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    October 10, 2014

    Living Colour Brings a New Shade to Houston

    Though one of the best hard-rock bands of the '80s has also held that distinction in the ensuing decades, for a wide swath of people they are unfairly thought of as a one-hit wonder. Dating from 1988, that hit debut single name-checked the decidedly non-rocker personalities of Josef Stalin, Mahatm ... More >>

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    July 11, 2014

    Watch Valet Crash This $335,000 Lamborghini (VIDEO)

    The concept of valet parking has always been a fascinating one to me. Here is an item that for many people is one of the largest tangible items that they own, for most second behind their home, and yet when we pull into a driveway at a hotel or restaurant, we are totally cool with just handing over ... More >>

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    May 20, 2014

    Kevin Love Sweepstakes, This Summer's Houston Rockets Storyline

    "We're going to have cap room to bring in a terrific free agent and I think next year we'll be a lot better than we were this year." -- Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander, 5/5/2014 It seems crazy to think that after pilfering James Harden, a likely first team All-NBA shooting guard, from Oklaho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    Two White Jasper Cops Fired After Video Shows Them Roughing Up a Black Woman -- Inside the #@!@$$ Police Station!

    Two white Jasper police officers have been fired after security camera footage -- from inside police headquarters -- showed them slamming a black woman's head against a countertop during an argument last month. The lawyer for Keyarika Diggles told Yahoo News that the 25-year-old Diggles was brought ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Dereon Kelley: Convicted, Faces 10 Years For Calling In Bomb Threat To Texas State University

    A 22-year-old Bryan man has been found guilty of calling in bomb threats to Texas State University last year, around the same time he was suspected of calling in a bomb threat that evacuated Texas A&M. A Houston federal jury took about an hour to convict Dereon Tayronne Kelley after a two-day trial ... More >>

  • News

    December 27, 2012

    Texas Crimes of the Year, 2012

    As it turns out, Texans indulged in all seven of the deadly sins.

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    December 20, 2012

    Waze, Echofon, Chrome: My 12 Favorite Apps of 2012

    It's been a crazy year in apps. Apple released the iPhone 6, complete with larger screen and new OS, as well as the iPad mini, aka Jumbo iPhone. There were scores of updates from manufacturers and, as usual, thousands of new apps on the market. I wrote about my favorite 10 apps of 2011 last year ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Internetocalypse! Facebook and Gmail Go Down in the Same Afternoon

    When I read yesterday that Facebook was down, only hours after Gmail servers had gone dark, I actually laughed a bit to myself because I realized I was reading it on Twitter. I began to imagine what would happen if it also had server issues. What would the world do...go back to MySpace? Then, it da ... More >>

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    August 24, 2012

    App of the Week: My Top Ten Most Used Apps

    Almost five years ago, I was talking to a friend who had an iPhone. I swore up and down that after a failed Blackberry experience in the mid-`90s, I had zero interest in another so-called smart phone. My friend said it would change my life if I got one. I was already a Mac user, so I figured if I we ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 23, 2012
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    August 21, 2012

    1560 The Game Goes Local With Clanton, Wessling in the Afternoons

    Since 1560 The Game's parent company Gow Communications purchased Sporting News Radio and eventually partnered with Yahoo to form Yahoo Sporting News Radio, which was, incidentally, not long after our cover story on the rebel independent, a lot of changes were made at the station and we will fully a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Shows Off His Porno-esque Acting Chops

    One of the lasting images of last season's NFL lockout took place in the press conference after the owners and players reached an agreement in late July. Jeff Saturday, at the time the center for the Indianapolis Colts, embraced and paid tribute to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, whose wife ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Turn Your Browser and Cough: The Top 15 Health Care Web Sites

    Lt. Reginald Barclay was a character on Star Trek: The Next Generation. By trade, he was an engineer, but he was well known on the show for being a massive hypochondriac. On one episode, Dr. Beverly Crusher advised Reg not to look through the Star Fleet medical database anymore because it was causin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Yahoo Answers Chooses The Best Valentine's Day Songs

    Photo by Cheryl ReedOne of the top Yahoo! Answer contributors​We just read today that the most famous song for Valentine's Day is "Let's Get It On" by Barry White. It literally read, "Prally barry white lets get it on. it was voted the most romantic song of the last century." Yahoo Answers is ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012
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    December 29, 2011

    Angry Birds, Shazam & Evernote: My 10 Favorite Apps of 2011

    Evernote. Get it.​I buy a lot of apps for my iPhone; too many, really. Some are just to review. Others are for actual use, some even every day. But, truth is, there are more on my phone than I can reasonably be expected to use on a regular basis, but I like them all...mostly, and I do use them ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    White and Nerdy: Explaining SOPA vs GoDaddy for the Tech-Challenged

    When trying to explain the debate over the Stop Online Piracy Act and the involvement of domain name registrar GoDaddy in a staff meeting this week, my words were met with collective blank stares, as if I were speaking a different language. It is a look I often get from Web-design clients when I tal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    The Nine Best Mobile Apps for Fantasy Football Enthusiasts, Ranked

    Foster may hate you, but he was still #1 on your draft board this year​Thursday night marks the opening of the NFL season and fantasy nuts are gearing up with Red Bull, nachos, paid NFL television subscriptions and, you guessed it, technology. While I am not in a fantasy league (I have been a ... More >>

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    August 17, 2011

    Andre Johnson Doesn't Deny Knowing the Rogue Miami Booster

    Andre Nevin on the right, trouble for Da U​In what has the potential to be the most explosive college football scandal since Eric Dickerson was pumping bass out of the speakers of his shiny new gold Trans-Am in the late '70s, a rogue University of Miami booster who doubles as a convicted felon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Sports-Talk 1560 Loses Another Veteran: Lance Zierlein Calls It Quits at The Game

    Photo by Jeff BalkeZierlein (left) with his now former co-host John Granato.​In what feels like the dismantling of KGOW 1560 The Game, long-time morning show co-host Lance Zierlein announced via his Houston Chronicle blog that he would be turning in his microphone and leaving the station eff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Six Questions I Would Ask Chip Kelly About Will Lyles

    Chip Kelley back when he was answering questions​In the weeks leading up to the BCS Championship Game between Auburn and Oregon back in January, a lot of the game-related chit-chat centered on the controversy swirling around Auburn and the "pay for play" scheme that Cecil Newton, the father of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Heart Attack Notwithstanding, Tommy Hall Is OK

    The mystery of what happened to former Thirteenth Floor Elevators electric-jug player Tommy Hall has been solved. Happily, he seems to be OK, all things considered. George Ripley, who posted that Hall had been hospitalized Wednesday on the Texas '60s Music Refuge Yahoo! message board, sent Rocks Of ... More >>

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    January 25, 2010

    Four Ways to Let the Internet Fuel Your Long-Distance Love

    ​Your fantastic plastic Christmas tree has been lovingly packed away and stored in its original cardboard box from 1972. The holiday cheer has turned into New Year's rue in the face of long lines to exchange that UFC: Best of UFC 2009 DVD and re-gift a copy of Julie & Julia to your mother. C ... More >>

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    December 24, 2009

    He Said She Said: "Fergitrocious" and the Worst Songs of the Decade

    In a perfect world, The Black Eyed Peas' "My Humps" would actually be called "My Bumps," and it would be an ode to Stacy Ferguson's rampant misadventures with meth addiction, because that would be the only thing that could make that horrible, horrible song bearable. You might think it's harsh for Sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Getting "Passed" Up OK with Houston's Latino Rappers... Well, Not Really

    There's no doubt that Corporate America knows how to enter a market, break down consumer attitudes and needs, and sell them a product they're going to buy. Pepsi's been around for a minute so you know they know what's up. But in an effort to sell the urban community more of their product (trust us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Taking That La-Z-Boy Out for a Drunken Spin? Don't Forget the Tunes!

    Where are the cup holders?​As part of our court-appointed public service, we at Rocks Off don't condone driving while intoxicated. But if you must get behind the wheel after having a few, there are far worse things to be driving than a La-Z-Boy. From Yahoo! news this morning: "A Minnesota man has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Is Yao Ming's Career Over? It's Possible, Insiders Say

    Adrian Wojnarowski, a longtime respected sportswriter currently working for Yahoo! (oh, these modern times) has an exclusive report out that the Rockets are quietly getting worried that Yao Ming's latest injury might just end his career.Take it away, Woj: "The realization has hit them that this is g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Rothko Chapel: Yahoo! Says To See It Before You Die. (That Way You'll Be Depressed Enough, At Least)

    We're way late to the game on this - like four or five months - but way back in early December Yahoo Travel compiled a list of ten American places to see before you die. Our excuse for even mentioning this now is that we came across the list in recently-published propaganda organ of the Greater Hous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Don't Make Me Beg

    The rumor mill has it that AOL Sports is about to start hiring beat reporters to cover the various sports in the professional leagues. This is supposed to be like what Yahoo! and CBS Sportsline have done - those of you who have read those sites know how those work. It's just like with the newspap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Don't Make Me Beg

    The rumor mill has it that AOL Sports is about to start hiring beat reporters to cover the various sports in the professional leagues. This is supposed to be like what Yahoo! and CBS Sportsline have done - those of you who have read those sites know how those work. It's just like with the newspape ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    Southwest Getting Ready To Offer On-Board Wi-Fi (Porn Users Rejoice)

    Some Southwest passengers flying through Houston yesterday were among the first to test the airline's new wi-fi system.There's no word on how well it went, Southwest spokesman Paul Flaningan tells Hair Balls, but the testing is expected to continue on at least four planes by MarchPassengers can, the ... More >>

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    January 9, 2009

    The Most Unlikely Bernie Madoff Savior

    Hair Balls' faith in humanity was temporarily restored this week when we saw a press release headlined "Texas Millionaire Offers Support to Charity Victims of Bernard Madoff." As you know, a lot of good non-profits, like the Innocence Project of Texas, which has helped free a bunch of wrongly convic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    Digitalia: Aquarium Drunkard

    Special guest Drunkard Holden Rushing of Small Sounds Named after a line in Wilco's "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart," L.A.-based music blog Aquarium Drunkard offers an eclectic mix of indie and classic rock, with a few dashes of country, soul and R&B thrown in for good measure. Launched in 2005 ... More >>

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    December 26, 2008

    Saturday: Dash Rip Rock at the Continental Club

    A sort of swampy Supersuckers, New Orleans trio Dash Rip Rock - whose last album Hee Haw Hell was the rather ambitious cowpunk retelling of Dante's Inferno - have returned to more earthly concerns on the new Country Grilfriend (Abitian). That means, according to the liner notes, "songs [that] will b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2008

    Devin or Quincy Jones - Who's the Real Dude?

    Quincy Jones (left) and Herbie Hancock So I was wanting to cite some lyrics from Quincy Jones’s jam “The Dude,” and I hit up Yahoo’s much-vaunted database of lyrics. Somewhat to my surprise, the song was in there. I clicked on the link and was astonished by what I found. Do you think this ... More >>

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    May 4, 2008

    Overnight Express: Keep Houston Weird

    If you're up for some mildly entertaining, somewhat informative, hardly revelatory Internet browsing - and really, who isn't? - take a gander at one Yahoo! columnist's ranking of the 23 "weirdest" musicians in the en-tar world, y'all. (23? That's all he could come up with?) And give yourself a nice ... More >>

  • News

    October 4, 2007

    Naked Men: The ManKind Project and Michael Scinto

    The organization was supposed to make him a better man. Instead, his parents say, it made him a dead one.

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    August 29, 2007
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    May 29, 2007

    Comcast Aside

    Looks like all you folks with email addresses are SOL. From the Chron: [W]hen Comcast announced last year it was taking over the Time Warner cable franchise in Houston, its broadband Internet customers started to get nervous. A change of Internet providers usually means a change o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2007

    Yahoo Lyrics Link

    According to USA Today, Yahoo music ( is supposed to be adding lyrics search to artist pages and top song lists. A free search engine will find song lyrics for users who enter a phrase or song title. Trouble is we can't find the search box. Oh, little search box, come out, come out w ... More >>

  • News

    June 15, 2006

    Feel My Pain

    A reporter goes after the online drug business and gets wasted

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    June 8, 2006

    Feel My Pain

    A reporter goes after the online drug business and gets wasted

  • Music

    August 18, 2005


    The Nightfly buzzes away to the Northeast. Luckily, he left an exit interview behind him.

  • Music

    January 27, 2005

    Jammin' on the Sabbath

    If the Sunday-afternoon concert series isn't enough, there are still 10,000 free reasons to go to the Space Place

  • News

    October 7, 2004

    Step Right On Up

    It's better to receive than to give

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    May 13, 2004

    Well-Dressed Rebels

    Revolt of the operagoing socialites

  • Calendar

    February 5, 2004

    Ringing from the Rooftops

    Microcinema International gets political

  • Film

    January 16, 2003

    Toss It Outback

    Kangaroo Jack is a real punch in the pouch

  • Music

    July 4, 2002

    Damming the Streams

    The major labels want the Internet to be as arid as the airwaves

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    April 17, 1997
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