When one host turns the station over to another, magic happens.
• (Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011) Dronkers to Trask. Pre-Thanksgiving.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVE. Biggest bar night of the year Charlie will room at Larry's house. Next week: food drive. "can't I just get some groceries without someone singing at me?" SHOPPING THERAPY. Checkers as bartenders and whipping posts. Mike dodged Larry's germ bullet. Pronouncing "nadir". LSAT prep for fun. The scent of weed. Etc. WHAT IS THIS THING YOU CALL MAC AND CHEESE? --@notlarrytrask
• (Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011) Dronkers to Trask. Nov. 22, 2011.
LET'S TALK ABOUT ADDICTION, BABY: "Do you remember being young and having potential?" Which type of 'Herron' is best, Black Tar or China White? Jerry Garcia's Herron use. The Wire, and other TV addictions. MD: "I like where you're comin' from, but I don't like where we're going." Where can I score a lid of Arrested Development, bro? Reminiscing on Napster. That is fresh blood, not wine, on Mike's shirt. WE ARE THE URINE NATION: Peeing in jars. Peeing outside. What's the big deal? Why doesn't Arcata have a public toilet? Ferndale: Vagrant-free since 1824. What should we call the modern day hobo? OUTRO MUSIC: "Something very uncomfortable"
• (Monday, Nov. 21, 2011) Dronkers to Trask. Nov. 21, 2011.
KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS GUILT: Larry's shirt has lungs on it, and he came to work with an illness. Mike vows to kill him with guilt if he catches it. MD relives a visit to "Disgraceland" Larry's YouTube Channel "twists the nipples of masculinity itself." POLYAMORY, WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR? A long and open-ended discussion of open relationships and polygamy. "Let's all just lighten up." OUTRO MUSIC: David Crosby, Triad
• (Friday, Nov. 18, 2011) Dronkers to Trask. Nov. 18, 2011.
IF A CHANGEOVER FELL IN THE FOREST...Mike and Larry play a short game of dead air chicken. Gratitude for recap and podcast help. LT: "It's fitting that @notlarrytrask has nothing better to do than recap these things. That sounds more like the real Larry Trask." MAJOR POLITICAL GAFFE ON KHUM: Analysis of Jared Huffman's "Howard Dean Scream" moment: "James Taylor is the best musician of all time." We hear a very short list of political songs by U2. The naming of Doors and Monkees band members. The band Motopony will play in studio today. LT: "If these are your favorite things: 1. Awesome music. 2. Awkward interviews. Today is your day." OUTRO MUSIC: Some sappy James Taylor song. --@notlarrytrask
• (Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011) Dronkers to Trask. Nov. 17, 2011.
THE FIRST MINUTE OF THE REST OF YOUR SHOW: Sextathalon will be resurrected this year. Olympics were naked. CR's Got Talent. MD: "I can do a lot of things OK." Larry's special skill: creating mythical YouTube Videos. Hooray for Thursday! LISTENER CHALLENGES: Create a 20-second theme song for Best of Humboldt CraigsList segment. Standing offer: Write a weekend song, and it will be played every week! PERUSING THE BEST OF HUMBOLDT CRAIGSLIST: Used Volcano vaporizers, wiper arms for a van, wanted: "Clean Futon." MD: " Custom socks make you feel like a king." "Your face ruins my day. Calling you a turkey is an insult to turkeys." Larry critiques a CraigsList post. Larry rants about hipsters that ruined his Subway sandwich one time. OUTRO MUSIC: (There are no good sandwich songs.) -- @NotLarryTrask.
• (Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011) Dronkers to Trask. Nov. 16, 2011.
GUEST RECAPPER @NOTLARRYTRASK: Nothing But Blue Skies: Larry enjoys a delicious Blue Sky soda brought by a listener. MD reviews Dave's Killer Bread: "It's crazy good! Turns out Dave (ex-con) spent 15 years in the slammer... now he's a breadsmith." Ferndale Report preview/ teaser. Food drive's coming up and we hear the pros and cons of live music at grocery stores. Larry and Mike Struggle With Their Own Cultural Irrelevance In The Internet Age: Q: Can you stay relevant and cool if you spend enough time on the internet? A: Maybe. MD: "If you say music today sucks, you obviously aren't listening." Emily has a great ability to recognize what is awesome even though she lives near a barn. Mike plays a little Kreayshawn and belligerently refuses to like the new Deer Tick album. Outro music: Swedish girls playing cottage cheese boxes
• (Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011) Dronkers to Trask. Oct. 27, 2011.
An #unfortunatehalloweencandy retrospective. Plus: HOWTO destroy the entire Earth.
• (Monday, Oct. 24, 2011) Dronkers to Trask. Oct. 24, 2011.
Larry week! Larry week! He gives the lowdown on his CentHum weekend -- The Trouble, The Fling and Mr. Deputy, in that order. It's perfectly legal to drive drunk in Blue Lake, sources say, but Larry hoofed it nevertheless. Risotto gluteny and risotto gluttony. Rumors of ruckus on the Arcata. Mike pass-ags Larry's concept of minus green. Arcatans use the Thai method of street-crossing. Larry pass-ags Mike's ability to guess the relevance of the song.
• (Friday, Oct. 7, 2011) Dronkers to Trask. Oct. 7, 2011.
Mike reprises a crowd favorite -- the clip of Celine Dion saying she won't sing Billy Joel because she doesn't want to die. Oh man, is there every a bunch of great bands in town right now. Larry asks Mike to go off-air for a moment because he couldn't remember Lyndsey Battle's name. Mike envisions a universal face-recognition Shazam to abate awkward moments like that. When is it appropriate to call a woman a "chick"? Sweet Missed Connection at the K-Mart. Really really gross Missed Connection at the No Brand Burger Stand. Criminal Missed Connection at 2 a.m. in Arcata (for real?). A long dialog on eternal question: How many spaces after the end of a sentence?
• (Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011) Dronkers to Trask. Oct. 5, 2011.
SIX MILLION WAYS TO GET FATAL PROSTATE CANCER – CHOOSE ONE! Mike will get fatal prostate cancer; Larry will not. Caller “Awesome Rob” (prerated at 7) stumps against “chemical eggs” and posits that they will not give you fatal prostate cancer. Larry bursts Rob's bubble after he hangs up. Caller “Smart Peter” gets all mathematical on this so-called egg-prostrate linkage. Larry grammarscolds him. But wait a sec – Larry IS going to get fatal prostate cancer after all! The dude from Blink 182 went vegan after surviving a plane crash (but will probably catch fatal prostate cancer).
• (Monday, Oct. 3, 2011) Dronkers to Trask. Oct. 3, 2011.
Mike loves the Quiet Wall at Ramone's on Harrison, and Larry agrees that it is an awesome wall. Larry lists every household chore he completed over the weekend. Comet gets his head stuck in something. Mike has some sartorial advice for the bent-over artists at Pastels on the Plaza. Dogs have disgusting habits, but maybe we shouldn't talk about that on the radio. Celine Dion says she won't play Billy Zho-el because she doesn't want to die. Larry finally remembers that it's his week, but Mike forgets that he remembers!
• (Friday, Sept. 30, 2011) Dronkers to Trask. Sept. 30, 2011.
The Absynth Quintet invades changeover! They stump for the benefits of psychedelic mushrooms and talk trash about Hot Buttered Rum. Mike envisions a world in which antidepressants are played like a competitive sport. Is Mike "Tofu" Schwarz aka Rick James? Find out!
• (Monday, Sept. 26, 2011) Dronkers to Trask. Sept. 26, 2011.
So farewell then, San Francisco Giants. Hey bands: Here are the rules for KHUM in-studio appearances. They apply to everyone except Mayer Hawthorne. Stoking up for the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey tomorrow! How much should one tip Eef Barzelay? Digicorp is a music antipiracy legal squad with a somewhat more human face. Larry struggles with a Mao metaphor. Friends don't let friends bittorrent Pootie Tang. Digital musical delivery services compared. Mike stands up for Lady Gaga. Larry again forgets that it's "his week," so Mike plays Bettie White's new rap track.
• (Friday, Sept. 23, 2011) Dronkers to Trask. Sept. 23, 2011.
END TIMES. Mike muscially charts his personal decline and fall from late '80s rap to ambient self-help tapes. Larry chokes on a Zoloft. Listed: The low points of Ed Norton's career. Larry brings up Mork & Mindy, slams head-on into a wall of dead air. DJ Emily and Listener Tor from Reno attempt to brighten the day via instant message. Everyone loves the movie "Toys," and that makes Larry feels like a jerk. Mike abusively kicks off Larry's show with Crowded House.
• (Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011) Dronkers to Trask. Sept. 22, 2011.
Who can fairly be called "a jock"? Mike claims to be a poor marathon runner; Larry says he's no good at kickball. The John Mayer Virus that infected the studio computer yesterday has been conquered, but listen to the sound it's making now! An exploration of the mechanics of Henoit/Goff Envy very nearly goes off the rails and into "FCC violation" territory. Foursquare, four square, and other children's games translated to the modern office environment. Also: Neil Peart, Valerie Bertinelli, the Woman Formerly Known As Alpo.
• (Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011) Dronkers to Trask. Sept. 21, 2011.
Mike reports back from Alaska. Larry wishes there were more options to finance home renovation. Can the two of them find the source of the mystery audio coming out of the computer? Elsewhere in radio: Jad Abumrad wins a genius grant and Ira Glass gets falling-down-puking drunk, which gives Mike evil ideas. Put that in a mill and churn it!
• (Friday, March 11, 2011) Dronkers to Trask. March 11, 2011
Turn and face the strange.