"Now, take your big ass home and brush that tooth." - Richard Pryor in Harlem Nights.
DenTek makes flossing devices, so it isn't really surprising they would commission a survey about it, but what is interesting about this particularly survey is where Texas ended up on the list. And the news is pr ... More >>
Way Down: Playing Bass with Elvis, Dylan, The Doors & More
By Jerry Scheff
Backbeat Books, 240 pp., $19.95
Bassist Jerry Scheff had a bird's -eye view of a lot of musical greats in the '60s through the '80s, and in this memoir, the easygoing, affable storyteller tells about his experiences and how ... More >>
If you haven't taken the time to check out the "DJ Screw and the Rise of Houston Hip-Hop" exhibit on display now at UH's MD Anderson Library, do yourself a favor and go. Put on in conjunction with the H.E.R.E. (Houston Enriches Rice Education) Project, UH's African-American Studies department and th ... More >>
Sorry, Manowar, maybe next year...As we come up on the July 4th weekend, Rocks Off considered a myriad of blog ideas to commemorate the holiday. Most patriotic songs, album covers, artists? Sorry, Lee Greenwood, Richard Pryor, and Ted Nugent, but it's all been covered. On this weekend of inde ... More >>
And a partridge in a pear tree...Last week, we gave you our list of celebrities who manage to save their careers after difficult times. This week, we go a different direction. If we have learned anything from TMZ, it's that people love celebrity scandals and the more salacious it is, the more ... More >>
You don't wanna knowIf it's been too long since your last undercover-video-of-ghastly-animal-abuse fix, then check out the footage cited in this lawsuit concerning the Cal-Maine egg farm in Travis County.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund is suing the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, ... More >>
Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday (that isn't a national holiday) Rocks Off will have some of them hear discussing issues relevant to their culture.
Photo illustration by John Seaborn GrayThis Week's Panel: Bun B, Fat Tony, Montana, Kyle Hubbard, Thurogoo ... More >>
As the race for the next governor heats up between former Houston mayor Bill White and the purtiest governor in Texas history, Rick Perry, we will be subject to all manner of mudslinging from both sides. They will use anything they can to drive their point across or in Perry's case, getting all hi ... More >>
As the race for the next governor heats up between former Houston mayor Bill White and the purtiest governor in Texas history, Rick Perry, we will be subject to all manner of mudslinging from both sides. They will use anything they can to drive their point across - or, in Perry's case, getting all ... More >>
Rocks Off - sorry, He Said; we're still getting used to this whole identity-shift thing - is sure some of our readers think we do nothing except sit around and listen to the Drive-By Truckers all day. To which we say: Have you heard Bettye LaVette's The Scene of the Crime or Booker T's Potato Ho ... More >>
Wholly influential and ridiculously honest stand-up comic Bill Hicks died fifteen years ago today, succumbing to lung cancer. Ironically he had always opined that that was how he would meet his end. Smoking seemed to be his obsession and he was rarely seen onstage not puffing away. The comedian move ... More >>