Friday, December 31, 2010

Feature Friday: Items of Note!

POPshop strives to bring you the coolest stuff we can fnd! It's always fun to see our merchandise featured in the media.

Check out these resources!

Bust Magazine, Oprah, Newsweek, and Rachael Ray all love Anne Taintor! POPshop carries a great array of coin purses, paper goods, and accessories from Anne Taintor's fun line.

Curve Magazine thinks this Matryoshka Stationery would be a great do we! Stationery sets in stock...

Underwired Magazine featured Blue Q coin purses as a great treat for all ages. Check out some of POPshop's!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Feature Friday: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays!!

Very Happy Christmas from POPshop & Spazz Records!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Music Monday: 20 Years of Weird: Flaming Lips 1986-2006

New CDs in stock: The Fearless Freaks is 11 tracks of live cuts that span the Lips career, 27 years and going strong! 

From SoundUnWound: 

"The Flaming Lips came from Oklahoma City, emerging in 1983 with their strange sound almost fully formed. Since then, the Flaming Lips have come under the almost singular leadership of singer Wayne Coyne and done magical things with alternative rock. In the early 1990s they made a commercial splash with "She Don't Use Jelly," showing the world their madcap pretzelling of pop music - a tumultuous tangle of guitars, bristling melodies, and oddball lyrics. Since then, The Soft Bulletin attempted a 90s version of Pet Sounds and largely succeeded, becoming one of the most acclaimed albums of the decade in its last few months. Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (2002) was widely praised too, and eventually became a gold-seller: their biggest commercial success, two decades and 10 albums after they started. The Lips are also famous for their live performances, which often feature giant plastic balls, furry animal suits, hand puppets, videos, light-shows and truckloads of confetti."

Friday, December 17, 2010

Feature Friday: Lippy Yummies!

Winter is upon us, and those icky chapped lips are a bummer. The POPshop will have you feeling good with amazing  flavored and tinted balms, all handmade and free of yucky chemicals. No animal testing, and in cute packaging to top it off!

BalmBox flavored lippies in lots of flavors:

Prairieland Herbs Naturally colored lip glosses: 


Monday, December 13, 2010

Music Monday: No Loitering, No Crack Selling, No Cat Selling...

Another feature on a unique record in stock at Spazz Records: the King Lee with Quintron "Tire Shop" 7"!

From Goner Records:
"Some might have known King Lee (R.I.P.) from one of his late-night appearances at the Spellcaster Lodge in New Orleans’ Ninth Ward. Or from his back-up vocals on the 2006 Quintron slow jam “Dream Captains.” Or he may have fixed your tire at the St. Claude Tire Shop. If you are an old-school cop, he might have fixed it at Danny’s Service Station way back in the day.
This single is a late-night ode to the St. Claude Tire Shop, recorded by Quintron and King Lee just blocks away at the Spellcaster. Familiar with much-talked-about blurry connection between Caribbean rhythms and inner-city New Orleans? It’s all over this incredibly slow drum-machine / echo-organ jam. All the extra clanky sounds are samples from the actual tire shop. Lee’s vocal is comprised solely of him going off on all his friends and relatives who work at the shop. The list of nicknames is impressive, to say the least–so much so that the song can’t be contained on one side! The original take was about fifteen minutes, and it was edited down to the essential three-and-a-half minutes per side. This 45 is truly the sound of the streets without drama and gunfire–a tire-shop army of love and beer and tires and air compressors and echo and organs and tires!
A note on the St. Claude Tire shop: This is the only Orleans Parish business that did not close during the you-know-what. They fixed tires for the National Guard, Presidential limos, road warrior bike punks, everyone. The owner, Joe Pete, who Lee references several times in the song, sits on an actual throne of tires to keep an eye on his employees every day. Oh, and check that sign on the cover real close…."

Download sample here and come get your vinyl at the shop!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Feature Friday: Tiny Meat!!

A Must Have!! Check out these awesome wallets and  passport holders from Tiny Meat! Available at the POPshop :)

These are streamlined and as cute inside as out:

Monday, December 6, 2010

Music Monday: Let's Hear It For The Ladies!!

Today's Music Monday will highlight awesome in-stock vinyl from some favorite ladies!

Some of Spazz's girly highlights include:

Ani DiFranco's Red Letter Year: 
"I've got myself a new mantra," Ani DiFranco shares on her new studio album. "It says `Don't forget to have a good time.'" This attitude has clearly influenced the dozen tunes on Red Letter Year, which celebrate existence, profess love and tackle thorny political issues with an infectious sense of glee. It's one of Ani's most joyous records to date. 

LEZ ZEPPELIN has delivered a performance that not only exceeds expectations but serves as
the authentic female counterpart to one of the greatest rock albums of all time."

X: Ain't Love Grand:
Though the band is all-male save the lead singer, Exene Cervenka, makes her presence known heartily. Her fashion was the precursor to all things kinderwhore, and her voice remains a force to be reckoned with.

Come on down and check out more of our great vinyl, lady-centric and otherwise!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Feature Friday: Choices Galore!!

Hi all! Hope your December is starting off wonderfully! We are in the full swing of the holidays at POPshop & Spazz!

Not sure what to put on your Christmas list? Tell your friends and family you want a POPshop & Spazz gift card! Stylish, available in any denomination, and good towards anything in the whole shop. Perfect!

We also offer the cutest bags in town! Eco-friendly, reusable, and hand-decorated! Use these for more shopping, or as a gift bag!

Come by Tuesday- Saturday, 10-5, call for shopping after hours, and check us out at these upcoming shopping venues:
Washington Plaza, Dec. 7th, 8:00 a.m. till...
The Corner Bar, Dec. 21st, 9 p.m. till...

Happy Holidays!!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Upcoming Giveaways!

Keep an eye on the blog- we have a fun giveaway coming up for followers!