Phil Ochs was never Bob Dylan. Oh, he wanted to be Dylan, but ol' Zimmy booted that bastard right out of his limo.
"You're not a folksinger, you're a journalist."
If only Phil had accepted himself as "the singing journalist." After failing to find the commercial success he so desired, Ochs turned ... More >>
Besides Music World Gospel, New West Records is probably the most locally connected sub-major record label, and owner/partial Houstonian George Fontaine has long worn his heart on his sleeve about local music in general and recent New West additions the Wild Moccasins, Robert Ellis, Buxton and Grand ... More >>
The eyes of Kitty Genovese have haunted us since the first moment we saw this picture.
On this day in 1964, she was walking home to her New York apartment when a man named Winston Moseley approached her. Less than 100 feet from the apartment she shared with girlfriend Mary Ann Zielonko, he stabbed ... More >>
photo: elsaelsa.comEdison Lighthouse While pondering the "Top 5 Songs about Food"...I figured, why not be a little more specific? I mean, I'm sure there are 5 different songs about ice cream, or cheeseburgers, or chicken or candy (all in good time, my pretties...). Wanting to highlight some o ... More >>
Rocks Off is grateful to Eating Our Words for sharing this blog with us; it was written by EOW contributor Ginny Braud. What smells so good in here?
photo: elsaelsa.comEdison LighthouseWhile pondering the "Top 5 Songs about Food"...I figured, why not be a little more specific? I mean, I'm su ... More >>
The BP oil spill produces its DylanThe BP oil spill has found its Dylan. Its Phil Ochs. Its Weird Al Yankovic.Brent Burns has bequeathed upon a grateful nation is epic howl of protest, a trenchant, touching song called "If You Drill, Drill, Drill, Don't Spill, Spill, Spill." Lyrics not by Stephen ... More >>
Like many of you, Rocks Off has friends and family members who have served (or are serving) in our armed forces. Memorial Day is when we honor the sacrifice so many of them have made - and are still making - fighting America's wars.
Songs about the hardships suffered by soldiers and their familie ... More >>