- Category: Interviews
- Published: Thursday, 05 November 2015 06:46
- Written by Jake Yanoviak
I had a great time at the TOPS show. I think everyone who was there had a great time and I have been doing my best to rub it in for those folks that left early or made no effort to attend. I learned a lot that night through interviewing David Carriere and Jane Penny before, dancing like I was possessed during, and hanging out with the band after the show when they came back to Steak house to crash on our couches. Here is a nearly comprehensive list of what I learned:
² Jane Penny has a great laugh—it almost verges on villainous, but is overwhelmingly positive and reassuring.
² Childhood never ends (according to David)
² The erasure of Silly Kissers’ albums was an unintentional casualty of how the Internet works and not part of some conspiracy.
² Riley Fleck (Drums) is insanely good at Bananagrams.
² People in San Francisco love Tupac Sweatshirts.
² Jane is shy talking about loogies, but not hawking them.
² When things get rough black pantyhose has a secondary function.
² Everyone loves music, even sober, uniform-clad, Sprite-drinking, Southern boys.
² Alana DeVito (Bass) is the most excited about Canada’s new prime minister.
² Tops’ sound engineer is a master of his craft. He also wears tighty-whities.
² Your favorite musicians are just people, knowing that can make it more fun to talk to them.
² Jane is actually Adam Sandler’s Daughter
² Marianne Faithfull made a cool fantasy album with Angelo Badalamenti in 1995.
These things and more are better contextualized in the embedded interview below.