Dear Political Extremists,
I'm going to imagine you've been bound and gagged for a few minutes because I assume if you were not, you would run roughshod over my attempts to speak with you in a reasonable tone. You talk (and type) a lot, you know that? And this is coming from someone who has more th ... More >>
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The Mothership Returns
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Combining the wordless instrumental dexterity of jazz and the loud, hi-energy performance of rock, jazz fusion bridged that musical gap during the genre's '70s heyday. And three groups led the way: Weather Report, the Mahavis ... More >>
Had he not been felled by assassins bullets back in 1963, President John F. Kennedy would have turned 95 years old this week. That's if old age and some tragic and wacky Kennedy curse accident wouldn't have done him in first.
Would he and Jackie have spent their entire lives together, or would the ... More >>
Rocks Off was saddened to hear this morning that bluegrass great Earl Scruggs passed away Wednesday in a Nashville hospital at age 88. It's safe to say that the North Carolina native, best known for his fruitful partnership with guitarist Lester Flatt, was the most famous banjo player in the world.
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So long, MiloMilo Hamilton's announcing his retirement today. It's a day I never thought would come, and the only thing I'm upset about is that he'll still do the games this season.
I've never understand his appeal to listeners. Then again, I grew up with Gene Elston as the voice of the As ... More >>
RobW_Goodness gracious, this is a ballsy Sauvignon Blanc from the Colchagua Valley in Chile. It doesn't look like much in the glass, timidly light and unassuming in color and viscosity; barely discernable from ever-so-slightly yellow-green tinted water. However, the nose is incredibly strong, ... More >>
No room for Ron Burgundy here....The Tribune Company sneak-peeked a look at how Channel 39 here will present news in a groundbreaking way starting this fall, and it sounds awful.Variety talked to Tribune execs and some people who saw the preview and had this description:The prototype, produced wi ... More >>
So what's the best way to obsess over Lois, Houston's resident corpse flower? Why, snuggle up to the live webcam on the Houston Museum of Natural Science's site and grab a bottle of wine.
The Lindemans Bin 50 Shiraz is just the wine to curl up with in front of a glowing monitor (or televis ... More >>
Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks, homies.
Single of the Week: "Killa Joe," Michele Thibeaux
Wire To Wire
Houston's OG Ron C, head honcho of the GO DJ Coali ... More >>
The New York Times reports today that the veteran anchor, the mainstay glamor position in local TV news, may become a thing of the past.Falling ratings, slashed budgets and the obsession to woo young viewers all has management axing legends who have been around for years in their market.(The Times c ... More >>