Mike Dronkers / Tuesday, June 4 @ 4:15 p.m. /
Meet Me In The Morning host Lyndsey Battle has a way about her, as her Sunday listeners, friends, and music students know. She's always positive, super talented, and eager to make everything around her a little brighter. This is why you're about to kick down a few bucks to her Kickstarter campaign!
"While living in a secluded farmhouse on a few acres of land, I was inspired to write a many new songs which reflected the romance of living simply and in balance with our surroundings.
We are asking for your help to share these songs with others by funding a full-length album which is almost ready to send off to press. We began recording the songs with Tim Gray at Myrtletown Records in late March. Cory Goldman on banjo and guitar, originally from Portand, and I are kind of the skeleton crew for this project. Incredibly talented Brian Hennesy, from Southern California, joined in on the upright bass."
Among many local notables on the album: Bird Jowaisis from Absynth Quintet, and his bandmate Tofu Mike played abacus.
Mike Dronkers / Tuesday, June 4 @ 12:01 p.m. /
Imagine the world we'd live in if there actually were an all-powerful bike lobby, comparable to oil, guns, or biotech.
Larry Trask / Tuesday, June 4 @ 11:44 a.m. / Cocktail
I just made up the name of this drink and I'm not proud of it but can we please just move on? The point is, with summer on the near horizon, maybe we want to slim down a bit. Everyone knows that alcohol has a fair amount of calories, but it's not like a cocktail has to be completely out of the question when dieting. Therefore, we humbly offer the LoCal Local. "LoCal" because it is low-calorie relative to some other cocktails and "Local" because...well, just I guess because it's a play on "LoCal". Whatever. The name is not important. Here's how you make it:
2 oz. Camarena Silver Tequila
½ of a lemon, quartered
8 mint leaves
1 tbsp. sugar-free sweetener
3 oz. soda water
Garnish: lemon wedge
Muddle lemon, mint, and sweetener in a cocktail shaker. Add tequila and ice. Shake vigorously and pour into a tall glass. Top with soda water and stir gently. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
NB: I much, much, much, much, much prefer simple syrup to sugar-free sweetener. In fact, I'd never make this with sugar-free sweetener and would always make it with simple syrup. But that adds calorie so...do what you feel is right.
Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, June 4 @ 9:02 a.m. / Activism
Cliff and Emily talk wtih Chirs Honar about the new Community Bike Kitchen at Jefferson School in Eureka which just had its grand opening this past weekend. Personnel changes at the NCRA are also discussed. The resignation of Bill Kier, the appointment of Alex Stilman and the appointment of either Dan Hauser or Richard Marks to the NCRA by the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is looked at.
Mike Dronkers / Monday, June 3 @ 10:54 a.m. /
Posted mainly because of the smile seen at 4:10. This is San Cisco covering Daft Punk on aussie radio.
Cliff Berkowitz / Monday, June 3 @ 9:35 a.m. / Survival
As most of you know by now, several large limbs from a redwood tree broke free near the Trees Stage Saturday afternoon at the Summer Arts and Music festival at Benbow Lake State Recreational area crushing the KHUM easy-up from under which we were broadcasting. And although we mourn the loss of our easy-up, none of the KHUM crew were injured. I am here to quash the rumors of my demise or serious injury. Many people saw me in the KHUM booth Friday while setting up and all day on Saturday. However, the truth is my shift ended at 2 p.m. and I was on the road home when the limbs came down. Larry Trask was on the air for about 15 minutes when it happend. Although shaken up, Larry is fine also.
Rumors ran ramped after the all the turmoil but I was safe on the 101 heading north. Since I was absent people thought I had been carted off in an ambulance. There were some injuries however, none of those hurt were among the KHUM staff.
Thank you for the concern.
Mike Dronkers / Saturday, June 1 @ 9:42 p.m. / Humboldt
Several large tree limbs fell near the main stage at Benbow State Recreation area during the Mateel Summer Arts and Music Festival at about 2:30pm today. Witnesses said one man was seriously injured. Confirmed details are few at this hour.
The limbs were said to have landed on or near the prime entryway to the festival, on the west side (stage left) of the Trees Stage.
People were relaxing directly beneath the branches as they began to give way.
KHUM DJ Larry Trask was broadcasting just feet away from the scene. "I heard some weird noses, like a "pop, pop, pop," he said. "A bunch of people started screaming, pointing, and running. Then the branches came down."
Briceland Volunteer Fire Department took action, clearing branches and checking for injuries.
According to Trask, "probably about 10 or 15 branches fell, covering an area maybe 15 or 20 feet long and 5 feet wide. "It took maybe six or eight guys to remove one of the bigger branches," said Trask. "Luckily nobody was beneath it."
Trask said the festival's medical tent took a direct hit, severely damaging the canopy and apparently severely injuring one man inside. While the extent of his injuries are unknown, Trask said that he'd heard the injuries were not life-threatening.
KHUM's canopy was also destroyed and the station will not broadcast as scheduled from the event tomorrow.
The afternoon weather was breezy but not unusually so. The strongest gust in the area during the last 24 hours was clocked at 31mph.
By 3:30pm, things were back to normal. The area where the branches fell was cleared and other areas were closed off.
[Pictured: Trees Stage, after cleanup. Limbs fell near the shady right side of the photo]