Monday, January 12, 2009

Sorting Hat!

One of my favorite pastimes is the sorting of famous people, friends, (ex-)students, family, etc. into the Harry Potter houses I think they best fit.  Here's today's sorting.  

The theme is: favorite bands and their leaders

Thom Yorke; all of Radiohead: Total Ravenclaws... no explanation required

Jack White: I'm thinking Gryffindor.  Maybe Ravenclaw...thoughts?

Meg White: Hufflepuff is my theory

Jeff Mangum: Hufflepuff
That's the lead singer of Neutral Milk Hotel.  His songs are soooo Huffle-tastic and you might think, being a performer would give him that extra push to Gryffindor territory, BUT, he clearly hated performing and does it no longer, and the spectre of In the Aeroplane Over the Sea's success pushed him to live on a commune in Georgia.

Cat Power: Gryffindor, totally

Arcade Fire (don't know their names): Ravenclaws, all of 'em

Johnny Cash: Gryffindor, FTW

Beth Gibbons (of Portishead): Hmmm... tough one.  Ravenclaw with Hufflepuff tendencies

Muse: Ravenclaws with Slytherin tendencies

Poe: Gryffindor

Coldplay (I know...):  I want to say Hufflepuffs because they're so "feely" but their calculated pop arrangements belie a Ravenclaw sensibility

PJ Harvey and Bjork: Straight Ravenclaws up in herre.

Thee Silver Mt. Zion...: Gryffindors with Hufflepuff tendencies.

Modest Mouse: Gryffindors, but Isaac Brock might be a Slytherin

What do you think?  Share your favorites and agree or disagree with mine in the comments.

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