Category Archives: Music

Wordstream August 30

Really nice gig at WDVX Wordstream in Knoxville, reading from Unopened and playing some tunes.  Also, really nice press piece from the Daily Times in Maryville Hitting all the right notes: Doug Hoekstra blends poetry, performance and parenthood by Lee … Continue reading

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Bauhaus Calling

Visiting museums is inspiring for me; here’s one that came after touring a Kandinsky retrospective at the Frist in Nashville.  Uses the eastern sedoka form.  Enjoy.  Doug. Bauhaus Calling Sedoka Kandinsky and Me Riding with the Clash again Four Horsemen … Continue reading

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Pennyblack Music

Happy to weigh in on the Pennyblack Music 20th anniversary (scroll down to the “H” artists).  Pennyblack is a fine UK music zine run by fine folks who I met on my first gig run through Scotland (reminiscing enclosed).  Check … Continue reading

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Hello It’s Me

Hello It’s Me (A Short Story) A black piece of plastic spun around and around, etched memories carved into grooves and transmitted into the ethers through diamond cut magic. Timeless. Better than digital. Warmer and somehow, more human. Vinyl never … Continue reading

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Downers Grove Sedoka

Here’s a new sedoka for your enjoyment.   Thanks for the read, Doug Downers Grove Sedoka Isn’t it a club? Air conditioned day old smoke Disco balls that do not turn Chords ring.  She passes  Between my lips while dancing … Continue reading

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This Hard Land

New essay entitled “This Hard Land” up at Ink 19.  Thanks to James Mann for  giving me the nudge to write this. Tried to weave a bunch of ideas together, to stack mirrors upon mirrors – but really, props go … Continue reading

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The Unsung Five – Rolling Stones Haikus

The fine folks at Treehouse (re; the last post) asked me to put together something for the Five Things Feature.  So, here we have five haikus for the Unsung Rolling Stones – Brian Jones, Ian Stewart, Andrew Loog Oldham, Bill … Continue reading

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