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Awards

  • 2007 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists, published August 24, 2006

    "Rim Job"

  • 2006 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published May 26, 2005

    "Mr. Big Shot"

2003 Stories by Jeff Stratton

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  • Still Breathing

    published December 25, 2003

    When all the ex-principals of Fort Lauderdale's long-gone Collapsing Lungs agreed to get back together again, the holiday season just... More >>

  • When bongs are outlawed…

    published December 25, 2003

    Here's hoping you finished your gift shopping early, especially for that friendly, red-eyed pothead on your list. 'Cause if you didn't already buy... More >>

  • Say you want a Revolution?

    published December 25, 2003

    Revolver -- the hip little cadre of indie kids shuttling from one über-cool club to another looking for its next fix of underground music -- turns 3 yea... More >>

  • Seeing Red Over the Blues

    published December 18, 2003

    For City Link's venerable staff writer Bob Weinberg, it's bad enough that his biweekly column about all things bluesy and jazzy got yanked.... More >>

  • Brian Eno

    published December 18, 2003

    For those familiar with Brian Eno's ambient music, his newest addition to the canon won't come as a shock. Instead, it's more of the soothing,... More >>

  • Hunting for Aeroplanes

    published December 11, 2003

    By now, Jeff Mangum must be sick and tired of avoiding people. Since dumping his 1998 meisterwork (In the Aeroplane Over the Sea) on the... More >>

  • Going Platinum

    published December 11, 2003

    Platinum Bitch is the alter ego of Timothy Lazlo Sandor, a 29-year-old West Palm Beach-based musician who works at a drug treatment center. The 12... More >>

  • Love, Analog Style

    published December 4, 2003

    Quitters never win, figures Andrew Kenny. The mastermind behind Texas combo the American Analog Set was basically ready to put the... More >>

  • New Math

    published November 27, 2003

    Every now and then, James Balyut has second thoughts about the name he's chosen for his band. "It's a publicist's nightmare," he worries, for when... More >>

  • Change of Venu

    published November 27, 2003

    If you've read something in these pages about an upcoming event at the new Club Venu in downtown Fort Lauderdale, and, intrigued, decided to hoof... More >>

  • Transcendence

    published November 27, 2003

    One is barely able to suppress nausea when taking in the expansive package that is Sleep with You, the new album from Miami's... More >>

  • The Quiet Man

    published November 20, 2003

    During the late 1970s, synthesizers were making major inroads in contemporary music but weren't able to penetrate the suburbs where I grew up.... More >>

  • Books (and Books) Everywhere, but Not a Drop to Think

    published November 20, 2003

    The woman behind the counter was chipper, eager to help, and utterly clueless when Bandwidth requested Echo and the Bunnymen at the Plantation... More >>

  • Eddie "The Chief" Clearwater featuring Los Straitjackets

    published November 20, 2003

    Headgear is mighty important in this business. Which is what gives this upcoming double shot -- a pair of area shows featuring Chicago blues... More >>

  • Sing, Sing a Song

    published November 13, 2003

    "Dude, I could just stand here and listen to this for the next two days!" -- overheard at Respectable Street, Wednesday, November 5,... More >>

  • King Cotton

    published November 13, 2003

    It’s tempting to unconditionally dismiss Jamie “King” Colton as a leather-clad freakazoid. Maybe it’s the cover art for the Pompano B... More >>

  • Vowels Optional

    published November 6, 2003

    Angry industrial rocker spews bile, noise, and venom, blah blah blah... what else is new? Suffering fools with conspicuous ingratitude,... More >>

  • ZZ Top

    published November 6, 2003

    It really took ZZ Top thirty-three years to come up with a song called "Liquor"? More >>

  • Atlantic Crossing

    published October 30, 2003

    The work ethic ingrained in Death Cab for Cutie singer/guitarist Ben Gibbard is the sort Sly Stone never mastered. Gibbard, who is 27 years... More >>

  • Jane, You Ignorant Slut

    published October 23, 2003

    On Saturday, October 4, Radiohead visited Sound Advice Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach. Everyone was there. Opinions were split. Night Court, our... More >>

  • Ain't No Thing But a Chicken Wing

    published October 23, 2003

    No doubt the novelty of being a hip-hop group from Bowling Green, Kentucky, played a large part in the success of Nappy Roots. Now that... More >>

  • Just Like Heaven

    published October 16, 2003

    When David Lee Parsons died of cancer in a Swiss hospital on September 23, he was only 58 years old. But in his relatively short life, Parsons had... More >>

  • Unmentionables Invade Margate

    published October 16, 2003

    It's just another weekend in Margate, when the malls and Playstation-filled living rooms of this lowly suburb belch forth hordes of disaffected... More >>

  • Humbert

    published October 9, 2003

    Finally putting the high back in Hialeah, Humbert goes against the pop-rock grain on its new CD, Plant the Trees Closer... More >>

  • The Stuntman

    published September 25, 2003

    Everyone stares at Kenny 5 in public. Resistance is futile. Uncommonly handsome in a rock-star way, Kenny's bright brown eyes are as piercing as... More >>

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