Shook Twins took their tourmate Marty O'Reilly to Second Sight Tattoo to sing a big, fat song about joy.
If this video somehow fails to slake your aural thirst, both bands have played KHUM. Dig into the KHUM vault.
Mike Dronkers / Yesterday @ 1:25 p.m. / Activism
15 years ago today, Julia "Butterfly" Hill descended from a record-breaking 738-day tree sit. A preacher's daughter from Jonesboro, Arkansas, Hill became one of the most influential, if not divisive, individuals in Humboldt county.
She now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
For 738 days Julia Butterfly Hill lived in the canopy of an ancient redwood tree, called Luna, to help make the world aware of the plight of ancient forests.
Her courageous act of civil disobedience gained international attention for the redwoods as well as other environmental and social justice issues and is chronicled in her book The Legacy of Luna: The Story of a Tree, a Woman, and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods.
Julia, with the great help of steelworkers and environmentalists, successfully negotiated to permanently protect the 1,000 year-old tree and a nearly three- acre buffer zone. Her two-year vigil informed the public that only 3% of the ancient redwood forests remain and that the Headwaters Forest Agreement, brokered by state and federal agencies and Pacific Lumber/Maxxam Corporation, will not adequately protect forests and species.
On December 18, 1999 Julia Butterfly Hill, then 26, came down to a world that recognized her as a heroine and powerful voice for the environment. Her courage, commitment and profound clarity in articulating a message of hope, empowerment, and love and respect for all life has inspired millions of people worldwide.
Hill, circa 2010?
Mike Dronkers / Yesterday @ 12:19 p.m. /
Cliff Berkowitz / Yesterday @ 8:51 a.m. / Traffic
PREVIOUSLY: Hwy 101 Closed Near Benbow
UPDATE, 9:35 a.m.: Road's open!
I just spoke with Eli Rohl, Caltrans Public Information Officer about the rock slide which has closed highway 101 in both directions between Benbow Lake Drive and Cooks Valley. Eli says they expect to open one side of the highway by early afternoon to allow limited travel in both directions. The long delay is due to very large boulders that need to be moved and the deployment of K Barriers to prevent further intrusions of debris if the slide continues.
Chas Lewis / Wednesday, Dec. 17 @ 9:45 p.m. /
New Orleans is a city of drummers and piano players, and the latter begins and ends with just one man; the late Henry Roeland "Roy" Byrd, better known as Professor Longhair, or simply 'Fess.' When it comes to a rollickin' good time, his music is unmatched.
This week on The South Side, it's a birthday tribute to the man who was the musical and spiritual father to New Orleans greats Allen Toussaint, Dr John, James Booker and scores more.
I'll also be sprinkling in some holiday tunes along with the customary lost treasures swept out of the dark corners of the world of blues and soul. Familiar favorites and plenty you won't hear anywhere else.
Start your weekend on the good foot - The South Side with Chas Lewis, every Friday 7 to 10pm.
Mike Dronkers / Wednesday, Dec. 17 @ 11:59 a.m. /
Mike Dronkers / Wednesday, Dec. 17 @ 11:14 a.m. /
FEATURING: The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles -- Dr. Joseph Nadeau, Artistic Director The West Los Angeles Children’s Choir -- Barbara Klaskin Silburg, Artistic Director The Argus Quartet