Cliff Berkowitz / Thursday, Oct. 22 @ 10:22 a.m. / Music
This morning I had the pleasure of talking one on one with Roger McNamee of Moonalice, coming to town tomorrow night (Saturday) at Humboldt Brews in Arcata. Roger is one cool cat! We talked for a while about the music industry, having fun doing what you do and of course the genesis of the band Moonalice.
Cliff Berkowitz / Thursday, Oct. 22 @ 8:56 a.m. / Entertainment
This morning I spoke with Rob Hindman about a classic 50s horror film "The Tingler" coming to the Eureka Theater tomorrow (Friday). This William Castle film is in "Percepto." This will be the first time this film in full Percepto will play in Humboldt County. Percepto uses special seats that vibrate in a specific manner at key moments in the film. There are no Percepto seats left in existence so Rob and his colleagues at Redwood Electronics created 30 new ones. So as you may guess, Percepto seating is limited. Admission is $5 or $15 for a Percepto seat. This is a benefit for the Eureka Theater.
Cliff Berkowitz / Thursday, Oct. 22 @ 6:45 a.m. / Procedure
So I did it! Had the colonoscopy procedure yesterday. I turn 58 a week from today, so I am officially 8 years late on this procedure. Why? Good question. I have had a myriad of excuses but really, it was mostly procrastination. Anyway, yesterday I finally did it, and I am glad I did. Mainly because while they were poking around in my colon, they found a polyp. They described it as "pre-cancerous." They removed it. That's kind of scary, right? Left alone it could have turned cancerous. Considering how preventable colon cancer is, I kind of felt like a moron waiting so long to have this simple procedure done.
So how bad is the whole thing? The procedure is nothing. I have no memory of it. I described it on facebook as, "It was like an alien probe, I know it was done but I remember nothing." The worse part is the prep. You can't eat anything for a full day prior to the event. You are allowed clear liquids (that also include coffee, but without cream or creamer). Then two rounds of this liquid that cleans you out very effectively. It tastes nasty and you wind up spending an hour or 2 on the toilet.
I had my procedure at Mad River Hospital. My Nurse, Julia is pictured above. Everyone was very nice, and it was as pleasant as a few hours in the Hospital can be. I have also included a couple of pictures of my colon. I know, TMI!!! But at the risk of grossing you out, here it is. On the right is the polyp that they removed. It's hard to believe that a little blob of skin like that can kill you. You will be happy to know that having a polyp removed doesn't hurt at all. I had it done yesterday, I feel fine today. No pain at all. I will be doing this again in 5 years. I will not be putting it off. For any of you who are over 50 and have not done this yet. I have only one thing to say: J.F.D.I.!
Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, Oct. 20 @ 9:04 a.m. / Trails
This morning Emily and I spoke with Louisa Morris, Mendocino Land Trust about the Shady Dell Trail project on the northern Mendocino Coast, part of the California Coastal Trail (CCT), and progress on the CCT webapp that the Mendocino Land Trust is developing with the State Coastal Conservancy.
Cliff Berkowitz / Friday, Oct. 16 @ 8:56 a.m. / Horror
This morning it was my pleasure to have my old friend, Duane Flatmo in the studio to talk about the upcoming Kinetic Lab of Horrors. Duane, Ken, June, Jenny, Billy and the whole crew have been working hard retooling this halloween favorite. The Kinetic Lab is on the corner of 8th and N Streets in Arcata in the Creamery District. This Haunted House will be open from 7pm till Midnight from Wednesday October 28th through the 31st, Halloween Night. $12 at the gate. It is recommended 13 years of age or older.
Cliff Berkowitz / Thursday, Oct. 15 @ 7:24 a.m. / Irony
Oops. A local Walmart in Florence Alabama was spotted selling this product at the gun counter. However this product is designed to lubricate a different kind of "gun." This "Gun Oil" apparently is a lubricant for gay men. Click HERE for the full Mashable article. Enjoy!
Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, Oct. 13 @ 8:48 a.m. / Trails
This morning Emily and I spoke with Marcella Clem, the Executive Director of Humboldt County Association of Governments and the recent Active Transportation Funding recommendations for our region.