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November 30, 2021

Elena’s Cicada Song

Filed under: Music — Dan @ 6:12 am

Steve send us this video of his daughter Elena’s Cicada Song. I hope you enjoy it:

July 7, 2021

Cicada song of the day: “cicadas are just like us…” by @natalieburdick

Filed under: Music — Dan @ 4:05 am

Cicada song of the day: “cicadas are just like us…” by @natalieburdick

May 29, 2021

THE PERIODICAL CICADA resurrected as a free streaming cicada themed variety show

Filed under: Art | Music — Dan @ 1:27 am

THE PERIODICAL CICADA resurrected as a free streaming cicada-themed variety show.

Theater of the Apes celebrates the emergence of BROOD X with a FREE 17-year Cicada-themed Virtual Variety Show.

June 7th, 7 PM EST. tune in:


Cicada Suite: 2 cicada-related songs, on a specially designed cicada-shaped flash drive

Filed under: Music — Dan @ 12:57 am

I like Cicadas. I like songs about Cicadas.

But Cicada-related songs on a cicada-shaped flash drive?! That’s awesome.

Check out Sue Fink’s Cicada Suite.

Sue's Cicada Songs

Brood X-ellence, a rap about Brood X by EntoGeek

Filed under: Brood X | Music — Dan @ 12:46 am

I’m surprised that this is the first rap song about Brood X I’ve heard so far.

Brood X-ellence, a rap about Brood X by EntoGeek. It’s pretty good.

May 20, 2021

A new Snappy Cicada Pizza video for 2021!

Filed under: Eating Cicadas | Music — Dan @ 6:55 pm

Snappy Tomato Pizza has once again transformed into Snappy Cicada Pizza.

More information here, posted by Ed on another post.

Here you go — this will help: Snappy Cicada Pizza Video:

We have just announced our partnership with The Christ Hospital to celebrate the birth of the cicadas and newborns at the hospital — see press release here:

It’s been 17 years since Cincinnati last saw the Brood X cicadas, and there’s no doubt that their return has caused a lot of “buzz” around the Tristate! The Christ Hospital wanted to do something to commemorate this wild and rare time and we can’t think of a better partner to help us than Cincinnati’s own Snappy Tomato Pizza. Remember that jingle from the 80s? While there was never an actual Snappy Cicada Pizza, Snappy still brushes it off just for fun every cicada resurgence!

This time around, The Christ Hospital and Snappy Tomato Pizza are teaming up to start a new tradition. To help welcome newborns and cicadas, each baby born at both The Christ Hospital Mt. Auburn and Liberty Township locations over the next few weeks will receive a free, limited-edition, “All the Buzz” onesie! Parents will also get a coupon for a free pizza (cicadas, unfortunately, not included) and Snappy swag generously donated by Snappy Tomato Pizza!

Here’s some previous incarnations: Snappy Cicada Pizza Jingles.

May 18, 2021

Cicada Serenade (parody) Brood X Spring 2021 Emergence! Rejoice!

Filed under: Music — Dan @ 6:05 am

A new song/parody video sent to us by Tracy Mayle: Cicada Serenade (parody) Brood X Spring 2021 Emergence! Enjoy.

May 15, 2021

“Cicada Love Call” by Toby T. Swift

Filed under: Music — Dan @ 10:13 am

In our tradition of letting you know about cicada-themed songs, here’s “Cicada Love Call” by Toby T. Swift.

From Broadway World:

In “Cicada Love Call,” Swift’s ex-wife shows up on his front porch, “just like a bug,” 17 years after leaving him for another man. Now she wants to get back together with him, but he’s having none of it.

Love is strange — kinda like cicadas.

It’s available on Amazon, Spotify and Apple / iTunes.

March 29, 2021

Snappy Cicada Pizza Jingles

Filed under: Eating Cicadas | Music — Dan @ 6:53 pm

There’s a pizza restaurant chain in the Cincinnati area called Snappy Tomato Pizza that occasionally runs commercials for Snappy Cicada Pizza. It’s a joke of course. Or is it? Maybe they’ll do it again in 2021.

Listen to the songs:

Dr. Chordate’s Periodical Cicada Graduation Song

Filed under: Magicicada | Music — Dan @ 6:41 pm

Have a listen to Dr. Chordate’s Periodical Cicada Graduation Song, with an intro by Dr. Chordate. “This is a graduation song: the larvae of the 17-year periodic cicada finally emerge from the ground to transform into adults.”

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