Then and Now – New Poem

“Then and Now” On the top of Beech Mountainstands an old abandoned fire tower,reminding me of KerouacAbbey.  Snyder.  Otherseager for time to write, think, and be Overlooking vast forests and blue lakesthey closed their eyes and heard….nothingexcept an occasional motorboator a distant carmuch as we do today But even then they thoughtcivilization was encroachingcapitalism hadContinue reading “Then and Now – New Poem”

Buster Keaton, Doug Hoekstra, and the Bay Area Mindfulness Center

No, the title is not a long lost psychedelic band from the 60s, it is the thing to tie together all the news that’s fit to send, re; The Day Deserved CD and Ten Seconds In-Between book.  The July recap follows…. First up, a new recording, answers the question… what do Buster Keaton, Tippi Hedren, and theContinue reading “Buster Keaton, Doug Hoekstra, and the Bay Area Mindfulness Center”

The Day of the Day Deserved

Yes, indeed, that moment has arrived, the new Doug Hoekstra album, “The Day Deserved,” is officially released in the U.S. and Europe.   Many outlets for digital and physical but here are a couple, kick in and make your day…. https://doughoekstra.bandcamp.com/album/the-day-deserved (U.S.) https://continentalrecordservices.bandcamp.com/album/the-day-deserved (Europe) Advance Praise for The Day Deserved “peerless musical tales of quirks &Continue reading “The Day of the Day Deserved”

Modern Day Classic

Good reviews help get the word out, but when people say the your record is “resilient, smart, and different,” a top pick, and that you’ve made “a modern day classic,” I’m not lying – it’s nice to see and of course, appreciated. Full text on “The Day Deserved” from tastemaker zine Baby Sue below. AND,Continue reading “Modern Day Classic”

Seaside Town Video Premiere – Glide Magazine

Happy to announce “Seaside Town,” the first video from the new Doug Hoekstra album “The Day Deserved” premieres today at Glide Magazine.   Single will drop later this week and pre-sales for the album are up at Bandcamp. Thanks to Pat Meusel and Daniel Pennington for their fine work on putting the visuals together.   Enjoy and stay tuned forContinue reading “Seaside Town Video Premiere – Glide Magazine”