And its premiere is in Spokane, Washington! Arabella, please send us a full report!
Okay, this isn’t exactly a HogPro-type subject, Wizard Rock bands not fitting neatly into the “Serious Reader” pigeonhole, but you all are in recovery from your Easter indulgences and travel, so we’ll get to the Grand Inquisitor/High Inquisitor links, to book reviews, and to Artemis Fowl beginning tomorrow. I met the twin towers who made this “wrockumentary” in Las Vegas at Lumos 2006. I was autographing books in a small booth with the Rev. Francis Bridger and they asked me if I would answer some questions about the meaning of the music in Harry Potter for their documentary. Sure; why not?
The whole thing took maybe twenty minutes and certainly didn’t make the final cut. But it was one of the more surreal moments of my Harry Potter/Walter Mitty existence. Oxbridge Don and Clergyman seated to my right, drop-dead tall and beautiful women dressed for the climate in Nevada in July kneeling on my left, and the one with a microphone discussing with me at length and depth what Albus Dumbledore meant in his remarks at Harry’s Sorting Feast. Y’know, about the magic of music, all in light of what we know about Ms. Rowling’s idea of magic and the use of music in her stories….
When they left, I asked Rev. Bridger if what I thought had just happened really happened. He thought that if I had told him the story and he hadn’t seen it himself, he would have assumed I was trying to amuse him with a story illustrating the variety of Fandom Experiences — a story entirely fictional, of course.
Here, though, is proof that the Wrockumentary interview wasn’t a Mitty-esque daydream on my part. Coming to a theatre near you!