A Firesign Chat
10/11/2018




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||||||||| 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 October 11, 2018 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| "7:11 PM? 7:11 PM!!" says Catherwood, "DJTweeny should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as DJTweeny enters and sits in front of the fireplace.
||||||||| 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.
||||||||| New notice: '** There will be a Firesign Theatre/US Plus Stimulcast starting at 9pmET this evening. **
Warm-up music begins around 8:40pmET
You can join the streams now (NO AUDIO YET - just a chance for everybody to get connected)
128k at http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny.m3u or at 16k for dial-up users at http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny16k.m3u
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||||||||| Catherwood trudges in at 8:33 PM, dragging Rufus_T_Firetween by the hair and asks "Can anyone vouch for this idiot?"
||||||||| New notice: '** WE'RE GLAD YOU MADE IT!! **
Currently playing: warm up music (Jackson Browne)
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
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||||||||| 8:44 PM: Notnerb jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past five minutes!"
DJTweeny: Hi Notnerb
Notnerb: No work tomorrow so thought I'd make a rare visit
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 8:51 PM and The Real Dr. Pederman steps out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
DJTweeny: Hi Pederman
The Real Dr. Pederman: These grapes are awesome!
DJTweeny: Glad you could make it Notnerb :)
The Real Dr. Pederman: Hello Mr. DJ
DJTweeny: back from ancient Greece, are you?
The Real Dr. Pederman: Ah, the wine-dark seas ...
The Real Dr. Pederman: Senor Nino sez I am in Clarksville, Merry-land. Close enough!
||||||||| Cease steals in around 8:55 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last year's "unpleasant incident."
DJTweeny: Hi Cease
Cease: I did a collage based on Jackson's Lawyers in Love a while ago
DJTweeny: Love that album
Cease: Hey Tween et al.
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood pipes up: "8:57 PM and late as usual, it's Beet, just back from Funfun Town."
Beet: Evening fellow chatters.
DJTweeny: Hi Beet
DJTweeny: How'd the move go?
Beet: Hi Dr Tween
Cease: El
Cease: the Beet goes on
Beet: Very smoothly but too brief a time in Tejas.
The Real Dr. Pederman: Hii fellow seekers
Beet: Howdy Dr Cease
Cease: He was performing at the Magic Mushroom when the Firesigns were doing their shows from that club in 67
Beet: Palm trees and cactuses
||||||||| New notice: '** WE'RE GLAD YOU MADE IT!! **
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
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||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, October 11, 2018 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
Notnerb: Huzzah!
The Real Dr. Pederman: Gesundheidt!
Cease: I'll definitely use this piece in next week's collage,
DJTweeny: kewl
Cease: I'm going to celebrate legalization day (next Wed) with a whole show with Firesigns (Krassner, others) dope humour
The Real Dr. Pederman: A collage man, eh? Huxley or Darwin?
||||||||| 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!"
Beet: Very scary bunch
DJTweeny: Good on Canada for getting smart about MJ
Beet: I like these.
||||||||| New notice: '** WE'RE GLAD YOU MADE IT! **
Now playing: Firesign Theatre's KBOO Radio Show
“TALKING OVER EACH OTHER”
128k stream at: http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny.m3u or 16k at: http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny16k.m3u
check out the FIRESIGN THEATRE RADIO HOUR at KBOO Radio >> https://kboo.fm/program/firesign-theatre-radio-hour
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Cease: Baby steps, but still, steps
The Real Dr. Pederman: Baby steps, but I am envious ;)
||||||||| Catherwood tosses another cheese log on the fire and intones, "If you want to keep the cornstarch off your mukluks this season, buy a hoodie or a sweatshirt at the Firesign corner Cafepress store."
Beet: Being so stoned you can't move is wonderful.
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood snorts derisively: "9:05 PM and late as usual, it's Merlyn, just back from Minneapolis."
Beet: Evening Merlyn
Notnerb: I can almost remember
Cease: Merl
The Real Dr. Pederman: Mr. LeRoy
||||||||| Bebop Lobo reminds all you hep cats to listen to Firesign’s NEW 24/7 RADIO STATION Click to listen anytime!"
Merlyn: Hey, I got my Ogle award from David Ossman and Judith today: https://www.facebook.com/david.ossman.3/posts/10156309958638551
Cease: saw the pic on facebook. good work, merl
Merlyn: Non-facebook link here: https://i.imgur.com/QlazvUp.jpg
The Real Dr. Pederman: Cool!
Cease: my submission, was alas, not a winner.
Notnerb: Thnx for non FB
Merlyn: This was an honorary award, DocTech and Taylor Jessen also got 'em
Merlyn: It's really for our work with FT
Cease: inspite of briliant work by Tween and other chatters.
Cease: oh wow. that's great
Cease: taylor should be giving out, not getting an award. he's the 5th crazy guy
Beet: I don't hear the birds.
Cease: you and doc have contributed mightily to the lads the last couple of decades
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Read about The Firesign Theatre radio Hour at KBOO Radio at >> https://kboo.fm/program/firesign-theatre-radio-hour
||||||||| Catherwood leads JFolks in through the front door at 9:11 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
Beet: hi j
Cease: High J
DJTweeny: Hi JFolks, Merlyn
||||||||| Catherwood walks up and snorts derisively "Presenting 'NancyKat', just granted probation at 9:13 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Cease: Hi Nancy
Cease: my fellow feline
DJTweeny: Hi NancyKat
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Phil Proctor's new book is out! “WHERE’S MY FORTUNE COOKIE?” >> http://firesigntheatre.com/pressrel/20171009.html
||||||||| Catherwood enters with llanwydd close behind, grumbles something about disrupting his 9:14 PM tree-stunting plans, and hurries off to the Aviary.
llanwydd: howdy
NancyKat: Meows to all...
Beet: Hi Miss Nan
||||||||| Catherwood stops by and announces "While you bozos sit here in the Waiting Room, why not shop at the Firesale store?"
DJTweeny: Hi llan
Beet: Howdy Llan
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** THE PROCTOR PODCAST - From the mind, and life, of comedy great Phil Proctor >> http://theproctorpodcast.podbean.com/
Cease: LLan!
llanwydd: what warm-up music did I miss tonight, tween?
DJTweeny: Jackson Browne
llanwydd: I liked his first album
Cease: all of their brains firing together is a wonder to behold
llanwydd: sure is
NancyKat: can't get the audio to work on comp. or phone..grrr.
Notnerb: yup
DJTweeny: ehhh NancyKat
DJTweeny: Win 10?
DJTweeny: Try copying the link directly into your player
Cease: Pete's daughter Lily told me was seriously affected by Asperger's
Cease: Pete was
Notnerb: Wow that riff!
DJTweeny: Asperger syndrome - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asperger_syndrome
DJTweeny: Pete really hung in there, doing his shows until the very end
DJTweeny: Must have taken tremndous efort
DJTweeny: *effort
Cease: indeed
Cease: this is only 4 monthes before his death.
DJTweeny: so by this time, he knew he had cancer, but hadn't told the other guys yet
Cease: right
||||||||| Outside, the 9:27 PM downtown bus from Washington pulls away, leaving Not Ed coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
DJTweeny: Hi Note Ed
Cease: hi not
Not Ed: Porque?
Not Ed: Hey Tweeny
||||||||| Catherwood stops by and announces "While you bozos sit here in the Waiting Room, why not shop at the Firesale store?"
Beet: Hello Not
Cease: i can see his point. the guys probably would not have worked with him in the same way if they knew he'd be dead imminently.
Cease: he needed their ignorance to continue to do This.
DJTweeny: probably true
Not Ed: Best, Beet
Not Ed: Cease, waz real
Cease: pete is keepin it real
Not Ed: Hey JF & Notn & TRDP
Cease: even if he's lieing.
Not Ed: Cheers llan, NancyK, Rufus and Herman
Notnerb: work the moment as the moment
Not Ed: Be here then
Notnerb: xactamundo
Notnerb: A land of imagination
Cease: you got sound yet, nancy?
Not Ed: I'm so confused
Not Ed: Naga Raja Ding Dong
Not Ed: Bruce Bickford explains new Zappa artwork collection https://youtu.be/qCy1vrzSmNY
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Read about The Firesign Theatre radio Hour at KBOO Radio at >> https://kboo.fm/program/firesign-theatre-radio-hour
Cease: let's hope austin is right here. an age of optimism
Cease: the two dead firesigns were the most optimisitic.
Beet: I don't see the signs
Cease: monetizing my snottiness. a great american tradition
Cease: maybe you have to be near death to see them, beret
Cease: beet
||||||||| Catherwood tosses another cheese log on the fire and intones, "If you want to keep the cornstarch off your mukluks this season, buy a hoodie or a sweatshirt at the Firesign corner Cafepress store."
Notnerb: OMG
||||||||| Catherwood enters and asks "Is there anythynge you want? By that I mean Anythynge You Want To, Shakespeare's Lost paperback Comedie in pre-electronic book form!"
Beet: Could be.
Not Ed: we could use our collective firepsych to conjure them but mistakes can be difficult to....rectify
Beet: There was hope with Obama but then . . .
DJTweeny: Just another corporate shill
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Read about The Firesign Theatre radio Hour at KBOO Radio at >> https://kboo.fm/program/firesign-theatre-radio-hour
Beet: yup
Rufus_T_Firetween: They play stuff from the DOMM collection on that show
Cease: indeed, not
Not Ed: This is a good one Tweeny thanks
Not Ed: KBOO!
DJTweeny: Thank Cease, his idea :)
Notnerb: bravo indeed
||||||||| Babe Boomer says “We’re Live On PBS!” in the video WEIRDLY COOL Catch Firesign’s Live TV Studio Performance On DVD!
Not Ed: Tanx Cease!
Not Ed: Good pick
Beet: Their comments are so topical it's almost like they are all still here.
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Thanks to RADIO FREE DISHNUTS for providing the streaming server for this show – http://dishnuts.net
Not Ed: Yea B
||||||||| New notice: '** WE'RE GLAD YOU MADE IT!! **
Currently playing: Cat Simril Ishikawa’s
“TALKING OVER GLEN GOULD”
128k stream at: http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny.m3u or at 16k: http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny16k.m3u
check out Cat's New Collage at >> http://kurtericson.com/cat/#FELINE_FOOTNOTES_FOR_PHILS_PODCASTS
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Cease: actually, this one ISNT based on Phil's podcasts.
DJTweeny: Ah, did not know that
llanwydd: kfhyjughifolkd;s
Cease: i heard anIdeas show about Gould a couple of monthes ago and turned it into this.
Beet: well said llan
Cease: i remember this Gould show. it was very popular among the folks i hung out with in Japan in the early 70s
llanwydd: was starting to go grey. cant do that
Cease: i could see the parallel with Firesign in those days
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Cease: I see Gould and Firesign as a kind of yin yang symbol
Beet: love bob and doug
Cease: me too
Cease: these poems are from a performance by ossman called An Autobozographical Evening, from the late 80s
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Glen Gould's IDEAS show: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/revisiting-glenn-gould-s-revolutionary-radio-documentary-the-idea-of-north-1.4460709
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Listen/Download Cat’s new collage “TALKING OVER GLEN GOULD” at >> http://kurtericson.com/cat/#FELINE_FOOTNOTES_FOR_PHILS_PODCASTS
Cease: No, Tween, I think this should go in the general list of collages, not the Feling Footnotes collection. this isn't from his podcasts
Rufus_T_Firetween: Yeah, I'll fix that later. Thought it was part of the series
Rufus_T_Firetween: Have made a note
Cease: Next week's dope collage will use Many minutes from the podcasts so it should go into that series.
Cease: i can think of maybe half an hour of dope stories in the podcasts, and much, much more from their work.
Cease: i want to add some krassner tales and probably cheech and chong, who began as a vancouver act.
Rufus_T_Firetween: really... didn't know about C&C
Cease: it's a tight deadline to do for next week but it's a worthwhile goal.
Rufus_T_Firetween: fun concept
Cease: yes, chong's bro had a strip joint here in the 60-s and asked tommy to work there, mc. he developted a patter, between strippers, and then met cheech who was here doding the draft, and they worke3d out an act, between stripers
Cease: as i recall.
Beet: I've tried to work out an act between strippers but was not successful.
Cease: it worked for lenny bruce
Rufus_T_Firetween: Lenny's material was a bit different ;)
Cease: ooo, that was a nice transition
Cease: since they were 4 voices, the lads have always cultivated combining their voices to greatest effect
Rufus_T_Firetween: They really did 'blend' well together, esp when all 4 are riffing off each other
Cease: by the time of these last shows, they had honed it to a frighteningly fine point
Rufus_T_Firetween: an artform, to be sure
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Glen Gould's IDEAS show: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/revisiting-glenn-gould-s-revolutionary-radio-documentary-the-idea-of-north-1.4460709
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/
Cease: it's never been easier to do stuff like this.
Cease: the firesign also did their art cuz they had something to say
Beet: Definitely
Beet: If you really listened, the impact of their message was quite powerful.
DJTweeny: Wonder what happened to Lily :/
Beet: Great
||||||||| New notice: '** WE'RE GLAD YOU MADE IT!! **
Currently playing – from the Box Of Danger collection “SNAKEHEAD SYMPHONY (LIVE)”
128k stream at: http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny.m3u or 16k at: http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny16k.m3u
check out BOX OF DANGER at >> https://www.shoutfactory.com/music/spoken-word/the-firesign-theatre-s-box-of-danger-the-complete-nick-danger-casebook
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Cease: glad you liked it, beet
||||||||| Notnerb rushes off, saying "10:38 PM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
Cease: by nerb
Beet: See ya Nerb
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Read about “BOX OF DANGER: The Complete Nick Danger Casebook” at >> http://firesigntheatre.com/media/media.php?item=bod-rv
||||||||| 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 6-8pm EST every Sunday at www.dishnuts.net
Listen to the ARCHIVES FOR FIRESIGN CHAT SHOWS at: www.kurtericson.com/firesign
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DJTweeny: ** Thanks for listening, all… See you next week, same Firetime, same Firestation...
Cease: By folks
||||||||| At 10:55 PM, Cease dashes out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
Beet: Enjoyed the evening. Thanks to all participants. Great collage Dr Cease. Thanks Dr tween. G'Nite.
||||||||| Babe Boomer says “We’re Live On PBS!” in the video WEIRDLY COOL Catch Firesign’s Live TV Studio Performance On DVD!
Merlyn: thanks tween
||||||||| Merlyn dashes out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's Merlyn?! It's 10:57 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
DJTweeny: Until last time, again...
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| It's 11:25 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Not Ed - dead from The Plague
||||||||| 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:
||||||||| DJTweeny - dead from Globner's disease
||||||||| 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:
||||||||| llanwydd - dead from the common cold
||||||||| 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:
||||||||| Rufus_T_Firetween - dead from dengue fever
||||||||| 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:
||||||||| NancyKat - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| 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:
||||||||| The Real Dr. Pederman - dead from The Plague
||||||||| 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:
||||||||| JFolks - 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 measles
||||||||| 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
DJTweeny
llanwydd
Merlyn
NancyKat
Not Ed
Notnerb
Rufus_T_Firetween
The Real Dr. Pederman
URL References:
http://dishnuts.net
http://firesigntheatre.com/media/media.php?item=bod-rv
http://firesigntheatre.com/pressrel/20171009.html
http://kurtericson.com/cat/#FELINE_FOOTNOTES_FOR_PHILS_PODCASTS
http://kurtericson.com/cat/
http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny.m3u
http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny16k.m3u
http://seemrealland.blogspot.ca/
http://theproctorpodcast.podbean.com/
www.dishnuts.net
www.firesigntheatre.com
www.kurtericson.com/firesign
http://www.seemreal.com
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asperger_syndrome
https://i.imgur.com/QlazvUp.jpg
https://kboo.fm/program/firesign-theatre-radio-hour
https://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/revisiting-glenn-gould-s-revolutionary-radio-documentary-the-idea-of-north-1.4460709
https://www.facebook.com/david.ossman.3/posts/10156309958638551
https://www.shoutfactory.com/music/spoken-word/the-firesign-theatre-s-box-of-danger-the-complete-nick-danger-casebook
https://youtu.be/qCy1vrzSmNY



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