EVERYTHING YOU KNOW IS SCREENING!
Revivalist madmen Cinefamily (http://www.cinefamily.org)
and comedy website Everything Is Terrible
(http://www.everythingisterrible.com) present a tribute
to the Firesign Theatre, Sunday July 3 at the Silent Movie
Theater on Fairfax in Hollywood. One screening only!
Southern California Fireheads SHOULD NOT MISS this ultra-rare
program of Firesign's best-loved films, including Everything
You Know Is Wrong and Martian Space Party, plus notorious
Jack Poet Volkswagen ads from 1969 and a bonus treat so
UNBELIEVABLY AWESOME we dare not describe it. These films
haven't been projected publicly in 30 years or more, and
our show features ALL-NEW TRANSFERS that are so clean you'll
swear you've been time-warped back to the Nixon administration.
PROCTOR, BERGMAN, and Everything director ALLEN DAVIAU all
scheduled to appear in person for a post-show Q&A. It's a
great venue with limited seating so act fast! Tickets available
for just the Firesign screening, or festival passes for the
entire five-day "Everything Is Festival", which also features
FireFriend Mark Hosler (co-founder of Negativland and curator
of Seeland Records, home of Duke of Madness Motors) giving his
classic hilarious/scary "Adventures in Illegal Art" lecture.
WRITER RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL HE CREATE
Famed author and literary smart guy Phil Austin
is proud to announce the impending debut of his
first print collection of short fiction, Long
Stories and Short Stories, an omnibus of sixteen
of Austin's surreal, hardboiled, and occasionally
poignant tales written over the last two decades.
The book is due from Bear Manor Press this Fall.
Next on Austin's plate, he swears, is the long-
gestating, highly anticipated novel Beaver Teeth,
the Tristram Shandy-esque story of life, love, and
death in the Pacific Northwest that Laurence Sterne
WOULD have written if only he'd grown up amidst weird
hybrid football-ish team sports, Indian reservations,
Pioneer Parades, and volcanoes. Meanwhile David Ossman
is in the home stretch preparing for the imminent
publication of Anythynge You Want To, the complete
guide to Shakespeare's Lost Comedie, also for release
from Bear Manor.
FORGET IT, TAPEHEAD! (DON'T FORGET IT!)
Firesign's web host suffered a server attack earlier this
month and, after weighing their options, they decided to
bail from the business entirely. Um. Well -- good luck to
them in the magic world of carpet reclaiming or learning
to lose weight while refinancing. In the mean time, we were
left to find a new host, upload the entire site from our
last available backup, test it, and re-launch it -- all of
which is now gloriously complete. Many thanks to our indomitable
webmasters Brian "Merlyn" Westley and Tom "Doctor Technical"
O'Neill. Thanks, kid -- you're a wizard whoever you are!
HALT, I READ GYPSY DOCTOR
Our email list continues to live under our new host's anti-
spam mailing limits, which means it now takes us nearly a
week to send an update to all of our subscribers. If anyone
owns a website capable of blasting 2700 emails in one go that
we could use for our mailing list, please let us know through
our comments form:
In the meantime, for the most up-to-date news please continue
to monitor our Facebook page at:
and follow us on Twitter at @FiresignNews. And to see our June
11 and 14 announcements, which didn't make it to everyone on our
distribution list, go here: http://firesigntheatre.com/updates
DUKE, DUKE, DUKE, DUKE OF MADNESS
Duke of Madness Motors, Firesign's omnium-gatherum of their
1970-1972 radio period, is still available from the FireSale
store at www.firesigntheatre.com! Over 1000 of our initial
print run of 1100 copies have been claimed so far. And watch
for new product in the store soon, including perennial favorite
the Ralph Spoilsport license plate frame and the complete
Firesign Records CD catalogue (Just Folks, Fighting Clowns,
RadioNow Live, and Anythynge You Want To).
RUMORS BEHIND THE NEWS -- FIRESIGN LIVE?
A little porridge bird tells us Firesign may have some live
shows lined up in the greater Seattle / Portland areas this
Fall. Details to follow the moment contracts are signed.
If it's not life threatening, I'm not interested
-- Firesign Theatre