Hello magical friends and welcome to episode thirteen of WZRD Radio. I’m your hostwitch Bess and I hope you’re having a particularly good day. If you’re not, I hope this is the pivot point that turns it all around.
Let’s get this music show started! First up we have “Invincible” by The Lovegoods.
For this month’s wandoscope, we’re diving into the month ahead for Blackthorn wand owners.
Legend has it that Sir Cadogan of the Round Table carried a blackthorn wand. Remember the old saying “take Cadogan’s pony.” You’re going to need that ability to make the best of a bad situation this month.
The world might feel dark and hopeless just now and to be honest, there’s a lot going on in your life and in the wider world that could completely overwhelm anyone. You might even have a strong temptation to give in and let yourself be swept away.
Blackthorn wands choose warriors as their person, and once you pass through a hardship together you come out stronger and more resilient. October might be a real hardship this year, but you’re not going through it alone. Find your support network, maybe ask someone like a coral core or a kelpie hair, someone who’s been where you are, and don’t give up.
Next up is “Just Like Viktor Krum” by The Honeyduke’s Cellar Gang.
And now for October’s Harry Potter and wizard rock events.
On October 4th and 18th, Geekbeatradio is continuing their Trapped in the House show series, including a performance by Hawthorn and Holly! [link]
The long-awaited Trans Wrock comp is being released on October 11th! If you haven’t seen the sneak peek of their cover art, definitely go check it out. [link]
There’s going to be a presentation on Harry Potter and effective instructional design on the 13th, hosted by the South Central Texas chapter of the Society for Technical Communication. [link]
In addition to their regular Harry Potter Hangouts, the Monash Muggles are hosting a game of Death Eaters (mafia or werewolf, if you’re only familiar with the Muggle version) on the 16th. [link]
The Northern Virginia Harry Potter MeetUp the DADA is hosting a virtual “Marauder’s Era” themed Halloween party on October 24th. [link]
On October 29th, the Brain Tumour Charity is hosting a virtual Harry Potter MeetUp for young adults living with brain tumors. They’ll be doing a virtual tour of Edinburgh as well as engaging in some magical shenanigans. [link]
Yes All Witches grants are open to submission through Halloween, October 31. If you’ve ever considered becoming a wizard rocker, this is your chance! [link]
And some really exciting wizard rock came out in September, including a Russian cover of Lena Gabrielle’s The Peverell Story [link].
Hogwarts Therapist releasing her first non-parody song, Start Again. [link]
Malfoy Manor rereleased their EP “What is Right and What is Easy” with proceeds going to Gendered Intelligence. [link]
The Blibbering Humdingers released a fabulous music video for their song Blind Pig. [link]
Percy and the Prefects released a single. [link]
DobbyConline released the video of their panel “Death of the Author.” It’s not technically wizard rock, but we’ll call it ‘relevant to our interests.’ [link]
Witches Loving Witches, the new EP by Totally Knuts came out in September as well. [link]
Muggle Mike released a very funny ad he created for the WrockBox. [link]
Everyone’s favorite musical about a Certain School of Magic and Magic released their complete soundtrack! [link]
Mirror of Erised rereleased a number of instrumental tracks. [link]
Slytherin, the dub one, released a new single called “Dark Magic.” [link]
And, of course, the 2020 Wizard Rock Sampler came out. [link]
Links to all of these events, and musics, can be found in the transcript at WZRDRadioPod.WordPress.com
Next up we’ve got more music, starting with “Broomstick” by Draco and the Malfoys.
And now we’ve come to the end of another episode. I’m glad you were here with me!
No one’s guessed episode eleven’s theme, so now you have this episode and that one to figure out! I know you’ll manage it.
Links to all the songs and events you heard about today are in the transcript at WZRDRadioPod.WordPress.com. If you heard something you like, consider buying it to support the artist. Without them, we wouldn’t be here.
If you want to support WZRD Radio and the Yes All Witches grant, check out the Patreon at Patreon.com/WZRDRadioPod. For two muggle dollars a month you get to request songs, suggest interviews, and get a handwritten thank you on the fancy new stationary I ordered just for the occasion. Oh yeah, and you help support underrepresented voices in wizard rock.
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Until next time friends: If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.