Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Wizard Rock

First of all, none of this is made up. It is the result of painstaking moments of link-clicking and utter disbelief, leading to the following story. None of the names have been changed, these people deserve and need no protection.

My journey began on craigslist, as so many journeys do. With this ad:
Do you LOVE Harry Potter & rock music?

No, I can't say that I do, but I know David and Ella do, probably Nick, Mike, Alice, Eva, Liza, Jimmy, Tony, Paul, Brendan (!) too, so I kept going. Which led me to this:

I still can't really believe it, but I am convinced they are serious. I thought maybe I'd stumbled onto something original and terrifying; there's a lot of that here in Salt Lake. But no, they're just part of a larger, even more serious movement.

Yes. Wizardrock. With their very own .org domain and whatnot, like they were actual people who had something important enough to say that it was worth $30 to say it. Unbelievable. (Example - Here you'll find a song clip from the "first known" wizardrock band, Harry and the Potters, called "This Book Is So Awesome"). Am I the last person to hear about these freaks and geeks?

But it did get me thinking. (or maybe it was the coffee.) Simo, it's time for you to lay claim to the Adventurerock idiom, and tell the budding little adventurerockers that it's ok to rock like you're going somewhere, in a hurry or majestically, and that it's fine to be inspired by Journey, Queen, Rush, Kansas, Loverboy,
et adventurum. Seems like the perfect thing to start on while you lounge poolside or roofside or wherevah.

Just sayin'...


Tony B. said...

This post is NOT complete until you read the actual Craigslist ad. Sample line:

"The most important thing is that you love the Harry Potter universe and want to have fun!"


ekm said...

If you think I do not own a mix CD with a song by Harry and the Potters, you are terribly wrong.

Simo said...

I am currently working on the adventure rock manifesto. Waiting on Jimi Jamison's agent to return my phone call. Adny advice Nick?

Shanghai Shecky said...

ella, you lie!