Steve Jones

  • News

    September 26, 2013

    Whatever It Takes: Houston Baptist University Turns to Football to Build a Name

    Houston Baptist University decides the best way to grow is to start a football team for the first time in its 50-year history.

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    Joe Nick Patoski Slam-Dunks Dallas Cowboys Tome

    If there is one reason Joe Nick Patoski's books -- biographies of Selena, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Willie Nelson -- are so good, it is his ability as a storyteller. Any decent reporter can sift news clippings and videos or interview the participants, but Patoski's style and organization turn what cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Six-String Pawn Stars: Top 10 Famous Stolen Guitars

    Tom Petty got a real kick in the balls late last week when he discovered that his vintage blond 1967 12-string Rickenbacker and his Gibson SGTV Junior had been stolen from a California soundstage where the Heartbreakers had been rehearsing for an upcoming tour. Three other vintage guitars owned by b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2011

    The X Factor: Judges' Deadlock! America Decides

    Last night on The X Factor we got a taste of what it means when America's votes have a direct impact on determining which contestant goes home. After performances by Kelly Clarkson and Bruno Mars, and The Big Ensemble Number performed by The Remaining Contestants, we get right down to business. At t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    The X Factor Gets Grateful

    Last night's episode of The X Factor was all about gratitude. Contestants dedicated their performances to someone special in their lives, telling heartwarming tales designed to maximize viewer empathy and increase voting by tugging on the ol' heartstrings. And you know what? It worked. The theme res ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    The X Factor: Mentoring, Mentoring & More Mentoring

    Last night I was officially annoyed with The X Factor. To be fair, the show suffered from my having to wait until the Yankees lost, and my husband was done swearing and stomping around the living room, so I had to stay up really late (for me) to watch. And then I realized that the show went from 90 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    The X Factor: A Host, A Pussycat Doll & A "Creep"

    As I settled in to watch The X Factor last night, my husband asked me, "Who is that British guy?" and I said, "Um, that's Simon Cowell, honey. From American Idol? A show we watched for like, five years?" And my husband said, "Um, no, the other British guy - the host." And then I was all, "The host!? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    John Lydon's 10 Best Non-Sex Pistols Songs

    ​John Lydon turns 55 today, and the former (current? sometime?) Sex Pistols/Public Image Ltd. frontman is as pugnacious as when we first met him in 1975 as Pistols mouthpiece Johnny Rotten, creating the modern archetype of the punk-rock loudmouth. With PiL, he fused punk with droning dub to ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2007

    Off the Wall

    USA Today reviewed Houston rapper Paul Wall's new CD Get Money, Stay True today. The April 3 release got a lukewarm two and a half stars rating by reviewer Steve Jones, who calls Wall "a likable hustler." Apparently, Wall is very, very likable - he's number 207 on the Amazon list of best selling CDs ... More >>

  • News

    November 13, 2003

    Send in the Election Clowns

    Don't worry, they're here

  • Music

    July 26, 2001


    The Cult

  • Music

    January 27, 2000


    A Clean, Bic-Lighted Place

  • Music

    December 9, 1999

    Heavy Neglect

    Local Music News

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    August 1, 1996
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    February 8, 1996