Rocks Off polled a mostly random selection of Houston artists, which consisted mostly of the senior member of Rocks Off's clumsy attempts to direct-message those of them who follow us on Twitter, to ask what they're thankful for this year. We're thankful for their replies.
BUN B (@BunBTrillOG)
I'm thankful that UGK celebrated its 20 year anniversary this year and are being inducted into the Museum of the Gulf Coast.
DON WALSH, RUSTED SHUT
Thankful i have feet so that i can walk to the liquor store 15 blocks away.thankful for my middle finger that directs cars in the right direction.they have a tendency to not notice pedestrians. And thankful that friends and family are all healthy (aaawwww).
CHRIS WISE, BUXTON
Thankful that we're still a band after nine years. Thankful to be able to see the country. Thankful someone wants to know what we're thankful for.
GLASS THE SKY (@GlassTheSky)
GTS is thankful for James Hutton, Ken Andrews, Carl Sagan, reverb, Malbec, the reemergence of Fitzgerald's and Thom Yorke. Oh, and definitely David Byrne.
Blaggards are thankful for black coffee, Tex-Mex and whoo-ers.
DWIGHT TAYLOR LEE (@dwighttaylorlee)
1) Josephine, my smoking hot girlfriend who is sweeter than any girl I know; 2) Sydney Lee, my brand-new niece, daughter of Darin and Ginny; 3) Steve Zahn, for making this.
CHINGO BLING (@ChingoBling)
I'm thankful that Cleto's kids are growing up healthy and strong. I am thankful I am the Carlos Slim of masa.
THE SWISHAHOUSE FAMILY (@TheSwishaHouse)
We, the Swishahouse staff, are thankful for the following in 2012:
- DJ Michael Watts: My family, health, all Texas music, my brand new Pioneer DDJ/SX turntables, the #1 Sunday night 9-11 PM show on KBXX 97.9 The Box
- G-Dash: Health and strength, ability to see another day, the opportunity to provide for my family.
- Wendell: My friends, my family, my boo and my success.
- B. Guidry: My family, my friends, knowledge of self.
And we are all thankful for our 9-1 Houston Texans, the Houston Press for keepin' it real and also Lil' KeKe's 'Heart of a Hustla' CD/DVD set in stores now.. :)
This sums it up Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom-- Marcel Proust
TAWN P (@TawnP)
I'm thankful for life and all that it brings. Be it good, or bad. Everything is something to be thankful for and should be taken as such.
THE GRIEVOUS ANGELS (@3grievousangels)
We are thankful for a year that allowed us enough shows, the good, the bad and the pool halls, to finance our new record. And the fact that Hostess agreed to mediation with the union. Cause I don't even wanna think about a Twinkie-free Thanksgiving.
THE MANICHEAN (@TheManichean)
Justice: I am thankful for equal parts gin, Campari and sweet vermouth. And orange peels. Cory: I am very thankful for Prometheus and Batman.
I'm so thankful to be growing as a man, a parent and musician. Slowly my dreams are coming into manifestation, and I can tell that I am making a name for myself and impact on a lot of people with my passion and ambitions. I didn't grow up with much and felt hopeless for most of my life. Now I am becoming someone that people I love can believe in, someone that inspires. No matter how far I go, that in itself is a huge accomplishment and a blessing that I am truly thankful for.
BANG BANGZ (@BangBangzz)
We are thankful for opposable thumbs, taco food trucks, Fitzgeralds, and our love for party. This year has been VERY blissful to all of us.
THE SUFFERS (@TheSuffers)
We are thankful for the GroupMe app. It allows all 10 of us to communicate with one another,and it also gives us a safe drunk-text outlet.
THE LOTUS EFFECT (@lotuseffectband) Hey, we're thankful that the ratio of badass local bands grows every year, and very thankful for Polygamists In Many Places aka P.I.M.P.S.
AMERICAN FANGS (@americanfangs)
We're thankful for so much it's tough to find a place to start. Words won't express how thankful we are for our family, friends, and fans who love and support us doing what we do. Our extended family at Indegoot. The people that continue to let us crash on their couches when we're on the road, and last but not least... Texans defense?
KNIGHTS OF THE FIRE KINGDOM (@kofirekingdom)
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I'm thankful that I've gotten to experience what could almost pass as stability for the first time in my adult life. And for the fact that I've got great friends and a great family that I'm able to spend time with on a very regular basis.