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Matt Maggiacomo

Whompy Iz A Gangsta... and He's My Hero

So last night when I was getting ready to go to sleep, I noticed that The Whomping Willows had posted a new song. I had to listen to it immediately despite the fact that I really needed to go to bed. I ended up listening to it several times on repeat. I've always wanted to subscribe to the EP of the month club but was never quite motivated enough to spend $60 on it, even though that is such a good price for 12 EPs (I claim being pretty much broke as my excuse, as usual). However, I may have to subscribe, just because I NEED Treestylin'. After he released Covah Yr Junk on myspace and then Jace made that awesome cartoon video (which I kept trying to show to my friends who definitely did not understand any of it since most don't know anything about wizard wrockers), I seriously considered subscribing but never ended up actually doing it. Then, I listened to Whompy Iz A Gangsta and I was honestly in awe of that song. It's hilarious and it sounds fantastic. Now that I worked all summer, I think I can subscribe. I'm very excited about this possibility. Of course, I'll have to ask my mom later this afternoon or maybe I'll wait and ask my dad, who is much more likely to say yes because he appreciates music more, though not wizard rock so much. Oh well. I will end up subscribing to it somehow.

Unfortunately, I am not going to be in NYC for the second Whomp the House pt 2 show. My mom booked my flight home for Thanskgiving for that morning. I was really hoping to get to go to that show. I will have seen him in August, September, and October though, so I guess I shouldn't be too upset about it.

Last night while browsing The Leaky Cauldron, I came across several important events to add to my list of exciting things that will happen this fall in NYC.

First there is the ten year anniversary of The Sorcerer's Stone, which may involve missing philosophy class in order to go be one of the first 100 people to read the book and therefore get a free copy of the new edition. Then there is the book release of Harry, A History, which is by Melissa from The Leaky Cauldron and sounds really interesting. Finally, The Tales of the Beetle the Bard comes out in December. That has nothing to do with NYC really, but I am very excited about it and I will be in NYC when it happens.