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Hal David

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    Those Are People Who Died, Died: Musical Passings of 2012

    Rocks Off put it off as long as we could, because December has been a pretty rough month. It always is for music. (Hollywood, too.) But it's time to call the roll of people who played or sang their last note in 2012, plus a few who were just as instrumental offstage. Precious few corners of the mus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    10 Great Hal David Lyrics: "Enough Germs to Catch Pneumonia"

    The music world truly lost one of the greats when songwriter Hal David passed away at age 91 following a stroke this past Saturday in Los Angeles. To borrow an old joke, the lyricist wasn't from the old school, he was from the school they tore down to build the old school: The artists who covered hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    5 Songs for Jesus' Grandma St. Anne's Day

    ​If you grow up without any religion, you either avoid all trappings of it like the plague or you absolutely love to explore it. Rocks Off is firmly in the latter camp, and nothing gets us more excited than the culture of Saints in Catholicism. We've written many a letter to Wizards of the Coa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Top 10 Pop Songs With Children's Choruses

    ​On the way home from ACL this past Sunday night, Craig's Hlist had his Rdio account humming over the speakers playing one of his playlists (phlayhlist?), but not the sad-bastard mix we rocks whenever we are at work alone. It was the life-spanning one we have been making since we got on the mu ... More >>

  • Music

    April 10, 2008
  • Culture

    January 20, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    January 13, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    January 6, 2005

    Keeping Promises

    Against all odds, Main Street Theater's new show manages to be likable

  • Calendar

    December 30, 2004

    Flat Fee

    Employee relations get sticky in Promises, Promises

  • Music

    May 6, 1999
  • Music

    May 6, 1999

    He's Ba-ack

    Burt Bacharach's swanky pop stylings return to hipness

  • Music

    October 15, 1998
  • Music

    January 8, 1998

    Baby, It's Him

    Burt Bacharach isn't making a comeback -- he never left

  • Film

    June 19, 1997

    Petty Woman

    Wedding smothers the romantic comedy -- by embracing it hard

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