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Options June 21, 2013: He's a Fly Guy
~~Animation by Minnesota Jeff

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
Curtis Mayfield with Fishbone  He's a Fly Guy   Options   Arista  1988  45    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Alex Orlov  May 32   Options   SoundCloud  2013  WAV  Recorded in a concrete parking structure in a former corporate headquarters in Bedminster, NJ adjacent to interstate 287. Alex Orlov: recording, mixing, 60 meter SW band radio.  0:03:37 (Pop‑up)
Eugene Chadbourne  Bedbugs (excerpt)   Options Bedbugs  House of Chadula  2000  CD-R    0:14:01 (Pop‑up)
Ellery Eskelin with Andrea Parkins and Jim Black  Paris Swallowtail   Options The Secret Museum  hatOLOGY  2000  CD  Composed by Eugene Chadbourne  0:17:20 (Pop‑up)
Frank Rosaly  Bedbugs   Options Cicada Music  Delmark  2013  CD    0:22:15 (Pop‑up)
Francisco López  Cicadas Borneo   Options   Francisco López  2013  WAV    0:23:42 (Pop‑up)
Martin / Lozasno / Lewis / Wiens / Duncan  Social Insects   Options At Canterbury  Barnyard  2013  CD    0:31:37 (Pop‑up)
Michael Meadows  Back of Nowhere, Illinois   Options The First Four Billion Years are the Hardest  Michael Meadows  2011  WAV    0:40:25 (Pop‑up)
Bob Dylan  Day of the Locusts   Options New Morning  Columbia  1970  LP    0:44:10 (Pop‑up)
The Incredible String Band  Cousin Caterpillar   Options The Big Huge  Elektra/Nonesuch  1993  CD  Originally released in 1968  0:47:59 (Pop‑up)
Heather Floyd & Dan Willems  Rufer Cicadas   Options   Heather Floyd & Dan Willems  2013  WAV  Cicada recording made on the night of a full moon July 12th, 1995 on Rufer Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky. Heather Floyd-Synthesizer and Trumpet recorded June 2013.  0:53:18 (Pop‑up)
Max Branigan  Miss You Lady Bug   Options   Max Branigan  2013  WAV  Upon hearing about the call for songs I hopped in the car and tried to record some big bug sounds in the south orange reservation, not that far from Jersey City. Sadly, all I could really find was an absence of noise, most of the lil guys are dead near me. So I recorded my attempts to hear them and subsequent failure to do so. During the process I was moved by all the cicadas squashed on the road, so I went back home and recorded this love song from one deceased cicada to another. I sing about pharaoh in it because I heard on some radio show that one species of cicada makes a distinctive "pharrrraooooh" sound.  1:02:35 (Pop‑up)
Francisco López  Cicada Cambodia   Options   Francisco López  2013  WAV    1:04:45 (Pop‑up)
Heather McIntosh and bugs  Taiwanese Bug Party with Bass   Options   Heather McIntosh  2013  WAV  I recently went to China and Taiwan with a band called Azure Ray and had the chance to ride around on scooters from Hualien through the Taroko National Park. Wow. Fun. I try to bring my trusty field recorder on most of my trips. These are some bug friends I recorded while we were on our adventure. These little guys were making such a racket, I knew I was going to want to do something with them. I decided to add a little bass to the bugs  1:06:50 (Pop‑up)
Steve Day  Song of the Fly / Day by Day   Options Song of the Fly  Leo Records  2011  CD    1:11:12 (Pop‑up)
Duo Nueva Finlandia  A Firefly Story   Options Short Stories  Tum  2005  CD    1:16:19 (Pop‑up)
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra  The Queen's Suite: Lightning Bugs and Frogs   Options The Ellington Suites  Pablo  1990  CD  Recorded in 1956, first commercial release in 1976  1:21:17 (Pop‑up)
Blob  Humidity   Options Earphonious Symphony  Innova  2010  CD    1:24:07 (Pop‑up)
Henry Lowengard  Cicada's Truth   Options   Henry Lowengard  2013  WAV  I more of less forgot about your call for cicadas until I was surrounded by them this afternoon in Sojourner Truth Park in my hometown, Kingston NY. Since I'm big on spectral music, I took the sample I recorded and ran it through Spear, cleaned it out, and started pulling the top, broad band of noise down (at about 5200Hz+/-1750Hz) and leaving the lower band (1350Hz+/-350Hz) alone and then I stretched and thinned it out, and added a few hand drawn partials. Then I turned it into stereo and eq'ed the channels with different curves. A peek at the spectrum shows how I cleaned up the sound in Spear and pulled and slimmed the top band (which I have a hard time hearing, but I know it's there), and pulled out the bottom band. I was going to do something with the slow pulses of wideband high frequency noise, but maybe some other time.  1:27:28 (Pop‑up)
David Rothenberg  Fairground Clarinet Cicadas   Options   David Rothenberg  2013  WAV    1:28:56 (Pop‑up)
Samm Bennett  Baby Bug   Options   Polarity Music    WAV  Cicada recorded (video and audio) in 2004 in Katsuura, Chiba Prefecture, Japan Other tracks recorded on June 13, 2013 at Polarity Studio, Tokyo, Japan Samm Bennett: vocal, dan moi (Vietnamese jaw harp) and ROLAND SH2000 analog synthesizer. Words and music copyright 2013 Samm Bennett - all rights reserved http://www.polarityrecords.com YouTube link for Baby Bug: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFHar6Kod0w  1:41:01 (Pop‑up)
Optical *8  Bug   Options Bug  God Mountain  1994  CD    1:46:22 (Pop‑up)
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum  The 17-Year Cicada   Options Sleepytime Gorilla Museum of Natural History  Web of Mimicry  2004  CD    1:56:10 (Pop‑up)
Gregory Whitehead w/ Christof Migone  The Thing About Bugs   Options The Thing About Bugs  Gemerator  2012  CD  Radio piece created in 1995. Played with The Necks "Mosquito" (from "Mosquito / See Through," Recommended Records 2004)  1:59:36 (Pop‑up)
Colin L. Orchestra  Cicada House   Options COL  Northern Spy  2012  WAV  http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Colin_L_Orchestra/Out_Col/review/Colin_Langenus_Digitally_Systematically_and_Periodically  2:28:14 (Pop‑up)
Jeremy Slater  autecicadas   Options ()  Parenthesis Music    MP3  http://jeremyslater.net/jeremyslater.net/parenthesisrecord/  2:31:55 (Pop‑up)
Miya Masakoa  Ritual 1 (excerpt)   Options   Miya Masaoka  1995  WAV  Collaboration with Madagascar beetles recorded in 1995  2:37:49 (Pop‑up)
Francisco López  Cicadas Japan   Options   Francisco López  2013  WAV    2:47:46 (Pop‑up)
David Rothenberg  Fairground Cicadas iPad   Options   David Rothenberg  2013  WAV    2:49:46 (Pop‑up)
Petula Clark  The Show is Over   Options Beautiful Sounds: The Petula Clark Songbook  Castle  2000  CD    2:56:37 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 2:39pm Kurt Gottschalk:

Technical problems with today's animation. Hopefully we'll have it up soon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm northguineahills:

Well, you're animated, today, Kurt.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Report egregious technical errors to Bronwyn C.
Avatar 3:05pm Cheri Pi:

this is exactly what I want to hear. Happy Beersies day DJKG!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm northguineahills:

Just spilled some naga jolokia sauce on my leg, in my attempt to prepare a snack of crackers and garlic herbal goat cheese and aforementioned sauce.
Avatar 3:07pm Cheri Pi:

NGH-I had NJ sauce in my eye at 10:40 am this morning in a similar potato chip incident.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:07pm Caryn:

Second day of my 4-day weekend. This'll do nicely as the soundtrack.
Avatar 3:08pm dc pad thai:

HECKIT! In a meeting and can't listen...BUT having beersies...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09pm northguineahills:

Yeegods, Cheri Pi, that's gotta keep ya busy for a good half hour. My eyes have gained some tolerance to other chilies ( I don't wear gloves any more when cutting chilies), but naga jolokia sauce in the eye, one would prefer death!
Avatar 3:12pm Cheri Pi:

My eye was already irritated from sunscreen so it only burnt like tabasco, not pleasant-but not unknown. 30 minutes was about right.
Avatar 3:13pm Cheri Pi:

Avatar 3:13pm Cheri Pi:

Panoply = the new peplum?
  3:18pm pseu:

Thanks for playing Alex Orlov, Kurt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:18pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

ngh: Did your leg burn??
Avatar 3:22pm Chris from DC:

Yeah that Alex Orlov was cool. 2 hours to beersies....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:23pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...wjhat kind of person am I ?; that music most people would consider 'crazy' feels so much like sanity to me...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:23pm DCE:

I can't have beersies til I get done driving around midnight tonight...headed south.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- have a nice drive DCE - I gotta go back to work par usual until home after 5...
Avatar 3:27pm Cheri Pi:

1 hour 33 minutes until cicada-less patio beersies.
Avatar 3:29pm dc pad thai:

-30 minutes to beersies for me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:30pm northguineahills:

@Rev Rabbit: No, it didn't burn, but it was perilously close to a mosquito bit, which would have been unpleasant.

Yeah, that Alex Orlov was tops!

Already beer o'clock for me. My last Friday of freedom!
Avatar 3:30pm βrian:

Wow, a very nice progression from what Bryce was playing.
Avatar 3:31pm Cheri Pi:

I'll tell you what though- if fruit flies could sing- I'd have an orchestra. Full bloom of the basterds in my kitchen due to a security breech in the screen. it has been repaired but the flies continue to live. trying the vingar trap as we speak. I hope to return home to FF massacre.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:32pm DCE:

enjoy it, ngh. but i have a feeling you'll really enjoy getting back to work as well.
Avatar 3:32pm dc pad thai:

aw, feck. Don't even mention cicadas....nothing doing in DC...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:32pm Mike East:

there was a bit in this week's NY'er about a guy jamming with cicadas on sax and clarinet
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:33pm DCE:

@ CP my wife is battling for the house right now with ants. fuck those insects, I say.
Avatar 3:35pm Chris from DC:

Yeah, I was really looking forward to the little guys, Pat, but nothing. This will do nicely right now though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:35pm Mike East:

we get stink bugs. lousy stink bugs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:37pm DCE:

we've had those too, Mike. Sometimes wake up at night and find them crawling on me. But since they're harmless I don't mind them so much.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:40pm DCE:

well, I'm out, time to hit the road to WV, see you all soon
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:41pm Mike East:

yeah, I don't mind them so much...just creeps me out that they might be crawling on my baby. Also really bugs my wife...and then she bugs me to get rid of them. BUGS!
Avatar 3:41pm Kurt Gottschalk:

Mike East - that guy n the times was david rothenberg. i interviewed him here on the show a few weeks ago!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:42pm northguineahills:

Thanks DCE!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:43pm northguineahills:

WV, my motherland.
Avatar 3:44pm dc pad thai:

Later DCE.

ngh, congrats on getting back on the grindstone. We were disgusting GIS in the meeting I just had.
Avatar 3:44pm Cheri Pi:

the FFs land on my BEERSIES therefore they must perish.
  3:44pm snake:

And speaking of Eugene Chadbourne .....Any fans of Doc Chad in the Raleigh N C area may want to catch The Insect and Western series with various players each Monday Night in July in Raleigh.
Avatar 3:46pm dc pad thai:

an FF flew down my throat last night. I'm a veggie but I chomped him real good..motherfucker..
Avatar 3:47pm Cheri Pi:

I think I inhaled one too DCP, now I'm paranoid.
Avatar 3:49pm βrian:

Y'all are inhaling french fries?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:53pm northguineahills:

Cool, thanks pat! err... pad.

I love this ISB!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:01pm Wretch:

Don't forget Zorak! www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:07pm northguineahills:

I miss Zorak!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:08pm Mike East:

I like it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:09pm northguineahills:

Not to be confused w/ Zapp Brannigan.
Avatar 4:10pm Cheri Pi:

Killer, this is exactly what they sound like.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:10pm Mike East:

I like it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:17pm Caryn:

I miss Zorak, but I still don't think of him whenever I look into the night sky.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:20pm Mike East:

hey Caryn. I've got that Jayne Mansfield flick coming in the mail tomorrow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:24pm Caryn:

Cool, Mike! It'll take your mind from the stink bugs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:25pm Caryn:

Just looked at the playlist, because this reminded me of some old Finnish movie music, and whaddaya know? Duo Nueva Finlandia.
Avatar 4:41pm Cheri Pi:

Cincinnati! our insects are legendary
Avatar 4:43pm Cheri Pi:

maybe I won;t go home and masacre the fruit fly invasion after all... yes. yes I will.
Avatar 4:44pm Cheri Pi:

PBR should also be a radio station. and a beersie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:47pm northguineahills:

That's what I'm drinking, now that I ran out Negra Modelo, and I need to be frugal until my first paycheck.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:47pm Caryn:

Hey, watched this on YT an hour ago!

Now enjoying some local candy. Flavours: tar, birch sugar and licorice that's been "left to boil overnight". Yum.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50pm Mike East:

ah yes, David Rothenberg is the guy I mentioned who has a bit about him in this week's NY'er.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:52pm northguineahills:

Any The Bug (Kevin Martin)?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:52pm northguineahills:

Herbie, the Love Bug movie theme?
Avatar 4:53pm Cheri Pi:

NGH-PBR is a fine beer if ya ask me. especially in this heat.
Avatar 4:53pm Cheri Pi:

Kurt- can we have bug music all summer?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:54pm Caryn:

Howard Shore's theme for Cronenberg's "The Fly"?
  4:54pm common:

happy weekending to all. Beersies!
Avatar 4:57pm Cheri Pi:

it's beersies time!!! thanks KG and all tha bugs who made it possible.
Avatar 5:05pm Chris from DC:

It's beersies everywhere.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:07pm northguineahills:

I used to have a field recording (it died w/ one of hard drives), it might have been Chris Watson or Bernie Krause, I'm not sure, of a close miked zebra carcass being attacked by flies, and vultures etc in the Serengeti.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:08pm northguineahills:

*one of my hard drives
Avatar 5:16pm dc pad thai:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:17pm Caryn:

  5:25pm Fredericks:

Insects are important. Even mosquitos!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:33pm northguineahills:

well, I just got bit by a mosquito, the hell!

Since the restaurant closed downstairs, they left some buckets that have become breeding grounds for mosquitos. I need to enlist my neighbor to help me go down the fire escape so I can turn over the buckets, and lower the ladder so I can get back up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:34pm northguineahills:

Never heard of this Colin L Orchestra, reminds me of Porter Ricks or Basic Channel.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:35pm Caryn:

Have 2 mosquito bites on the sole of my foot. Fine now, but itch like hell when I put shoes and socks on. Not as bad as the bite on my arm, though. A few days ago, that bite was big and covered in vesicles. Now it's crusted over. Ugh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:38pm Mosquitoes:

Drill, baby, drill.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:41pm northguineahills:

Same here, I have one on my Achilles, and one on my heel. I usually don't swell, but these bites are very swollen (and I don't scratch). I usually don't get bitten in NYC, as mosquitoes find me less palatable then those around me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:45pm Carmichael:

Yikes. Made it for the last 15. Hiya Koit, and howdy payday peeps.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:47pm Carmichael:

Speaking of beersies, had a wee bit of the 25th Anniversary IPA at the boozer. Feelin' it today, but some Hair of the Dog should right my ship.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:48pm Caryn:

@ngh: unfortunately, I'm one of those people mosquitoes seem to find delicious. Which is not a good combo with my mosquito allergy.
Avatar 5:49pm Kurt Gottschalk:

Here's a half hour piece for string quartet, electric guitar and insect chorus that isn't making it in today. Give it a listen! soundcloud.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:50pm Caryn:

I watched the YT video for this, and all I could think of was "if I was letting cockroaches crawl all over me, I'd be damn sure to wear some underwear".
  5:50pm Fredericks:

Are these the hissing cockroaches, Kurt?
Avatar 5:52pm Kurt Gottschalk:

i believe so, fredericks.
Avatar 5:52pm Kurt Gottschalk:

here's the video: www.youtube.com...
  5:53pm Fredericks:

I know these aren't cockroaches. I took too long to post. Toothpaste and/or ammonia for mosquito bites work for me.
Avatar 5:54pm Kurt Gottschalk:

i think they're also called 'madagascar beetles' could be a translation issue. or i could be wrong.
  5:54pm Fredericks:

That's the one! Thanks, Kurt.
Avatar 5:54pm Kurt Gottschalk:

here's another masaoka piece, this one with bees: www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

cheri!: fruit flies! hate hate hate 'em.
DCE: Ants don't like chalky or powdery stuff - they have to go around it - which likely doesn't help much...
- I gather (??) there are three main species of cicada - each w/ a different noise.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:58pm northguineahills:

Thanks Kurt! Have a great weekend Minotaurites!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:59pm G:

There isn't any more.
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