Tag Archives: music

Ode to the Blue Room

Happy to report on another new poem of mine published – “Ode to the Blue Room” – featured in the latest One Sentence Poems (Right Hand Pointing poetry journal).  This piece follow a distinct Nashville vibe but riffs off some … Continue reading

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Ode to Brian Jones

Recently went to see the Rolling Stones’ Exhibitionism at the Musicians Hall of Fame here in Nashville. Got me reflecting on the founder of the stones, the long gone Brian Jones. Ode to Brian Jones Blonde hair. Devilish grin Dreaming … Continue reading

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The Party

Feeling a little bit maudlin when I wrote this new piece of flash non-fiction, but just tried to roll with the feeling, honor it, and hopefully, make it something more. Enjoy. Doug THE PARTY On Sunday afternoons, if I’m out … Continue reading

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Billy and The Tuba

Doug Hoekstra reads “Billy and The Tuba,”  a short story from his award-winning “Bothering the Coffee Drinkers” collection.  Live at Elastic in Chicago.   Enjoy! And if you like what you hear, you can click here and pick up a … Continue reading

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That’s How Strong My Love Is

Another flashback, a time traveling Stax story that first appeared in Canopic Jar right here http://canopicjar.com/archives/canopic-jar-25/thats-strong-love-short-story-doug-hoekstra/ And was later added to the Canopic-published Bothering the Coffee Drinkers tome. Enjoy and think of Otis…  

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Breaking Glass

I’ve always loved Nick Lowe and he was a big musical influence for me early on, when I started writing songs and playing in bands. Over the years, Nick has remained authentic, refining his musical gifts to respond to life’s … Continue reading

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Don’t Touch My Ride

Found this pic from a trip to Stax, thought I’d take it somewhere, have some fun, and give a shout out to the great Isaac Hayes in the process.  Enjoy. Don’t Touch My Ride Don’t touch my ride They used … Continue reading

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