Sunday, November 20, 2011

Harry and the Potters take over The Witching Hour... at the witching hour!

Dear listeners,

Finally!! Our special one-hour episode with Harry and the Potters is now available here, and on iTunes!

Backstory: The guys came to Whitman and performed on Saturday, Oct. 29. After the show, we snuck up to the KWCW station and did a special show, 12 - 1 am. They picked the tracks, told some jokes about Walla Walla, took some calls, and generally had a blast.

In fact, they had such fun that we should offer our apologies for the poor audio quality at points—the guys were just super excited and making the levels crazy. I did a bit of editing, but c’est la vie. ENJOY!

Here's a sample of the guys' selections:

  • Hot Chocolate
  • Fugazi
  • Weezer
  • Clarence Clemens & the Red Bank Rockers

And Jacob: We're still wondering. Did Bobby ever get his prize?


It's been over 10 years since the release of the film version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

Begin chills now...

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Dear Mr. Potter

This is so terribly belated, I knoooooow! Sorry, dear listeners! (My computer crashed. Sympathy plz?) But finally, we present to you our special episode devoted to Dear Mr. Potter, the book that collected fan letters written to the characters who changed their lives—Harry, Ginny, Hermione, Ron, Luna and the others. In the episode we read a few of the letters, talk about role that HP and the fan culture has played in our own lives, and play some sweet meta-wrock (that is, wizard rock about wizard rock and wizard culture!) Speaking of which....

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Dear Mr. Potter

"The Leaky Con Theme Song" by the House of Black & Swish and Flick
"Potter Addict" by the House of Black
"Wizard Rock Heart Throb" by the Whomping Willows
"I'm Bringin' Sneakoscopes" by the Sneakoscopes
"Wizard Rock Twist" by the Remus Lupins
"This is Never Going to End" by the Parselmouths
"Post Potter Depression" by Lauren Fairweather
"Rock with a W" by Buckbeak's Flight
"Big Magic Wreggae Party" by Mimbulus Mimbletonia
"For Jo" by RiddleTM
"Open Letter to the Entire Wizarding Community" by the Whomping Willows
"Wrock Fan Girl" by the House of Black
"My Parents are Muggles" by Seen and Unforeseen
"Like It's Quidditch" by the Station
"Book 6 Made Me Cry" by Danny Dementor
"Bring Back Richard Harris" by Harry Potter and the Magic of Music
"Needlessly Complicated" by the Butterbeer Experience
"House Song" by Ministry of Magic

Friday, November 11, 2011

Deathly Hallows part 2 now out on DVD!

Get your copy today! Just don't spoil the special features for us—we haven't been able to see them yet.


Monday, November 7, 2011

Wizard update!

Sorry for the sluggishness of this blog, dear listeners. Blame Sara and her wacky schedule! At any rate, we've got a few exciting things to share with you in the coming weeks, such as:
- Scans of last week's press coverage of the Witching Hour! (See below)
- A link to another Pio article—this time, about Harry and the Potter's magical performance at Whitman. Love those guys!!
- Hopefully the last few podcasts (Dear Mr. Potter, A Hogwarts Halloween, and today's show, The Mystery Hour featuring Theo Pratt of the Freestyle Mystery Tour) will be up in the next few weeks. We also did a SPECIAL live show with Harry and the Potters after their performance, so we'll have that one up too!
- A new photo of us with HATP!

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