Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Giant Wrockstravaganza

... And you thought this day would never come! Apologies for the delay of this post, dear listeners. The Giant Wrockstravaganza, which was recorded during finals week at Whitman, is finally ready for your podcast-listening ears. It's a wide range of wrap, wrock, wfolk and the like, with new songs and old favorites. Enjoy!

Season 2 - Episode 14 - The Giant Wrockstravaganza

Look forward to new content starting late next month, providing that the Witching Hour get picked back up, of course! Write to KWCW and tell them you love us, just in case! Sara will be abroad, so tune in for the lovely tones of Mehera and Claire, day and time TBA.

This week's songs:

"B.Y.O.W" by Danny Dementor
"Broomsticks and Apparations" by Fawkes
"Can't Catch Us All" by the Weasel King
"Don't Leave" by Ministry of Magic
"Dumbledore ist bei dir" by Fresh Dumbledore
"Fang (Keeps Peeing in My Lake)" by the Giant Squidstravaganza
"Felix Felicis" by House of Black
"Flash Bang Done" by Oliver Boyd and the Rememberalls
"For Those Who Are Desparate, For Those Who Are Lost, For Those Who Have Acne" by Bella's Love
"Hermione Skrews up the Polyjuice Potion" by Harry and the Potters
"The Human Hosepipe" by Harry and the Potters
"Lily" by Ministry of Magic
"Mauraders Forever" by the Remus Lupins
"Miss Bulstrode" by Justin Finch-Fletchley and the Sugar Quills
"Prefects are Hot" by the Moaning Myrtles
"Problem Solving Skillz" by Harry and the Potters
"Brotherly Love" by Gred and Forge
"The Real Mad-Eye Moody" by Philosopherock
"Save Ginny Weasley from the House of Awesome" by Oliver Boyd and the Rememberalls
"Secret Kisses" by 142 Staircases
"This Town" by Ministry of Magic
"Underwater" by the Giant Stravaganza
"Wenn du denkst (mit Hermy G)" by Fresh Dumbledore
"Wizards Loving Wizards" by Tom Riddle and Friends
"Woe is Me" by Oliver Boyd and the Rememberalls
"Gryffindor Rally Cry" by Ministry of Magic
"Wanna Be A Weasley" by I Speak Tree
"Whatever You Like" by DJ Ronald B
"Love Song for Professor Lupin" by the Parselmouths
"Draco and Harry" by Into the Pensieve
"I'm Bringing Sneakoscopes" by the Sneakoscopes
"I'll Love You Good" by Mimbulus Mimbletonia
"The Burrow" by the Misuse of Muggle Artifacts Office

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Ministry of Magic wrocks (as if you didn't already know)

Photo courtesy of Jason's tumblr.
Dear listeners,

Ministry of Magic's new album, MAGIC IS MIGHT, just dropped Friday. It features several songs which are already classics in our wizardly hearts—not to mention songs that have already gotten airplay on The Witching Hour. Now you can buy the whole thing on iTunes or as a hard copy.

Finding their album on iTunes shouldn't be toooo hard considering that they just hit #1 in the electronic section. Mainstreaming? In this case, we don't necessarily think it's a bad thing. Awesome work, guys!

Photo courtesy of Luke's Facebook.
The Witching Hour is about to wrap its second season this week, with a special show, just for you. Send you requests by Tuesday at midnight if you want to hear them on air! The show is at:

WEDNESDAY ~ 7 to 9 p.m. ~

Essentially Mehera and Sara (and Claire!) will be playing their faves, things that might not always fit with the theme. And also lots from Magic is Might. And where was pt. 1? Well, our loyal fans will know that we had a similar show earlier this fall, but our podcasters won't remember because our recording software failed.

See you then! In the meantime, give MoM's single "Lily" a listen:

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

"I solemnly swear I'm up to good cheer"

Listen to Happy Christmas from Daniel Radcliffe

Season 2 - Episode 13 - "I solemnly swear that I'm up to good cheer"

Happy holidays from The Witching Hour! We've brought you the Christmahanukwanzaakah season a bit pre-maturely to celebrate the release of a yearly classic, Jingle Spells 4!

Album cover courtesy of The Leaky Cauldron.
Loaned to us by the lovely Claire Johnson, a number of this week's tracks come from the album, denoted with an asterisk. Unfortunately, with our hour limit, we didn't get to all the songs, which are completely wizardly, wintery, and fantastic.

As you may or may not know, Jingle Spells is a charity effort put together by the Leaky Cauldron. You can buy it here. Proceeds go to the Harry Potter Alliance and other similarly fantastic organizations! Check it out, dear listeners.


And this week's playlist:

"Money for Christmas" by the Gringotts Goblin Choir
"A Gift for Lucius" by Draco and the Malfoys *
"Drop the Needle, It's Christmas" by Dumbledore
"Have Yourself a Harry Little Christmas" by Gred and Forge *
"When Bellatrix Came Over for Christmas/WHAT?" by Harry and the Potters *
"The Unexpected Christmas Carol" by the Honeydukes Cellar Gang *
"My Wish List" by MC Kreacher
"Help Me Hagrid" by Justin Finch-Fletchley and the Sugar Quills *
"Yuletide Anthem" by Kwikspell *
"Seasonal Depression" by the Whomping Willows
"Christmas Poo" by the Moaning Myrtles
"Happy Christmas (A Journey)" by Undesirable #1 *
"Funky Xmas" by Solitary Snape *
"The Cold, Wild Yonder" by Oliver Boyd and the Rememberalls *

P.S. This week's title comes from the fantastic song by The Remus Lupins, found on Jingle Spells 2.


Thursday, December 2, 2010

these are dark times.

Photo courtesy of Warner Bros.
How about that opening? George's toothbrush-in-ear moment? WHY was Harry constantly almost-naked?! What'd'ya think of the revisions to Hedwig's death? And the acting, it didn't totally suck!

This was a very special week for The Witching Hour. First, we played less music than usual, because there's just so much to say about... the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part 1, of course!! Second, we had a very special guest, Claire Johnson, future co-host of The Witching Hour (providing KWCW picks us back up again! Season 3, here we come?!). You may have seen the movie three times, but it's never too late to re-live it again!

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Deathly Hallows Reviewed

And of course, the week's tracks:

"Tom Felton's Kinda Hot" by Draco and the Malfoys
"Hedwig's Jam" by the Weasel King
"My Ear is Not Here" by Gred and Forge
"Seventeen Years" by the Butterbeer Experience
"Fast Friends and Infatuations" by Grindelwald's Revenge
"George and Fred" by Ginny and the Heartbreakers
"Part-werewolf for Hire" by Gred and Forge
"Song for the Death Eaters" by Harry and the Potters
"Penelope" by the Hermione Crookshanks Experience
"Harry Got Naked" by Ginny and the Heartbreakers
"Fated" by the Remus Lupins
"The Ballad of Dobby, a Free Elf" by Narcissa Black
"Chez Fleur" by Romilda Vane and the Chocolate Cauldrons