A Firesign Chat
12/05/2019




Archive

||||||||| Catherwood re-enters the Waiting Room and explains "This is the main discussion room which is logged each night."
||||||||| Catherwood announces, "The time is 4:33 AM - I now declare Thursday's chat log for December 05, 2019 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and announces "Presenting 'Rufus_T_Firetween', just granted probation at 7:32 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
||||||||| New notice: '** There will be a Firesign Theatre/US Plus Stimulcast starting at 9pmET this evening. **
Warm-up music begins around 8:40pmET
visit Firesign's web site at www.firesigntheatre.com
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||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 8 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| 8:24 PM: nativetexan jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past half hour!"
nativetexan: im here
Rufus_T_Firetween: Hey there nativetexan
Rufus_T_Firetween: Music in about 15 minutes, streams up a little before that
||||||||| DJTweeny waltzes in at 8:28 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
DJTweeny: this nick
Rufus_T_Firetween: and this nick are Dillo
nativetexan: hi rufus, sorry i was raiding the fridge
Rufus_T_Firetween: Was it a successful raid?
nativetexan: oh yeah, i had some stuff in the fridge
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in and intones "Presenting 'Murthy', just granted probation at 8:34 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Murthy: hello
nativetexan: murthy
Rufus_T_Firetween: Hey Murthy
Murthy: hi
Rufus_T_Firetween: We'll be starting out tonight with a David Ossman Sci-Fi radio play called How Time Flys
nativetexan: im in the irc chat as well
Rufus_T_Firetween: Again, if you want music, visit my Tuesday show at 6pm Central at RFD
Rufus_T_Firetween: I am both DJTweeny and Rufus
||||||||| New notice: '** HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVIS OSSMAN!! **
Currently playing: warm up music (Music About Time)
Listen to the stream at 128k at http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny.m3u
or at 16k for dial-up users at http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny16k.m3u
(streaming server graciously provided by Radio Free Dishnuts - www.dishnuts.net)
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nativetexan: got it
Rufus_T_Firetween: I screwed up the settings. Had to stop the stream to fix it
nativetexan: its up again
Rufus_T_Firetween: yah
||||||||| 8:55 PM: Deputy Dang jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past five minutes!"
DJTweeny: Hey Deputy
Deputy Dang: Howdy pardners!
nativetexan: howdy deputy
||||||||| New notice: '** HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID OSSMAN!! **
Currently playing: warm up music (Music About Time)
Listen to the stream at 128k at http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny.m3u
or at 16k for dial-up users at http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny16k.m3u
(streaming server graciously provided by Radio Free Dishnuts - www.dishnuts.net)
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||||||||| Catherwood sneaks into the room, and intones "Announcing 'Cease', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 8:57 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
DJTweeny: Hey Cease
Cease: Hi all
nativetexan: howdy cease, sorry some chickens got out of the pen
Cease: Lotsa good organ rock
DJTweeny: oh yeah
||||||||| New notice: '** HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID OSSMAN!! **
WELCOME TO THE FIRESIGN CHAT
Listen to the stream at 128k at http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny.m3u
or at 16k for dial-up users at http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny16k.m3u
(streaming server graciously provided by Radio Free Dishnuts - www.dishnuts.net)
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||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, December 05, 2019 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
||||||||| New notice: '** HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID OSSMAN!! **
Currently playing: David Ossman's “HOW TIME FLYS”
128k stream at: http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny.m3u or 16k at: http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny16k.m3u
check out HOW TIME FLYS at >> http://firesigntheatre.com/media/media.php?item=htf-rv
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DJTweeny: Still trying to get over a cold, as you could hear
Cease: Great album
Deputy Dang: Sounds like this is going to be a great show!
DJTweeny: Fantasic production and story
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Read about David Ossman's HOW TIME FLYS at >> http://www.firesigntheatre.com/media/media.php?item=htf-ln
Cease: If Firesign is involved, it's always great
Cease: Also featuring Harry Shearer and Wolf Man Jack
Cease: Austin wanted me to be known as Cat Man in homage to Wolfman
nativetexan: wolf man jack, now thats a name i havent heard in a while
nativetexan: whoops, i ran some of the words together when i glanced over here
DJTweeny: nice, Cease :)
DJTweeny: This album is from 1973
Murthy: This is like an episode os "lost in space" tv series
||||||||| Merlyn bounds in at 9:08 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Rufus_T_Firetween: •• Visit the FIRESIGN THEATRE Web Site at >> www.firesigntheatre.com
DJTweeny: Hey Merlyn
Merlyn: hey tween
Cease: Merl
Rufus_T_Firetween: Mark Time is one David Ossman's main characters
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Check out MARK TIME at the Firesign Web Site >> http://www.firesigntheatre.com/marktime/
||||||||| Gusts of wind blow in from outside and the thumpa-thumpa-thumpa of helicopter blades is heard as Happy Panditt's chopper lands on the lawn and league disembarks at 9:10 PM.
DJTweeny: Hi league
DJTweeny: and welcome to our little soirée
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood snorts derisively: "9:12 PM and late as usual, it's Beet, just back from Hellmouth."
Beet: Evening all you hep cats (including Cat of course).
DJTweeny: Hey Beet
Beet: Hi Dr Tween
||||||||| Gusts of wind blow in from outside and the thumpa-thumpa-thumpa of helicopter blades is heard as Happy Panditt's chopper lands on the lawn and MediumRichard falls out at 9:13 PM.
Cease: Beet
||||||||| Catherwood escorts Elayne inside, makes a note of the time (9:13 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
Beet: Evening Dr Cat
Elayne: Evenin' all!
Cease: MR, league
Beet: Hi Miss Elayne. Nice to see you.
Cease: Hi El
DJTweeny: Hey Richard, Elayne
MediumRichard: eeEEeevening... !
Beet: Hey Medium
MediumRichard: folks
Cease: HOw are things in NYC, El?
Elayne: Cold
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Read about David Ossman's HOW TIME FLYS at >> http://www.firesigntheatre.com/media/media.php?item=htf-ln
Beet: Go get your brains washed. Never heard that before.
MediumRichard: It's on my list...
Cease: It is winter
Cease: You can hear new things forever when you listen to Firesign
||||||||| Mayor P'nisnose strides up to the podium and speaks: "My fellow Armenians, if you have questions about exorcism, buy the new book "EXORCISM IN YOUR DAILY LIFE", now on sale. Incidentally, so is my vote."
DJTweeny: How true, Cat
Beet: Part of the coolness of continued listening.
Cease: Are you a fan of Firesign Theatre, league?
MediumRichard: I've been one since everything I knew was RIGHT. (I only knew 2 things)
DJTweeny: Austin's Nixon impressions were amazing
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Check out the New Live Concert Collection “FIGHTING CLOWNS OF HOLLYWOOD” at Firesign's new Download Store >> https://firesigntheatre.bandcamp.com/releases
||||||||| Bill Sprawl pokes his head in through the window and shouts "MARCHING TO SHIBBOLETH! Click to order!"
Cease: Speaking of Austin, when Jeremy Braddock joined us on chat, he said both Austin and Bergman volunteered.
DJTweeny: cool
Cease: I asked Proc who asked Oona when they visited her earlier this week and she confirmed that he did enlist, though in was specifically to get into radio.
Cease: Proc also said LBJ saved Bergman from the draft by sending him to Berlin to write plays
DJTweeny: smart
MediumRichard: "Artificial Welcome"... there's a song title.
Cease: As I recall, Bergman's dad had a connection to LBJ
Beet: Amazing tidbit
DJTweeny: I wonder how, Cease. Bergman didn't seem to be the kind of guy to hang out in Texas ;)
Cease: He worked for the government, I think the senate, during the early days of the Kennedy administration.
Cease: Told stories of playing guitar for Bobby
Cease: BErgman's dad was a friend of the democratic senator from Ohio
Cease: I think I recall Bergman talking about this on his RFO podcast.
Beet: Was this talked about in interviews or written somewhere?
Cease: I have to wade through the podcast archives again.
Beet: Oh
Cease: Either the podcast or on the radio.
Elayne: Oh, I love the Circus digression...
Cease: Bergman tried to get a job in the circus. Unsuccessfully
DJTweeny: I can imagine that :)
Cease: I love the way Pete said "what?" just now.
Cease: It's as if he can't imagine anyone interrupting him.
MediumRichard: Blimp??
Elayne: I know, Richard, that always makes me smile and think of Alan Gross.
Elayne: AKA Airship Al.
Cease: Indeed, Al.
Cease: I mean El
Cease: That was a line Proctor loved: Too much, too soon
MediumRichard: !!
Cease: A Doonesbery Reference
Cease: Arnold Zonker
Cease: Are you a fan of A Charlie Brown Christmas, El?
Beet: Eternal Return
Beet: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
Cease: I'm going to mix it with Firesign for the Christmas chat show.
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Thanks to RADIO FREE DISHNUTS for providing the streaming server for this show – http://dishnuts.net
||||||||| New notice: '** HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID OSSMAN!! **
Currently playing: Cat Simril Ishikawa’s
“HEARING WAYS OF SEEING – PART 4”
128k stream at: http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny.m3u or at 16k: http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny16k.m3u
check out Cat's Collages at >> http://kurtericson.com/cat/
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||||||||| Trampus Rex enters at 9:44 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and runs off to the Chapeau Manger.
Cease: Hi Rex
Cease: I couldn't reccommend the source material for this highly enough.
Cease: It's a 4-part BBC series called Ways of Seeing, from 1972.
Cease: We haven't listened to Danger Down Under in awhile.
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Listen/Download Cat’s collage “HEARING WAYS OF SEEING – PART 4” at >> http://kurtericson.com/cat/#hearing
DJTweeny: Hi Trampus
MediumRichard: Car Rumba?
DJTweeny: Cease: We haven't listened to Danger Down Under in awhile. << Not yet this year
MediumRichard: aha
||||||||| "Happy" Harry Cox pops in and say "I was right! Everything I knew WAS wrong! You CAN get "Profiles in Barbecue Sauce", chock full of meaty Firesign scripts!"
Beet: Hey Rex
||||||||| Catherwood walks up and pipes up "Presenting 'Not Ed', just granted probation at 9:52 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Not Ed: Pok?
Not Ed: Pik?
Cease: Hi Not
DJTweeny: Hi Not Ed
Not Ed: Hey C & Tweeny & all
Beet: Greetings Not
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Cease: Is this your script, Merl?
Merlyn: no cat
Merlyn: mine was the time pirates 2 parter
MediumRichard: Three humped??
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Listen/Download Cat’s collage “HEARING WAYS OF SEEING – PART 4” at >> http://kurtericson.com/cat/#hearing
Merlyn: leggo my eggo
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Check out the New Live Concert Collection “FIGHTING CLOWNS OF HOLLYWOOD” at Firesign's new Download Store >> https://firesigntheatre.bandcamp.com/releases
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** “Fighting Clowns Of Hollywood: A Memoir” by David Ossman - http://www.bearmanormedia.com/fighting-clowns-of-hollywood-a-memoir-softcover-edition-by-david-ossman
Beet: Stan Freberg?
Cease: Yep
Cease: This was the first single I bought.
Cease: 45s they were called then.
Beet: Get one for a buck
Cease: Tine E. Tim Chestnuts
DJTweeny: Freeburg's great :)
Cease: Or maybe it;s Tie Knee Tim
DJTweeny: Much fun, Cat
Cease: Good intro to the season
DJTweeny: Yeah!
Beet: Nice, clean recording too. Someone cleaned it up.
Cease: from youtube
Beet: Cool
||||||||| New notice: '** HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID OSSMAN!! **
Currently playing: Cat Simril Ishikawa’s
“OSSMAN COLLAGE GRADUATION (Part 1)”
128k stream at: http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny.m3u or at 16k: http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny16k.m3u
check out Cat's Collages at >> http://kurtericson.com/cat/
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MediumRichard: great show / moving on to my next stop / nytol!
||||||||| MediumRichard leaves to catch the 10:20 PM train to Funfun Town.
Cease: This is still the best poem I've ever heard.
Cease: glad you enjoyed it, MR
DJTweeny: See ya next time, Richard
Beet: See ya, Richard.
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Listen/Download Cat’s collage “OSSMAN COLLAGE GRADUATION” at >> http://kurtericson.com/cat/#FIRESIGN_AUDIO_BIOS
Cease: Probably used more Beatles than any other music in my collages.
Cease: Just like Firesign
Beet: A Rich Harvest.
Cease: This was the NYC show Elayne was at, in 96
Cease: I was working for the apes at the time, and turned Ossman on to that.
DJTweeny: cool
Cease: This is Fred interviewing DO on his radio show in West Virginia, late 90s
Cease: We should play that whole series of interviews
Not Ed: Slip slidin tonight
||||||||| Ralph Spoilsport drives in through the door and says "Buy a new or used T-shirt from the Firesign Theatre Cafepress store! Hurry before this sentence ends!"
Cease: You leaving us, Not?
Not Ed: in and out tonight - some minor distractions
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Check out CAT'S PLAYS at >> http://www.seemreal.com
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Check out CAT'S COLLAGE ARCHIVE at >> http://kurtericson.com/cat/
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Check out CAT'S BLOG at >> http://seemrealland.blogspot.ca/
Rufus_T_Firetween: Cease: We should play that whole series of interviews << Might want to jot that down so we can put it into the schedule
Cease: Already planning for it.
Cease: Also, the earlier St.Louis interviews
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in at 10:45 PM, dragging Johan Amadeus Myjetski by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this bozo?"
Cease: I have vast archives of Firesigns babbling in one interview or another.
Cease: Hi Jammy
DJTweeny: Hey Johan
Beet: Hey, JAM
||||||||| Mayor P'nisnose strides up to the podium and speaks: "My fellow Armenians, if you have questions about exorcism, buy the new book "EXORCISM IN YOUR DAILY LIFE", now on sale. Incidentally, so is my vote."
Johan Amadeus Myjetski : Sorry to be late!
Johan Amadeus Myjetski : Cat, beet, djt, et al!
Cease: This is a repeat of the Ossman bio I did a few years back
Cease: Previously, last part of my collage series Hearing Ways of Seeing, which you can hear on the archive site.
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Listen/Download Cat’s collage “HEARING WAYS OF SEEING – PART 4” at >> http://kurtericson.com/cat/#hearing
Johan Amadeus Myjetski : Thanks, i’ll listen later this weekend.
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Listen/Download Cat’s collage “OSSMAN COLLAGE GRADUATION” at >> http://kurtericson.com/cat/#FIRESIGN_AUDIO_BIOS
Not Ed: this is great
Not Ed: been listening
||||||||| New notice: '** THANKS FOR LISTENING, ALL! **
Thanks to Radio Free Dishnuts, www.dishnuts.net, for providing the streaming server for the simulcast :)
Be sure to join me (Kurt in Austin) for my live RADIO FREE ROADKILL show from 7-9pm EST every Tuesday at www.dishnuts.net
Listen to the ARCHIVES FOR FIRESIGN CHAT SHOWS at: www.kurtericson.com/firesign
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DJTweeny: Thanks Cat, excellent Ossman tribute
Cease: Tis
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Thanks for listening, all… See you next week, same Firetime, same Firestation...
Beet: This was fun. Thanks to everyone. Great collages, Dr Cease. Thanks to our Eternal Mentor Dr Tween. HBD DO. G'Nite all.
Deputy Dang: Amazing show!
Merlyn: Thanks tween, cat
Johan Amadeus Myjetski : Nite all! Thanks everybody!
Not Ed: thanks T, R & M
Not Ed: Tanx Cat
Not Ed: Good 2 C U all!
||||||||| Deputy Dang says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Deputy Dang exits at 10:58 PM.
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| 11:02 PM -- Cease left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
DJTweeny: Until last time, again...
||||||||| It's 11:10 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Johan Amadeus Myjetski - dead from measles
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| It's 11:25 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Rufus_T_Firetween - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| It's 11:40 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Not Ed - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| It's 11:55 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| nativetexan - dead from dengue fever
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood walks in wearing his pyjamas, yawns, and mumbles "It's midnight here in New York city"...then he falls over and starts snoring loudly..
||||||||| It's 12:10 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Trampus Rex - dead from Globner's disease
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| It's 12:25 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| DJTweeny - dead from Globner's disease
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| It's 12:40 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Elayne - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| It's 12:55 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Murthy - dead from Globner's disease
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 1 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| It's 1:10 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Beet - dead from Globner's disease
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| It's 1:25 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Merlyn - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| It's 1:40 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| league - dead from Globner's disease
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood enters, and announces to all and sundry "It's 4:32 AM, time to change the log file and clean out unused rooms; please exit the chat room for a minute or two. Thank you for your patience."


The Evening's Participants:
Beet
Cease
Deputy Dang
DJTweeny
Elayne
Johan Amadeus Myjetski
MediumRichard
Merlyn
Murthy
nativetexan
Not Ed
Rufus_T_Firetween
URL References:
http://dishnuts.net
http://firesigntheatre.com/media/media.php?item=htf-rv
http://kurtericson.com/cat/#FIRESIGN_AUDIO_BIOS
http://kurtericson.com/cat/#hearing
http://kurtericson.com/cat/
http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny.m3u
http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny16k.m3u
http://seemrealland.blogspot.ca/
http://www.bearmanormedia.com/fighting-clowns-of-hollywood-a-memoir-softcover-edition-by-david-ossman
www.dishnuts.net
http://www.firesigntheatre.com/marktime/
http://www.firesigntheatre.com/media/media.php?item=htf-ln
www.firesigntheatre.com
www.kurtericson.com/firesign
http://www.seemreal.com
https://firesigntheatre.bandcamp.com/releases



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