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SAD MONDAY!!!

 

TIM BUCKLEY!

JONI MITCHELL!

JOHN CALE!

CLARENCE "FROGMAN" HENRY!

BLACK FLAG!

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DAWSON’S CREEK MIX!

 

NATALIE IMBRUGLIA

 

GOO GOO DOLLS

CREED

 

GETO BOYS

BOREDOMS

 

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On August 3 our frenemies at the The Florida TImes Union revealed that Jerome Maurice Hayes spent 589 days in Duval County Jail for three crimes, in spite of the facts that he had pretty solid alibis for two, passed a polygraph test and repeatedly, somewhat reluctantly, told Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office detectives that his look-alike/sound-alike brother, Jermaurice Hayes, was the perpetrator.

That’s not tunnel vision, folks, it’s blindness. Makes you wonder precisely how much evidence JSO needs to admit that someone isn’t guilty.

The charges against Jerome were later dropped and he was finally released on October 17, 2014. That it took 589 days to accomplish this routine feat of legal maneuvering proves that many public defenders are keen on living up to the standard set by their boss Matt Shirk, who one former coworker describes as “exceedingly mediocre.”

To put Jerome Hayes’ experience in perspective, here is a list of things he might have done instead of spending 589 days in jail:

1. Walk across the United States three times. Several dedicated bipeds (read: whackjobs) have taken it upon themselves to find out that it takes approximately 6 months to walk 3,300 miles coast-to-coast. Wouldn’t you rather walk 9,900 miles than spend 589 days in jail?

2. Whistle “Dixie” 1,017,792 times. There are 50,889,600 seconds in 589 days, and according to this YouTube video of a redneck who filmed himself playing “I Wish I Was in Dixie” on a recorder for God only knows what purpose, it takes 50 seconds to whistle the beloved (racist) anthem of the Confederacy.

3. Complete Nineteen “30 Day” Fitness Challenges. Such as the Thirty Day Ab Challenge, Thirty Day Push Up Challenge, Thirty Day Beach Body Challenge, Thirty Day Toenail Sharpening Challenge (JK!), etc. Just think of how ripped Jerome Hayes would have been after 589 days. He’d even have nineteen days …   More

PLAYING AROUND

The nomadic 5 & Dime is pressing us out of our comfort zone again on a subject many Americans try to bury and ignore — race.

In April, Al Letson’s John Coffey Refuses to Save the World reminded us how popular stories skew our views with imaginary, magical Negroes. Now, director Rick De Spain and company unleash the Pulitzer and Tony award-winning Clybourne Park, which hits close to home on white privilege, institutional racism and the pursuit of the American Dream.

For artistry, ambition and strong acting as a group, The 5 & Dime scores again, with a creative team that must be applauded not only for their execution but also for their aspiration.

The romance of this troupe must be weighed against the hardships that come from acting without a home. All of Jacksonville’s makeshift stages come with their impediments.

In the John Coffey production at the Museum of Science & History, the short stage proved a hindrance, though the gamble to use the Planetarium’s wizardry was inspired.

At the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, space is less of a problem, but the gallery-turned-stage loses its charm in a matinee — as light peeks in from those celebrated gardens.

Supporting players Josh Waller, Lindsay Curry and Larry Knight hold our gaze with every second they’re on stage, helping Clybourne Park overcome the chaos inherent in its script.

Local favorite Josh Waller — sure to be in the running for Best Actor in Folio Weekly’s Best of Jax contest (end shameless plug) — plays the segregationist Karl, the entitled protector of the Clybourne property values. Somehow, he injects humor into this offensive, racist character.

Curry hits every note with spot-on comedic timing in both roles — as Karl’s deaf wife Betsy in Act I and as the apologetic “I once dated a black man” Lindsey in Act II. The expressive and charming Knight delivers his own humor …   More

POWER UP: SHERIFF MIKE WILLIAMS

Williams’ power is certainly up, arriving well rested for his tenth day of work as top cop of the city of Jacksonville after spending the first nine on vacation, affirming his unnecessarily wordy campaign pledge, “Real Cop. Tough Job. Which is why I’ve planned a short vacation before I start.”

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SOME CALL IT “KRAUTROCK” - WE CALL IT SOME OF THE BEST ROCK OF THE 20th CENTURY

FAUST

GURU GURU

 EMBRYO

AMON DÜÜL II

NEU!

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DIG THIS GIG

Originally hailing from emo roots, The Appleseed Cast took a daring risk in 2001 when they dabbled in electronica and psychedelic rock, reminiscent of Radiohead, on their two Low Level Owls albums. Though their emo cult following didn’t find this new twist palatable, the band proved they had the gusto to try new sounds. Lost Songs combines the newer, electronic vibe with their traditional emo sound. Dikembe will contribute to the emo-turned-indie rock vibe while Annabel’s “Nothing Good Gets Away” is a fresh tune to look out for at this show.

 

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DIG THIS GIG

This 4-piece crew of ragamuffins from Dothan, Alabama stands out in the punk rock scene with comedic storytelling in tow. In 2014, Revenge of the Byclops captured the band’s waggish lyrics that accompany head banging drums and guitar, especially in “Buttsuckers.” However, “Saggy Bitches,” a song on that same album, showcases the group’s ability to transcend punk rock and branch into other genres, such as reggae. PFP released part one of a comic book trilogy entitled Byclops Begins to accompany the 2014 album. They’re bringing their A-game to viewers like you on their “Collateral Jammage” tour this July.

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 A BIG HUNK OF OLD SCHOOL TEXAS PUNK!

 

THE DICKS

REALLY RED

THE BIG BOYS

LEGIONNAIRES' DISEASE

STICKMEN WITH RAYGUNS

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POWER DOWN: Rep. Ron Desantis’ name recognition

Though Ron Desantis – Ponte Vedra resident, congressman and former Navy Jag with two Ivy League degrees and a 2012 Donald Trump endorsement – was deemed the favorite to take Marco Rubio’s Senate seat by Tampa Bay Times political columnist Adam C. Smith, the Tea Partier is struggling to be recognized statewide among a crowded field that includes Lieutenant Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera and liberal bad boy Alan Grayson. A Mason-Dixon poll of potential voters has Desantis in 3rd place behind Rep. David Jolly of Indian Shores (16 percent) and Lopez-Cantera (10 percent) and edging out Rep. Jeff Miller (8 percent) by a just single point.

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