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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 16, 2021

Cicada Madness Podcast!

Filed under: Podcasts — Dan @ 9:56 pm

This one is PG-13 (R?) rated. It’s a Cicada-themed horror comedy movie podcast called Cicada Madness!!! Check it out! It reminds me of a 1980s horror movie and comedy, with some Rob Zombie mixed in.

Cicada Madness Podcast

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.”

March 12, 2021

Archive of Archie McPhee Cicada Toy Page

Filed under: Lucky Cicada Key Chain | Toys and Amusements — Dan @ 8:56 pm

Not the Lucky Cicada Keychain, but something else:

7 Year Chirp

10293. Cicadas.
$5.95 3 CARDS

The cicada may seem like a simple and annoying insect. After all, the last thing you need on a steaming hot day is to hear the grating buzz and shrill of the cicada trying to attract a mate. However, the life of the cicada is so fascinating that it deserves four paragraphs of scintillating information on the back of our fancy blistercard. More attractive than a roach, yet not quite as fancy as a moth, these black rubber cicadas are 2-1/2″ long, detailed in pale green with translucent, veiny wings. You get three packages of three cicadas each.

Shot of the webpage

March 3, 2021

Seventeen Year Cicadas, a song by George Peter Block, Jr.

Filed under: Magicicada | Music | Periodical — Dan @ 1:53 pm

Here’s a song titled Seventeen Year Cicadas by George Peter Block, Jr,:

February 6, 2021

Cicadas in TV and Movies

Filed under: Film — Dan @ 9:44 am


I was chatting with John Cooley of Cicadas @ UCONN, and he suggested a list of cicadas heard in TV and Movies — so here it is. If you have any to add, leave them in the comments.

The scene in Star Wars (1977) where C3PO and R2-D2 are walking through the desert.

Around 9 minutes in. It’s less apparent in recent versions of the film, but you can hear it in older versions. Neotibicen tibicen cicadas can be heard in the background.

The scene in Captain Marvel (2019) where Captain Marvel is outside at dusk on the farm

Around 1 hour 11 minutes into the film. You’ll hear a mix of cicadas including a Neotibicen pruinosus and Neotibien linnei.

WandaVision on Disney+

I won’t say which episode, because the series is new, but a cicada prominently appears in at least 2 scenes in the series.


More to come… for now see the comments on Facebook.

August 8, 2020

Cicada wing fan for cicada fans. Pretty cool (cooling)

Filed under: Pop Culture — Dan @ 7:39 am

Check out this cicada wing fan from ood design.

cicada wing fan

July 30, 2020

Southern Culture On The Skids – Cicada Rock 2020 (Brood IX)

Filed under: Brood IX | Music — Dan @ 9:11 pm

Southern Culture On The Skids released a cicada-themed song for 2020: Cicada Rock 2020 (Brood IX). Enjoy!

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