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Phil Ochs

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Remembering Phil Ochs, the "Singing Journalist"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    SXSW: Tom Morello, A Vigilant And Emphatic Nightwatchman

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Kitty Genovese: 5 Songs For A Girl No One Would Help

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2011

    Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice: Top 5 Songs about Sugar, Spices & Herbs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2011

    Spice Up Your Labor Day With Five Songs About Sugar & Herbs

    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 Lighthouse​While pondering the "Top 5 Songs about Food"...I figured, why not be a little more specific? I mean, I'm su ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 19, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Brent Burns: The Gulf Oil Spill Has Found Its Truth-Telling Troubador

    The BP oil spill produces its Dylan‚ÄčThe 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2010

    Top 8 Post-2000 Soldier Songs

    ‚ÄčLike 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 >>

  • Music

    June 8, 2006

    Prine Time

    A folk-country legend returns to the city that saved his life

  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    Americana Pie

    Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    Americana Pie

    Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot

  • Music

    October 28, 2004

    Rockin' in the Free World

    Soundtracks for your Election Night shindigs

  • Music

    July 15, 2004

    They Are Too the Boss of You

    They Might Be Giants enjoy life as a two-man industry

  • Music

    June 19, 2003
  • Culture

    March 27, 2003

    War on War Songs

    Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest

  • Music

    September 14, 2000

    Self-Righteous Leftists

    Smithsonian Folkways releases Broadside magazine's long-forgotten tracks

  • Music

    January 20, 2000

    Playbill

    Hot 'n' Heavy: Sinis. Also, Eugene Chadbourne

  • Music

    October 7, 1999

    Rotation

    New Releases Reviewed

  • Music

    October 2, 1997
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