Sunday, November 28, 2010

JS4 Reactions ... but not ours

... because we still don't have our copy.

It was especially fun to hear (read) Matt of the Whomping Willows' reactions to each track.

To be honest, I'm really nervous about WrockSnob's reactions.  After all, we're no Whompy.  We are a Mom with a Mac and 3 kids under the age of 10.

Antici ......


Saturday, November 27, 2010

The train and the mail

The Train
We went on the Christmas train today, which was absolutely lovely in the snow!  We got to chill a bit with S.Claus and had some delicioso hot cocoa.  Fun!  We felt very Hogwarts Express-ish, and made up a game:
"It's Christmas morning at Hogwarts, and I got ..." with answers following the alphabet.  Here's what we came up with:
A - Aragog
B - Boats
C - Crookshanks
D - Dementors
E - Elphias Doge
F - Firenze
G - George Weasley
H - Hufflepuffs
I - Invisibility cloak
J - Jelly slugs
K - Kwikspells
L - Lupin
M - Marauders Map
N - Norbert
O - Omnioculars
P - Padfoot
Q - Quibbler
R - Rememberall
S - Sirius
T - Timeturner
U - Umbridge
V - Voldemort
W - Whomping Willow
X - Xenophilius
Y - Yaxley
Z - Zonko's Joke Shop

The Mail
We've heard on Twitter that lots of people have gotten their Jingle Spells 4.  We're still waiting on our copies.  Ack!  The suspense!  What do you think of this year's selections?

Sunday, November 21, 2010


We saw the movie - at the midnight premiere, naturally - and even brought the uke for the 2-hr. waiting-in-the-seats pre-funk.  We even got a few people to la-la-la with us.

Here are some of our thoughts.
















I LOVED Hermione's scene at home, Charity Burbage, the 7 Harrys, the fight in the cafe, Xenophilius, the super-rad art for the Three Brothers, the charms to hide the camp, the scenery, the elves, the acting by the adults who played the polyjuiced trio at the ministry, the sword and the silver doe scene, the high pitch whenever a horcrux was around, Bathilda Bagshot, Bellatrix's hair that drifted on to Hermione, Shell Cottage (so far), Dobby (of course), and the final scene at Dumbledore's tomb.

I HATED the lack of emotion for Hedwig and Moody, barely an elusion to Tonk's knocked-up status, the total lack of chemistry between Harry and Ginny, not enough wedding, not seeing the memorial with letters at Godric's Hollow, no Dean, no headstone for Dobby (here lies a free elf), Greyback not scary enough

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Follow The Veelas on Twitter, if you are so inclined:!/TheVeelas

Today we finished recording "World's Worst Camping Trip."  Now, how to post it? ....

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Writing and Wrocking

So the kids and I have been putting together a few new songs:

"World's Worst Camping Trip"
"Moral Fiber"
and a beat-heavy ditty with a sample loop in french  (how DO you say "phlegm" in french!?!)

My eldest kiddo is convinced we should do a tune called "Krumione" as a Bennifer-like tribute to Ron's Book 4 torture.

We'll see :)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Jingle Spells!

So we can officially announce that we are on this year's Jingle Spells - a compilation Wizard Rock Album to raise money for worthy causes.

We could not be more excited - or honored - to be included with the likes of HATP, DATM, Oliver Boyd, and all of the other amazing bands.