Southern Culture on the Skids
March 30, 2013
There was a time when there was no more electrifying experience to be had than taking in a Southern Culture on the Skids show. Anything could happen, from flying chicken bones to booty-shakin' the night away, and it usually did.
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FoundAndrew Mosier, a boy who disappeared from his Houston home in August 2010, has been found in Jackson, Michigan, with his uncle -- a fugitive facing a felony charge for previously taking Andrew from his home.
Erin Powers, a spokesman for Andrew's father, Dennis, told us the good news th ... More >>
The Material Girl. The King of Pop (and his sister). The Chili Peppers. Mr. West. Very few artists have become the musical equivalent of the two-sport athlete: Making memorable music and monumental videos. When those people had a new video to premiere, it wasn't a just a video, it was an event.
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Touring is expensive, whether you're hauling around a KISS-level spectacle or just your own local indie selves in a van. It can be rough on the road. For those of us among the unsigned, every show is a gamble.
What if you don't make enough at the venue for shelter that night, food, and gas t ... More >>
Another wedding we passed on, btwFrankly, when June ends we breathe a sigh of relief. No more weddings, we think. And even more: No more having to turn down invitations to weddings at Vail, Santa Fe, St. Bart's or all those New York suburbs. It can be devastating listening to someone plead for yo ... More >>
Back in February, we lauded one of our favorite food websites -- This Is Why You're Fat -- for bringing such monstrosities like the Corn Dog Pizza to our attention and for bringing the Deep Fried Mars Bar into the collective consciousness (we couldn't bear to be the only ones familiar with that abom ... More >>
canada.comIn a move sure to boost occupancy among skinny jeans-wearing hipsters while simultaneously driving regular families away by the family truckster-load, Motel 6 is running a promotion to give free rooms to up-and-coming bands:
"Here's how it works: Motel 6 will give free rooms to developi ... More >>
Ramadan is a time of reflection and prayer for the world's Muslim
population. It is meant to teach them patience and self-restraint, and
to bring them closer to Allah.
We at Hair Balls know little of patience, and have never been good at
self-restraint, but we're nothing if not equal-opportunity i ... More >>
KHOU had a nice report recently about Spring ISD spending thousands of dollars on staff retreats at a time when school districts generally are hurting for cash.A couple of things, though.1) Here's some of the report: "One retreat will
take place this week at La Torretta Del Lago Resort and Spa. The
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