MONDAY {MUSIC MINUTE}: The Sphinxs, “Both Die” !

{Photo by¬†YOSH Photography} ¬†Good Morning Friends, Fiends, Fans, and Follwers!¬† Is there more perfect a Monday morning than this for a wicked musical pick me up? You’ve grabbed your coffee by now, I hope, so now it’s time to get to the shimmying and shaking before your boss catches on that you look a little…

Music Minute: ‚ÄúFrankenstein’s Den‚ÄĚ by The Hollywood Flames

A great track to keep you in the ghoulish mood, as Halloween’s Eve inches ever nearer. ¬†Tonight we’ll be¬†Ghost Hunting¬†on Toronto Island and we wish we could bring you all along. ¬†We’ll have to remain dancing in our dreams with you, as Frankensteins shackles ring out a tune. The Hollywood Flames were an American R&B…

Music Minute: “The Rockin’ Ghost” by The Modernaires

Happy Halloween! Well, we may be early, but we’ve been hearing laughter in the distance. ¬†And … last night we woke up to disembodied voices and figures in the dark. ¬†Okay, now we just got the mark of trinity slashed into our backs!! What the hell! This could only mean one thing. ¬†We have a…

Music Minute: Ghosts ‚Äď Japan (1981)

While sitting in our favourite local cafe, Cool Hand of a Girl,¬† we heard a favourite melody and it reignited our love of gothic new-wave (Not that we’re saying the flame ever went out). We were in fact listening to Japan. Forming in 1974, it would be this band from South London who’d help usher…

Music Minute: Le Temps de l’Amour – Fran√ßoise Hardy (1965)

Here’s just a tiny taste of one of our favourite Parisian¬†songstress of¬†all-time. ¬†The great¬†Fran√ßoise Hardy is known for so much more than just her fantastic voice and smooth 60s style. According to her wikipedia page her credits reach from singer/actress and notes her as a Astrologist (so you better believe we’d be a fan). ¬†Surely…

Music Minute: Poison Ivy – The Coasters(1959) + {Bonus: The Aztecs(1964)}

Written by¬†American songwriting duo¬†Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Poison Ivy was originally recorded by¬†The Coasters¬†in 1959. It went to #1 on the¬†R&B¬†chart and #7 on the¬†Billboard Hot 100¬†chart. The duo would write a string of hits which would lead them to rise to fame in the 50s teaming up with other writers and writing hits…

Harrison Hops for Yoko! And takes a jab at McCartney from the Grave??

We do love our bold spoken hippie dippy style sister Yoko¬†Ono, but truth be told, the tension between her and the Beatles was apparent. ¬† We know she and John we’re all about Bed Peace and Worldly Brotherhood, so it’s funny to see-easy going George Harrison jumping out of his seat when he hears the…

Music Minute: “We’re all Water”- Yoko Ono (1971-72)

This music minute was brought to our attention by one of our friends, and the second we heard Yoko Ono‘s iconic cry, we knew we had a Music Minute on our hands. ¬†We love strong artistic women who aren’t afraid to speak their mind. ¬†Queen of the Lucid Dream, the track “We’re all water” truly…

Music Minute: “Dear God” – XTC (1986)

Whenever we question our own reality and or think about our New Dracula Shades, this is one of the tunes that jumps into our Head’s and gets our toe’s tappin’. ¬†We’re lover’s of the hippie glasses and ¬†penchant for¬†Hats, not to mention overall gentlemanly style of this English Invasion. Not only is the message frank,…