The above image was chosen for its humorous value, but the invasion of miller moths currently underway in our neck of the woods is somewhat discomfiting. I've been trying to figure out why the vulnerable seekers of light trapped in my abode — and the eclipses of them in the great outdoors! — are freaking me out; perhaps the "eek" factor I experience when brushing up against these transformed army cutworms reflects my queasiness about my own insatiable hunger for, well, it. In the process of trying to make peace with these harmless creatures, I made a playlist of moth-themed songs to aid in my meditative endeavor.
Things in Light's seventeenth podcast, Eclipse Mix, features tracks by Faun Fables, Cocteau Twins, Stereolab, Burial + Four Tet, Current 93, Aimee Mann, The Flaming Lips, and They Might Be Giants. See the full track listing below.
1. Faun Fables - Moth
2. Cocteau Twins - When Mama Was Moth
3. Stereolab - Space Moth
4. Burial + Four Tet - Moth
5. Current 93 - Judas as Black Moth
6. Aimee Mann - The Moth
7. The Flaming Lips - Moth in the Incubator
8. They Might Be Giants - Bee of the Bird of the Moth