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K&D Show Essays by David Gunn

2010
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560 Stayin' AliveApril 9
559 Ten UtoFebruary 5
2009
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558Olives à la DalíNovember 13
557The Brick ElephantOctober 3
556Collecting SoundSeptember 26
555 The JokeAugust 14
554 Rosenthal and Guidenstern are DeadJune 16
553 What is a Chippewa?June 16
552 Way Up ThereJune 5
551 DefenestrationismMarch 9
550 Les grands artistes volentFebruary 15
549 Esophageal SingingFebruary 9
2008
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548 Just a Heck of a LotDecember 13
547 Finlaaaawwwnnxxxggxxxd!December 5
546 Tent CityNovember 28
545 The Whistlers of UxbridgeOctober 3
544 House MusicAugust 23
543 Beware the Ookpik BirdSeptember 6
542 Hizz and HirsJuly 23
541 The Sixty-by-SixtiesJuly 19
540 Texas T-BirdJuly 9
539 Call WaitingJune 16
2006
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538 The Beat GenerationSeptember 17
2005
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537 WhodunnitSeptember 17
536 Trocadero'sSeptember 10
535 Project Mr. Potato HeadSeptember 3
534 Beano Burr and Weasel HamiltonAugust 27
533 Thawing the WolverineAugust 20
532 Days of DogAugust 13
531 The Land of Satan's Dancing CowsAugust 6
530 Thumb MusicJuly 30

529 Punjab PatelJuly 23
528 Dada VinciJuly 16
527 Inharmonic ConvergenceJuly 9
526 The BumpkinsesJuly 2
525 Battle of the BandsJune 25
524 Why Nature Abhors a VacuumJune 18
523 CoiffurnitureJune 11
522 Harpy MarksJune 4
521 Black BartMay 28
520 BoomwhackersMay 21

519 The Museum of JackhammersMay 14
518 ScavengersMay 7
517 Pinocchio's Nose JobApril 30
516 SuperconductorApril 23
515 The Day of CollisionsApril 16
514 The Cryptozoological SolutionApril 9
513 The Perils of PrometheusApril 2
512 The Sage of ChelmsfordMarch 26
511 LocksmithereensMarch 19
510 El culto de la PirañaMarch 12

509 The Stern and Exacting Miss SebastosMarch 5
508 L'homme de l'amianteFebruary 26
507 The HypermusiciansFebruary 19
506 The GatesFebruary 12
505 Tuber AnimatoFebruary 5
504 The Theory of Finite HeightJanuary 29
503 HippocratesJanuary 22
502 BassoonamiJanuary 15
501 MelophobiaJanuary 8
500 The Day of the LeopardJanuary 1
2004
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499 Oregon DonorDecember 25
498 Miss Aminata Kabba Needs Your Help!December 18
497 Concert SurvivalDecember 11
496 The World's Biggest InstrumentDecember 4
495 JanitoriaNovember 27
494 How Hungry Are You?November 20
493 The Sherlock Holmes PrincipleNovember 13
492 M. tete de la pomme de terreNovember 6
491 le grand garçonOctober 30
490 Nancy's BloomersOctober 23

489 ProcrastinatesOctober 16
488 Charm QuarkOctober 9
487 Clam ChadorOctober 2
486 BluenogginismSeptember 25
485 WisdomSeptember 18
484 Double-ble Vision-isionSeptember 11
483 BorborygmaSeptember 4
482 And now, BlastoAugust 28
481 The Lozenges of PossibilityAugust 21
480 The Road to HelminthAugust 14

479 The TaobotsAugust 7
478 Raoul MacDowellJuly 31
477 The Mushroomians, Part IIJuly 24
476 The Mushroomians, Part IJuly 17
475 Rain DanceJuly 10
474 The EquiniansJuly 3
473 il dogperaJune 26
472 The Wayward PianolaJune 19
471 Thor ThroatJune 12
470 The Yuman ConditionJune 5

469 VegemiteMay 29
468 Return of the ÜberpuppetsMay 22
467 The QuartetMay 15
466 Handling PanMay 8
465 The Other BuckminsterMay 1
464 The Crown JewelsApril 24
463 Burrito BoyApril 17
462 The Deadly SinsApril 10
461 la vengeance de MarsApril 3
460 The Unanswerable QuestionMarch 27

459 Kono-sabiMarch 20
458 NostrildamusMarch 13
457 Musique du ballonMarch 6
456 The Order of the Refulgent ConvolutionFebruary 28
455 Rando, the Wolf BoyFebruary 21
454 le fluffFebruary 14
453 Pipe DreamsFebruary 7
452 Bitterns of the ApocalypseJanuary 31
451 Beethoven's TrousersJanuary 24
450 Too Cold for MusicJanuary 17

449 PanlandJanuary 10
448 The Slowest Composer in the WorldJanuary 3
2003
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447 The Salt Mines of TaoudeniDecember 27
446 The Dint of MooreDecember 20
445 Gunung SantubongDecember 13
444 Orono Madcap PiesDecember 6
443 E-5November 29
442 Wholly, MackerelNovember 22
441 TheremindynamicsNovember 15
440 The Maroon InfernoNovember 8

439 The Holes of CalcuttaNovember 1
438 Slybersonic TromosomeOctober 25
437 Oddus AppetitusOctober 18
436 Señora del dolorOctober 11
435 ShorteningOctober 4
434 Mendocino CappuccinoSeptember 27
433 Das WozzeckendeSeptember 20
432 Humpty DumpsterSeptember 13
431 Banned MusicSeptember 6
430 The AcousticophibiansAugust 30

429 In the Fiefdom of HighmoreAugust 23
428 What is Hyperreality?August 16
427 BlastbustersAugust 9
426 The Bosendorfer HammerlockAugust 2
425 Billy ArgusJuly 26
424 Pantaloom Chigwell BengazeJuly 19
423 Field TripJuly 12
422 Almond MusicJuly 5
421 The Garden of GrogJune 28
420 Benny the BeeJune 21

419 Genetically Modified MusicJune 14
418 12 MonkeysJune 7
417 The Audible Red TideMay 31
416 Battle of the BandsMay 24
415 Hyde Center DessertsMay 17
414 Saint BlancheMay 10
413 RememberingMay 3
412 Who's Minding the Music?April 26
411 Zogard, Son of WheezleApril 19
410 The Beano CountersApril 12

409 The RepelicansApril 5
408 JabberwonkMarch 29
407 OneirocriticismMarch 22
406 ViolinicsMarch 15
405 le FromageMarch 8
404 Who done itMarch 1
403 FrogooxiFebruary 22
402 Les rêves du HectorFebruary 15
401 TrenchermaniaFebruary 8
400 botsFebruary 1

399 Sisyphus, King of CorinthJanuary 25
398 Clown DayJanuary 18
397 The Butterfly EffectJanuary 11
396 MADMANJanuary 4
2002
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395 Prophet Karma-EarsDecember 28
394 The Crypts of LieberkühnDecember 21
393 Objects in Mirror are Closer than they AppearDecember 14
392 The School for ScoundrelsDecember 7
391 Lamb BrainsNovember 30
390 Weapons of Mass DeconstructionNovember 23

389 The Great PoetNovember 16
388 FutontologyNovember 9
387 AbeanogoNovember 2
386 Talking DrumsOctober 26
385 Colonel Sanders' Worst NightmareOctober 19
384 Desert JittersOctober 12
383 Tautalus the Tuba PlayerOctober 5
382 Microchiroptera annoyinglataSeptember 28
381 The Frog, the Snail and the Topical Anti-InfectiveSeptember 21
380 Jailhouse TongueSeptember 14

379 The Tongue of ElvisSeptember 7
378 The BeanolatorAugust 31
377 ÜberpuppetsAugust 24
376 Teec Nos PosAugust 17
375 Cabin PhysicsAugust 10
374 TIPSAugust 3
373 BubblesJuly 27
372 War TugJuly 20
371 ResolutionJuly 13
370 HappinessJuly 6

369 AtokaJune 29
368 Seas Annoy SeedersJune 22
367 ZingoJune 15
366 No essay (partly pre-empted). June 8
365 Yangtze and the Turtle June 1
364 Titanic Dreams May 25
363 The Titanium Gherkin May 18
362 Gammagong May 11
361 Ursanola May 4
360 The Widow Ululator April 27

359 Making Rain April 20
358 The S/V Cromwell April 13
357 les trois morts amigos April 6
356 Diego Garcia March 30
355 Ga-Jing! March 23
354 Johnny Bumpkins March 16
353 ShavedHeadBangBoondock March 9
352 Doodyville March 2
351 History repeats itself; so do echolalicists February 23
350 la musique corpulante February 16

349 Fantastic Voyage II February 9
348 Axis of Evil February 2
347 Xenon A. Bagbee vs Aviation Security January 26
346 Adopt-a-Composer January 19
345 The Boy Whose Teeth Sang January 12
344 The Drone January 5
2001
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343 Shoe Bomb December 29
342 Lexann December 22
341 Beyond Bondo December 15
340 Who's In Charge Here? December 8

339 National System of Defense Music December 1
338 Karaokology November 24
337 The Surreal Accommodation of Angst November 17
336 The World of the Leisure Weasel Slayer November 10
335 Weasel Slayer: The Wiggers November 3
334 Anthra... October 27
333 Weasel Slayer, Part II October 20
332 Weasel Slayer, Part I October 13
331 Heather October 6

330 Homeland Security September 29
329 Blackmoor's Open Letter September 22
328 Pavanne des ailes September 15
327 Smackover September 8
326 Like a Brick September 1
325 The Coordinator August 18
324 Stayin' Alive August 11
323 The New Muzak August 4
322 Chicken Bus July 28
321 The Human Ululation Module July 21

320 Large Coddle Dog July 14
319 Terminal Island July 7
318 Dentro de la casa June 30
317 La casa de cinco ventana June 23
316 Water Music June 16
315 L'ispirazione June 9
314 Dance of the Coelacanths June 2
313 Calendar Nexus May 26
312 Zapotés May 19
311 Borraka B. Who? May 12

310 A Sinkful of Mayonnaise May 5
309 Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night April 28
308 A Long Overdue Recap April 21
307 Whither Warbler? April 14
306 The Premiere April 7
305 Contraptionology March 24
304 Sandy "St." Patrick March 17
303 Bomb Grants March 10
302 Deadline! March 3
301 Elmer Diney's Adobe Hat February 24

300 The SS Napster February 17
299 Le fourneau du bois February 10
298 Zenon A. Bagbee February 3
297 Parrots of the Moon January 27
296 The Mesoamerican Connection January 20
295 The Blues January 13
294 Bob and Alice January 6
2000
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293 Time Sheep December 30
292 In the Beano Cabin December 23
291 Playing Peekaboo With Reality December 16

290 The Khatchaturian Konnection December 9
289 Saturday, 1 a.m. December 2
288 The Carruthers Curse November 25
287 Chads and Jeremys November 18
286 Veterinarians Day November 11
285 Thai Hotmouth November 4
284 Fez October 28
283 The Black Mass October 21
282 Merv and the Mellotones October 14
281 Time Hiccups October 7

280 Another Conspiracy Theory September 30
279 Sitting in Judgment September 23
278 Nanomusique September 16
277 Ipecac Music September 9
276 Spatially Disorienting Music September 2
275 The Canal of Schlemm August 26
274 The Festival of Disturbing Music August 19
273 Musicam August 12
272 Radioing Headquarters August 5
271 Somewhere Off in the Distance... July 29

270 In Search of an Unbouqueted Clime July 22
269 In Line in the Busy Cafeteria July 15
268 Swallowing an Idea July 8
267 Les passereaux dangereux July 1
266 Revenge of the Boo June 24
265 "The Gulls are Very Graceful..." June 17
264 Petit Saint Elmo June 10
263 Mineral-Based Music June 3
262 Ontological Wellness May 27
261 Oh, Those Eyes! May 20

260 Backfires May 13
259 Love Bugs May 6
258 Whither Darmstadt? April 29
257 The Party of the First Part April 22
256 R-Veemglotry April 15
255 Evadio in Bunyip Country April 8
254 The New Musical April 1
253 The Intermissionaries March 25
252 Le jour effrayant de premiere March 18
251 The Seven Hypotheses March 11

250 Customs March 4
249 The Eyes Have It February 26
248 Emitex February 19
247 A Habsburg Redux February 12
246 Sayonara, Cyanora February 5
245 The Benefits of Eating Nuts January 29
244 A Novena of Nomadic Noses January 22
243 Reinventing IRCAM January 15
242 Subway Music January 8
241 Meanwhile, on the Gauley January 1
1999
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240 Kinkajoul's Dumpster December 25
239 Quintessential Inconsequentiality December 18
238 Oh Woe is Us December 11
237 The Good Old Days: 430,000 BC December 4
236 The Tournament November 27
235 Initus non abeat November 20
234 Jerome in the Body of a Ferret November 13
233 Adhesive Creep November 6
232 Clippity Clappity Clop October 30
231 PCAs October 23

230 Base Ball October 16
229 Code Sniffing October 9
228 Audient Surveillance October 2
227 Violence/Violins in Music September 25
226 Rounds and Floyds September 18
225 Tombox and the Typewriter September 11
224 Waltz Supremicism September 4
223 Musique Critique August 28
222 Automatique Écriture August 21
221 Agriglyphs August 14

220 Saint Vitus' Envelope August 7
219 Order vs. Chaos July 31
218 Danny's Algorithmic Oxymoron July 24
217 Extreme Musicians July 17
216 Music Therapy July 10
215 Dragons Dancing Theatrically July 3
214 Bad Music June 26
213 The Perfect Gift June 19
212 Easy to Play June 12
211 Illegal Allities June 5

210 Concatenation of the Species May 29
209 The Phantom Matinee May 22
208 PETCom May 15
207 Clusterers May 8
206 Green Up Day May 1
205 Like Minds, and Not Many of Them, Huddling Together for Protection April 24
204 The State Song April 17
203 Ethnic Musicmongering April 10
202 Coughmongering April 3
201 wymminsong March 27

200 The Decamillennium Show March 20
199 Danger Music March 13
198 The Troubled March March 6
197 The Pavlov Digestive Orchestra February 27
196 A.M.T.R.C. February 20
195 Musical Usury February 13
194 Holey Moses Lutoslawski February 6
193 Double Hearing-ing January 30
192 A Cephalopod at Death's Door January 23
191 Die Musikalische Schreibmaschine January 16

190 Carhorn Hobo January 9
189 Music Synthesis January 2
1998
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188 Musical Unsaleables December 26
187 Impeachable Musical Acts December 19
186 The Aging Process December 12
185 Floozy Time December 5
184 The Great Inoculator November 28
183 Pheasant Feathers November 21
182 Monotograms, Pulmonary Hexachlorophene, and Other Types of Electrical Music November 14
181 Chiropractice November 7

180 The Ward of the Whorls October 31
179 The Circus October 24
178 Squirreling October 17
177 The Acme Death Machine October 10
176 Carl A.'s Todestagundflockefeier October 3
175 Susurrus, Gurgle & Boom September 26
174 Not in the Biblical Sense September 19
173 Transparent Subsidiary Code September 12
172 The Bulimarexia School of Radio Listening September 5
171 The First Cybercast August 29

170 Those Wacky Stockhausens August 22
169 The Trencherman's Limpet August 15
168 Trowler the Weasel August 8
167 The Beaver Baffle Bill August 1
166 The Dungsmith's Dilemma July 25
165 Beano Bengaze July 18
164 Dream of the Antisocial Composer July 11
163 The Baying of Bunyips July 4
162 Adopt-A-Composer June 27
161 The Whole Mouse June 20

160 Cooties June 13
159 The Algonquin Hole June 6
158 Whiskers Six-Draw May 30
157 The Wingback Vanishes May 23
156 Pie, Song, and Doggerel May 16
155 Ninkota? A Zontari!? May 9
154 Out of the Trunk of the Hudson May 2
153 The Story So Far April 25
152 The Pontiac and the Plantains April 18
151 The End of the Road for Ed Loudlegg April 11

150 Episode No. 150 Celsius April 4
149 The Musical Decency Act of Vermont March 28
148 Analogue vs. Digitale March 21
147 Bifurcability March 14
146 The Art of Grant Writing March 7
145 The Suction Algorithm February 28
144 Les Ecolé Boulanger February 21
143 Olympic Baton Competition February 14
142 The Band Instruments Winter Olympics February 7
141 Puce 'n' Lanimous January 31

140 The Day-Old Jello of Humus Krill January 24
139 The Visual Equivalent of a Hiccup January 17
138 Attack of the AnHui URL January 10
137 Alien Life Forms, P-Q-R January 3
1997
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136 Beezer's World December 27
135 Ant Farms: The True Story December 20
134 A Loaf of Halva December 13
133 Pastels and Pointillism December 6
132 The Theory of Disputational Distortion November 29
131 La Doorbuster du Sandovac November 22

130 The River Styx Motel November 15
129 Mythology 101a November 8
128 Mesopotamian Physics November 1
127 The F Region October 25
126 Suffixic PerturbationOctober 18
125 Day of AtonalmentOctober 11
124 Misplaced EtiquetteOctober 4
123 The Drool ChuteSeptember 27
122 The Transformation of Chulkalongkorn to Chuck LonghornSeptember 20
121 Blood, Water, and NeilSeptember 13

120 Oleo Nation ScrappleSeptember 6
119 The Catbox CaféAugust 30
118 Int'l Scty of Contemusic, TheAugust 23
117 Player Again, ConlonAugust 16
116 The Mysterious Madame VestrisAugust 9
115 Hermit LiceAugust 2
114 The Earwig and Other HairpiecesJuly 26
113 A Klegmore ReduxJuly 19
112 Meanwhile, Back in KlegmoreJuly 12
111 The Klegmore TokamakJuly 5

110 Alias Smith and RoswellJune 28
109 Fürbletterplatz und SolstitsJune 21
108 Orlando's Historical ContextJune 14
107 The Real Manhattan ProjectJune 7
106 The Great Unknown of Mismanaged Data TransferenceMay 31
105 The Mesmer PocusMay 24
104 The Skull of MantovaniMay 17
103 BabbittronicsMay 10
102 Axiomatic Chaosphonics IMay 3
101 101 Squarely Rooted SynergiesApril 26

100 Occult DabblingApril 19
99 The Wicker WarsApril 12
98 Mice Brains and the Chromosome TheoryApril 5
97 Sidereal Time and the KidneyMarch 29
96 The BehemothsMarch 22
95 March 1924's Singular AdventuresMarch 15
94 The Portugalian InfluenceMarch 8
93 Carl Castaneda and Don CortisoneMarch 1
92 More Musical DiseasesFebruary 22
91 Gimpel the FoolFebruary 15

90 The Pluperfect State of Chaos TheoryFebruary 8
89 The Uncertainty PrincipleFebruary 1
88 Scarface AlJanuary 25
87 In the Quemby BuildingJanuary 18
86 Bolero vs. Glière, Round 1January 11
85 Beware the Macareña!January 4
1996
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84 The Musical Heimlich ManeuverDecember 28
83 The Folly of AccountingDecember 21
82 Die Zeitgeist von ZipgriffenfeldenmutterDecember 14
81 Mighty GrossglocknerDecember 7

80 Maria Speaks the TruthNovember 30
79 The World Cup of Musical EccentricityNovember 23
78 Emorphous TopologyNovember 16
77 The Kettle DramaNovember 9
76 Ezra Pound's Seventy-SixesNovember 2
75 The Battle of the Light Brigade as explained by Soil MerchantsOctober 26
74 Duking It Out with Brie and CamembertOctober 19
73 Zen Haiku in 17th Century TokyoOctober 12
72 Musique ConcreteOctober 5
71 The Analgesic AltruistsSeptember 28

70 The Disciples of DisproportionSeptember 21
69 Sleepwalking with SledgehammersSeptember 14
68 Grandma NosesSeptember 7
67 Time flies; Blimps do notAugust 31
66 The Algonquin Hole at Grand Coulee DamAugust 24
65 Tulungagung: 1958; 7pmAugust 17
64 The Unadulterated History of the New World, Chapter 4August 10
63 Humor in Music DayAugust 3
62 The Bedroom Closet at ArlesJuly 27
61 A Year in the Fort Wayne GrangeJuly 20

60 Ein Musikalische GequiekJuly 13
59 Hunter-Gatherers of the Aleatory CultureJuly 6
58 The Tunguska FireballJune 29
57 Wheat Germ, Silicon, & BowlingJune 22
56 Soon is a quaver muscle in a dawn skid humJune 15
55 Bangle a NeerJune 8
54 The Full Moon ShowJune 1
53 Igor Sikorsky's Le Sacre du HelicoptersMay 25
52 What is an Accordion?May 18
51 The Fibonacci Sign for MotherMay 11

50 Biber in the Bull RingMay 4
49 Failed Concept DayApril 27
48 The Floopner EffectApril 20
47 Forty Face Card FandangoApril 13
46 Inaccurate and DiscombobulatingApril 6
45 L'avion et labas!March30
44 A Recipe of Appalachian SqualorMarch 23
43 Le Flambeau OriangeMarch 16
42 No Outlet, No GimletMarch 9
41 Whodonit?March 2

40 O Scintillating Swine of Sacramento!February 24
39 Mime Appreciation DayFebruary 17
38 Auto-CrittersFebruary 10
37 The Sea was Full of MurkFebruary 3
36 A Bag o' HaggisJanuary 27
35 The International Classification of Musical Diseases, Part 1Joel Chadabe
34 The Patron Saint of AmusementJanuary 13
33 Kahlil Gibran's EpiphanyJanuary 6
1995
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32 Family Values DayDecember 30
31 In the Metrical IdiomDecember 23

30 The Early Broadcast DaysDecember 16
29 Tonsilheim, Sweden: 1620December 9
28 Acute Ontological DiscombobulationDecember 2
27 A Heated Hand of Whiskers Six-DrawNovember 25
26 Musical Kibble DayNovember 18
25 A Free Radiophonic VaccinationNovember 11
24 A Special Amalgam of Molecularly Homogenized TunesNovember 4
23 The Unadulterated History of the New World, Chapter 2October 28
22 The Unadulterated History of the New World, Chapter 1October 21
21 Alaska DayOctober 14

20 Margaret FoxOctober 7
19 Music for GolfSeptember 30
18 Bel Canto ("With Food")September 23
17 The Prince of AcrylicsSeptember 16
16 The Feast of Things ShortSeptember 9
15 The Galvano-Soddy TheorySeptember 2
14 Muffins & MarionettesAugust 26
13 The IntermuseAugust 19
12 Be Kind to Academics DayAugust 12
11 War & PeaceAugust 5

10 The Grammatical WilliesJuly 29
9 The Pilgrims Leave HollandJuly 22
8 The MuklukJuly 15
7 Peter the HermitJuly 8
6 This Was Woodstock?July 1
5 Music in Spite of JohnsJune 24
4 Do It Yourself/Duet YourselfJune 17