Draco and the Malfoys

Band: Draco and the Malfoys
Website: Official Website

I think this is one of the first times I have ever so much as considered writing “What can I possibly say about this band/group/individual member(s)?” where I felt like, after the fact, I was being entirely honest about it. Draco and the Malfoys are amazing. There is so much coursing through my mind about Brian and Bradley that I haven’t a clue where I can begin when writing about this band.

Should I begin with the absolutely hilarious lyrics? Or the (basically) Wrock Opera that is the Family EP with the EP of the Month Club, or perhaps the fact ( yes, I wrote fact) that Brian really has a Hufflepuff heart deep down under that Slytherin facade?

In a way, I would like to focus on the latter of the options. To begin with, beyond the amazingly fun music and the dynamic performances, Brian is one of the most fantastic huggers I have ever met. “But who are you to deem someone a particularly glorious hugger?” you may be asking yourself. To put it simply, I have a large number of individuals (close friends and near strangers) who I have deemed my “hug buddy” for a specific night or event. They can all vouch for me. As for Brian, he is one of the few people I would consider a rival, were there such a thing in the world of excellent hugs.

To expand beyond just the hugging specifically, I have observed in Bradley one of the most loving and caring husband and father I have had the good fortune of meeting. I know that sentence was absolute rubbish, but there it stands. I’m having trouble re-wording it in such a way as to express how wonderful he is. Bradley has dedicated his life first and foremost to his wife and family, no matter how much he loves his brother Brian, and no matter how much he loves his time spent as one of the most exciting and well-known Wizard Rock Stars in the musical movement. Who needs to be a Wrock star when you are always a star at home?

I think something about this that is most interesting to me is the counter-point to my write-up on Swish and Flick the other day. In that write-up, I discussed how, while I am a Hufflepuff in almost every way, it can be nice to recognize the Slytherin side of my life and to embrace it when I need to. I find that Draco and the Malfoys represent the opposing side of the argument for Interhouse Solidarity: the Slytherins who can and will allow their own Hufflepuff tendencies to take over from time to time.

I actually would like to leave this rather open-ended at the moment and open the topic up for discussion here in the comments. I love the idea of Interhouse Solidarity (I’ll go ahead and post a playlist I created for a CD I handed out at a Harry Potter Party I threw with a friend a week following the release of Deathly Hallows at some point), but more than just the idea as I see it in my mind, I love to hear the thoughts of others on the same topic.

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18 November 2009. Tags: . Band of the Day.

8 Comments

  1. Georgia Riddle replied:

    A wonderful analysis, Dinah!

    Draco and the Malfoys are, to put it bluntly, The Best. One more reason why the clone machine should be invented: to create more Bradleys and Brians who can spread love, happiness, brilliant hugs and brilliant music around the world. Do they have bears made of them yet? Someone needs to make bears of them. Hugs from Brian = me being spun round lots and lots like a test for centrifugal force :D. Also Brian is a good name for a bear.

    Not only are they amazing people but their music puts a smile on my face just by thinking about it, and brings back fond memories of the frosty mornings Vic and I spent singing Your Family Is Poor on the way to the bus stop. πŸ™‚ I don’t think I’ve ever jumped or screamed more than when they played Party Like You’re Evil at Wrock Chicago.

    Thank you so much, Brad and Brian! πŸ˜€

  2. Heather replied:

    Definitely one of my favorite wizard rock bands. Fantastic band and fantastic people!

    I too love interhouse unity… it takes all kinds. There are lots of good qualities to Slytherins that people like to forget. Surprisingly though it is my Hufflepuff friends who want to hate on the Slytherins the most, not me as the Gryffindor! πŸ˜›

  3. Maggie replied:

    So beloved, for so many good reasons. Sigh.

    The world needs more people like the Malfoys. These Malfoys, I mean. πŸ™‚

  4. James replied:

    Who needs to be a Wrock star when you are always a star at home?

    I especially love this line in the article. I think everyone has a little bit of every house in them. Sure we all portray a particular house more then others though. This makes me think back to Sue’s panel at leaky on the Hufflepuff in all of us. πŸ™‚

  5. Camie replied:

    Hey Dinah, just so you know, there is photo proof of Brian’s hidden Hufflepuffness….

    lol.

    He is going to kill me if he sees this.

    • Team Wrocket replied:

      Oh, I am VERY aware of the photographic evidence that Brian has a ‘Puff side! I just thought I’d leave it out to give him at least a little dignity. πŸ˜‰

  6. dcsbelle replied:

    They’re incredibly talented, brilliant, multifaceted musicians and their fine tuned sense of biting humor never fails to hit its target. Despite their legions of adoring fans, Brian and Bradley remain two of the nicest, sweetest guys on the face of the planet. I’d tell them to their faces that they are freakin’ awesome but of course they already know that.

    And thanks, Dinah, for the nod to FAMILY, their least known and most unappreciated album. To this day it is still my favorite!

  7. Jonathon Rosenthal replied:

    I am ashamed that I have never picked up a copy of Family.
    I will totally need to grab one at Evil Day 2.

    Yes, I just totally slid a plug in there.

    =D

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