A Firesign Chat


||||||||| 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 July 02, 2009 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| 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 Firebroiled gets out at 7:20 AM.

We’re goin’ back to the Shadows again!
Out where an Indian’s your friend!
Where the vegetables are green,
And you can pee right into the stream!
(And that’s important!)
We’re back from the Shadows again!

Doors close in five seconds.

Firebroiled: Yet now, as inevitable as dawn,
the Sun, arching on its axis,
rises to meet the East -- chariot-racing across the high noon desert sky,
only to plummit, like bald Icarus,
into the sensual, fermenting seas of the South Pacific
And even now,
yet, as scary night decends upon us,
we could appreciate the Wonders of Nature
as stimulating as Man’s Own Triumphs!

Let us pause . . .

||||||||| Firebroiled leaves to catch the 7:21 AM train to Funfun Town.
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and snorts derisively "Announcing 'bynum', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 5:53 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the sitting room...
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 6 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| It's 6:10 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| bynum - dead from intense demonic possession
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood enters with ah,clem close behind, mumbles something about disrupting his 8:31 PM tree-stunting plans, and scurries off to the sitting room.
||||||||| New CNI streaming notice: '"a few minutes with FireSign Theatre" at about 9 eastern time, welcome to Hollywood'
||||||||| ah,clem is forcibly ejected just as the clock strikes 8:34 PM.
||||||||| Catherwood sneaks into the room, and snorts derisively "Announcing 'SirCumferenceOfATweeny', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 8:37 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the sitting room...
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Who's movie _is_ this, anyway?
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, July 02, 2009 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
||||||||| Catherwood accompanies llanddfylle inside, makes a note of the time (9:04 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
llanddfylle: good evening!
llanddfylle: very strange that there is no one else here yet
||||||||| Catherwood walks up and snorts derisively "Presenting 'cease', just granted probation at 9:07 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
cease: hey
llanddfylle: good evening mr ishikawa
cease: i was elsewhere involved
cease: perhaps the others are as well
llanddfylle: do you think there is a major story on the news tonight that everybody else heard about but us?
cease: this is the hollywood nighthsit if menitoned
llanddfylle: perhaps the chinese have dropped the h-bomb on hollywood
cease: you listening to cni?
||||||||| It's 9:10 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| SirCumferenceOfATweeny - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
llanddfylle: I don't get cni
cease: clem has to play this again when more are here
cease: alas
llanddfylle: last week everybody but me knew about michael jackson
llanddfylle: I didn't know until after I had logged out of chat
cease: austihn is doing his duck character
llanddfylle: then I remembered the "billy jean" reference
cease: you can go to the website and hear it yourself, llan.
||||||||| Outside, the 9:12 PM downtown bus from Elmertown pulls away, leaving SirCumferenceOfATweeny coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
llanddfylle: that's what I keep hearing
llanddfylle: I get an error message every time
cease: odd
llanddfylle: wb, tween
cease: jsut google hollywood nightshift
cease: thats what i did
cease: hi tween
llanddfylle: ok, I'll do that. brb
llanddfylle: guess I don't know what I'm doing
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: hewwo
cease: trial and error works for most people
cease: are you drinking wine, tween?
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: What the _hell_ is this (on the radio)?
llanddfylle: I'll bet a giant sinkhole swallowed the white house and everbody is watching the news instead of joining us tonight
cease: hollywood nightshift
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: More of a Lone Star sort of guy
cease: just google it. this is what you get
cease: just pancho and me drinking the wine
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: But I bet I'd like Sangria
llanddfylle: well, I don't have much patience with trial and error
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: A place in LA?
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Must mean something to a person who grew up in LA
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Not released, obviously
llanddfylle: I've got to see california someday
llanddfylle: ever since I got into the firesign theatre I've been fascinated with california
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Lot's Brits like Cal & FL
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Lot's of
cease: a fruit punch. heavy on the punch
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Considering what they say about English weather, I can understand
cease: you never been there, llan?
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: lol cease
llanddfylle: the way I became fascinated with england after I started listening to Yes
llanddfylle: but I got a chance to visit england
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: If SF wasn't so expensive, I'd consider it
llanddfylle: I've never been west of san antonio
llanddfylle: unless witchita is further west
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Only been through San Antonio going to Corpus, but RiverWalk looked pretty nice
llanddfylle: I was in witchita when I was just a kid
llanddfylle: I walked along the river walk
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: You really have to vist the American West some time
cease: was it kerouacian?
cease: did ginzberg write it a sutra?
llanddfylle: poor cease doesn't have anyone of his own IQ to talk to tonight
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: That would be a good use for a VW camper
llanddfylle: just us subgeniuses
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Just to travel for the heck of it
cease: sounds like a church
llanddfylle: or would it be subgenii
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: lol LL
SirCumferenceOfATweeny dreams of subgenii
llanddfylle: lol
cease: anyone who can follow the firesign theatre can follow anybody
llanddfylle: actually this is very strange that there is no one else here
llanddfylle: just give them a light
cease: you aint got no freinds on your light
cease: i wonder where clem and bambi are? i hope clem is well
cease: are yuou cahtting with them now, tween?
||||||||| Catherwood leads Elayne in through the front door at 9:29 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
Elayne: Evenin' all! Wow, quiet tonight.
cease: here comes the mother of the chat
llanddfylle: well here is someone
Elayne: Hey, who you callin' a mother?
Elayne: I cut you, man, I CUT YOU!
llanddfylle: Hi Elayne!
cease: yuo u think one night will occur when no one will come here at all?
llanddfylle: not likely
Elayne: So I was watching the Rocky & Bullwinkle movie on TV yesterday. I'd forgotten Phil P was in that. It was pretty good, very much a tribute to Jay Ward.
cease: i hope new people are discovering firesign.
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Hey E
Elayne: Robin says hello to all my "Firesign'y friends."
llanddfylle: don't know much about that. is it animated?
cease: really, el?
Elayne: Llan, partly. Mostly CGI combined with live action.
cease: hi robin! get work soon!
Elayne: Rob says thanks, he's working on it.
llanddfylle: I'd watch it just for proctor
cease: proc is in hundreds of flicks
cease: or jhis voice is
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: >>So I was watching the Rocky & Bullwinkle movie on TV yesterday. I'd forgotten Phil P was in that<< no joke?
llanddfylle: he's such a good actor I've never recognized him
Elayne: Yes Tween, he has a featured role in it. He's "Fearless Leader's stage director" or somesuch.
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: wow
Elayne: It was fun seeing him interact with the other players, he was always moving, always doing stuff.
llanddfylle: except just once. I noticed him in an episode of All in the Family
Elayne: He body-acts very well, where other actors will just say their lines.
Elayne: He's a good physical actor.
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 9:34 PM and Principalpoop steps out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
llanddfylle: it wasn't even a comic role in All in the Family so it took me a while before I knew it was him
cease: indeed, el
cease: hi poop
Elayne: It was pre-Proctor beard, made about 10 years ago. There are scenes shot outdoors in NYC and you can see the World Trade Center towers.
llanddfylle: Hi Prin
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: I'm so sorry they lost the XM gig. Was great to watch them work
||||||||| 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 Bambi gets out at 9:34 PM.
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Hey P
cease: heil deer
Bambi: hello dear friends :-)
Elayne: Hey PrinPoop!
llanddfylle: Hi Bambi
Elayne: Evenin' Fran!!
Principalpoop: hi bambi all
Bambi: Howdy folks ... hey Elayne!!
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: No puede!
Elayne: So my office gave us a day off tomorrow 'cause July 4 falls on a Saturday, so I have a nice 3-day weekend ahead of me.
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Oops - no dispare
Bambi: how's it going Cat, Elayne, llanwydd, Princep, Tween?
llanddfylle: I think Proctor is the best actor of the four and Ossman is the best writer
Elayne: Maybe it won't rain any more.
cease: good for you, el
Bambi: very nice Elayne!
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Lived in TX almost 15 years, and I still can't speak Spanish
cease: wheee as austin and bergman are...
cease: is it a problem, tween?
Elayne: Austin's the most musical, Cat.
cease: aha, el
cease: yes he often says that
cease: and bergman is the meastro?
Principalpoop: i lived in LA and miami and still cannot speak spanish
llanddfylle: yes, austin is the best musician
Bambi: all of them fit together like a hand in glove and they all have talents that complement each other so well
llanddfylle: and bergman is the best mudhead
cease: exactly, bambi
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Roller Maidens is great for the music
llanddfylle: very true, bambi
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Talented bunch of folks
Bambi :-)
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Exactly, Bambi - all 'fire signs' :-)
Principalpoop: I work better in a mitten
cease: its a musical
llanddfylle: but they are all incredible actors
Bambi -) yeah lol
cease: sometimes like fire
Bambi: they know their strong 'suits' and work them to advantage
llanddfylle: as an actor and writer I have learned an enormous amount from them
cease: knowledge free for us all
cease: this is radio. broadcast genius
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: I didn't know until a couple of months ago that that was where the name came from
cease: and this is austin with 2 other guys
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Arrrnold Mmmmm strong suits
llanddfylle: what name, tween?
Principalpoop: what months tween?
llanddfylle: testing
Principalpoop: I'll have a pink tuel catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood rushes alongside Principalpoop and mumbles "My ears are burning..."
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: You have to put the balls on the other side, P
llanddfylle: catherwood, you might want to try lanacaine
||||||||| Catherwood gives to try lanacaine.
llanddfylle: lol
llanddfylle: I said that to one guy and he thought I told him to lay in a cave
Elayne: So, anyone have a silly site for me to put on my blog today?
Bambi: Catherwood, please pour me a double toasted almond
||||||||| Catherwood gets Bambi a double toasted almond.
cease: lol llan
Principalpoop: asking him was an after thought
cease: i only learn of them from you, el
Bambi says after the County Board of Supervisor meeting, I need one LOL
SirCumferenceOfATweeny plays "Bungle In The Jungle"
llanddfylle: that's alright by me
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: How very Plutonic of you, LL
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Sorry, Socratic ;)
Principalpoop: does Senator Franken have a website E?
llanddfylle: well, I didn't think it was very cratic
Elayne: He does, Prinpoop, but it's not terribly silly.
cease: i love that, poop. Senator Franken
Elayne: Remember, the "Me, Al Franken Decade" was almost 30 years ago.
llanddfylle: that does have a funny sound to it
Principalpoop: It is Senator Al Franken, that is not silly enough?
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: You've been trying to have a rational conversation with insane people again, Bambi?
cease: i loved his radio show, el. thjought it was the best on air america at the ttime
Bambi: Elayne have you had a chance to read any of my blog postings of late?
Principalpoop: He has calmed down, and you can see him trying not to be a clown
Elayne: Hang on Fran, I want to make sure your RSS feed is working.
Bambi: http://bambismusings.wordpress.com
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: "I'm good, I'm nice, people really like me, and I'm your Senator"
llanddfylle: so, why so few of us tonight?
Bambi: holiday weekend coming up?
Bambi: LOL
llanddfylle: well, I guess most of the others log in later than 9 anyway
cease: dex is off celebrating his mother's century
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Stewart Smalley in Congress. Who would have thunk it
Bambi: yeah, Dex said he would not be here tonight
Principalpoop: Librarian humor at http://community.livejournal.com/lolbrarians/
Elayne: Wow, you've moved! No wonder I wasn't seeing your blog posts...
cease: i wonder how honey and stones are
llanddfylle: no kidding! 100?
Bambi: there ya go Elayne :-)
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: The 4th of Julie?
Bambi: yeah, easier to keep up on the software updates this way ... WordPress takes care of it lol
llanddfylle: my parents are in their 70s
Elayne: Fran, should I "file" you under News or Kultcha?
Elayne: I've had you under "Kultcha" 'cause I know you from here.
Bambi: my mother is too llan, and my dad would have been
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: My mom was 36 when she had me
llanddfylle: kulcha is indian
llanddfylle: I'm getting hungry
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Quite old for the early 50's
Principalpoop: kulcha chan kulcha chan
Bambi: little of both Elayne ... wherever you will find me best :-)
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Catherwood, please give LL a groat cluster
||||||||| Catherwood hands ll a groat cluster.
cease: this is primo austin
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Ka-Chacha Chan?
Elayne: Thanks Fran, let me fix your link from my blog and I'll be all set to start catching up.
Bambi: kewl Elayne :-)
cease: el, you can use the website for this as your silly site, if you havent already
Elayne: Hmm, Bloglines is still loading the feed... weird...
Elayne: The website for what, Cat? The chat? No, I use the chat site as my referrer, not the silly site itself.
Bambi: from my blog Elayne?
Bambi: there's a lot there lol
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Cetchup or Katsup, your choice
cease: no,m this cni thing on now. austin in the hollywood nightshift.
Elayne: Yeah, Bambi. Bloglines is acting up. I just got a 500 Internal Server Error.
Principalpoop: mayo
Bambi: hmmm
cease: i menitoned it before. its on now. i had to send the file to clem but its a public site
llanddfylle: well, I must break for dinner. believe it or not I haven't eaten all day
Elayne: Ever since Bloglines was sold to the Chinese, it hasn't been the same.
llanddfylle: probably be back later
Principalpoop: velbekomme llan
Bambi: the blog loads right up when I pull it up ... hmmm
cease: i doubt it was taken off
Bambi: enjoy dinner llan!
Elayne: Yeah, it appears to have crashed. Oh well, so much for catching up on blog reading!
Elayne: Now I really do need to find a silly site, most of my sites are bookmarked via Bloglines.
Bambi: lol
Bambi: what OS are you using?
cease: eaqt well, llan
Elayne: Fran, I can get to your blog just fine. I can't add your feed to Bloglines, because Bloglines has crashed temporarily, that's all.
cease: are you listening to cni now, el?
Bambi: ah, ok
Elayne: No Cat, I'm in the living room with Robin, watching TV.
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
cease: aha
cease: even bettter
Bambi: I thought Ask owned bloglines?
Bambi: is Ask owned by the Chinese now?
Elayne: Fran, I believe the Chinese now own Ask, or Ask sold Bloglines to them, or something. Hang on, I'll find the link...
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: "I say, long hair, short hair, what's the difference once the heads blowed off?" ~ farmer Yassir
Bambi: ok
cease: is that from Easy Rider?
Elayne: Ah, here it is. They didn't sell it, but they've outsourced its operation to China: http://workbench.cadenhead.org/news/3517/bloglines-offline-hours-and-outsourced
SirCumferenceOfATweeny is a big fan of "Lemmings" ;)
cease: Lemmons are great too
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: in sangria?
cease: nah, orange
cease: unless a sweeter wine were used, in which case lemon would be essential
cease: i love hearingf austin having this much fun
Bambi: not good Elayne ... might want to export the OPML when you can get back in ... just in case you need to change readers
Bambi: Lemmings ... love the Lemmings games
Elayne: OPML? Not sure how to do that...
Principalpoop: the voice of ahhh, clem
Bambi: that's the format when you export your RSS links
Bambi: check for a place to Export
cease: faithful indeed, clem
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: National Lampoon - they were quite good making fun of Woodstock
Elayne: Okay, YouTube comes through again with my Silly Site: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s13dLaTIHSg&feature=rec-HM-r2
Elayne: Hang on, need to post...
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Which it richly deserved, but the USA would be the same without it
||||||||| Outside, the 10:08 PM crosstown bus from Seattle pulls away, leaving Bunnyboy coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Bunnyboy: Greets!
cease: hey bunny
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: (thanks for "Love-In", Proc :)
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Hey Bunny
Elayne: Hey Bunnyboy!
Bambi: http://www.bloglines.com/help/faq#OPML
||||||||| It's 10:10 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| llanddfylle - dead from The Plague
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Bambi: it's the one just above that item on the page Elayne
Bunnyboy: Tweeny: The LEMMINGS album is delightful. The video that they got around to making, less so. There's a palpable distance between the performers and the audience.
Bambi: hey bunny
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: What's next? Live from the Mars Hotel? lol guys
Principalpoop: hip hop bunny
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: need to restart, brb
Bunnyboy: You can readily find clips of the LEMMINGS video online, on YouTube, et. al.
||||||||| SirCumferenceOfATweeny is thrown out the window just as the clock strikes 10:11 PM.
Elayne: Fran, I'm in the Edit window and I don't see any exporting mechanism.
Bunnyboy: I finally saw MARTIAN SPACE PARTY, online, last night.
cease: ok ik just got the live from mars
Elayne: Never mind, I see it now, all the way at the bottom. Exporting now!
Bunnyboy: Dumb me, I never realized that there were 3 Walters on NOT INSANE!
Bambi: Yea!!! now you won't lose your feeds
Bambi: and you can import that into any reader you use ... have you looked into RSSOwl?
cease: you will never stop learning new stuff from firesign, bun
Bunnyboy: I always got the impression that Ossman was WALTER, the somewhat-automated news voice.
Bunnyboy: And that WALTER = Wholly Artificial Living Thing, Enunciating Resonantly.
Bambi: http://www.rssowl.org (open source)
Elayne: Okay, all caught up. Thanks Fran!
Bambi: You're welcome! :-)
Bambi: you are a quick reader! LOL
Elayne: Fran, I need something I don't have to download. I use my RSS reader extensively at work, and my company doesn't allow downloads.
Bambi: ah, ok
Elayne: I'll probably wind up going with Google Reader, I don't think they block that site the way they block Gmail.
Bambi: will look for another web based one for ya
Elayne: Thanks!
Bunnyboy: Anybody got the Big Book of Plays, at arm's length?
Elayne: I do, Bunnyboyd. What do you need?
cease: in my paws bim
Bunnyboy: I've been editing WikiRococo, and have no clue what Bergman's W.C. FIELDS FOREVER character's name is.
Principalpoop: how's your old wahzoo?
Elayne: I think it's "Bill," but let me see.
Bunnyboy: He never mentions it, nor does anyone else.
Bambi: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_feed_aggregators#Web-based_services
||||||||| Catherwood walks up and pipes up "Presenting 'SirCumferenceOfATweeny', just granted probation at 10:20 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: The small but expectant crowd
Bunnyboy: It was fun to see the full-boat version of O BLINDING LIGHT, in MARTIAN SPACE PARTY.
Elayne: Bunnyboy, I don't know where the W.C. Fields Forever script is, all they have in Big Book of Plays is the title piece from Waiting for the Electrician.
Elayne: Hang on, I'll look in the Big Mystery Joke Book.
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Krassner sent a video - http://www.youtube.com/user/CityLightsBooks
Bunnyboy: I know they have HUMBOLDT and CUNEGONDE in the Joke Book....
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Haven't watched it yet, but PK can get my attention anytime ;)
cease: i justr consulted it. no wc
Elayne: What piece did you want, Bunnyboy? Electrician?
Bunnyboy: Poo!
cease: jsut when you need to pee
SirCumferenceOfATweeny recommends Krassner's "Irony Lives"
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: LOL cease
Elayne: "W.C. Fields Forever" was a line on the cover of, I think, How Can You Be. I believe that may be the play you want.
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Ve also vant piece
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Of Langella
Elayne: In the "Land of the Pharoahs" thing, the character's name was Bill, and he was called by that name.
cease: that was wc fields real name
cease: a great influence on th4 firesign
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Catherwood, please invite Elayne to dinner
||||||||| Catherwood ignores SirCumferenceOfATweeny
Bunnyboy: El: That would probably be Proc-as-Fields, "Bill", doncha know...
Elayne: Sorry, I misremembered. It's Band Two of Electrician. Hang on...
Bunnyboy: WIlliam Dukenfeld, yeah...
cease: yes el thats the missing script from big obok of plays
Elayne: Yes Cat, it's also missing from Big Mystery Joke Book. Sorry Bunnyboy! Looks like you'll have to hit the sauce - I mean, go to the source.
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Where's Klok when you need him...
cease: lol el
cease: alas, tween
cease: they're all groovy
cease: klok sent forth a vast grooviness that still resonates
Elayne: Okay, that wore me out. I'm outta here...
cease: all the best to you and robin
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: hello again
Principalpoop: groovy E
Bunnyboy: nite El!
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: DSL carped
Elayne: Night!
||||||||| Catherwood says "10:31 PM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs Elayne by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
SirCumferenceOfATweeny hopes there's a Linux section of Heaven ;)
cease: there must be, tween
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: God, I love the smell of Tweeny in the morning
cease: i think most people today are unaware of the 60s ref, "putting down in NIgeria"
cease: thats long vanished slang
Bunnyboy: Y'know, I've never seen a cellphone as anything but a convenience, but the new iPhone 3GS is pretty damn cool.
cease: i dont need a phone and dont have one.
cease: but almsot everyone else does
Bambi: night Elayne!
Principalpoop: that was a strong toasted almond bambi
cease: i wonder if austin wrote this?
SirCumferenceOfATweeny wants people watching television in the street
Bunnyboy: The pieces on ELECTRICIAN are easily the most dated commercial Firesign material.
cease: indeed, bun
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Putting on makeup at 80mph
Bunnyboy: cat, I hear ya. I was a cellphone hater for many years. Still think there's plenty of bad etiquette associated with them...and the tippy-tappers, too.
Bunnyboy: If the house lights are coming down, TURN IT OFF!!!
cease: it means i have to carry quarters and search for a public phone when i have to phone fumiyo though. only inconvenince i can see
cease: quarters arent that heavy
Bunnyboy: cat: Their groovy...in BC and USA.
Bunnyboy: Just feel the sides!
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 10:41 PM and ah,clem bounds out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Bunnyboy: oops, "They're"
Principalpoop: hi ahhh, clem
Bunnyboy: And me, a college graduate.
Bunnyboy: hiya clem
SirCumferenceOfATweeny gives cease a card which says he's groovy
cease: thanks tween
Principalpoop: far out tween
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: lol
ah,clem: what sort of a chump do you take me for?
Principalpoop: first class
ah,clem: hi all
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Always be sure to carry the 'Groovie Card' - what will you do....
Principalpoop: you sounded much better ah,clem
Principalpoop: except for interrupting yourself
cease: hey clem
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Darn the COBOL reference
cease: all hale and hearty?
ah,clem: not bad
Principalpoop: gets under your fortran tween?
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Eat or Be Eaten....
||||||||| Dave tiptoes in around 10:46 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last week's "unpleasant incident."
Principalpoop: hi dave
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Katie!
ah,clem: hi Dave
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: lol - nice to have you here, Denver
cease: great dodgers ref
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Want to cook something? Phoenix has come early to Austin this year
cease: hey dave
Bunnyboy: Hiya, Dave!
Dave: well sir, it's nearing 11:00 as we enter the crazy loony bin hal up the next apartement building, and in it we find the usual cast of misfits, listen.
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Hmm, the usual suspects...
Principalpoop: miss fits is there? tell her to call me...
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Been to Aspen. Very cool place
Dave: katie isn't here, still in New York but her training is going well, god I miss my labradore
Principalpoop: graduate school for dogs? cool
cease: are you listening to cni now, dave?
Dave: heyya bunnyboy
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: I can't begin to imagine doing the streets of NYC with a guide dog
SirCumferenceOfATweeny respects
Dave: unfortunately I can't listen to cni and listen to my reader at the same time, too much input there to try and follow the chat and the fst stuff
cease: that makes sense, dave
cease: ah clem played the hollywood nightshift show earlier
Dave: i did manhatton with katie, actually, and if I go to NJ for school we'll be doing it quite a bit I imagine
cease: now he's playing waht is this, weirdly cool?
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Last time I was in NYC was in '78 with a band
cease: you going to nh for shcool?
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: That's something to be proud of, Dave
ah,clem: yes cat weirdly cool
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Not many people could do that
cease: new jersey?
cease: now you can do berlin, dave
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: joisey, cease - pronounce it correctly
cease: thats sitll hilarious
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: They need to do something like Weirdly Cool again
cease: i watched too many sopranos episodes
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Never had any interest - Brando was enough for me
cease: they may, tween. if someone offers to fund it
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: So how do we do that?
cease: not our league, tween
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: 20,000 _hundred_ dollars
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: I'm still trying to get them to a theater in Austin
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Paramount's pretty good
cease: if you can convince a rich austinite to fund that, it could happen, tween
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Will keep my ears open to such a possibility
Principalpoop: ahh these high finances
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Maybe NPR/PBS Austin
||||||||| It's 11:00 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Dave - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: With recording rights
cease: firesign came out of cheap radio. but tv aint cheap
Principalpoop: it is all digital now
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Nor is the Paramount
cease: what i get from reading proc's planet, if money were available, they could go anywhere
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| Dave bounds in at 11:01 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Perhaps have to work on that :)
Principalpoop: welcome back dave
||||||||| Bunnyboy rushes out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's Bunnyboy?! It's 11:01 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
||||||||| Catherwood escorts Bunnyboy into the room, accepts an I.O.U. as a gratuity, mutters something about 11:01 PM, then departs.
Dave: well whatever anyone said I missed, comp froze, or the reader did
Bunnyboy: whoops
Principalpoop: wb bun
cease: are you in or out, bun?
cease: nothing important, dave
Bunnyboy: I fell out!
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Will keep the iron in the fire
cease: are you still in school or on "vacation" dave?
Bunnyboy: I was just saying, maybe that's the trick:
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Mmmmmm trix are for kids
Bunnyboy: Put the guys back behind studio glass...and film it!
Principalpoop: do they give you replacement dog dave? a dachshund or poodle?
cease: whno would pay, bun?
Bunnyboy: If it's in 3-D, everyone will pay!
Bunnyboy: Oh, they'll pay...
Dave: lol cat no replacement, and off for summer
Bunnyboy grinds his teeth.
cease: you goota produce it first.
SirCumferenceOfATweeny offers beads and wampum to Bunny
cease: moneyh would not come upfront
Principalpoop: not even a guide cat? haha
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Catherwood, give me a Manhattan
||||||||| Catherwood gives SirCumferenceOfATweeny a manhattan.
cease: waht does "off" mean to you, dave?
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: lol cease
Dave: it means that I can do things at my leisure, like my ellington analysis paper and I don't have to rush around in a set schedule, and I eat decently, and I try to improve myself, that's what off means to me
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Kudos, Dave
cease: indeed
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: I'm more Return To Forever, but I know where it comes from ;)
cease: merl is not here but i['m sure he'd tell you, if large sums of money were waved in front of the lads, they'd do a show, or radio, or whatever
Dave: I sped past forever, never to return to that chick again
cease: you mean the chick corea group?
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: FST in Aspen? Hmmmm
cease: i dont know why they were never invited there.
cease: makes no sense
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Yeah Corea is on my top 10 list keys
cease: i saw the group in van in the 70s. great show
Bunnyboy: I better go tend to that family of mine.
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: They like Python in Aspen. Might not be a stretch
Dave: yeah, did corea ever tour korea? ha I coudln't resist
cease: indeed, bun
Bunnyboy: Nitey, folks. Happy Holiday!
Principalpoop: hip hop bunny
Bunnyboy: Belated Happy Canada Day, cat!
Principalpoop: have a fifth on the fourth
cease: more so to you, bun. ours was yesterday
cease: thanks bun
Bunnyboy: Oh, and Happy 12th X-Day!
SirCumferenceOfATweeny will not comment about American blood on Korean soil
Dave: happy carrots bun
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: It's police in action
Bunnyboy: http://www.subgenius.com/bigfist/fun/devivals/12XDay/12X-Day.html
||||||||| Bunnyboy says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Bunnyboy exits at 11:12 PM.
Principalpoop: E could have used that link, hehe
||||||||| ah,clem rushes off, saying "11:15 PM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
Bambi: hey Dave
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: thrank you, ah, clem
Bambi: thanks Clem!
Principalpoop: thank, you ahhh, clem
cease: hey, its ah clem
cease: thakns again, clem
Principalpoop: toad away
Principalpoop: happy 4th, have a super week, ciaoooo
||||||||| At 11:20 PM, Principalpoop dashes out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
Dave: quiet night here,
cease: indeed, dave
cease: did you listen to hollywood nightshift?
cease: clem played it from 6
cease: there is a vast treasure trove of that show. austin at his best
Dave: no haven't yet cat, trying to remember where I put it actually, and still need to find those records you asked for
cease: whenever, dave.
cease: the file is on that site for a monthl as long as you got it
cease: dont know if you like crosby, stills, nash and later young but they wree very important to me in their era
cease: i didnt know this music was rare until looking it up on google
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: CSNY should be framed in Cleveland
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Great album art
cease: bergman's home town
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: I Stills wants someone to play "Carry On" keys, he could probably find it in Austin
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: How long since Goshen?
cease: i heard nash on air america recently. sounds the same. stilll sounds like his vocal chords had died
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: If Stills
cease: too many cigarettesw?
cease: or old age
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: CSN was excellent here
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: It's been 10 years, but I assure you people will remember that concert
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Age is in your mind
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: These poor 'soft machines' not withstanding ;)
cease: i saw them when they first started, at the greek theatre in la with joni mitchell. she forgot her lyrics and they soiunded terrible open air like that
cease: no tween, his voice sucked.
cease: it used to be pristine. now it sounds pissed on
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Mmmmm Joni
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: For The Roses
cease: "i could drink a case of you, and still be on my feet" her great canuck anthem
cease: should be our national anthem
Dave: man, I never have gotten into soft machine, I tried, I relaly did. and csny has been to DCO a few times but never have seen them, too expensive
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: People with an acoustic guitar in Austin _wish_ they could do For The Roses
cease: you cant get into everything, dave
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Yeah, Dave tickets we $80
cease: wandering through my old collection is like wandering through a forrest
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Heard that
cease: sonny rollins on radio interview this morning. very articulate, but not inb the way the interviewer expected
Dave: I know, but I like to try new things out,
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Now let's talk about $80 for a ticket in Aspen lol
cease: you should, dave. and so should we all
SirCumferenceOfATweeny likes to §eta test in Texas
cease: when i stop wanting to hear new things, i've probably died
Dave: sonny rollins, wow, I wish I could have heard that, and how not in the way the interviewere expected?
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Mmmmm The Diet of DC
cease: yeah, the interviewer, a musician himself in what i guess was a famous band, iranian dude, gian something, wanted to talk about how terrible heroino was. rollins said not at all
cease: was very useful in narrowing his concentration, getting rid of outside distraction, kept him focussed on the music. if thst were false, why would bird, trane et al been on it?
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Hero and Heroine is a pretty good Strawbs - Moog & Mellotron
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: False Canadian?
Dave: talk about what? confused
cease: the show is called Q. its on every morning on cbc
cease: the interviewer, this gian guy, asked him about his heroin addiction. like he was supposed to say, never use heroin everyboyd.
cease: but he didnt say that.
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: A trillion here, a trillion there, Dave - pretty son you're talking real money
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: pretty soon
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Bush handed Obama a printing press. It's likely to get uguly
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: ugggggly
cease: he didnt say it exactly, but he said in general, if musicians and other crewtive people did not have drugs to take them to another place, their creattions would not have happened
Dave: oh heroin, ok gotcha now, and yes the dollar will be toilet paper soon enough
||||||||| It's 11:40 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Bambi - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: You know something about it, Dave?
cease: or thats what they felt at the time. and we're to tell them they're wrong?
cease: by bambu
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: If WalChina quits buying our IOUs, yeah, it's gonna get uggggly
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: lol cease
cease: i'm sure you will create the best music you are capable of without any drug, dave
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: (Treasury Notes)
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Eric Clapton's "Journeyman" might suit your taste, Dave
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Clapton is just as dangerous sober ;)
Dave: I don't even touch pot anymore since I had a bad reaction with it and probably some painkillers I was on, and I prefer researching music to playing it relaly
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Hemp was illegal in th 18th Century
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: wasn't
Dave: althought I am singing with Astral weeks now with the window open, and it's quiet outside,
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Probably why The Constitution has so many contradictions
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: like the Bible - full of contradictions
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Guess you have to go with your heart
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: and a good guide dog in NYC
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: ;)
cease: astrta; weels was great
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: type much, Dave?
cease: i just ate a great "tuna pot pie" though not pot inside
cease: astrtal weeks
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: My Dad was a GWU prof
cease: yes i loved morrrison. long ago
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: I didn't like living in DC
Dave: she's doing well, they tell me, but god it's hard, we just had to put our yorky down the other day, 16.5 years is a good age for a little 3 lb dog
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Morrison was a waste of studio time (imho)
cease: you think you would like firesign less if he had been a GWU janitor, tween>
cease: indeed, dave
SirCumferenceOfATweeny sweeps the floor
Dave: wow kurt I strongly disagree with you, but ok, to each their own
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: yep
cease: his music was really important to me, long ago
Dave: keeps singing loudly!
cease: his domino song was an anthem to my girlfriend and i
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: TX builds tanks and airplanes. Not particularly useful in ElPaso
Dave: his music has gotten me through a LOT of rough spots
cease: its that knid of music, dave. or music is, suposed to be according to oliver sacks, yesterday pbs show on music on the btrain
cease: when my father died, he was listenig to what i though hideous music but the care centre said it was the best for the dieing
Dave: that what music cat/
cease: what a hideous thing to be determined by other people
cease: bette midler's rose theme. shitty biopic of janis joplin. very melancholy tune
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Sorry I missed you in Austin, Dave
cease: my father liked classical music and hymnns, but not really into music. growing plants and eatrng them was his thing
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Great place for music
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Please do visit again :-)
cease: do you know Coltrane's Favourite Things, dave?
Dave: yeah kurt no biggy it was a messy crazy sad week anyway long story
cease: you survived it, dave
cease: when bad things happen, know that you will soon see them in the rear view mirror, as it were
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: So how do we get FST into the Paramount in Austin or a really nice theater in Aspen?
cease: they will have receded from your concern
cease: thats how life happens
cease: hear them in your rear view ear, no that doestn work
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: I'd love to be part of the tech crew
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Funny you should say that
cease: thatsa the idea
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Just had a Hitchcock marathon on TBS
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Vertigo is genius
||||||||| 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..
Dave: lol yes cat, have several versions of it, including the ones that were done in Europe that last about 15 minutes, and one from japan in 67 that lasts an hour, and I can't listen to because he just goes nuts and while I see the idea behind what he does, I just can't play it, that concert would have been good live but after the fact...well what can ya doZ
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: You think America can't make a brain implant?
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: They're working on Jeordi LaForge, guy
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Good to know you
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Maybe like a coclear implant
cease: i alsso have lots of versions but there is one primal one. i'm going to trasnfer it from tape to cd soonest as itw something i might stil l enjoy
cease: one of the first jaz pieces i loved, thoug not the orignal tune
cease: sound of music was garbage to me even when i loved musicals
cease: 50s=60s
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: What's the favorite car to steel, cease?
cease: i woulndt know
Dave: kurt I don't want a fucking brain implant, people don't seem to understand that I really have no desire to see
cease: good for you, dave
cease: you can do as well as you want withwhat you have
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Hi Dave
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Well, the sun shines just as well :)
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Whether you can see it or not
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: There are many things that can't be seen
SirCumferenceOfATweeny: Chi
cease: ok i have to go water my tomatoes before it gets too dark, which is imminent.
cease: hope to see you again soon, tween and dave
||||||||| cease departs at 12:15 AM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
Dave: well I'll call it a night, night all keep singing and happy fourth of dependence day
||||||||| Dave leaves at 12:16 AM, singing "Oh, I'm just a little fishy, floating in the sea, and there ain't no hook that's smart enough to catch the likes of me..."
||||||||| It's 12:30 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| SirCumferenceOfATweeny - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| 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 Odadd Podadd Yomama plummets into the garden at 4:19 AM.
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Odadd Podadd Yomama: So long for the better, Catherwood.
||||||||| Catherwood rushes over to Odadd Podadd Yomama and asks "Do you have something for me to do?"
Odadd Podadd Yomama: Work out in time to the music, Catherwood.
||||||||| Catherwood says "It's exactly 4:22 AM!"
||||||||| Odadd Podadd Yomama says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Odadd Podadd Yomama exits at 4:22 AM.
||||||||| 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."

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