A Post About Music, No Really!

  • Aug. 20th, 2008 at 8:46 AM
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Well, by "music" I mean "Wizard Rock" so some of you may be disappointed with me.

Today Alex Carpenter (The Remus Lupins) posted a blog which is essentially an explanation of comments that appeared in an MTV article purporting tension between the Wizard Rock and Twi-rock communities. (There's Twilight Rock, yes I know; I'm shocked, too. Also, I feel that I have to find some to listen to because it must be fantastic.) Alex claims that the initial reaction to Twi-rock was more like, "Really? There's Twilight Rock?" than the dissention the MTV article claims. (And that sounds about right as I can figure that most of the groaning and booing would be in reference to Twilight and not Twilight Rock.)

Anyway, the comment Alex explains is this:

" 'Twilight' is sort of like the 'Hannah Montana' of literature," the Remus Lupins' Alex Carpenter explained to MTV News. "If you're outside the 14-to-16-year-old age range, you might listen to it, and it might get stuck in your head, but it's not good literature. It's not really enriching your life the way 'Harry Potter' might."


Which in my estimation is pretty much the best description I've seen of Twilight. It's pretty horribly written, if you ask me, but the last hundred pages or so I really was flipping pages to find out what happened (*will not comment on predictability here*). So, it's a pop book, reading it isn't a bad thing, writing music about it isn't a bad thing either. GO LOVE WHAT YOU LOVE!

And that's what Alex was saying in his post at The Remus Lupins' MySpace. (yes, I linked you to MySpace, I'm sorry.)

Alex explains himself in a wonderful way, being very supportive of Twi-Rock (the same as he's supportive of most fan expressions which is just one of the many reasons I love him), and says many quotable things.

My favorite is this:

. . . [O]ne person saying "your popular book is like popular music" is really not the end of the world. And I don't even think it's that mean. As a Wizard Rocker—we've had to go through a lot worse than this—really, I mean, were dorks that play music about Wizards.


♥ x 1,000,000

And I'm a dork that listens to music about Wizards. Rock on, Alex Carpenter, rock on.

And if anyone is wondering about those Twi-rock bands:

Mitch Hansen Band
Be Safe Bella (side project of Wrock band Owl Post)
The Bella Cullen Project
Bella Rocks

Ministry of Magic's Aaron Nordyke apparently recommends that a male Twilight fan should start a band named Edward and the Cullens because "every teenage girl in America will love you."

A Post About Music, No Really!

  • Aug. 20th, 2008 at 8:46 AM
theemdash: (HP Wrock)
Well, by "music" I mean "Wizard Rock" so some of you may be disappointed with me.

Today Alex Carpenter (The Remus Lupins) posted a blog which is essentially an explanation of comments that appeared in an MTV article purporting tension between the Wizard Rock and Twi-rock communities. (There's Twilight Rock, yes I know; I'm shocked, too. Also, I feel that I have to find some to listen to because it must be fantastic.) Alex claims that the initial reaction to Twi-rock was more like, "Really? There's Twilight Rock?" than the dissention the MTV article claims. (And that sounds about right as I can figure that most of the groaning and booing would be in reference to Twilight and not Twilight Rock.)

Anyway, the comment Alex explains is this:

" 'Twilight' is sort of like the 'Hannah Montana' of literature," the Remus Lupins' Alex Carpenter explained to MTV News. "If you're outside the 14-to-16-year-old age range, you might listen to it, and it might get stuck in your head, but it's not good literature. It's not really enriching your life the way 'Harry Potter' might."


Which in my estimation is pretty much the best description I've seen of Twilight. It's pretty horribly written, if you ask me, but the last hundred pages or so I really was flipping pages to find out what happened (*will not comment on predictability here*). So, it's a pop book, reading it isn't a bad thing, writing music about it isn't a bad thing either. GO LOVE WHAT YOU LOVE!

And that's what Alex was saying in his post at The Remus Lupins' MySpace. (yes, I linked you to MySpace, I'm sorry.)

Alex explains himself in a wonderful way, being very supportive of Twi-Rock (the same as he's supportive of most fan expressions which is just one of the many reasons I love him), and says many quotable things.

My favorite is this:

. . . [O]ne person saying "your popular book is like popular music" is really not the end of the world. And I don't even think it's that mean. As a Wizard Rocker—we've had to go through a lot worse than this—really, I mean, were dorks that play music about Wizards.


♥ x 1,000,000

And I'm a dork that listens to music about Wizards. Rock on, Alex Carpenter, rock on.

And if anyone is wondering about those Twi-rock bands:

Mitch Hansen Band
Be Safe Bella (side project of Wrock band Owl Post)
The Bella Cullen Project
Bella Rocks

Ministry of Magic's Aaron Nordyke apparently recommends that a male Twilight fan should start a band named Edward and the Cullens because "every teenage girl in America will love you."

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