Rocks Off remains fascinated with obscure holidays like World Rabies Day. Usually we focus on either lesser-known American holidays, or international holidays endorsed by the United Nations. Today though, we decided to branch out to other countries and wish a happy Independence Day to the cit ... More >>
The Literary Greats on FacebookWe're not going to sit here and try to define the Literary Greats. Instead, we'll tell you why we just had to have their new album Black Blizzard. For three years now your humble narrator has been tracking the music that features on HBO's True Blood. Each episod ... More >>
jackslackofrestraint.blogspot.comOn this day in 1978, the rapidly disintegrating Sex Pistols finally fell apart for good. Conveniently enough, they did it onstage at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom, on the final night of the ill-fated U.S. tour that also lurched its way through San Antoni ... More >>
South Park has gone from a sheltered suburb to a crime-ridden war zone to a near wasteland. And Burger Park has managed to survive it all.
Rocks Off has picked up some CDs over the years at prices so low we think that it would've been less insulting to the artists if we had stolen them. Some of these have become our favorite albums, and in this column we'll tell you what they are and why! Back in the days when Rocks Off's main ... More >>
â€‹Today is Memorial Day, and Rocks Off would like to honor our brave and beloved dead as we honor everything - through music. At no time in American history have there not been men and women in life-threatening danger trying to protect us, whether it was a declared war or not. This is a sacrifice w ... More >>
You just never know when or where you're going to stumble upon a great piece of work. You know? Guadalcanal Diary singer Murray Attaway's solo album In Thrall has been one of my top 10 albums for almost a decade, and I found it at the bottom of a dollar bin at Walmart at 3 a.m. Proof positiv ... More >>
Collin Herring hits somewhere between Merle Haggard and Hüsker Dü -- and that's a good place to be
Former Lunar Rotation host David Sadof could be back regularly on the FM dial after a seven-year hiatus
Takeshi Kitano masterfully revives the legend of Zatôichi
Don't worry about tomorrow -- lose control with the Woggles
When it comes to the Catholic hierarchy, Mel Gibson’s dad is one Mad Max
Donald Miller has (re)written one of the best books on World War II, but will anyone care?
War films get redefined by the complex Thin Red Line