The first appearance in 17 years of Magicada Septendicum has begun in parts, but not in all of the Tri-State area. Are you seeing them? Hearing them? Stepping on them? (Hint--if you have to think about that one, the answer is 'no'. They are not subtle.) The mass emergence of Periodical Cicada Brood 2 in our region is an ecological miracle of adaptive behavior, a once-in-a-generation opportunity to observe the spectacle of nature...and an absolute nightmare for anyone with an aversion to red-eyed bugs that make noises like the Martians are landing. Of course, for ento-philes it's heaven on earth, if a bit out of this world.
It's also a fun excuse to play "bug" songs of your choice, or anything that references the storied rock-and-roll age of 17. Post your requests in the comment section below and we'll spin a set for you this morning.
Here's what we played today:
"Day of the Locusts" - Bob Dylan
"The Bug" - Dire Straits
"Sexy + 17" - Stray Cats
"At Seventeen" - Janis Ian
"I Saw Her Standing There" - The Beatles