Essence – Ten Seconds

My new book of short stories, “Ten Seconds In-Between” is officially out – big thanks to the folks at Chapter 16 for running this excerpt, “Essence.” Thanks to Humanities Tennessee for the love, and Better than Starbucks for publishing the book. Hope you enjoy it – feel free to follow the link and pick upContinue reading “Essence – Ten Seconds”

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”

Video Doubleheader Wintertime

It’s a bit different putting out a new record after 10 years, and even more different during a global pandemic.   But, one of the things we did for this to compensate on lack of live shows, is farm out a bunch of the songs to friends and associates for video work.   It was cool toContinue reading “Video Doubleheader Wintertime”

Innovation (Sedoka)

A couple years ago, I stumbled across a book of poems by Ryokan, a Zen Monk poet from Japan (1758-1831). He was fond of writing sedokas. Googling will tell you that “the sedōka, or “head-repeated poem,” consists of two tercets of five, seven, and seven syllables each. An uncommon form, it was sometimes used forContinue reading “Innovation (Sedoka)”