Internet Broadcasting

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    August 15, 2014

    The Whole World is Tweeting: Social Media and Social Justice

    In 1968 outside the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, all hell broke loose. Antiwar protesters had gathered outside the Hilton Hotel, but what was a peaceful demonstration turned violent when police arrested and even beat some of those being arrested, all while TV cameras were trained on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Former TCU Football Player Jason Verrett Sets New Standard For Worst First Pitch (VIDEO)

    Visual aids are the best. (You know, because sometimes words can be so cumbersome on the eyes.) Recently, in the wake of 50 Cent's dismal effort at a first pitch before a recent New York Mets game (an effort he blamed on "excessive masturbation"), Deadspin put together a chart depicting the placeme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    Zapruder Analysis Of Gorilla Pool Dunk Video (Literally, There's A Gorilla!)

    In the summer of 2013, swimming pool dunks are zooming right past varsity sport status and into the 2016 Olympics. That's just a fact. As August rapidly dwindles to nothing, the caliber of swimming pool alley oop specials that the internet continues to give us gets better and better, with seemingly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    The 5 Dumbest West Fertilizer-Plant Explosion Conspiracy Theories On The Web

    Investigators are nowhere near declaring what caused the explosion of the fertilizer factory in West April 17. Other investigators, however, have come to their own conclusions, or raised their own questions. Their own nutty, farcical, inane conclusions and questions. They are the West Truthers on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Canned Acoustica Compiles Cornucopia of Local Clips

    Canned Acoustica, the popular "unplugged"-style local concerts that over six installations have raised both money and food for a variety of charities, has put the final touches (for now) on its YouTube channel, offering local music fans an easy place to browse through intimate and sometimes unconven ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    Houston YouTube History: The Houston Rockets

    For this edition of Houston YouTube History, I dived into the Houston Rockets' YouTube stamp. There are tons of random clips of games, which are pretty recent, but those are boring rips from cable TV. I wanted weird stuff that you may have forgotten about. Not that you would have forgotten their f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Recreating the "Lost" Beatles Songs on YouTube

    The Beatles is my favorite band. Not because of their albums, but because they are the greatest urban-legend generators in rock and roll. All around them, stories sprang up that sounded possible but were anything but. I even made a quiz out of it if you'd like to test your credibility-meter. My abs ... More >>

  • Film

    January 10, 2013

    Godzilla and Flowers

    The films of Kim Jong Il

  • News

    October 18, 2012
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    October 16, 2012

    Sign o' the Apocalypse: "Gangnam Style" Hits No. 1 on the Rap Chart

    Unless you decided to paint the town in Austin with Iggy Pop and the Chilli Peppers then you know Psy's "Gangnam Style" has pretty much swept the country up by storm much like the "Macarena" in terms of catchiness (and infuriation). Over the weekend, the popular EDM-fueled single did something even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Infuriating and Horrifying 9/11 Tweets from American Teens (UPDATED)

    Everyone in the United States remembers where they were on September 11, 2001. Those of us who were of age to understand the attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. sat horrified in front of radios and television screens, wondering what would happen next. Was this a part of a bigger effort? Wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    The Last VJ's Guide to Making a Good Music Video

    It appears -- and every record label, manager, and publicist that I ask agrees -- that I am petty much the only mainstream journalist who dedicates himself to covering music videos as a regular, in-depth beat. I try to focus on at least one a week, though it obviously depends on what kind of product ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
  • Music

    May 17, 2012
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    March 21, 2012

    Trey Eric Sesler: YouTube Film Critic "Mr. Anime" Accused Of Killing Three Family Members

    Trey Eric Sesler, a 22-year-old who styles himself "Mr. Anime" for his YouTube movie reviews, is in jail, accused of using a high-powered rifle to kill his parents and his brother. The murders were discovered Tuesday in the small town of Magnolia. Police found the bodies of parents Lawton Ray Sesle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Jack Donaghy: Executive Superhero and Web Exclusive's General Lack of Appeal

    NBC recently debuted an animated Web tie-in series for 30 Rock called either The Jack Donaghy Files or Jack Donaghy: Executive Superhero. The titles appear to be interchangeable, which really highlights the level of commitment and confidence the network has in the production. The three-minute segm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    Bastards, Thugs & Hoggs: This Week In Houston Rap Videos

    Ah, rappers and music videos. Some are vehicles for self-promotion, others are tools used to promote a message, a gaggle of asses or some good ol' wholesome debauchery. In the case of the Houston rap class, music videos are always eye opening glimpses into the future, either telling what a talent co ... More >>

  • Music

    December 22, 2011
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    October 27, 2011

    Concrete Blonde's Johnette Napolitano On Halloween & The Pressures Of Bloodletting

    Photos by Amber Boggs​Concrete Blonde emerged from the crucible of 1980s post-punk L.A., fueled by Jim Mankey's signature guitar riffs and the introspective lyrics and distinctive wail of singer/bassist Johnette Napolitano. Their early history is well known, down to the oft-repeated story of h ... More >>

  • Music

    September 1, 2011
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    July 8, 2011

    App of the Week: Five Things Google Will Need to Best Facebook

    ​Google began allowing invites into its allegedly cool social network (simply named Google ) last week to fairly glowing reviews. The site aims to capitalize on the wildly popular Gmail e-mail platform and other integrated services already offered by Google including its cloud music service an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    App of the Week: MySocialMania

    It doesn't get much easier than this.​App: MySocialMania Platforms: iPhone Web site: Apple Link Cost: $0.99 Mania seems to be an appropriate word when discussing the crazed use of social media by millions worldwide. From Twitter to Facebook to Flickr to MySpace (God help us), millions of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Houston Teen Payton Rae Scores 2.5 Million YouTube Views

    "My haters are my motivators" ​As young female stars like Miley Cyrus exit their teen years and welcome young adulthood with open limbs, their boots are left behind for other starry-eyed aspiring musicians to fill. One of them might even be from Space City: A 15-year-old YouTube sensation nam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Anatomy Of A Hoax: No Rebecca Black At The Galleria

    ​Fool me once, shame on me... A while back, Rocks Off heard that the tween-meme queen of YouTube, Rebecca Black of "Friday" fame, was doing a mall tour that included a stop at the Galleria today. So we kind of shrugged and said "huh." Not our thing, but you know, kids these days. We talked i ... More >>

  • Music

    March 17, 2011
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    February 28, 2011

    Multi-Tracks, One By One: An Aural Autopsy

    ​This past weekend Rocks Off hung out with a producer buddy, listening to multitrack recordings of some of the biggest acts in history, including the Beatles, Queen, Beastie Boys, and Van Halen. For someone who spends his entire life trying decipher recorded music as it is released and later p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    John Wiley Price: Why Can't Harris County Commissioners Court Meetings Be Like This?

    John Wiley Price is a legendary Dallas pol, a county commissioner who lives to stir up the shit. His latest escapade has become a YouTube hit, as he dismisses critics at a commissioners court meeting by noting that they were "all white." And, apparently, one of them was fat. Here's the take from o ... More >>

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    January 6, 2011
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    August 26, 2010

    KTRU Debate: Rice Says Internet Radio Better Than 50K Watts

    Photo by Brittanie SheyKTRU fans: Shut up and listen​The ongoing debate over the University of Houston's decision to buy Rice's KTRU station and use it for classical music has had its moments, to be sure.Several of them have been provided by Linda Thrane, Rice's V-P for public affairs.Among her ar ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 12, 2010

    Jo Koy

    He's here - and he's oh, so not queer

  • News

    February 18, 2010

    Teen Porn 101

    If they're taking their laptops and cell phones to bed with them, it's probably not to do homework.

  • Calendar

    December 3, 2009

    Rock-afire Explosion

    Can an MTV music video be far behind?

  • Music

    October 29, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    While You Weren't Tweeting: What, No More ACL?!

    ​Whether you helped rip Zilker Park to shreds or you simply groaned inwardly (and rolled your eyes outwardly) every time someone gushed about Them Crooked Vultures, everyone's got their own brand of ACL war story to propagate. But since we know that you suckers actually ruined your Ferragamos ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 3, 2009

    What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

    You've heard the podcast, now see the screening

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    August 13, 2009

    Where is the Avant-Garde Cinema Today?

    Aurora Picture Show explores the link between avant-garde and YouTube

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    Led Zeppelin Live at the Sam Houston Coliseum

    The UK's Times Online reported today that Led Zeppelin has created its own YouTube channel, with a boatload of footage including this nearly eight-minute clip of the band's concert at the Sam Houston Coliseum in August 1971. Ramble on... - Chris Gray

  • Music

    August 21, 2008
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    August 14, 2008
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    July 10, 2008
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    January 17, 2008
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    December 12, 2007

    Web Extra: The TSU Toronadoes

    To accompany this week's feature on the TSU Toronadoes and the twisted history of "Tighten Up," we've loaded up some audio over at Houstoned Rocks. You can check out a YouTube video of "Tighten Up" below. But be warned: Once that guitar riff gets in your head, it almost has to be surgically removed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2007

    Drenched in Blog: Pearland Represent!

    Earlier this week, the guys from venerable Pearland New Wavers the Judy’s released a series of remastered reissues of their catalog. YouTube is awash in clips from their heyday, including a short documentary film. P.S. I'm pretty sure my Mom made out with one of these dudes back in the day. I'm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2007
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    August 24, 2007

    The Compleat Complete

    We here at Houstoned Rocks are still held for ransom in Hoogie Boogie Land, so much so that we went back on YouTube to uncover the full story behind Complete, the most terrible band in the history of the universe. You can see it after the jump...

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    August 2, 2007

    Chris Porter

    This Last Comic Standing star recalls the late, great Bill Hicks

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2007

    The Next Big Thing

    So we're not sure exactly how we feel about this YouTube offering, filmed right here in Houston. From what we can tell, a couple of dudes gave a homeless guy two bucks and had him dance around in a Wendy's parking lot. Exploitative? You bet. But the thing is, the guy actually has some flow. Check it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2007

    Donnie Speaks!

    In a special message to HouStoned (and, um, basically anyone else who also bothered to read his blog on MySpace) Donnie Davies says: Well friends, YouTube took down the video that Evening Service and I have worked so hard on. I don't know what hurts more; being censored because of my message or peo ... More >>

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    December 2, 1999
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