I don't like these songs. I feel it's ridiculous that hundreds of thousands of people actually paid out money and drove them to the top of the Billboard charts. While they might not necessarily be the absolute worst examples of the lowest common denominator's purchasing power, they quickly came to m ... More >>
Police brutality is definitely a real thing. Cases range from synchronized actions by oppressive regimes to curtail the populace to isolated incidents of extremely poor decisions making by rage-based authorities.
Distinguishing between and guarding against police brutality is as difficult as it is ... More >>
Glenn Close is finally getting her dream of playing a man on the big screen. Her upcoming movie Albert Nobbs, now slated for wide release on January 27, features Close portraying a woman who dresses as a man in 19th-century Ireland in order to get a job as a butler. This has been a passion project o ... More >>
Today is the 337th birthday of composer and organist Jeremiah Clarke. You have heard his most famous work dozens of times in your life and never really thought about it. Clarke composed the "Prince of Denmark March," which is usually called "Trumpet Voluntary." Due to a mix up in a famous songbook, ... More >>
Photos via WikipediaTMBGLadies and gentlemen, Rocks Off is pleased as rum punch to announce that The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has (not) added an official puppet wing to that fine institution. What's even better, they have (not) given us the opportunity to nominate some of the finest felt fe ... More >>
Today is World Freedom Day! The holiday was declared in 2001 by George W. Bush to celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall and just how awesome he felt Ronald Reagan was. It was 21 years ago today that East and West Berlin were reunited, and the Berlin Wall remains a source of musical inspiratio ... More >>
Every day Rocks Off trolls the tubes of you in search of videos to share. If you have something that you think deserves to be video of the day, send a link to jef_rouner at yahoo dot com.
Several years back, your Daily VJ attended an open-mike event at Hollywood that combined three of Housto ... More >>
Jonathan Caouette (right) is a Houston success story. He turned home movies into the award-winning 2003 autobiographical film Tarnation, receiving some encouragement from Hedwig and the Angry Inch creator John Cameron Mitchell on the project. His latest film is All Tomorrow's Parties, a docum ... More >>
Photos by Jef With One FRight in the warm, arrhythmic heart of Montrose is a convenience store on Richmond just east of Montrose Blvd. The D&Q Food Store has two things. First is the largest selection of beers in the Houston area. Seriously, they put Spec's downtown to shame. Plus the have a ... More >>
Rocks Off remembers a Houston Type O Negative concert from years ago. We were particularly excited because Type O had added a cover of "The Angry Inch" from Hedwig and the Angry Inch to their set list, and we had a T-shirt form the original off-Broadway run we were hoping to get signed. The notor ... More >>
Former Houstonian Charles Kathryn McGuire has been a millionaire, a transvestite, a socialite, a political candidate and a woman. Now, with son James's first play on stage in New York City, she's Daddy Kathryn.