Doug Hendren grew up and was educated in the Boston area (Harvard BA 1973), did a stint in free-lance inventing before caving in and going to medical school (Case Western Reserve, MD 1982), and orthopedic training (Harvard, 1988). He practiced in Eureka, California and Harrisonburg, Virginia until hanging up his scalpel in 2010.
Doug got a second lease on life at Bainbridge Graduate Institute in Seattle (MBA in Sustainable Business, 2011). Instead of broken bones, he now focuses on our broken political and economic systems that are driving us to liquidate our natural world to pay our “bills”. Exactly where are we? How did we get here? How can we recover a world worth passing on to our children?
Doug has concluded that art is more likely than science to save us from the humans, and is looking for ways to wake up sleepwalkers. In this website, he is shamelessly exploiting both Garage Band to implant secret messages from the planet we share into your neurons. He hopes these messages will get stuck in your unconscious like a bad beer commercial. The life you save may be your own!
These songs are fairly quick “sketches”, attempting to distill important issues into a few short verses. They are intended to bring some “dry” subjects to life, where we can see and share them more simply and clearly. And to inspire other artists and musicians to do the same. You, the listener, are smart enough to understand these issues. Don’t let anybody tell you otherwise. Economics, Food, and Climate Change are subjects too important to be left to politicians and economists! Look where that has gotten us so far!
When not playing his Moonstone guitars, Doug is involved in several start-up companies in alternative energy and biotechnology, messes around in his workshop and yard, and gets along (most of the time) entirely too well with resident wife and collaborator, Nancy Beall, in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and their much-too-far- away children, Saragrace and Jeremiah.