It's Christmas time, a time of giving, and as much as I would love to give all of you an actual, tangible gift for your loyal readership, I am but a humble radio host and cannot afford to do so. I can, however, give you my sage advice on all things Christmas. That is free (to me), and yet still qui ... More >>
As another season begins, MLB faces an unsustainable future - and you're picking up the tab.
"I don't understand Tony Romo being called the most overrated player in the NFL. If anything, he's the most underrated player in the NFL." -- Troy Aikman during Sunday's telecast of Cowboys-Giants I'm not sure what's crazier, that Troy Aikman gets paid several hundreds of thousands of dollars for i ... More >>
If there's one thing everyone can agree on, it's that auto insurance companies are freaking awesome. They universally love their customers, who are legally required to purchase a service they may never actually use, and if a customer does have to pay a claim, insurance companies never bend over back ... More >>
And you thought this was just some lame Tom Cruise joint.Last week, Facebook finally launched its much-anticipated facial recognition software designed, at least they claim, to aid in tagging photos of you. Immediately, concerns over privacy were raised and justifiably so. In a world where vi ... More >>
Flo will make this list pretty soon, we're guessingGeneral Motors has announced it is retiring the Mr. Goodwrench character from its advertising line-up.Which is probably a good thing, since a) We weren't even aware they were still using it, and b) It's probably not as big a selling point as it u ... More >>
If there was an event this weekend, you better believe people went to it in costume. Darth Vader was in the crowd at the Rockets Game while a Roman Gladiator watched Agora burn. (How appropriate, that.) Houston Press's own Halloween Bash at House of Blues had some of the most creative costumes we've ... More >>
I appreciate everyone's comments, feedback, kind words on yesterday's post that gave a diary-style breakdown of the 2010 Jim Rome Smack-Off and my perspective on where the show is now compared to where it was during the earlier part of this decade. If you missed it, you can easily go back and read i ... More >>
Long before Paul Rodgers started singing with a couple of Queens and he and drummer Simon Kirke enlisted in the hitmaking machine Bad Company, the pair joined guitarist Paul Kossoff and bassist Andy Fraser in Free. And though unfortunately most-remembered today for just the warhorse "All Right No ... More >>
I'm confused by curling, ready for spring, and oh yeah: I got engaged. This was the week in TV Land: • There's a guy out there with a blog called "The Final Season of LOST as Seen by Someone Who Has Never Seen." I think it's missing a word at the end, but whatever. The whole gimmick is th ... More >>
The three-mile stretch of avenue is Houston's place to be if you're young, white, single and ready to party. At least for now.
When Rocks Off received word last week that indie duo The Big Pink was embarking on a 2010 tour with NYC's A Place to Bury Strangers, our initial thought was, "Cool," followed closely by, "Ew." For once, there's a promo poster we really have no desire to see. But then our next thought was, "Coul ... More >>
[Ed. Note: Maxwell's pianist and bandleader, Missouri City native Robert Glasper, plays the official afterparty with his trio at Meridian, 1503 Chartres.] Maxwell is headlining Tuesday's R&B feature at the Toyota Center with support from Common and newcomer Chrisette Michele. But Rocks Off ... More >>
A noise man turns up the funny and heads back to stand-up
The man with ten thousand noises comes to Houston