A couple of times recently I’ve posted or reblogged something in regards to the wizard rock “community”. Particularly in regards to those who are known to have been emotionally abusive, bullies, and allegedly taking money from their fans and giving them nothing in return.
The problem is, after I post it, I feel a tinge of regret. Not about them, because to be quite honest, IDGAF about them. But I do feel badly about the people who get lumped in with them because they made music together and have done nothing wrong (and have distanced themselves), and then I delete the post.
I think it’s because I have a conscience. Something a few of those guys obviously know nothing of. I enjoy being snarky every now and again. But I don’t enjoy being outright mean and spiteful, no matter how justified it might be.
Well HELLO there!
That makes me so happy to know that you heard the cover and enjoyed it! It was far too long ago when you gave me the OK to cover it via our MySpace messages (so that pretty much dates it right there). I finally got around to covering it about a year ago and knowing it has your approval has me breathing a silent sigh of relief.
I hope that you’re considering releasing more music soon, I can’t think of any wrock fans that wouldn’t want to hear more Standing In Line. Especially right now.
I know it’s been a long time since I’ve rapped at ya, but life is crazy hectic. Between being a first time little league coach, work, and taking an intense summer course (14 weeks of work jammed into 5) I’m wiped out.
But something cool has been happening, and I wanted to mention it really quick.
Every time there’s a big Potter con, such as Leaky, there’s a rush on downloading/buying wrock. People are introduced to it, or never realized how much fun and awesome it is, and go on a wrock frenzy. Hopefully they’re discovering plenty of bands they’ve never seen or heard of before.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve seen not only a huge upswing in people downloading Creevey Crisis and Muggle Spell Theory music, some people have actually been paying for it. Every time that happens, I get a silly little grin on my face, honored that someone liked it enough to give me money for something I willingly give away for free.
However, do you know what would be even more awesome?
If you still downloaded everything of mine for free, but instead took any money you wanted to give ME, and instead bought the Starfish and Stick album (or maybe a couple of the songs), since any money received for that project is donated to This Star Won’t Go Out. A few people have bought some of the songs, however it hasn’t been enough to clear our Bandcamp balance (bands have to pay Bandcamp to host the songs, it’s not a big amount at all, but we still have a balance there as of last night). If the people who bought Creevey music instead downloaded it for free and took any $$ they wanted to give me and used it to buy S&S music, then not only do you get MORE wrock music, but you’re also helping out an amazing organization as well.
Sales have been quiet since we released that album and made a nice donation to TSWGO, we’d love to be able to make another one.
So if you’ve found my stuff and want to actually pay me for it, THANK YOU, but please consider Starfish and Stick to help TSWGO.
Thanks again :D
I gotcha covered.
I checked the tags on the mp3, and it’s one I downloaded from his old MySpace page when it was still up and running. So I’m OK with handing it out, here it is, and enjoy.
I keep all the Harry Potter fanfic that I’m reading on an HP thumb drive.
I’ve done that for at least 4 years now, and I JUST noticed it today.
Observant = me.
For my paper about music in fan cultures, I need to interview 4-5 people about wrock (wizard rock). If you are a fan of wrock music and would like to talk to me about your experiences in the fandom, please get in touch with me. message me on here or email me at email@example.com.
I think one or two people who like the wrock follow me … help her out!