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Rolling Stone Mag Praises Fort Worth Band

Anthony Mariani
Say what you will about Rolling Stone –– that it’s basically a celebrity rag with a few album reviews in it, that it hasn’t been relevant in, oh, about 900 years –– but the 850-year-old magazine is still the last wo...


Joe Wilson Apologized; Why Not Obama?

Jeff Prince
Republican Congressman Joe Wilson’s half-assed apology for yelling “You lie!” during the president’s speech is a glaring example of Washington D.C.’s lack of political backbone. Political correctness includes the word...



Thursday Night Live Tonight

Anthony Mariani
New and old local outfits will clash –– um, I mean, “Complement each other nicely” –– tonight (Thursday) at Central Market. You’ve got newbies Luke Wade and No Civilians, a supergroup of sorts fronted by vet singe...


R.I.P. Lovable Curmudgeon Tad Gaither

Anthony Mariani
Former proprietor of both Black Dog Taverns, Gaither passed away recently of unknown causes. Folks who knew him will remember a little guy, no bigger than about 5’-7’’ and a buck-fifty, with a non-offensive, successful, s...



World Cup Soccer Roundup

Kristian Lin
I skipped the president’s health care speech last night because it conflicted with another weighty occasion for Americans: The U.S. soccer team’s 1-0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago in Port of Spain that gets our guys one ...


Are You Wolf Or Sheep?

Jeff Prince
Driving into Fort Worth from the west on I-30 has presented motorists with a quandary this week. A construction project means traffic is being funneled into one lane. A sign tells motorists to merge left one mile ahead. Some dr...



Ellen DeGeneres In (And Out); Paula Abdul Buh-Bye

Jeff Prince
Ellen DeGeneres isn’t a bad pick to replace Paula Abdul as an “American Idol” judge but I’m reserving my cartwheels for awhile. Nobody on the judging panel has ever been (purposely) funny on that show, other tha...


A Man of Taste and Style

Jimmy Fowler
Kudos to the five local Metropolitan Community Churches who’ve started the eye-catching “Would Jesus Discriminate?” highway campaign, with at least two billboards on I-30 in Fort Worth declaring things like “Jesus Affir...



Obama Tells Students to Stay in School, Not All Kids Hear the Message

betty.brink
“He said things that we, parents, teachers, ministers, have been saying for years: Stay in school, respect your teachers, listen to your parents, take responsibility. Well, praise the Lord, it makes all the difference in the ...


Cry Me A River … Of Blood

Jeff Prince
HBO’s vampire series “True Blood” presents a world in which mortals and immortals try to live side by side in harmony. Humans and vampires even become couples, and one thing always happens when people form romantic relati...