Hello magical friends, and welcome to episode 51 of WZRD Radio! I’m your hostwitch Bess, and I’ve been keeping about a third of St. Mungo’s specialists busy since we last spoke, but don’t worry! I’m back on my feet and the spattergroit scars should vanish any day now.
It’s starting to get truly hot here, so let’s welcome the new season with a block party. Grab your friends, your firewhiskey, and turn up the tunes.
Here’s “Amortentia” by Solitary Snape.
That was “Amortentia” by Solitary Snape, Nimbus 9Million and “Felix Felicitas,” and Pottorhead with “Poly-juice Love Ballad“ [lyrics].
If you carry a wand of maple, this month’s wandoscope is for you!
According to Ollivander, you are an explorer, a wanderer, and ambitious. And keeping it fresh is important to both you and your wand, which will apparently glow when it’s got enough new stimuli.
This month, your homework is to sit down and remind yourself that you’re doing a good job. “Your best” doesn’t always mean 100%. Sometimes the best you can do is 80. Or 5. So stop beating yourself up, and listen to what you really need. And if you need help getting the message through, find a laurel friend to help. They’re good at straight talk, and right now I think you might need some.
Here’s The Sweetwater All-Stars and “Veritaserum.”
That was “Veritaserum” by the Sweetwater All-Stars, “Wolfbane” by Tonks and the Aurors, and Seamus and the Finnegans with “Potions with Neville” [lyrics].
Who’s ready for this month’s fandom events? Let’s get started!
Today, June 1st, Kiki’s Marple in the UK is hosting a Harry Potter themed cocktail master class. If you ever felt sure you’d ace potions, this is the event for you. [link]
If you’re in Nantes, France this month, check out the city-wide Harry Potter escape game they’ve got going on! It sounds awesome. [link]
Crescent Elk Middle School in Crescent City, California is putting on a Harry Potter Carnival on June 3rd, open to the public. [link]
A maid cafe in Tarija, Bolivia is having a Harry Potter Fest June 4th through 5th. [link]
Tonks and the Aurors are performing in Boulder City, Nevada, on June 10th, so get ready to wrock! [link]
Potted Potter – The Unauthorized Harry Experience – is back! At least, it is if you’re in Red Bank, NJ on June 23rd. [link]
If you’re in Corning, New York on June 25th, definitely check out the Hogwarts Terrarium workshop! Live your best herbology life. [link]
If you’re bold enough to get inked, Black Sheep Tattoo in Bismark, North Dakota, is having a flash Harry Potter sale on June 25th. If you do go, send us pics! [link]
Aguamenti has promised us an album release in June, so keep an eye out for a listening party in the Discord! [link]
And finally, the next Pedia Comp Club album, “Wizard Rock Revival” is coming! I can’t wait. [link]
As for music you might have missed last month:
Sectum Sempra burst onto the scene with all the force of a black metal dark mark. [link]
And Totally Knuts released “Les Be In Love,” the fourth album in their queering Harry Potter project. [link]
Here’s our final music break, which starts with “The Villainous Tale of Flesh, Blood, and Bone” by Hawthorn and Holly.
That was Hawthorn & Holly singing “The Villainous Tale of Flesh, Blood, and Bone” [lyrics], “Felix and I” by Mel B, and Kwikspell singing “Lucky Tonight” [lyrics].
And another episode comes to a close.
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Until next time, magical friends: Come follow me, dear friends, and we shall find our goal, or else shall perish bravely in the charge!