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”

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”