STYLE {WISE} : Rebel Noir, and “Crime in the Streets” (1956)

This 1956 classic had movie star Sal Mineo playing a street wise gang member just a year after his Oscar nominated turn as a misunderstood teenager in the legendary “Rebel Without a Cause”. The film also featured a young bad-ass John Cassavetes before he was pawning off Mia Farrow to Satan or directing his own…

Music Minute: “I Was A Teenage Creature” by Lord Luther

Lord Luther aka Luther McDaniels was born in Panola County Texas and started singing gospel at an early age. In the mid 50’s he started a Doo Wop group, ┬áThe Four Deuces. Based out of California, they recorded a few singles in 1956, including the hit single W-P-J-L. After the group disbanded in late 1956,…

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’. ┬áWe’re lover’s of the hippie glasses and ┬ápenchant for┬áHats, not to mention overall gentlemanly style of this English Invasion. Not only is the message frank,…