The countdown is truly winding down now — less than 4 hours to go (Eastern time) until the midnight premiere of Film No. 5, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. And less than 2 hours to go until my wife and son get in line! (Not me, alas. If I go, I'll never be able to wake up and be fresh for things like . . . writing blogs!)
The film's Original Motion-Picture Soundtrack already appeared in stores this morning. Gotta love these track titles: "Dementors in the Underpass," "The Hall of Prophecies," "The Room of Requirements," "The Sacking of Trelawney." Sounds like a Genesis album between Trespass and Nursery Cryme.
Of course, after tomorrow, another countdown continues . . .
. . . until July 21, the publication date of (final) Book No. 7, Harry
Potter and the Deathly Hallows. My wife works at a bookstore . . . but no,
she won't be getting an "advance" copy. That said, she might just stay
at the bookstore until midnight, at which time she'll be allowed to
crack open a box of books and read a copy until the store opens at 8
Anyway . . .
Film, book — still not enough Harry Potter for you? Then try Harry and the Potters! That would be brothers Joe and Paul DeGeorge, who
launched their indie/pop/punk/ progressive duo with the premise: "Let's
see if we can convince librarians to let us play rock music in a
library." Which is exactly where you can see them, among other types of
venues, on their Summer Tour 2007, which began in June and continues
You can also check out their Web site for their releases, including
Voldemort Can't Stop the Rock! Gotta love these track titles: "Song for
the Death Eaters," "The Dark Lord Lament," "The Fourth Triwizard
Champion," "The Missing Arm of Viktor Krum." Sounds like a
Genesis album between Nursery Cryme and Foxtrot! Happy premiere, fellow
Muggles! —Ken Richardson
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