“With a cold shiver he could not control, Polen was suddenly conscious of a single fly loose in the room, veering aimlessly for a moment, then beating strongly and reverently towards Beelzebub.”
– Isaac Asimov, “Flies” (1953)
Recommended listening: Alien Sex Fiend – Buggin’ Me (from a 1986 single)
I wish I’d held back the Wire jam for this perfect moment, but 2020 defies anticipation. Fortunately my bench of musical annotations is deep and broad.