Liveblogging! “It’s Too Damn Early,” 7/30/11

Another fantastic fact: the Australian clothes line bug goes to great lengths to protect its young, eventually including the construction of hexagonal pillars in which the immature larvae are deposited for 21 years! The pillars, known as “churros,” are the final act of parental duty for these little beasts– in fact, it takes both parents to build a single pillar. Saliva and mucus secretions form the bulk of the churro, but it is given much of its strength through a sacrifice rarely encountered in the insect world!

In the final building stages, many days after the larvae has been safely encased, the parents “de-husk,” ripping their chitinous exoskeletons from each other and joining them at the thorax with dirt and dew. This last act seals their fate, attracting avian predators to the scene. Although the parents will die, it is with the knowledge that these same birds will commonly return to their nest with the churro, using it to construct their nest. In 21 years, the clothes line bug egg sac matures, with the newly-born insects often consuming the same family of birds that ate its parents!

Little Fyodor — All My Clothes Are Uncomfortable (from “Peace Is Boring,” on Public Eyesore)
George Korein — Rotodrone Encroaching (from “Another Corpse,” on BatHotAxe and Majuma)
George Korein –Squawking Corpse Rotodrone
Rafael Flores — 7 Minutillos (from “Nubes, cometas, rumores y orugas,” on Monochrome Vision)
Augment — Dilation (from “January 8th, 2008,” on Power Silence)
Merzbow — White Pea Fowl (from “Merzbird,” on Important)
Gil San Marcos — Smoke Film (from “Domes,” on Bombay Cove)
Gil San Marcos — Domes
Gil San Marcos — Triple Crown Parquet (live in New Orleans)
Jess Rowland — A Dragonfly Tries Vainly To Settle Onto A Leaf (from “The Shape of Poison,” on Edgetone)
Eloine — Feather-Woven Terrace (from “Simpler Machines,” on Darbolistic Rex)
DACM — Angel (from “Stereotypie,” on Asphodel)
DACM — Marie
DACM — Bassamico
DACM — Outparis Kiss
DACM — Latex
Margeret Noble — Safer Is Better (from “Frakture“)
Margaret Noble — Consistent
Margaret Noble — Drowning on Land
Margaret Noble — Crossing Over
Margaret Noble — The Object of Power Is Power
Margaret Noble — Interlude Before the End
Margaret Noble — Distopia
Seeded Plain — Tarpaper Neutrality (from “Entry Codes,” on Creative Sources)
Seeded Plain — Vacuum Insert
Mari Kimura — Gemini for Solo Violin (from “The World Below G And Beyond,” on Mutable Music)
Mari Kimura — Vitessimo for Augmented Violin
Ken Gen Montgomery — Shower Music (from “Shower Music Born Again,” on Generator)
Zavolonka — Plavyna (from “Plavyna,” on Nexsound)
Zavolonka — Kosytsia
Zavolonka — Kolyskova
Zavolonka — Teche Voda Ledo
Zavolonka — Gora

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