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David Letterman

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    Five Songs Written By People You'd Never Expect

    As we continue the transition to digital media in the modern age, one thing we've lost is liner notes. These were usually just credits and weren't really that important in the grand scheme of things, but sometimes they revealed some interesting facts. Specifically, they often listed who wrote certai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2014

    Lessons In Twitter: How NOT To Troll a Radio Personality On Twitter

    In case you haven't heard (or don't read the tag at the bottom of each of these posts), I just recently started up at a new job working afternoon drive co-hosting with Rich Lord on SportsRadio 610. So far, so good, the show is evolving, and I'm extremely happy with my new employer. CBS (owner of 6 ... More >>

  • Film

    December 19, 2013

    The Year in Movies 2013: Joaquin Phoenix Returns and the Films of the Year

    We look at the year a man fell in love with a phone and a whole lot more.

  • Calendar

    November 21, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    The Top Five Most Disastrous Musician Interviews Ever

    At Rocks Off, we know a thing or two about interviews, for better or worse. Most of them go pretty good, alright, nothing special. Someone has something to promote and we want to talk to them and then it goes up, people read and enjoy it, and we all go about our lives. It's a pretty rare and special ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    How to Get Signed In Five Easy Steps, Starring Hacienda

    Maybe it all comes down to being in the right place at the right time. Maybe luck has something to do with it. Or maybe it's crafting a vintage-era sound with odes of talent that landed Hacienda a lottery ticket to musical gold. It's no secret that The Black Keys likes to take on extra projects, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Five Bands Who Could Replace The Roots On Late Night

    This past Sunday, NBC announced that Seth Meyers will officially take over as the host of Late Night, when Jimmy Fallon succeeds Jay Leno as host of The Tonight Show in early 2014. But with Meyers set to inherit a show with a tradition of turning talk-show hosts into late-night greats (David Letterm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets, "Roger Goodell Is Better Than FEMA" Edition

    So how bad was the controversial ending of Monday night's Seahawks-Packers game for the NFL? Well, consider that the story got coverage on every major national news show Tuesday morning, was the subject of a David Letterman Top 10 list, and prompted President Obama to comment publicly on the topic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Bachman & Turner Keep Their Business Open On New DVD

    Bachman & Turner: Live at the Roseland Ballroom, NYC $14.98 90 mins. Eagle Rock While some politicians have faced a musician's wrath for using unauthorized music in their campaign events, Randy Bachman and Fred Turner were more than happy to perform their enduring tune "Takin' Care of Business" at ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Saturday Night: James McMurtry, Jason Isbell at Firehouse Saloon

    Photos by Jason WolterJason Isbell (left) with Amanda Shires on violin.​Wow, Rocks Off is a huge fan of Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, but Saturday night this hard-charging band from Muscle Shoals, Alabama got a lesson in Texas big beat. Isbell himself was sitting in the backstage area while J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    The Five Best Talk-Show Guests, Ranked

    The new Tom Hanks movie Larry Crowne was a bland bomb, but that's okay: He did publicity for it, and that means showing up on (just about any and all) talk shows as a guest. What makes a good talk-show guest? Someone who understands the dynamic -- you're not having anything close to a real conversa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Oprah Vs. Bob Dylan: A Side-By-Side Showdown

    Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​In case you've been under a complete self-imposed total media blackout - how do those work, by the way? - you no doubt know this week is a pretty important milestone in the lives of two of America's most important cultural figureheads. Maybe the two most ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    RIP, Harvey Pekar: Why His Letterman Performance Was Great

    Harvey Pekar died today.The man's career is difficult to sum up, especially if you haven't seen American Splendor. But this 1987 performance on David Letterman's show gives a taste, not to mention that it demonstrates just how far the Letterman show has changed.Some reasons why the clip is great:

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    The End Is Near for Conan O'Brien

    ​I can't believe it's come to this. As most people know by now, Conan O'Brien will be exiting The Tonight Show, likely after Friday's show. It's a bitter end to his truncated run on the show, and the real hell is how easily it could have been avoided if things had just played out the way peop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    The Week In TV: We're With Coco

    ​The weekend's gone, the sun is out, and the only marathon I did this weekend consisted of Whataburger taquitos. This was the week in TV Land: • So! Conan and Jay are probably not going to make buddy comedies together any time soon, or ever. The growing animosity between the two -- mainly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    The Week in TV: "I'll Have...A Birthday Cake!"

    ​It was a pretty fun week in TV Land: Most of the fall programs are beginning to settle in, the CW continued its inexplicable existence, and David Letterman hit it with some employees. Insert your Worldwide Pants jokes here, and let's get to it! • I won't go into much here about FlashForwa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Who Do We Have to Blow Around Here to Get a Lady in Late Night?

    Okay, fine. We can deal with not having a lady president (still), but with the recent overflow of testicle-wearing late night hosts, it got me thinking, why no late night lady hosts?Joan Rivers tried once and was ridiculed (and yeah, Joan isn't my favorite lady comedian of all time, but come on, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Bill Hicks, Still Dead 15 Years Later

    Wholly influential and ridiculously honest stand-up comic Bill Hicks died fifteen years ago today, succumbing to lung cancer. Ironically he had always opined that that was how he would meet his end. Smoking seemed to be his obsession and he was rarely seen onstage not puffing away. The comedian move ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: 2008's Heavy Rotation

    For the second (third?) year in a row, LOM didn't vote in either the Nashville Scene's best of country music poll or the Village Voice's Pazz & Jop best of American music poll. I'm just not a good list-maker. Detest that stuff. Just trying to compile a list of possibles makes my brain hate me. A ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 18, 2008

    Jake Johannsen

    A Letterman favorite drops into The Improv

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2008
  • Calendar

    May 22, 2008

    The Gates

    Robert Mayles’s film documents Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s largest and most controversial project yet

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2008

    Six Degrees of Charlie Wilson’s War

    I’m sure that many of you are familiar the theory of Six Degrees of Separation – or at least the Hollywood version of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. In short, the theory posits that everyone person in the world is no more than six steps from each person on the planet. (In the Hollywood version, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 13, 2007

    Bob Biggerstaff and Mike MacRae

    These two top comedians share the stage

  • News

    May 24, 2007

    Funny Business

    Once upon a time Houston was a hot spot for comedy clubs. Now it's anybody's guess on who'll turn out on any given night

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2007

    Re: (Not Actually) In the Line of Fire

    We sure did a lot of posting during yesterday’s armed standoff. So much, in fact, that we have to wonder whether to take the tenth item on last night’s David Letterman Top Ten List a little personally. Ah, well. Suck it, Dave. – Keith Plocek

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2006

    Re: Michael Richards: Call Him Ku Klux Kramer?

    You heard it here third: HouStoned staffer Keith Plocek reports that the Drudge Report offers this update, apparently straight from a Drudge reader: 'I'm in the audience for tonight's David Letterman show and they just had Michael Richards on via satellite during Seinfeld's interview to discuss his ... More >>

  • Film

    July 13, 2006

    All-Day Suckers

    Sedaris and Colbert peddle Candy not everybody wants

  • Film

    December 22, 2005

    The Reel Truth

    Hollywood claims the sky is falling. To which we say Puh-lease.

  • Film

    August 11, 2005

    Working Blue. And Brown.

    Inside the dirtiest joke ever told is a nugget of unadulterated joy

  • Calendar

    July 14, 2005

    Proud Marie

    A fiery poet shares her Home Grown flow

  • Calendar

    March 24, 2005

    Big-Brother Ballet

    Break-dancing Nazis populate Freneticore's 1984

  • Music

    June 19, 2003

    Waves of Fascination

    Shortwave radio: Where the lunatic fringe lives, breathes and flourishes

  • Calendar

    May 15, 2003
  • Culture

    December 12, 2002

    End of the Road

    Trio is the network where great shows go to die, and so much more

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Laundromat

    Graustark Laundry

  • Calendar

    July 25, 2002

    Wiley Has Issues

    Bet you can't look away from "Bongo Jane" Wiley

  • Music

    January 24, 2002

    Booty of the Month Club

    The Roxy's 2002 Model Calendar has some girls worried that more than their slip is showing

  • Culture

    December 28, 2000

    Blow Up the Box

    TV managed to suck and blow in 2000, but still, we watched...and watched

  • Culture

    November 2, 2000

    What, Them Worry?

    As Mad celebrates its 400th issue, its editors wonder how to stay funny in a world gone mad

  • News

    January 1, 1998
  • Dining

    August 28, 1997

    A Slice of Heaven

    New York Pizzeria bakes up a pie that's the stuff of dreams

  • Calendar

    December 19, 1996
  • Music

    September 12, 1996

    The Tesh Touch

    So John Tesh was a TV star? Hey, don't blame him -- he didn't want it.

  • Calendar

    August 29, 1996
  • Calendar

    July 18, 1996
  • News

    March 10, 1994

    Death of a Comic

    Bill Hicks wasn't Houston's most famous funnyman, just the most important

  • News

    March 3, 1994

    Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women

    Now at the Rodeo: swift swine and lady trick-riders. Sorry, no flaming hoops.

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