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Songs and sounds to delight a wide variety of animals. Play this show for your cat, dog, turtle, parrot, fish or any animal you happen to know.

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Favoriting February 19, 2022: Music About Bugs

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Artist Track Approx. start time
Manzanita  Bumble Bee   Favoriting 0:00:00 (Pop-up)
Yukata  Dragonfly   Favoriting 0:07:16 (Pop-up)
Oregon  June Bug   Favoriting 0:12:17 (Pop-up)
Roy Ayers Ubiquity  The Five Flies   Favoriting 0:16:11 (Pop-up)
Buddy Bohn  Cockroach   Favoriting 0:19:57 (Pop-up)
Collie Ryan  Cricket   Favoriting 0:23:08 (Pop-up)
Bert Jansch  Dragonfly   Favoriting 0:26:22 (Pop-up)
Incredible String Band  Cousin Caterpillar   Favoriting 0:33:20 (Pop-up)
Bhavatarini Dasi  Bumble Bee   Favoriting 0:38:20 (Pop-up)
The Fife Reivers  Dragonfly   Favoriting 0:42:16 (Pop-up)
Stenia  Ballad About Crickets   Favoriting 0:44:12 (Pop-up)
Tryad  Spider Song   Favoriting 0:46:26 (Pop-up)
Marcia Griffiths  Green Grasshopper   Favoriting 0:48:27 (Pop-up)
Jim Wild Carson  Mosquito   Favoriting 0:52:35 (Pop-up)
Esther Rolle  If You See the Devil Smash Him   Favoriting 0:55:13 (Pop-up)
The Archer Road Band  Butterfly   Favoriting 1:02:02 (Pop-up)
David Casper  Grasshopper Ridge   Favoriting 1:06:33 (Pop-up)
The Counts  Flies Over Watermelon   Favoriting 1:08:44 (Pop-up)
Eva Pilarová  Dragonflies   Favoriting 1:11:41 (Pop-up)
Camouflage  Bee Sting   Favoriting 1:15:35 (Pop-up)
Anne Murray  Lady Bug   Favoriting 1:18:54 (Pop-up)
Strawbs  Dragonfly   Favoriting 1:23:01 (Pop-up)
Complex  Norwegian Butterfly   Favoriting 1:33:04 (Pop-up)
Bear Mountain Band  Crotch Crickets   Favoriting 1:35:39 (Pop-up)
Os Abelhudos  Mosquito   Favoriting 1:39:48 (Pop-up)
Tommy Roe  Firefly   Favoriting 1:43:01 (Pop-up)
Paul Adolphus  Butterfly   Favoriting 1:45:33 (Pop-up)
The Bugaloos  The Senses of Our World   Favoriting 1:47:23 (Pop-up)
Without Wax  Caterpillars to Butterflies   Favoriting 1:50:15 (Pop-up)
Yancey  Honey Bee (Huh, Huh, Huh, Huh, Huh)   Favoriting 1:53:59 (Pop-up)
Spin  Grasshopper   Favoriting 2:07:11 (Pop-up)
Cold Fly  Caterpillar   Favoriting 2:11:19 (Pop-up)
Perigeo  Mistero della Firefly   Favoriting 2:13:57 (Pop-up)
South to South  Kinzo the Centipede   Favoriting 2:19:51 (Pop-up)
Don Thompson Quartet  Pretty Butterfly   Favoriting 2:24:15 (Pop-up)
The Quest  The Seagulls and the Crickets   Favoriting 2:27:17 (Pop-up)
Bjorn Skifs  Firefly   Favoriting 2:32:45 (Pop-up)
Bumblebee Unlimited  Lady Bug   Favoriting 2:35:56 (Pop-up)
Bruce Channel  King Bee   Favoriting 2:45:26 (Pop-up)
Ursula Dudziak  Mosquito   Favoriting 2:48:49 (Pop-up)
Still  Firefly   Favoriting 2:53:15 (Pop-up)
Mary Ann Walker  The Bug that Made History   Favoriting 2:55:28 (Pop-up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 6:04am

Goodest of mornings to you, Micah and soon to arrive listeners! ☕🥬🎺
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:06am

good morning everyone!
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 6:12am

Perfect music to wake me up on a Saturday. Good morning!

Years ago, I captured a female cockroach with her egg sticking out of her rear ... I kept it in a jar to see how many wee ones came out ... I think I remember it being over 20 ??
Ben from Toledo:

Morning all. This song is nice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:31am

yeah!! insects
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:36am
listener monica:

GREAT to turn on to this. (i rescued 3 houseflies yesterday and set them free outside to find some sh*t or a carcass.)

Hooray! Another Micah guest episode, on the rare morning I am (still) awake to hear it.

Now THIS sounds straight outta Music of Mind Control. Crossover hit?
Avatar 6:41am
Doug in JC:

Good morning. I like to give my house spiders a little spritz of water every now and then
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:41am

yes Ron ji yes

Bless you, DJ-ji.
Toothgrinder Tom:

All right, I’m in on the ground floor! (Almost.)
Toothgrinder Tom:

I’m a lifelong friend of spiders.

Last year we had a spider living with us in a wood knot hole in a table side..
Simon of 10 named her Mabel... When I find spiders in my NYC hovel, I move them to various corners ... have not had a cockroach in years - though surrounded by others with frightening #s..

Moving on to bedbugs .. everyone on my floor has had them except me. When the expert with the Beagle came, there was no action. He said with all the dust and cobwebs around the floor molding, they would never come in and so it has been so...
Cooh John:

Good morning manimals. These songs are bugging me, Micah. Hi Ben. Spent some time in Toledo. Carty still around?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:50am

nice story morphe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:51am

I love spiders. I had some at home a few years ago, but a cockroach came in (poisoned, first I ever saw) and the spiders ate it and all died. I threw it out the window when I saw in their web, but too late
Listener Abroad:

I’ve got a golden orb spider that makes a web daily at night and high enough to be able to walk under and catch insects.
Avatar 7:03am
Claire from Montclair:

Cicadas invaded my dreams a couple night ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03am
holland oats:

sorry what movie was that re esther rolle?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04am

Dont Play Us Cheap

H Oats - Don't Play Us Cheap by van Peebles (the father)
Avatar 7:05am

According to IMDB they're bats instead of cockroaches in the film version
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:06am

thats true Hyper but at the end in desperation he turns into a roach
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:07am
holland oats:

thanks that was bugging me
Avatar 7:08am

Even better. Two metamorphoses! 😈💥🦇💥🪳
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:10am

morning. any good songs about water bugs coming out of my sink and tub drain when it rained and the storm sewer filled up in brooklyn?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11am

no dale sorry
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11am

Good Morning Micah...thanks for filling in!!
Toothgrinder Tom:

Micah has such a soothing voice and presence, I wish he could be cloned and host all of the shows on WFMU!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:12am

aw Tom *blush*

There was cheesy "Afternoon Movie" (NYC WABC 1970s) in which the protagonist is stuck in a small boat/skip on the ocean with no oars???? but he has a guitar and is singing ".. I'd rather be a cockroach than a flea ...If I could ..." (El Condor Pass tune)Anybody know the film? I think Krys O would know but she is not in here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:14am

well morphe ive seen alot of tv movies but that ones got me stumped
Toothgrinder Tom:

morphe’ I think I remember that … was the final scene of the skiff washing ashore only to reveal his skeleton still clutching that dang guitar?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:17am

one called satan's triangle that has three people in a boat adrift.

google 'little man in the boat' and all kinds of nasty pops up.
Rob from Maryland:

Good morning! My wife and I just tuned in, and we're loving that all these songs are about insects!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18am

satans triangle is great! creepy as fuck. and kim novak is hot as hell
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:19am
Jim the Poet:

Love this

Tooth ... cannot say I remember the ending??? Thinking the protagonist was Bobby Sherman or some other teen idol of those days ...
ps great retelling/short film of Kafka's Metamorphosis for later...
"Franz Kafka's it's a wonderful life"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:21am

love anne murray.
Avatar 7:22am

Good day, Micah, radio entomologists.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:23am

I always die a little. Anne Murray. Maybe it was the material.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:24am

But this makes up for it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:25am

from the witchwood is a favorite strawbs album
Rob from Maryland:

@micah, for your edification/spreadsheet, here's another song about dragonflies: Ana Torroja "Libelula" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qD528K7ajus
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:27am

Fill-in shows are a nice surprise. Much too early for mind control, so perfect cuz my mind is still in bed.
Avatar 7:28am

Music to shave a friar pattern to
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:35am

iis arcesia's 'butterfly mind' on the docket?

I like to eat those crickets, but I always spit out the legs
Toothgrinder Tom:

@morphe’ that’s how I would have ended it!
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 7:44am
Will the Sound Guy:

Hi Micah and all!!!
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 7:48am
dave wuz here:

i'm a bug
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 7:48am

Insects that are popular subjects for songs: Butterflies.

Insects that are not popular subjects for songs: Botflies

Simon and I off to play footie/soccer ... too windy in Madrid today for our Saturday Park Ping Pong ... Thanks Micah and all !!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:54am

waiting for this lady to mention sheep or the spirit or the light or jesus.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:55am

gotta get the dumb car inspected. you'll be on in the van o' war.
Toothgrinder Tom:

@morphe’ how old is Simon?
Rob from Maryland:

I'd love to hear a song about botflies
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:03am
Will the Sound Guy:

Maybe a hardcore song about botflies would make sense...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:06am

House centipedes are doing just fine :)


(never personally encountered crotch crickets)
Payton in Warwick:

dude. I thought this was a family friendly show.
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:07am
dave wuz here:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:09am

it usually is Payton, unless Im guest hosting
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:09am
Handy Haversack:

Morning, Micah and all. What's the buzz?

I recently read Insectopedia, by Hugh Raffles. Highly recommended. An anthropological accounting of human-insect relations. With a look at cricket fighting.
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:10am
Will the Sound Guy:

I wonder how funky this grasshopper track is gonna get
Payton in Warwick:

You do you, Micah.

in transnistria and I touched my pubes and my fingers turned black and It was because of squished crotch crickets
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:13am
Will the Sound Guy:

Payton, hope all is well over in the Wick!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:13am


I live in RI where the "state's most dangerous animal" is the black widow spider but nobody I know has ever seen one.
Toothgrinder Tom:

I wouldn’t mind having a tarantula as a pet.
Payton in Warwick:

Is that Will O?
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:15am
Will the Sound Guy:

Yes it is
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:19am

That nobody saw one and lived to tell about it make a pretty good case for "most dangerous animal"

@Payton. I am Will (J) from Pawtucket!
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:25am

Morning chums☕️
Payton in Warwick:

Wow, just a plethora of Wills!
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:29am
Handy Haversack:

Where there are Wills, there are Ways!
Payton in Warwick:

I gotta run to work but Will O- you know where to find me! (We had a kid! We survived the pandemic, etc!)
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:30am
Handy Haversack:

This one left over from Tuesdays, Micah?
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:32am
Will the Sound Guy:

We had a kid too Payton, we'll have to chat sometime. Be well!

Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:43am
Will the Sound Guy:

Hi Handy, Fred, melinda, HyperDose, TDK60, TT, Will J, Jim, and dale
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:43am
Handy Haversack:

My best insect story is all about the ladybugs. Before I moved back to NYC from grad school in MI, I wanted K8 and some friends there to come see my mom's family's old farm in the far west of the state. It's April, so my aunt and I go up to reconnect the pipes and light a fire in the stove to warm the place up. And we woke up a ladybug colony hidden the walls for hours and hours, thousand upon thousand of ladybugs came pouring out of all the cracks in the walls of this tarpaper shack, basically. I think a million ladybugs might have been there, sleeping away until the fire woke them up and the poured out.

It was the cutest biblical curse you ever saw.

Morning, Will!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:44am

nice story HH
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:46am

who knew disco ladybugs could be so much fun?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:48am

@too..Tom: would you name him ... Paul?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:51am

I don't like little animals I hate big bugs / I like to feel my bare feet on a Berber rug - Christine Lavin, 'Camping'
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:51am

@Handy that’s so cute
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:54am
Will the Sound Guy:

Handy, that's pretty wild 🐞🐞🐞
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:55am
Ken From Hyde Park:

Good morning. I can tell you that the Florida everglades have quite a few mosquitos.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:56am

a few bugs woke up to 50 degree weather here a couple days ago
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:57am
Handy Haversack:

Thanks, Micah! This program certainly didn't bug me!

Later on, arthropals!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57am

... not Mary *Lou* Walker? we have a local kids' performer named that
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:59am

There is an adorable fat squirrel perched on one of my fence posts, have a good view of its tummy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00am

thank you!
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 9:03am
Will the Sound Guy:

Thank you Micah for the fill in show
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