Friday, February 18, 2011

His eyes are as green as a fresh-pickled toad...

Courtesy of... the magic of Tumblr
His hair is as dark as a blackboard.
I wish he was mine, he's really divine,
The hero who conquered the Dark Lord.

Happy [belated] Valentine's Day from your loves at the Witching Hour, and the rest of the wizarding community, too. Here's to hoping it was more love-filled and less awkward than most.

If you're just not finished enjoying V-day, consider reading a hilarious but perceptive article about the singing valentine mystery of The Chamber of Secrets. Oh, Harry Potter Lexicon, you take these things so seriously.

On the Witching Hour, we celebrated in the usual wizard fashion, with singing cherubs and of course romantic and awkward wizard rock. So without further ado...

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Be mine, Valentine

And this week's tunes:

"The Valentine Song" by Ginny and the Weasleys
"Smoochey Smoochey Pukey Pukey" by Harry and the Potters
"Transfigure it Out" by Into the Pensieve
"A Pensieve Full of Unrequited Love" by the Mudbloods
"Lily" by Ministry of Magic
"Oh Great, I'm in Love with a Flower" by Padfoot & Prongs
"Won Won" by Gred & Forge
"Ode to Lav Lav" by Roonil Wazlib
"Lavender's Lament" by The Bezoar Project
"Thank You Amortentia" by Anvil the Hints
"Brokenhearted" by the Hermione Crookshanks Experience
"Hermione's Song (You & Me)" by Oliver Boyd and the Rememberalls
"Whatever You Like" by DJ Ronald B
"Sonorus Love" by Ministry of Magic
"Pansy (You are the Girl of my Dreams)" by Draco and the Malfoys
"Brotherly Love" by Gred & Forge
"In Which Draco and Harry Secretly Want to Make Out" by the Whomping Willows
"Ollie Won't You?" by the Wrackspurts
"Cho Chang" by the Mudbloods
"The Human Hosepipe" by Harry and the Potters
"Dean Don't Push Me" by Ginny and the Weasleys
"Save Ginny Weasley from Dean Thomas" by Harry and the Potters
"Meet Me on Diagon Alley" by Ministry of Magic
"Who are these Boys?" by the Parselmouths
"Secret Kisses" by 142 Staircases
"Love Song for Professor Lupin" by the Parselmouths
"Werewolf Love" by Tonks and the Aurors
"If Loving You is Wrong Then I'm a Werewolf" by Bella's Love
"The Mirror of Erised" by Stephanie and the Quaffles
"I'll Love You Good" by Mimbulus Mimbletonia
"Caught in Your Devil's Snare" by Into the Pensieve

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Harry Potter series wins BAFTA for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema in 2011

Check it out—David Heyman, JK Rowling, most of the directors, Emma and Rupert all turn up to represent the now-OFFICIALLY most important movie series EVER!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Dumbi vs. Voldi

Illustration by Mary GrandPre.
Finally, the Witching Hour is back! We began last week with our show "The Beginning"—unfortunately, we don't have the podcast to prove it. But in week 2, we looked at Dumbledore, Voldemort, and the relationship between these crucial characters.

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Dumbi vs. Voldi

As you may notice, we've switched to a 2-hour format. There's just too much good wizard rock in the world for the Witching Hour to be just one hour, dear listeners! So please enjoy our extra-long playlist:

"Dumbledore ist bei Dir" by Fresh Dumbledore
"On the Other Side" by Ministry of Magic
"The Dumbledores" by Gryffindor Common Room Rejects
"Eulogy Book 6" by Philosopherock
"U Down w/OOTP?" by Dumbledore
"I Couldn't Kill Albus Dumbledore" by Draco and the Malfoys
"Dumbledore" by Harry and the Potters
"Dumbledore's Army" by Ginny and the Weasleys
"We are the DA" by Oliver Boyd and the Rememberalls
"Dumbledore's Army" by Harry and the Potters
"APWBD" by the Remus Lupins
"Dumbledore's Gay (and that's OK!)" by Justin Finch-Fletchley and the Sugar Quills
"Bring Back Richard Harris" by Harry Potter and the Magic of Music
"Dumbi vs. Voldi" by Fresh Dumbledore
"The Villain" by Ministry of Magic
"Evil is Sexy" by Voldemort
"Voldemort is Awesome" by Draco and the Malfoys
"Dear Tom" by Ginny and the Weasleys
"Voldemort, Peace Off!" by Basilisk in Your Pasta
"Voldemort Controls the Media" by Roonil Wazlib
"Interview with Voldemort" by RiddleTM
"Voldemort Fan Girl" by the Parselmouths


Dear listeners,

Sara is editing the new podcast, Dumbi vs. Voldi, RIGHT NOW! Look for it later today.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Bet you didn't know...

Image courtesy of A Fort Made of Books
Fun fact: According to J.K. Rowling's web site, Harry became head of the Auror department in the Ministry in 2007.

Here at the Witching Hour, we love thinking about what our favorite wizard and company might be up to these days... Rufus Scrimgeour was an Auror back in his day, before becoming Minister for Magic. Please, Jo, don't tell us that Harry's going to follow his lead.

A magical blessing to anyone who can tell us how old Harry turns this coming July!

Friday, February 4, 2011

New poster!

The first show premiered last Monday, celebrating the greatest wrock all about Book 1, with only a few mishaps along the way. Unfortunately the most prominent of these mishaps, it seems, was a technological problem-o with the digital file. Alas, we may not have the first one available to our podcasters. Alas! Hopefully everything will be sorted out before the next show.

In the meantime, enjoy this poster, which you will hopefully recognize....