The Onion On My Internet Belt

Apparently there is Christmas song called “Marshmallow World”. First time I had ever heard of it was this past weekend. I suppose it’s a lower tier song more about the winter season than Christmas, much like “Suzy Snowflake” (which you don’t hear much these days either. I’ll talk more about Christmas music next week I think [Good news! The new amp arrived without difficulty and sounds great in the office!]). I heard this song because on Sunday morning we were headed to the Minnesota Zoo for an event called “Snacks with Santa”. It was cold, there had been snow over the previous 36 hours and the roads were terrible so we had about an hour to pass in the car.

The event was, as always, very well run and wonderful. The Zoo staff have the flow of traffic down and have a light touch with families. After the aforementioned snacks and Santa visiting (which Kiddo isn’t so big on, never has been, I think he is aware that the whole production is, shall we say, unusual?) we go out to the animal exhibits and look around. We did so again this year, but had a unique experience.

Since the weather and roads were so wretched we ended up having the Zoo to ourselves. This isn’t hyperbolic. We roamed the three major exhibits completely unmolested and were out of sight of any other persons the vast majority of the time. It was magical. Kiddo got to have the entire penguin exhibit to himself and had a complete ball with it.

For me, the most notable experience was watching the lynx. There were two lynx out and they were very playful, hiding in the snow and punching on each other. They are faster than house cats for sure. Anyway, we stood there and watched the cats play for about 10 minutes. We laughed and had a boatload of fun. I even got a lucky frame in.

A Canada Lynx at the Minnesota Zoo leaping into a tree

A Canada Lynx at the Minnesota Zoo leaping into a tree while chasing her partner about.

Listen to and/or download this podcast! The Funkomaticjamatron Presents… originally mixed the week of 12.16.16

NOTE: New “The Funkomaticjamatron Presents…” podcasts are generally posted on Fridays. The show archives are around ten shows deep. Beyond that, if the link isn’t active, the mix has been deleted to make way for new material.

Song – Artist – Album
House Music (Pig & Dan Moog Remix) – Eddie Amador – Then & Now.
Drone Logic – Daniel Avery – Drone Logic.
Pimp The Box – Bad Pimps – Come With Me…
Makeover – Nick Höppner – Kompakt Label Family August 2009 Sampler.
Nobody Gonna Stop Us (Original Mix) – Smithmonger – Mixtress.
Should I Try – Mindbender – Logic Trance 2 [Disc 1].
Dream Sequence – Überzone.
4 bit 9d api+e+6 – Aphex Twin – Syro.
Peggy Sussed (Pete Heller Vocal) – Underworld – Peggy Sussed 12”.
Journeyman (Shed Remix) – Amon Tobin – Box Set.
Love Cry (Joy Orbison Remix) – Four Tet – Angel Echoes Remixes.

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