The Arrow

The Arrow

ARROW 05: Here We Go Again. May 7-8

RIP DMX: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
RIP TAWNY: Tawny Kitaen, Star of 1980s Music Videos, Dies at 59, NY Times, 5.9.2021

Here We Go Again. Classic and understood refrain – a rallying cry, a pep talk, a resignation, a determination, a familiar place but with a wiser/better/different approach or perspective, or a show of excitement and focus. Additional layer: second weekend of Holland’s Lounge Show Series (after Fine Motor Record Release on 4.24.21) – a return to LIVE MUSIC after 13 months, and the second iteration of low-capacity, sold-out, parred down performances to meet the current need while filling the space with people, music, bands once again.

ARROW 04: passage from “Spring Again” by Lou Rawls. April 17-18, 2021

It’s Spring Again
I Can Hear
The Birds Sing Again

Velvet-Voiced Crooner Lou Rawls Dies at 72, NPR – 1.06.06

“Successfully modeling himself partly on his friend Sam Cooke, as well as on Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra, Mr. Rawls was a suave entertainer who appealed nearly equally to black and white audiences. He became best known for the unmistakable, mentholated baritone end of his vocal range, especially as heard on his biggest hit, “You’ll Never Find (Another Love Like Mine).”

After his greatest successes, in the 1960’s and 70’s, Mr. Rawls became something of an elder statesman, raising millions for black colleges; providing a recognizable face in movies and on television, and a familiar voice for cartoons and commercials; and continuing to tour as a singer.” — NY TIMES (photo on right: Sam Cooke and Lou Rawls, long time friends and touring partners, a relationship that started in Chicago when they sang in a group called the Teenage Kings of Harmony.)


Same song title, different song – – Spring Time, by the legendary Biz Markee.

For Spring Zing, one of the first events back at Holland after being closed for public events/gatherings due to COVID-19. Enter spring, a new beginning – life returning to the space after a quiet and unprecedented year.

ARROW 03: You Don’t Know What You Got Till It’s Gone | Dec 2020

Venue marquees across the nation for National Independent Venue Association’s efforts to pass legislation to #saveourstages

ARROW 02: Baby It’s Cold Outside | Dec 2019

ARROW 01: Listen to Them! Children of the Night. What Music They Make | Halloween 2019