Now casting for “Bedbugs!!!” musical in New York City

August 11, 2012

This isn’t really bed bug-related, but we thought you might be interested anyway. According to Playbill, they’re now casting for Bedbugs!!! The Musical in New York City: BEDBUGS!!! A Sci-Fi Thriller Comedy Rock Musical. Description: Girl meets bug in this original comic musical in the vein of Rocky Horror and Little Shop with an 80s […]

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Pit Stop Players to perform Shostakovich’s Bedbug Suite

April 13, 2011

Bed bugs have recently made themselves known behind the scenes in some local music venues (such as the Metropolitan Opera House and  the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center last October), but they often don’t seem to make it out of the dressing rooms. Still, bed bugs have inspired musical theater and classical music, […]

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Pop. 1280’s “Bedbugs”: a “Blade Runner-esque urban wasteland”

December 2, 2009

In yesterday’s Village Voice Music Blog, Chris Weingarten asked members of the band Pop. 1280 about their new song, “Bedbugs.”  It was written by Ivan Lip who is a social worker working in housing. What is “Bedbugs” about? Ivan Lip, guitarist: I think it’s just about bedbugs. Chris Bug, vocalist: The I-man wrote the lyrics […]

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Singer Nicole Atkins tells amNY she fled bed bugs in Brooklyn

November 12, 2008

Chanteuse Nicole Atkins, who plays the Bowery Ballroom Friday, told amNY she moved to Jersey after battling bed bugs in Brooklyn: Atkins moved to Asbury Park, N,J., last year, which is a stone’s throw from her Garden State hometown, Neptune, which inspired her acclaimed 2007 major-label debut disc, “Neptune City.” “I just got sick of […]

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A new song about bed bugs

August 12, 2007

This little song, courtesy of Jon Rolston’s blog My Robot Is Pregnant, and entitled “Bedbug Song,” reminds me of a bit of the Violent Femmes. I like it. And as a bonus, it’s surprisingly informative. (I say “surprisingly,” since usually bed bug songs don’t contain any actual bed bug information.) The lyrics include the following: […]

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Songs for Bedbuggers

April 28, 2007

I made a mix in iTunes, about the rise and fall and rise and fall of a bed bug infestation. I sent it to Jess, violating the unspoken rule of Bedbuggers that snail mail is generally a bad idea. I wish I could send you all a CD, but for now, the playlist will have […]

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