RAIN’S WORLD #13 – PARLOVR

Earlier this summer, Jeremy and Louis of Parlovr came by to get recess-y.

Parlovr

Fact: 75% of tennis balls end up on school roofs.

Seriously, remember how great wall ball was when you were a kid? Maybe you called it Red Ass… but whatever it was, it’s not nearly as easy as you might remember. But it is funnier, especially with these guys.

If you haven’t heard and/or seen it yet, here’s the video for their track “Holding On To Something” from their new album Kook Soul, which is out now and waiting for you to buy it and listen to it and love it. 

You can catch (See?! That’s a wallball pun!) Parlovr live at the Great Hall in Toronto on November 15th. So do it, or else you’ll lose really hard.

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RAIN’S WORLD #11 – BOXER THE HORSE

Boxer the Horse

Image Borrowed from Boxer the Horse’s Website

Andrew and Christian of Boxer the Horse came all the way from P.E.I. to play a rousing game of Pictionary/Real-Life Draw Something with me. 

Turns out they’re not just talented musicians – they also are really good at drawing safe injection sites.

And now, if that didn’t prove to you that these guys rule, please see Exhibit B: their music video for their song “Rattle Your Cage.” It follows the old adage, “If life gives you a tarp, make it into giant waves so you can pretend to surf in a parking lot.”

So, if you’re fans of music that sounds like summertime and smelling the ocean and days that are cloudy but cheerful, go check out more of their tunes at their Bandcamp HERE. And while you’re there, why not buy their vinyl? It’s a new thing the kids are doing!

RAIN’S WORLD #6 – TOPANGA

Remember POGS? Of course you do. Do you still play them? Probably not.

Well, Topanga does- and they even made their own! They brought some by the apartment and re-taught me how to play. (Hint: It’s harder than I thought.)


You can catch Topanga play live on May 11th at the Horseshoe Tavern. They’ll be hitting the stage with WildlifePkew Pkew Pkew and Reversing FallsClick HERE for details!

In the meantime, here’s a little more Topanga to tide you over. If MY video didn’t convince you that they’re awesome, this one will:

90’s Nostalgia

Tonight, Topanga (not the chick from Boy Meets World, the band) will be coming on down to my apartment to play a game.

not this Topanga.

this Topanga.

But not just any game. Oh, no. This is a game you probably once played yourself. Viciously. For keepsies.

We’re going to play… POGS.

I, unfortunately, lost my Pog collection in the great Douris Garage Sale Disaster of ’98, so I’m going to have to make my own slammer out of a poker chip. We’ll see how it works out.