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 Tuesday's chat log for June 15, 2010 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood intones: "5:13 AM and late as usual, it's RedPillTweeny, just back from Funfun Town."
||||||||| It's 5:20 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| RedPillTweeny - dead from the common cold
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Merlyn steals in around 6:54 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last month's "unpleasant incident."
||||||||| Catherwood ushers cease inside, makes a note of the time (6:59 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 7 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Merlyn: sorry about that cat
Merlyn: messed up the chat bar for a sec, reload and it should be OK
cease: aha
cease: i wondered where to type
cease: does Dex know about this chat?
Merlyn: dunno, I sent out to the mailing list twice, if he isn't on it, that's his problem
cease: he was a regtular on the sunday chats
cease: i have his email address but he doesnt seem to check it very often
cease: i see tween came and went
||||||||| New FT Radio Hour streaming notice: 'world re-premiere'
cease: i think you mentioned this on thursday chat last week
Merlyn: namecheck MN
Merlyn: testing a better URL for the link...
cease: this is the origin of Mr. Foster Freeze from DF
||||||||| New FT Radio Hour streaming notice: 'On WFMU, it's the '
Merlyn: I'll try that again...
||||||||| TwenOneTweenAll steps in at 7:07 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
||||||||| New FT Radio Hour streaming notice: 'Listen now (or then) to the '
||||||||| Catherwood leads doctec into the room, accepts a grimy quarter as a gratuity, grumbles something about 7:08 PM, then departs.
cease: with proctor promoting this re-premiere unlike the radio jive broadcasts, i would expect more people here
cease: and speaking of people
cease: hey doc
doctec: howdy
||||||||| New Firesign Theatre Radio Hour streaming notice: '"KWKWT-TV" by The Firesign Theatre on WFMU on The '
Merlyn: hi doc
Merlyn: I had to re-stream (IP in the stream?) so I think they have a fair amount of traffic
doctec: this is the episode where they do a live reading of some of the stuff that wound up on dwarf, right?
cease: traffic is good
TwenOneTweenAll: Listening to their 128k MP3 feed right now
cease: stevie windoowd, dave mason et al
doctec: high class - traffique
cease: yes doc
doctec: man they got a lot of mileage out of that cow sound effect
||||||||| TwenOneTweenAll runs out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's TwenOneTweenAll?! It's 7:12 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
doctec: i can stay on chat until lili finishes preparing supper
||||||||| "7:12 PM? 7:12 PM!!" says Catherwood, "TweenOneTweenAll should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as TweenOneTweenAll enters and sits at the bar.
TweenOneTweenAll: Might as well at least sprell it wright
cease: hey doc, i treid to post pix on the wordpress thing on the bitsite. got an error message
cease: maybe it's something i'll need to do with yo on the phone sometime
doctec: need to poke thru the wordpress docs to find the reason
doctec: not sure how images are stored, i assume it stores them in the mysql database
Merlyn: perl scripts don't seem to run on the firesign site lately either too cat
cease: i got facebok mail from baron dave romm today. finally listened to at least part of Red Shift
doctec: have not heard from our newtide contact about that yet
cease: says his name is misspelled on the cd and website. i forwarded his email to you today
doctec: yeah i saw that
doctec: i'll have to fix that
cease: good yo got that. the first time i tried to send it, it was returned. i had the wrong email address for doctech, oddly
cease: are you here, tween?
doctec: well, i'm odd so it doesn't surprise me in the least
TweenOneTweenAll: Yes
cease: when i first heard this a few monthes ago, i thought it was another version of LIfe in the Day that i didn't have.
TweenOneTweenAll: How's tricks, cease?
doctec: here we go
cease: didnt know they were doing it live until Taylor told me.
doctec: the tv set
doctec: i like how the name of the city changes with every station id
cease: i saw them do this at the ashgrove on new years eve, 69 but never heard a recording of that show
doctec: i wonder if anyone recorded it
cease: they have a lot of different names for this piece
doctec: was this also known as a life in the day?
cease: yes and kwkwd
cease: this is only about 3 monthes after the ash grove show i saw
cease: i know they recorded all the shows ( i think) at the ahs grove and they've been appearing on Wolfgang's Vault
cease: not this show though
doctec: brian i forget - did we reinstate david's martian space party diary on the firesign site?
doctec: i feel like i've been out of the loop for too long
doctec: probably because i have been
cease: you're looped now
Merlyn: not sure doc
Merlyn: I think so
Merlyn: if we can find it
doctec: now if i could just get my voice to sync up with my mouth movements
Merlyn: doc: http://www.firesigntheatre.com/martian/index.html
doctec: ah thanks
doctec: it's also on the wayback machine
doctec: i'm having to finally get a handle on css for the firesale store
doctec: it's a painful process, but the store pages will benefit
cease: i met edgar bullington through facebook and have been hearing tales of the firesign early days from him
doctec: i haven't heard anything from anyone re how this past weekend's shows went - how well they were received, were the guys happy with the shows etc
doctec: i should introduce myself to mr b
cease: facebook messages were all positive
doctec: that's good to hear
doctec: horny robots - brilliant
cease: i think Gretchen, whom Merl met in Langley, is going to all the oregon shows
cease: she lives in portland
cease: i see lilii listed on facebook chat now
Merlyn: I saw a real good review of one of the recent shows from one of the newspapers
doctec: she may be logged in but she's away from her computer right now
doctec: merl: got a link?
cease: is that the one that was on facebook, merl?
cease: i used this line, about her coloured family, on a vid i did recently about the olympics
doctec: brb
Merlyn: I'll look doc; dunno cat
Merlyn: http://www.oregonlive.com/performance/index.ssf/2010/06/comedy_review_firesign_theatre.html
Merlyn: also http://www.oregonlive.com/performance/index.ssf/2010/06/the_firesign_theatre_brings_co.html
doctec: back - thanks merl
||||||||| Catherwood escorts fordprefect in through the front door at 7:40 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
fordprefect: see you all on the funway, yippee tie one on!
fordprefect: [got Cascade date tix]
Merlyn: af-ford-able tix
||||||||| Catherwood tiptoes into the room, and intones "Announcing 'Sarah', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 7:42 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the anteroom...
cease: greetings ford, sarah
Sarah: I am so honored to be AKA Nancy.
Merlyn: hey ford, sarah
doctec: -ood -vening
doctec: -od -amn -icrophone is -utting -ut -gain
cease: i was going through facebook posts and see some of the lads were on a station called KBOO and thom hartmann's show last friday.
Merlyn: you need your hyphen removed, doc
cease: i wonder if those interviews are archived?
Merlyn: I think they are cat
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 7:44 PM and Dr.Benjamin waltzes out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
fordprefect: don't suupose anyone present resides on Cali central coast? (raod trip for me Fri the 25th)
Dr.Benjamin: Hold it right there....!
fordprefect: oops suppose
cease: so you're really Betty Jo Biolosky, Sarah?
fordprefect: oops road
fordprefect: stupid keyboard
Merlyn: hey, any of you from the note I posted a minute ago on the WFMU discussion?
Dr.Benjamin: Yeah...they were here in Portland Friday and Sat...GREAT show!
cease: one show lasted 2 days? fantastic
Dr.Benjamin: KBOO and KINK FM are the 2 stations here that sponsor the FST
fordprefect: tightly sripted show was it?
cease: i'll have to listen to the KBOO interview
Dr.Benjamin: for the most part...yes!
fordprefect: scripted stupid keyboard
Dr.Benjamin: Just a brilliant show!
Merlyn: cat, it looks like it will show up on http://www.whiterosesociety.org/Hartmann.html on Friday (a week delay)
cease: good news, merl
doctec: thanks merl
cease: i wouldnt expect anything less, ben
Merlyn: I'll try to find where FT is and send out a message to the group
Dr.Benjamin: Me neither
fordprefect: were the portland shows GA ?
Dr.Benjamin: Try FACEBOOK!
Merlyn: last time they were on thom hartmann, I got permission to put their bit up on the firesign podcasting
Dr.Benjamin: They just finished up in Eugene and Ashland
doctec: the fresh chef - one of my all time faves
cease: isnt this their 3rd appearance on hartmann?
fordprefect: err oregon shows i mean, I'm a little surprised the Redding show was GA wondered if that was a house policy or artist policy
Dr.Benjamin: 2 eggs and 9 nig bananas
Dr.Benjamin: big
doctec: old friends
Dr.Benjamin: Redding, California
doctec: watch tv - or, uh, - something
doctec: nippon cadet '62
Merlyn: They were on Thom Hartmann for 30 minutes last time: http://www.archive.org/download/Firesign_Theatre_Podcasting_010/thomhartmann.mp3
doctec: man it's so nice to hear that bit in high-fidelity
Dr.Benjamin: yeah...sounds really good!
Merlyn: ford, I think the ticket selling got messed up, some sold GA and some reserve, so they had to go all GA to make it work
doctec: hey is anyone taping the show out there?
doctec: wow
doctec: thank grid someone was
Sarah: You'll probably be able to download the archive on FMU.
Dr.Benjamin: of course!
Sarah: Whoops, sorry Slow of me.
doctec: what i heard is that each of these shows will be online for a week on wfmu
doctec: but what i don't know is the bit rate of the show in archived form
Merlyn: yes, WFMU will have it, and eventually for sale on the site too
Dr.Benjamin: Nurgi Clockwork Films Presents.....
doctec: i'm listening to the 128kbps stream now and it sounds pretty good
fordprefect: ugh, oh well can't complain (but sometimes i still do) to paraphrase J walsh--purchasing at a distance here so hope the Cascade is sightline friendly--if it hasn't changed radically since my childhood, should be good.
doctec: gotta give thanks to taylor jessen for his work on these shows - acquiring them from various sources, cleaning them up and feeding them to wfmu for them to play
Merlyn: also had to edit out music that can't be heard by dogs
cease: yes taylor did a great job. did you hear the story proc and metsger had last week about taylor prowling a ruined house for firesign tape?
Merlyn: wow, sounds fun cat, no, where did proc say that
doctec: yes, i viewed that proctor/metzger interview session last weekend, taking a break from working on the firesale store
cease: its on that dangerous minds interview you told me about, merl
Merlyn: oh, haven't had a chance to get to that, cat
cease: its such a fitting image. prowling the ruins for firesign tape
doctec: http://vimeo.com/user1812926
cease: must have been in sector R
doctec: it's a great story
doctec: actually sector R became sector S after the landslide
cease: we had a landslide in bc over the weekend.
cease: a town called Oliver where my new favourite cidre comes from
doctec: no! that sucks!
cease: i dont think any apples got landslided. seems mostly grape vines
doctec: did the landslide affect the cidre operation?
cease: i'm trying to find out, doc
doctec: whew
||||||||| It's 8:00 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Dr.Benjamin - dead from measles
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
doctec: hey - that'd be great call letters for a station - "this is WHEW AM & FM, Relief, Wisconsin"
cease: it's hard enough to find good cidre in bc now. we don't need any MORE difficulties
cease: good one, doc
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 8 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
doctec: it's 8:00 - and time for supper, lili is paging me
Merlyn: show ending anyway doc
cease: eat well, doc
doctec: as syd barret once exclaimed when pink floyd landed in los angeles, '67: "IT'S GREAT TO BE IN VEGAS!!!"
doctec: c u all on the funway
doctec: ttfn ttyl nytol (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...........
Merlyn: hey, a plug
||||||||| Catherwood says "8:02 PM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs doctec by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
Merlyn: dig that crazy xylophone
Sarah: Pleasant evening, all.
Merlyn: see youse all lata
cease: see you on thursday
||||||||| "8:03 PM? I'm late!" exclaims cease, who then dashes out through the french doors and down through the garden.
||||||||| 8:03 PM -- Sarah left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
Merlyn: this show should be archived
||||||||| Around 8:03 PM, Merlyn walks off into the sunset...
||||||||| It's 8:10 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| fordprefect - dead from dengue fever
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood leads Baldpate into the room, accepts an I.O.U. as a gratuity, mutters something about 8:33 PM, then departs.
||||||||| Catherwood says "8:34 PM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs Baldpate by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
: OMG...I missed (the show)...that's what I get for living on the west coast...
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 9 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| It's 9:20 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| TweenOneTweenAll - dead from Globner's disease
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| 12:05 AM: TweenOneTweenAll jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past five minutes!"
||||||||| It's 12:20 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| TweenOneTweenAll - dead from The Plague
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 12:40 AM and Baldpate steps out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 1 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| Tippi tiptoes in around 1:38 AM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last week's "unpleasant incident."
||||||||| Tippi walks away to The Aviary.
Baldpate: Helllllloooooo.........
||||||||| It's 1:50 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Tippi - dead from jaundice
||||||||| Baldpate - 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."

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Rest In Peace, Dear Friend

And, "The Home Team"