The 27 Best Boy Band B-sidez (LISTICLE)

I frosted my tips, rhinestone’d my tees, and got legitimately upset when the popular vote of TRL got the number one spot wrong by giving a NuMetal act the top prize–cue that blockhead Carson Daly quipping about doing it all for the Nookie.  I used to be boy band as fuck–thanks to my high schoolContinue reading “The 27 Best Boy Band B-sidez (LISTICLE)”

KEEPING IT WEIRD: AUSTIN’S MUSIC SCENE’S BEST OF 2014

’Tis the season to be inundated with meaningful lists that arbitrarily come at year’s end (even though Austin’s Homecoming King Matthew McConaughey’s characters in True Detective and Interstellar would have you believe time is merely a trite construct, flat circle, black hole or something). Instead of doing a drab and dull “Best Live Performance”(how can one plausibly get thisContinue reading “KEEPING IT WEIRD: AUSTIN’S MUSIC SCENE’S BEST OF 2014”

Nashville’s Nashies’ Wish List For Season 3

I grew up in Chicago’s West Rogers Park neighborhood, which is predominately an Assyrian, Indian, and Jewish hood, so I didn’t grow up hearing a lot of Waylon, Patsy, or Chris Gains’ alter-ego–Garth Brooks.  Thanks to Hulu and a realization that I need to stop re-watching The Wire, I fell in love with ABC’s Nashville. JustContinue reading “Nashville’s Nashies’ Wish List For Season 3”

VH1’s LeAnn Rimes Cibrian Clickbait, only on DonnyRodriguez.com!

I remember being 13 years old and completely in love with this “How Do I Live?” Southern Belle.  For some reason the song played on my favorite hip-hop party radio station B96. Weird. I rekindled my affinity for the effervescent octave-slayer a few months back when I covered her for Texas Rock Report.  After the pieceContinue reading “VH1’s LeAnn Rimes Cibrian Clickbait, only on DonnyRodriguez.com!”

2014 NBA Draft Live Tweeting Tweets Un-Tweeted Blog Post!!!

This running NBA Draft diary should have ultimately been just live-tweets I tweeted, but I watched the draft on a delay because my cable provider can’t stream my Apple TV at a faster speed than AOL-’96-As-F**k.  I stayed twitter dark as to not spoil the lack of drama I wanted to witness for myself. I usedContinue reading “2014 NBA Draft Live Tweeting Tweets Un-Tweeted Blog Post!!!”

Austin’s Buyers Club: A Fundraiser Featuring The McConaughey’s & Sheryl Crow

“Next up for this near-flawless performer was the bluesy, Adult Top 40 hit “My Favorite Mistake”.  Accompanying Ms. Crow on part of her drummer’s drum kit, was the pocket-sized, aggressively adorable five-year old son of Camila Alves and Matthew McConaughey, Levi.  This kid had chops on the skins; he stayed in beat most of the timeContinue reading “Austin’s Buyers Club: A Fundraiser Featuring The McConaughey’s & Sheryl Crow”

It’s Okay To Give A Sh*t About Your Podcast/Web Series

Ahead of the release of my one-“man” podcast “Sweat All The Stuff” in May, I thought I’d #TBT with you an article I wrote for Comedy Of Chicago last year.  It’s a must read for anyone considering throwing their Steve-Martin-Fake-Arrow hat in the comedy podcasting/web series ring.  Click here to read more!

Should I Give F**ks If Someone Says “Zero F**ks Given”?

An edgy buzz phrase that all the kids (redditors) are saying on social media is “Zero Fucks Given“.  Other iterations of the phrase are: “Not a single fuck was given“, “I gave none of the fucks“, “Bullshit: 1 Fucks: 0“, “Exactly/percisely no fucks given“, and my own offering to the lexicon of internet speak”I wouldContinue reading “Should I Give F**ks If Someone Says “Zero F**ks Given”?”

Veggie Burgers:Russian Roulette Where Every Chamber IS Loaded

Bing defines a veggie burger as a hamburger-style patty that contains no animal flesh. And that’s it. So if you want to make your own, one must only adhere to that rudimentry principal. Aside from that take all of the liberties and run fucking wild.  No one can call you on your shit. Faux BurgersContinue reading “Veggie Burgers:Russian Roulette Where Every Chamber IS Loaded”