Hello magical friends and welcome to episode 26 of WZRD Radio! I’m your hostwitch Bess and today is the day before the Battle of Hogwarts. Not the most cheerful date in Potterhead history, but an important one nonetheless.
And no, magical friends, that’s not today’s theme. But good guess!
First up is “Sock in the Book” by Dobby and the House Elves.
This month’s wandoscope is for my magical friends with ebony wands.
Take a deep breath, ebony wand. You’ve always been so charge-ahead sure of yourself, and in a lot of ways that’s a good thing! But if you don’t pause and do a re-evaluation of some of the beliefs you’ve held for years, you’re in for a rude awakening in the next couple weeks. Make sure your core values are in line with what you think they are, or the English Oak you’re going to meet soon is going to rock your world, and not in a good way. On the bright side, if you get in the habit of regular reevaluation of who you think you are, you’ll be able to keep up with new information for years to come. If you don’t you risk getting left behind with nothing but your pride.
Next we have The Lovegoods with “Emo Harry.”
And now for our upcoming events.
Today, May 1st, is the last day to enter a song in the Hut on the Rock sea shanty compilation. You can find the organizer, Totally Knuts, on Twitter and Facebook. The compilation will be released later this month, so save all your repetitive manual labor for then.
If you happen to be in Wiltshire and fully vaccinated, Longleat is hosting a “Harry Potter Outdoor Cinema Experience” tonight, May the 1st. [link]
If you missed the Hinky Punks show last week, don’t worry! They’re doing a reprisal on Sunday May 2nd, so keep an eye on their Twitch! [link]
Lightsaber Team, a nerd fitness group, is hosting a talk on May 2nd, Harry Potter Victory Day, about what could have gone differently at the Battle of Hogwarts. [link]
The Blibbering Humdingers are having an album release party on Friday, May 7th for their next album, “Positively Gruntled.” [link]
May 8th is the inaugural listening party on the Wizard Rock Discord. You can join in to listen and even sign up to create a playlist for a future event! They’re going to be the second Saturday of every month so you’ve got plenty of time to perfect your music choices. [link]
Coincidentally, May 8th is also the day of Kalysta Flame’s make-up concert. [link]
If you love virtual concerts, make sure to keep an eye on Geek Beat Radio as well, for their Trapped in the House series. [link]
April was an exciting month for new releases with a little classic wrock mixed in with a little new wrock!
Witherwings released a 2008 live show album [link]
Nancy from the podcast Butterbeer Talk launched her wizard rock career as Nanzdemort with her first single, SBlack Soul. [link]
Dots & Lines’s Zoe brought us a They Might Be Giants wrock filk all about everyone’s favorite golden potion, Felix Felicis. [link]
Dream Quaffle had his much-anticipated debut with “It’s an Eagle.” [link]
Coming up we have The Mollywobbles and “Dear Ginny.”
Once again we’ve reached the end of the show. Thank you so much for sharing your time with me.
The WZRD guest this month is a pretty big name, so if you want the opportunity to ask them questions now is the time to join the WZRD Radio Patreon team at Patreon.com/WZRDRadioPod. For just two muggle dollars a month you support WZRD and the Yes All Witches grant. Together we’re bringing more wrock into the world.
Links to all the events and songs I shared can be found in the transcript at WZRDRadioPod.WordPress.com. If you heard your new favorite song, consider buying it to support the artist. After all, without them we wouldn’t be here.
And don’t forget, the first person to guess the theme of this episode is getting a download of Totally Knut’s album “Out of the Binary.” If you think you know the theme or just want to say hi, you can find me on Twitter at WZRDRadioPod. If you’re not on Twitter—and I think that’s very wise of you—you can leave a comment on the transcript or email me at WZRDRadioPod@gmail.com.
Until next time, magical friends: Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.