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”

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”

Outside Looking In – Video and Radio News

Yes indeed, the latest single/video,,  Outside Looking In just dropped at The Big Takeover.   The closing track from the forthcoming The Day Deserved album, this one is a plaintive tune about a manual scoreboard operator at Wrigley Field, part of the action, but removed, the outsider working for inclusion without losing sense of self.  HopefullyContinue reading “Outside Looking In – Video and Radio News”

Eddie was a Gandy Dancer

“Eddie was a Gandy Dancer, but he only lasted a week” and this week, it’s a Doug Hoekstra Vents Magazine premiere served up for your enjoyment. “Gandy Dancer” is the song, about a railroad worker gone off the track, single video number four from the forthcoming album, The Day Deserved. This musical noir features a groovyContinue reading “Eddie was a Gandy Dancer”

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”