Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Tuesday Night Jam

The awesome Big Friends weekly jam is back!

Come out and enjoy playing songs with your friends on the carpeted stage each week at Jim's Roadhouse 705 N. Osage Nevada, Missouri.

Sign up to play alone or with the friends you want to. Have an epic acoustic duo, or an all out 6 guitar extended jam with a drum solo.

If you are not a musician don't worry -- you are in good hands. The area local musicians have a great time getting to entertain you at their leisure each week. The short relaxed casual and impromptu sets throughout the night will provide an awesome variety music show experience for the listener. From seasoned professional musicians to first time performers, and a mix of both can surprisingly amaze us all with unseen local talent emerging.

The event won't break your pocket with some mid-week fun. There is no cover for FREE admission to the event each week. There are also $1 Jello Shots, $5 Signature drinks, and $4 Margarita's as a regular price every Tuesday!

Jim's Roadhouse is a place where everyone is welcome and everyone quickly becomes your friend, where a great staff of servers will greet you with a smile, and go the extra mile to make your visit one of a kind, and a wonderful experience. With warm hometown conversation, and a mid-western uptown feel, from cowboys to contractors, welders, or businessmen, and just everyday people young to old all find something they love at Jim's Roadhouse. It's a place to relax and unwind, a place to celebrate, and a place to find entertainment. Live music, darts, pool tables, and a jukebox all find a home for your enjoyment while you visit and have a social drink with friends. Bar seating and comfortable chairs at tables and booths are available to be seated at in the main room with three TV screens. You will enjoy this place, bring your friends and celebrate weekly.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Friday, June 5, 2020

New Podcast S2:E4

Hey all we are at it again with a short and sweet podcast from your friends here at Lunch With Doug. This episode titled "Cottey College Virtual Graduation" is a quick update just letting you all know that this Sunday, June 7, 2020 at noon. Visit the top link below to hear the podcast, and the bottom link will get you to the page where the virtual commencement ceremony can be viewed this weekend.

Lunch With Doug Podcast Season 2, Episode 4

View the Virtual Commencement this weekend at www.cottey.stageclip.com

Monday, May 25, 2020

DeLaney Vineyard & Winery is OPEN today to help celebrate National Wine Day.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Follow Doug's Music at BandCamp!

Hey there,

I write to you today in hopes I can get you all onboard as followers at my Bandcamp page.

What is Bandcamp? You may be asking. It is a web-space and app dedicated to independent music. Right now Bandcamp is one of the most popular places for indie artists and bands (such as me) to be able to get their music out to the world in a logistical way for this type of artists.

I have made my Bandcamp space as unique as possibly can from all of the other social media places that I have content at, and the ones I use frequently. Also Bandcamp as a whole has set their page up to be all about audio music and a few communication tools.

Not all of my albums and singles go to the major digital outlets. This is mostly controlled by me but sometimes for reasons out of my control, there are places that my music does not get to. This is ok for the most part, but another element of distribution that can be out of my control is how fast a digital outlet will get the release available to the public. With Bandcamp I am in complete control. So for instance, If I should get an album ready to put out to the world I can have it up and online in a matter of minutes (this does not include the writing, production, etc. of course though), unlike the others in which usually 2 days at best for a few of the really big companies but still some outlets not releasing until a week to 2 weeks later.

So with all of that said, here's what I do. I get all of my music to Bandcamp first because it gets said music to the followers first. Next I decide if the particular release should be kept as a special exclusive release just for the Bandcamp subscribers or should it be made available at all of the major music outlets etc. This usually is a decision made based on a number of factors such as: Is it a live track? Has a different version been released before? Is this something that will apply to a broad worldwide audience, or is it just something more for the super-fans?

Normally all singles are released everywhere, because single songs are meant to be top products promoting the next upcoming album, or just the catalog of music as a whole. Back catalog items usually go to Bandcamp only just for the subscribers since they were already released in some fashion and unless they are like a re-issue for the 20 years or something are going to be a release that the super-fans are going to want, and possibly owned before on CD or Cassette, but over time lost or broke that original product. So the super-fans deserve to have access to those things, and they might just go idle to the mass market, without having the gusto, and momentum of promotion that a new album would have behind it.

I hope this helps you understand how the Bandcamp is working, and that you will consider following, or at least dropping by www.DangerousDougHarper.Bandcamp.com just to check it out or check out the NEW music as it develops on my Bandcamp page by following below!

Thursday, March 26, 2020


Hey all! Just wanted to get your attention with the word Ewok! Did it work? Well now that you are here I just wanted to let you all know that we are going to make it through this crazyness, and hopefully we can all be back to pretty close to normal this summer. Hang in there and keep on keeping on!

- Doug

Saturday, March 21, 2020

What Is This Map All About?

During the State Social Distancing Order, here at Lunch With Doug we will be designing a map of downtown Nevada, Missouri. The map will help get all the local stores and eateries back and booming after the order ends. For details and/or to let us know if you would like to be on this timeless project contact Doug at 417-321-6254 A.S.A.P.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Eric Reitan Tonight at Jim's Roadhouse

Tonight (Friday, March 20) there will be free admission/no Cover charge for the Eric Reitan performance. Eric is a one man band kind of show that features a wide variety of musical styles. He will perform from 8pm - midnight at Jim's Roadhouse at 705 N. Osage, Nevada. MO. The venue has and will continue in taking extra precautions to keep the establishment sanitized well above the state cleanliness requirements, and may put an attendance cap in effect if proper social distancing becomes a challenge. "This is a trialing situation right now in our country, and we are set to be part of the solution" a Roadhouse spokesperson said during a recent phone call interview. Portions of the event will also be made viewable on the venue Facebook page, for anyone that would like a virtual experience of tonight's performance.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Podcast Season 2 begins and NEW episode of Lunch With Doug TV show!

Today we get busy living and get ready for what is to come after all of this craziness ends. We are getting ready for the NEXT thing. THE MAP!!!!!! Yeah!

Link to the Podcast Season 2 Episode 1 - Click for the Podcast

Link to Episode #259 - Click Here for the Internet TV Show

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Instrumental Music Concert

Tonight at Cottey College the Instrumental Music Concert will be held at the Performing Arts Center at 7:30 PM. More details at www.cottey.edu

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Back to the Blog!

Hey all,

Doug here. Just wanting to bring some clarification to the last few TikTok videos that have rolled out from yours truly.... #LunchWithDoug. It's a TikTok social experiment. Let's see how it is going so far.

The latest was me combing my hair, since, well, I have fallen subject to the TikTok phenomenon.

Before that was my son Colton waking up and eating cereal. Again, TikTok phenomenon.

Ok, then there was the video before that.... Me going to McDonald's to apparently to get french fries based on the gif that was stamped on the video. This has been the most popular so far this week, and is in the top three on the Lunch with Doug TikTok page.

Do you like Mario? That was the topic of the next video with game music and featuring my children asking if you like Mario.

Now for the most creative of the videos that I have posted to the Lunch With Doug TikTok page. This one features me walking around, and the camera is angled to my feet. Then it shows some buttons and handles to push to exit with some abstract music titled "Walkman".

Ok finally one that kinda has a real point. This next video has some words on the screen and says "Cottey College Play coming soon!" the camera show some shots of the set on the theater stage.

Now for the video witht he words "Let's Jam" posted. It is me playing my guitar with an original little rhythm jam. #TikTokBand and #LetsJam are the hashtags. Hope someone does a reply video and jams along soon. But until then just one view. LOL.

There are more but I see now that I have wandered off from what Lunch With Doug needs to be saying. LOL

Enjoy the videos! They are fun!

Monday, February 17, 2020

Glory Days of the Blog & Podcast #6

So today as I am working on recording some things for the upcoming podcast, and I recall just how much I enjoyed the days of just the simple blog.

Looking back to when I use to write on my prehistoric website in the late 90's, in which i referred to as my on-line log, before I ever heard the word blog, I was so passionate about the possibility of communicating with the masses and shaking things up for the better around our local music scene.

I never imagined that I would be able to upload video content in a snap like we can today, as it even took around 5 to 10 minutes just to refresh and upload text and pictures to my website back then.

So now today I just wanted to drop some text for you to read in honor of the golden era of the blog, that we sort of have return to, but only now audio/videoed.

So all that said to promote our new podcast that will drop today.

Thanks for the support all these years, and keep reading, watching, listening.

Your musical friend,
Dangerous Doug Harper 77

Click here to follow this link to the podcast!

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Read and Subscribe to the NEW "Lunch Letter Inbox"

Click Here to See the Lunch Letter Inbox 5

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Three Events At Cottey College

Three musical events will be going on at Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri this weekend.

Friday Duo Esplanade (free in Missouri Recital Hall) 7 P.M.

Saturday, Liverpool Legends (PAC Auditorium) SOLD OUT. 

Then on Sunday the Cottey Faculty Recital @ 3 P.M. (Free in Missouri Recital Hall) and you will still have time to see the Chiefs win the BIG GAME!!!

Also... the Sunday event Dangerous Doug Harper will perform a tune as well as many of the fine arts facility members performing selections too.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Lunch Letter Inbox 3

A New Lunch Letter Inbox has been delivered! If you are not currently a subscriber you can go ahead and join the list for FREE at www.DangerousDougHarper.com

or just read this edition here: https://mailchi.mp/3bdda387f622/lunch-letter-inbox-3