Shearwater sends summertime props to the paleta and to Loco Pops of Durham, NC (where, in this photo, JM is conspicuously two-fisting) - yet another culinary import from down south that, to us, ranks up there with tomatillos, cilantro, Serrano peppers, and horchata. These juice- or cream-based frozen treats kick any kool-aid-on-a-stick American popsicle's ass up one side of the street and down the other. In Austin these critters are plentiful but they can be scarce on tour; Loco Pops is a little oasis north of us and is just as good. They have about a zillion hand-made flavors including blueberry buttermilk, pear, pistachio, mojito, and good old pineapple and coconut. Touring bands may want to skip lunch.