or band. I’m going to ask him to go through his vinyls to see if he has “Aunt Helen”. I will let you know if I find anything, please do the same.


  5. Mark Alfred says:

    Hi Gordon, I’m sure that must be the same song! Thanks for replying, I have a friend in CA who became custodian of a radio station ‘s music when they switched formats in the 1980s, and I have a query out to him also.

    Using the band name “Aunt Helen” on Discogs, I found a listing for one two-song EP. Neither song title seems to be “Do the Nip,” but I found that much.


    Best, Mark A

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