Technical set-back postpones WM#5, The Sex Lives of Mushrooms to air Thursday

Yesterday, as I worked on the last few minutes of our Sea Otter show, John painstakingly pieced together another 10 minutes of recorded audio, making sure the sound quality sparkled.  Then I heard John gasp “No!” followed by an ominous silence.  “We’re done.” he finally continued, in an eerie, shell-shocked voice.  What was he talking about?  I knew we still had a few more minutes to go.  What had happened?  The hard drive died.  Our radio show…gone.  All our shows, manuscripts, photographs of spiders…bye, bye, bye.  Pfft.  We spent the rest of the night recovering from this bombshell, trying to figure out which materials had back-up.  If any of you have hard copies of any of our shows, please hold on to them.  We just might need them.  In the meantime, WM#5 is postponed til February.  We still have most of the audio stored in our recorder.  As soon as our computer is back up and running, John will start piecing it back together.  Replacing WM this Thursday, will be the pilot episode of a new show produced by John, called The Adventurous Ear.  This first show features local musician and mycologist extraordinaire, Willoughby, performing The Sex Lives of Mushrooms, live at Siren Song in Eureka.  It was a fantastic and fascinating performance, and this Thursday’s show features a nice slice of the performance, with short interviews of the artist interspersed throughout the show.  I highly recommend tuning in to www.kmud.org  this Thursday at 5 p.m.

Coda: All was not lost!  Our computer guys were able to save most of the important stuff on our old hard drive, including WM#5.  Yay!

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