Meet Felix the Cataclysm(Felix Seidel), host of Danger Blossoms

Felix Seidel

Danger Blossoms is a freeform music show sometimes featuring poetry, live improvised music, stream-of-consciousness storytime, and/or stumbling recitative. Our playlists include (non)traditional music, queerness, soul, anachronisms, jazz, tact, recurring dreams, rhythm, air honey, and/or uncomfortable candor. Anything goes, unless it doesn’t. Intuition is the ghost in the machine.


Where are you from?
I was created by a mystery bear and a boxer of knowledge.

Who inspires you (music)?
The spirit of innovation in music is the most inspiring part. I also know a man my age who taught his viola to talk, and he is inspiration itself.

Why are you passionate about music?
The bear and the librarian are most responsible, but music itself calls out to be passionately loved.

What are some (+) feedbacks you’ve received on your show?
Many of the fans are drawn to the variety and lack of predictability. My selections were also once complimented by a man claiming to be Siddartha Gautama over the WKNH phone. He was drinking a cup of coffee.

What are your plans after college, and/or what are you currently working on?
I’m going to keep learning whatever is interesting. I might go to Central Europe to study languages. I am also often working on small origami novelties.

What do you want from your audience (callers, pleasure of listening, etc.)?
I would like it very much if my selections were to provoke thoughts, emotions, discoveries, gentle confusion, or ideas. If you enjoy the show, please recommend it to your friends and aquaintances! It’s nice to put songs in a stranger’s head. Calls are usually fun, as well.

10 Recommended Songs

Art Ensemble of Chicago - Theme de YoYo
Funkadelic - I’ll Stay
Tom Waits - Time
Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Tumour
Beirut - The Gulag Orkestar
King Crimson - Lark’s Tongues in Aspic, Part I
Albert Ayler - Ghosts
Brian Eno - No One Receiving
Erykah Badu - Penitentiary Philosophy
Taraf de Haidouks - Turceasca

Links To My Show Archives Below

April 7, 2011