Next Generation Indie Book Awards

So, over the years, I’ve been fortunate enough to garner a few awards for my cds and books (Nashville Music Award, Independent Music Award, Independent Publisher Award), but NEVER two for one as with last year’s “Ten Seconds In-Between” collection. Yep, last year it bagged the Royal Dragonfly Award for Best Collection of Short Stories,Continue reading “Next Generation Indie Book Awards”

A Mythology

A Mythology Pale rust, desert airDry dust fallingOver bootsOn the groundRepurposed pastThe end of the lineThe tourist trailAn abandoned millA mythologyMan at the center of everythingChasing survival and permanenceIn the autumn hazeA Pinyon jay bounces through the brushScattered seeds on the wheelOf the abandoned talismanFramed by red rock rising Prickly cactus, smooth steelFlowers poke throughContinue reading “A Mythology”

Carry Me – Video Premiere – Top 10s

We all know time is an artificial constraint, particularly in a pandemic, so promotion on the still new Doug Hoekstra CD  The Day Deserved  continues, as we work on new material for the next project(s). First up, “Carry Me,” a new video and track from the album makes its worldwide premiere at Americana-UK.   It’s aContinue reading “Carry Me – Video Premiere – Top 10s”

Perspective and the Camerman

So you know, people have to process the pandemic and the ups and downs of life in their own way and I realize sometimes it’s good to vent for the sake of it, as well. But for me, it helps to have perspective. I’m reading this new Buster Keaton biography “Camera Man” by Dana StevensContinue reading “Perspective and the Camerman”

Best Of Top 10 Holiday Cheer

Hoekstra Holiday Award Winning December News Happy Holidays!   As the year comes to a close, we are seeing some nice best of action on this year’s Doug Hoekstra CD  The Day Deserved and this year’s Doug Hoekstra book   Ten Seconds In-Between .    Some blurbs follow and of course, you know a) they make a lovely gift setContinue reading “Best Of Top 10 Holiday Cheer”