Still Available (unless their web-sites aren't telling the truth)
8 Ball Webstore
is giving away the "Destination...8 Ball!
" poster free to anyone that makes a purchase of $75.00+ in their store.
Double Down Saloon
in Vegas is selling an early poster by Shag from NYE 1994
Not easy to find on their web-site, but Tiki Farm
still has the Hot Wheels/Shag/Tiki Farm collaborations, "Vitua's Vessels
," sets for sale at $200.00.
still has a few "Hide-A-Way Cocktail Cabinets
" left. Well worth the three-hundred bucks.
What do you think
- is this
a legitimate shirt? Never seen or heard of one of these before (and knowing the eBay scalpers, they'd have been selling these for obnoxious prices).
The folks at House Industries
have put together a really good book
(that was also kinda educational) to chronicle their history.
Planning to get one of the Neutra Boomerang Chairs
they're selling once we move back to the US. Anyone know who ended up with this one from four x four
Notice that Mr. Neutra is relaxing next to the original "Shag Object d'Art
Clearing out the links I have saved in my 'Favorites' folder, so here's a few good articles/interviews from years past:
The ModCulture interview
that has been noted on Shag's "News
" page for some time
from Atomic Magazine
's "For the Love of Tiki" from 2002
" from August 2002.
OC Weekly also complied "The 129 Greatest OC Bands Ever
62. The Swamp Zombies
75. The Tiki Tones
Both ranked higher than "129. The Righteous Brothers" (cue immature barfing noise)
Speaking of The Tiki Tones... Here's an older (August 18, 1996) article about the whole mid-90's surf revival with quotes from Mr. Agle "Riding a '60s Splashback
...and an "action photo
" of Shag playing with the Tiki Tones at "The Dionysus
Demolition Derby 1997"
is hosting the archive to "On the Town
," which used to be on 88.5 FM KCSN, and they had a Shag interview
back in January 2001. (Note the "Music Playlist.")
"I See Lowbrow People
," a review of Shag's "Bottomless Cocktail
" show at La Luz (and Mark Ryden's "Bunnies and Bees") by LA Weekly
. Nice title for an article...
to be one of "The Hot 25 Who Move Us
" for 2001.
with Shag about his album cover work for The Dickies
from 2003 (I think) by Est. 1987
A short, but interesting, interview
A very cheesy press release
by Surrey Books
to promote Shag's "Shag Party
Odd link... Shag's "The Sky Lounge
" used in Dr. Andrew Wood
's Spring 2003 course, "COMM 171 Visual Communication
," within the Modern Architecture
section at San Jose State University
Home and Garden Television (HGTV)
had Shag as part of their "Tiki Collecting
" segment from the "Ultimate Collectors
" TV show.
Home and Garden Television? You folks in the US have way too many TV channels...
with Shag to coincide with Th'Ink Tank's "Our Deadly Affair
" from February 2003.
Poster Pop's biography
Too bad the "Spy Lounge" cartoon never happened...
... That's some good eatin'! Anyone out there have pic's of the Shag themed items?
The Washington Post
printed "The Shagadelic Scene
" to coincide with Good Eye
's print show from last year, "The Pleasure Show
spoke with Shag back in early 2002 - interesting interview
(albeit somewhat difficult to read).
how did you hook up with juxtapoz?
They called me one day and said they wanted to do an article on me. I was surprised, because Robert Williams, the "founder" really dislikes my work. But the editor, owner and curator of the magazine like my work, so I guess they won the argument.
...and how many times has Shag been even mentioned in Juxtapoz
since then (except for advertisements)? Once - a two-page article in issue #44 (May/June 2003).
I used to be nuts about Robert Williams, but that was also when I was fourteen...
Well, that should do it for at least an hour or two - I'll try my best to offend more than just fans of The Righteous Brothers and Robert Williams (those over the age of 14) next time.