Elvis Is Still King

Count me among those who really dug the new Elvis biop. Yes, I was leery of Baz Luhrmann, and yes, I wondered what could they add to the mythology. But, somehow Baz’ style was perfect for the tale and Austin Butler was phenomenal as Elvis. His portrayal and the film as a whole, brought theContinue reading “Elvis Is Still King”

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”

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”

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”

Higher Ground Video Premiere

Happy to announce the unveiling of “Higher Ground,” the latest (and sixth) video premiere from The Day Deserved – up now at We Own This Town. The fine folks at WOTT draw flattering comparisons to Low, Mazzy Star, and Slow Dive and ask: “How many songs have you heard today about the emergency evacuation ofContinue reading “Higher Ground Video Premiere”