Mike Dronkers / Friday, March 7 @ 12:18 p.m. /
This guy's spine has 20 screws in it. And the self-described "realest MC north of the Rio Grande" is one of the most unique advocates for medical marijuana we've ever seen. He's on the front page of Uproxx today:
"The song is delightfully awkward and cleverly penned — a tongue-in-cheek rap that references his struggles with central core myopathy, a ultra-rare genetic form of muscular dystrophy that, for a portion of his life, rendered him extremely weak and completely unable to walk."
And nobody really knows who Tommy2Stix really is. Uproxx:
"If Clark Kent is Tomas (he requested we withhold his last name out of fear that his rap career might hamper his ability to get into law school) – a bilingual, hardworking, studious, first-generation Mexican-American who graduated from American University in Washington, D.C.; the son of successful parents who were continuously on his case to study for the LSATs –– then Superman is Tommy2Stix, a rising hip-hop artist who’s fueled by medical marijuana, a recently discovered confidence and a strong wit that has helped compensate for years of physical pain, uncertainties and doubt about his health condition."
Mike Dronkers / Thursday, March 6 @ 9:12 a.m. /
Humboldt State's 100th year has been quite a doozy.
In case you've been in a cave, HSU is nearing the end of a year-long victory lap, locally and nationally.
The centennial roadshow continues to bring HSU alumni together in places like Austin and Chicago; they threw a massive parade and plaza party in the fall, and now you're invited to drink with them at Humbrews March 8th.
Because seriously, you can't celebrate like a Humboldter without custom craft beer.
So HSU convinced some of our local brewers to concoct a beverage worthy of the school's legacy.
HSU's Courtney Haraldson joined us in the noon today hour to elaborate.
Also on the centennial front, HSU's big Alumni Centennial Roadshow Finale event hits the Arcata Theatre Lounge March 22nd.
Happy 100th, HSU. Thanks for the economic and intellectual boost.
Cliff Berkowitz / Thursday, March 6 @ 8:52 a.m. / Event
This morning I spoke with Marilyn Backman and Beverly Morgan Lewis of Humdogs about the Humdog Expo coming up this Sunday March 9th from 10am till 4pm at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds. There will be many demonstrations, a parade of breeds and a chance to check out many breeds and talk to their owners to see what breed is right for you. There will also be many rescue groups on hand for those of you such as myself who are looking for a rescue dog (Amy and I have 3 of them). There will also be lots of great raffles raising money for spay and nuttier programs and many venders of lots of dog related products. This event is free as is the parking.
Mike Dronkers / Thursday, March 6 @ 7:39 a.m. / In Studio
Willy Porter returns to KHUM; as a result local guitarists quit trying because, you know, what's the use. (Audio/podcast coming soon)
Cliff Berkowitz / Wednesday, March 5 @ 8:52 a.m. / Event
This morning I spoke with Kimberly Sweet, the organizer of the Dash Of Color fundraiser CR will be hosting on March 23rd. This is a 5K Run/Walk around the campus of College of the Redwoods. The color comes from colored cornstarch that participants will be pelted with. By the time you are done you will be quite colorful. Don't worry, it washes off. This is inspired by the Indian holiday of Holy. Pre-registration is $35 and benefits the Cancer Corsairs Relay for Life Team along with CR spots programs. More info at Facebook, CRdashofcolor or call 707-476-4213.
Larry Trask / Tuesday, March 4 @ 1:27 p.m. / Cocktail
1.25 oz. gin
0.5 oz. créme de cassis liqueur
0.75 oz fresh lemon juice
0.5 oz. simple syrup
5 blackberries & lime wheel
How to Mix
- In a shaker combine the first 4 ingredients with ice.
- Shake well.
- Strain into an ice filled rocks glass.
- Pour the creme de cassis over the top.
- Garnish with a lime wheel and blackberries.