Thursday, November 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful to all of you that are a part of the Lunch With Doug world!

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Musician With Kids - blog #1

#musicanwithkids blog #1 - A new course has set sail. What do you do in these uncertain times? Well I joined a rock band! If everything else fails, rock 'n roll will still be a thing. I recently failed at marriage but have two amazing kids from it, and I want to make sure they get to see what I have spent the bulk of my life working on. Its hard to hide music from them when they are around. Rylee likes the drums and dancing more than singing right now, and colton like the bass best but he mostly plays video games so I imagine him playing some kind of electronic music maker at some point. Since I recently played my last solo acoustic show locally it is just time to change it up a bit.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Wineapallooza October 17, 2020

Gates open at 1PM - Tickets $5

1pm - welcome statements from DJ skinny

1:05 - national anthem on electric guitar by David Moses Byerly

1:06-2pm - DJ Skinny

2-2:45pm Andrew and Logan

2:45-3 - DJ skinny

3-3:30 - Dangerous Doug
3:30 - guest appearance by Kid Codeine for one song
3:35-3:45-Dangerous Doug

3:45-4 DJ Skinny

4-4:45pm - David Moses Byerly

4:45-5 - DJ Skinny

5-5:45 - Matthew Harper

5:45-6 - DJ Skinny

6-6:45 - Todd Et Al

6:45-7 - DJ Skinny

7-7:45 - Mathew Gardner

7:45-8 DJ Skinny

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Tik Tok is Banned

Well it actually is so. I had my doubts, but Tik Tok will be removed from the app stores on Sunday, September 20, 2020. Apparently the app will still work if you already have it but may come with some restrictions soon, and most likely no app updates will be available. To listen to our podcast all about it click here.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Podcast Season 3 Finale

Hey all I know you've been listing well, but it is time for the big ending to season three podcast here at Lunch With Doug. Give a listen and then get all caught up on the past episodes as the fourth season will climb to new heights as a revolutionary podcast here in your area.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Fire at Ramey's Building

Firefighters respond ing to a fire at the Ramey's building in Nevada, Missouri. See video at the Lunch With Doug Facebook Page  hear commentary via the Link nch With Doug Podcast. Lunch With Doug Podcast on Spotify


isn't Pac-Man cool?

Click Here for Wineapallooza


 So basically our podcast is pretty cool. Make sure to listen, and heck maybe even become a sponsor! It is going strong and getting better and better. Check it out where great podcasts are! here is a link to it at SPOTIFY

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Best Choice Grape Soda

It's yummy so grab a twelve pack at Wood's today! Check out Episode one of Season 3 of the Lunch With Doug podcast.

New Podcast Episode Click Here!

Thursday, August 20, 2020

The Robots Are Here

Well as you may know 36,000 robots were purchased in 2018 from overseas and shipped to the U.S. and this number continues to grow each year.

As robots like delivery, vacuums, mowers, and even cooking robots like Flippy (shown in photo) are becoming more, and more common place in our daily lives.

Flippy a robot cook. Photo courtesy of Crowd Fund Insider.

Currently there are about 200 robots per 10,000 workers in the U.S. ranking 7th in the world.

Korea is #1 with approx. 774 per 10,000 workers, almost double the #3 Germany with 338 per 10K.

South Korea has only recently dropped to #2 with approx. 631 robots to every 10,000 workers.

But don't worry about loosing your job as the companies that are using robots have statisticaly also hired more people as the productivity and revenue increased.

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Wineapallooza Performer Lineup Announced


Date / Time: 
Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 1:00pm to 8:00pm
Delaney Vineyard & Winery
1200 S. Main
Nevada, MO 64772

Wineapallooza is an annual music and wine tasting event held at DeLaney Vineyard and Winery. Music performers will take the stage from 1:00-8:00 PM.

Admission is $5 and will include a cup of the featured wine on tap or a non-alcoholic beverage from the cooler. This year's performers include: Mat Gardner, Andrew & Logan, Todd et al, Matthew Harper, D.J. Skinny, Dangerous Doug Harper, and "Cowboy" Russell Wayne.

Visit for more information.

Event Cost: $5

Monday, August 3, 2020

Lunch With Doug: A Re-Entry Into the Heart of Our Community Since March 23, 2017

Where it began and where it will end are left to the unknown.

Lunch With Doug has been on an official viral internet outbreak since March 23, 2017, but the roots are planted much deeper.

Doug Harper began making videos of his band and their adventures in 1996 and later building on that by promoting a then non-existent local music scene in his hometown of Nevada, Missouri.

By 1998 using an internet journal, internet web log or homepage as sites like his were called back then (before the term blog was coined in the spring of 1999) he unknowingly started one of the earliest music scene websites in the nation.

The Local Ear Underground Entertainment Guide began simply because no mainstream coverage of local music was happening. The live music boom of the 60's, 70's and early 80's had since crashed regionally and something new was on the horizon.

A printed fan-zine was created but with the power of the internet it became obvious that to get to the masses it was going to take more technology and less paper.

Although the printed Local Ear fan-zine was reasonably successful for a short while it was a hard reality that people were mostly reading via the on-line email newsletters. Two hundred subscribers quickly peaked at around 5,000 before the end of that era, and the birth of the famous social media site Myspace, then later crushed by a massive Facebook presence.

The tools that were out there were crushed by the new competition and the consumers moved to new trends. Local Ear went back to the underground, but the local music scene had arrived at mainstream.

Doug went on to have several really good years as a successful musician as well as many others involved with the local music scene.

So was it mission complete? Well not exactly. The live music scene grew too big for town and the musicians involved started to move to larger music scenes of all sizes such as Nashville, Los Angels, New York, Denver, Kansas City, Columbia, and Springfield.

Doug found himself even moving to Nashville for a short while before realizing that his heart was being an indie, and his love was to do big things in a small town. Knowing that Nevada, Missouri really is positioned in a good place being only 98 miles from KC, and 98 miles to Springfield, only 60 miles north of Joplin, and about 150 miles to Branson. These short travels to much bigger metro areas are an advantage at the fingertips of the Nevada, Missouri music scene.

Lunch With Doug was officially born on March 23, 2017 as a re-entry into the hearts of the community after internet trends changed and the music industry crashed. This time it was about more than just music but with a heart for the arts.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Join Robinhood and Get a FREE Stock!

Hey ya'll it is now so easy to invest in the stock market, and this app comes with a FREE stock!!! You can also buy portional shares, and get a debit card to spend your earnings!!!

Something New In Town

We saw the lights on at 903 Subway Blvd. Something NEW is in town. Can you guess what?

Saturday, July 25, 2020

2 DJs at Jim's Roadhouse

DJ Finnis and DJ Lee Dogg playing the best music mix at Jim's Roadhouse 705 N. Osage In Nevada, Missouri. Saturday, July 25, 2020.

"Why Did You Ghost Me Like That" Dangerous Doug Harper Song

This is the first single titled "Why Did You Ghost Me Like That" from the Dangerous Doug Harper album 'Music Exurbia' that is available NOW on CD at or you can also get the song on the Band Camp EXCLUSIVE album 'The Ballad of Doug 77'

Friday, July 24, 2020

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Never Mind Dangerous Doug Harper Here's The Music Exurbia

Bigger than the world's largest Pacman game, more captivating than watching the groundhog see his shadow, look right here on Facebook it's another NEW Dangerous Doug Harper musical experience placed on compact disc. So go ahead and Venmo $10 @dangerousdoug for the NEW Dangerous Music CD and then pm where to send it --- you'll get it in your mailbox soon. 11 NEW songs! Lots of emotion! Bare essential home spun and covid quarantine approach to recording and performances. These are real songs. If you don't have Venmo all is well pm and a PayPal link to pay will be sent to you. You can then pay with any debit or credit card. This is the one ya'll have been waiting for! AVAILABLE for a LIMITED TIME on Disc and you cannot get this anywhere but here at this time!

Monday, July 20, 2020

Saturday, July 18, 2020

More on Masquerade

Here is the NEW Dangerous Doug song at BandCamp Click Here and the Masquerade event is at Jim's Roadhouse Saturday, July 18, 2020 click here more event details.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Sip and Shop at Belles & Beaus

Come out to B&B on July 16th for a FULL day of deals and fun! ✨ Hand sanitizer will be available. Of course, if you feel the need, please wear a mask!

🌿 Little Frannie Photobooth will be available from 6:00-8:00pm offering single photos for $2
🌿 Flower Power will be available from 2:00-8:00pm offering $10 bouquets or single flowers
🌿 Waxed and Relaxed by Jenn will be giving away FREE chair massages
🌿 Color Street nail samples will be available
🌿 Jaylou’s Custom Designs will have a pop up shop set up
🌿 Laik’s Bakes will have yummy sugar cookies for sale

Walmart Now Requires Masks

Walmart stores will require shoppers to wear masks beginning Monday, July 20, 2020.

*Source Nevada Walmart Facebook page.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Help Christian's Fight

Help Christian's Fight against cancer today by purchasing Domino's Pizza. Area stores are giving back to help Christian.

#ShopLocal J&R Home Store

The NEW trend in town is in fact shopping local!!! The local stores are on the rise with approximately 82% of Missourians spending 64% of their monthly spending locally in their own communities. Let's keep it up and spend more dollars local to build our community up. Make a difference in YOUR town, #ShopLocal first.

In Nevada, Missouri visit one of the many great local stores, J&R Home Store at 118 W. Walnut on the North side of the Nevada, Square.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Nevada, MO Casey's Open 24/7 Again

Yes!!!!!!!! All you late nighter folks can rejoice as of yesterday the Nevada Casey's stores are open 24/7 again!


It is a song, it is an event, it is a revolution. That's right folks the Osage Masquerade is here! It's a Masquerade Ball with Live Music, DJ, Games, Fun, Friends, Drink Specials and Door Prizes. It will be held from8 PM until 1 AM on Saturday, July 18, at JIm's Roadhouse at 705 N. Osage in Nevada, Missouri. Dress your best or just go casual, but don't forget your mask. Most unique mask wins $25 cash prize! There will be a few games played and door prizes. This will be a most fun night. $5 admission at the door, 21+ (must have state issued photo ID present) - - - FREE ADMISSION if you wear a mask and share this event!

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Tuesday is Here!

Big Friends Open Mic Jam tonight at Jim's Roadhouse 705 N. Osage, Nevada, MO 7-11pm (or later) no cover.

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

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 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

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!