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13 June 2008

It's Maaaaagic!

Well we all know that the success of the Harry Potter epic has spawned a million knock-offs. No dollar store is complete without a non-trademark-infringing "Wizard Dress-Up Kit" consisting of a plastic wand, glasses, and rubber scar.

It's spawned protests by the evangelical Christian equivalent of the Michigan Militia (my guess is that at least 100,000 Potter books were sold to people taking them to the weekly burnings)

And now ... a new genre of music. Called Wizard Rock, also known as "Wrock", it's apparently a hot new thing among the late-teens.

Almost 500 groups call this new genre home. Some of the bands on the scene:

Harry and the Potters: the originals, apparently.

The Nifflers: A 17-year-old geek and his 13-year-old sister. Read here the interview by the National Post, Canada's newspaper Death Eaters to Harper's Voldemort. And speaking of the which, or possibly witch:

Voldemort: Wizard metal, would you believe?

Who knew?

Well, presumably Dumbledore did.

3 Comments:

At 7:18 AM, Blogger Pugs said...

Seriously, some people have way to much time on their hands with very little mental where-with-all...

 
At 1:01 PM, Blogger Metro said...

Actually, I think some of these people just took their musical talent and strung it up on a framework of J.K. Rowling.

I mean, Voldemort's actually not bad, compared to many bands I've hung out with.

 
At 7:37 PM, Blogger Slave to the dogs said...

Geeks can play music too...

 

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