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:

I’m SORRY!

Seriously, I am. I’ve been missing in action, big time. Haven’t had internet in 48 hours and my phone is still offline so I can’t update from the van, only when we get to a hotel… IF they have wireless.

Who know unlocking a phone would be such an ordeal? I didn’t. But, on the bright side, I’ve gotten to see several of America’s fine shopping centres. I think I’ve spent at least 5 hours in malls in the last couple days just trying to get my phone working. At least they have good food courts!

We’re about to pile in the van and head from Kansas City to Denver. It’s gonna be a long drive and apparently I’m going to have driving duty at some point. I’ve never driven the van. It’s a beast. I’m afraid. I’ll make sure someone takes video.

In the meantime, this is my usual view in the van, from the back seat (which happens to also be the best seat for napping).

And here’s a shot from their show in Welland on the weekend. It was at a pizza place/bar called the Rex Hotel. It reminded me of my grandpa’s house but with really good pizza, tons of booze and rad people. And also, Hollerado playing live with Topanga and the Snips.

And here’s what I get to come home to every night:

Jake and Dean in something "more comfortable"

Jake and Nick in the photo I think they should put on their Christmas card this year

I know, I know, you’re jealous. But just try to remember… beer + boys + hours and hours together in enclosed spaces = I kind of wish I brought a clothespin. For my nose.

And now, TO DENVER!

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.