Saturday, January 20, 2007

Tubbs Hardware & Cajun Gifts: essential Carnival CD's

Tubbs Hardware & Cajun Gifts
Originally uploaded by trudeau.
Of all the local Mardi Gras shops my favorite is the surprisingly cornucopian Tubbs Hardware & Cajun Gifts. The high-energy Don Tubbs has beads, fringe, flags, books and umbrellas. He's got from doubloons to Venetian masks. The doubloons are $100 for 120 dozen, I believe, and B & N ought to take a look at sharing such a package. The spooky, historic Venetian masks are $10 to $20. Tubbs basically has it all.

How can you work on your costume without grooving on the classic Crescent City cuts? Nah. Put on the RnB and the jazz and you're halfway to the street.

Tubbs is the right place to add to your Carnival music collection. Why order the discs online when you can shop amidst a world of Mardi Gras madness? Somehow his music supplier and I agree almost entirely on what's essential. You cannot go wrong with anything from his modest rack of rock, zydeco and jazz.