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 4:32 AM - I now declare Thursday's chat log for June 20, 2024 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood announces: "8:00 PM and late as usual, it's Tweeny, just back from Billville."
||||||||| New notice: '** WE'RE GLAD YOU MADE IT!! **
The Firesign Chat & Show starts at 7pm Eastern/6pm Central/5pm Mountain/4pm Pacific
Tonight: From PINK HOTEL BURNS DOWN "Over The Edge"
and Disc One of Firesign’s live performance RADIO NOW LIVE!
Listen to the 320k stream at: http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/rfd2 or the 16k stream at: http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/rfd1
This show is archived at www.kurtericson.net/firesign / Cat’s collage archive is at www.kurtericson.net/cat
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 2 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
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||||||||| It's 4:00 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Tweeny - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, June 20, 2024 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!" -- then he looks around at the empty room, looks at his watch, and mumbles "...am I early?"
||||||||| Catherwood escorts Tweeny into the room, accepts a grimy quarter as a gratuity, mutters something about 8:00 PM, then departs.
||||||||| Catherwood tiptoes into the room, and snorts derisively "Announcing 'Cease', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 8:00 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the anteroom...
Tweeny: Hey Cease
Cease: Tweeny
Tweeny: Catherwood's watch needs some work ;)
||||||||| Catherwood says "It's 8:00 PM, exactly!"
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and announces "Presenting 'Beet', just granted probation at 8:00 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Beet: Good evening.
Tweeny: Yo Beet
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Beet: Hi, Tweeny, Cease.
Cease: Good afternoon
Beet: It's the three musketeers again.
||||||||| Catherwood tiptoes into the room, and pipes up "Announcing 'Deputy Dang', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 8:00 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
Tweeny: Howdy Deputy
Deputy Dang: Howdy, pardners!
Cease: Dang
Beet: Howdy Deputy.
||||||||| Catherwood ushers llanwydd in through the front door at 8:00 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
llanwydd: good evening
Cease: Llan
llanwydd: forgot about the chat last week somehow
Tweeny: Hey llan
Beet: Hi, llan
Cease: Had a new collage last week, Old
Cease: Or was that 2 weeks ago?
Tweeny: Cat’s collage archive is at www.kurtericson.net/cat
llanwydd: I know, cat. its a sign of age
Cease: At work on a new one caled Bottles
||||||||| Catherwood interjects: "I had to think for a minute ... what cruel game was he playing?"
llanwydd: Bottles sounds interesting
Cease: Inspired by a skit on Harry Shearer's Le Show about Dylan's new whiskey
llanwydd: thats hilarious
Deputy Dang: Old was last week. It was very good.
llanwydd: so long woody, you nazi
Cease: I do so many of them, it's hard to remember
Cease: Yes, my friend just made a CD of his original Blues tunes. I used cut one, about growing old
llanwydd: we had a chatter named woody years ago and I gave him that line as he was leaving the chat and he didnt get it
llanwydd: somebody else did though. I dont remember who
Cease: we've had a lot of chatters over the decades
Tweeny: One of my all-time favorite FST bits :)
llanwydd: we have indeed
Tweeny: excellent soap opera parody
llanwydd: yeah I like that one even better than the one on Next World
Cease: I was just mentioning Dexter Fong in my blog about Spanish food: https://seemreal.com/blog/index.php/2024/06/08/eating-spain/
Cease: indeed, Llan.
Cease: I was talking about scallops with lime. We had lunch at a great restaurant in NYC
Cease: A restaurant in Bilbao promised scallops and lime, but forgot the lime!
llanwydd: I can imagine the taste. perfect.
Cease: Le Bernardin, the place we lunch at, had scallops in a coconut/lime broth. best scallop dish i've ever eaten
llanwydd: forget coqulle st jacques
Cease: another dimention, llan. and I love St. Jacques
llanwydd: to all the vegans out there, scallops are a vegetable
llanwydd: so do I but I like your lime suggestion at least as much
Cease: i'm trying to create new dishes based on stuff I had in Spain.
Cease: the Bilbao place's menu said, "scallops with lime spheres"
Cease: Maybe Lime means something else in Spanish.
Cease: although the menu was in English
Cease: Spain has really inspired me to create new stuff
Cease: i used this in my last collage, Old
Cease: combined with my one and only song, Talkin Transplant Blues
llanwydd: perhaps Lima translates to lime in spanish
llanwydd: or from lime
Cease: the scallops may have had lima beans. they definitely did not have lime.
Cease: then a few days later, in San Sebastian, I ordered a dish of lemon cauliflower, but it came without lemon.
llanwydd: perhaps the cauliflwoer was marinated in lemon juice
Cease: and a totally failed dish in Madrid that promised orange. what is this with Spanish chefs and pretend citrus?
llanwydd: when I said Lima I meant that maybe Lima, Peru and the word lime have something in common
Cease: when you call a dish "lemon cauliflower" one should be able to taste the lemon, eh?
llanwydd: or somethiing like that
llanwydd: I dont know, cat. I had sesame noodles in an asian fusion restaurant and they tqasted like peanuts
Cease: i'm very much into mixing fruit and protein. was very dissppointed, though a had a few good appley things
llanwydd: I had known tween to comment negatviely on that combination
Tweeny: Did you find any of the basque cuisine to be acceptable?
llanwydd: negatively
Cease: some, Tween. you can follow my whole trek through the restaurants here: https://seemreal.com/blog/index.php/2024/06/08/eating-spain
Tweeny: looking forward to your collage about the experience
Cease: when Fumiyo and I were in Spain in November, 2002, the food was spectacularly good, so I had high expectations
Cease: still working on a script, Tween.
Cease: Want to do some kind of riff on Don Quixote.
Cease: Proctor read, or acted DQ with a group of musicians
Cease: He invited Bergman to come to that show, but Bergman died instead.
Deputy Dang: It's in everybody's decaf...
Cease: Proctor sure is busy, for an 84 year old guy
llanwydd: he didnt look that old when I saw him
llanwydd: nor did william shatner look that old when I saw him in the macys parade
llanwydd: where does the time go?
Cease: I can use that in my new collage Bottles
llanwydd: I started to read DQ when I was a kid
Cease: Using a clip from Dylans' Leopard-skin Pillbox Hat for new collage
||||||||| Catherwood interjects: "It's a beautiful car friends, with doors to match!"
Cease: "it balances on your head like a matress balances on a bottle of wine"
llanwydd: it balances on your head just like
Beet: I determined to read it while I was living in Spain.
llanwydd: I was just writing that as you posted it
Cease: Vino Brothers!
llanwydd: add ketchup and blow in the bottle
Tweeny: anyone heard from Merlyn?
Cease: not a word
Tweeny: He was struggling to recover from his stroke
llanwydd: I think he stopped by a few weeks ago
Tweeny: he may have left us :(
Tweeny: Hope he's still on the road to recovery
Tweeny: apparently his whole right side was paralized
Beet: terrible.
||||||||| 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..
Cease: certainly one of their mellowest endings
Tweeny: apropriate for the times
Beet: Interesting album.
llanwydd: yeah it kind of fades
llanwydd: not your ordinary new years eve
Deputy Dang: new years like those come only once every millenia or so
llanwydd: and I think the irony is that so many people were expecting a disaster at that time
Cease: you know there's no drop off, from Electrician to this.
llanwydd: nothing happens
Tweeny hopes the kid still likes FST :)
Cease: Willie Mays went from being the best player in baseball to just some old guy playing for the Mets. Firesign Never deteriorated like that.
Cease: that kids would be in her 30s now, Tween.
Cease: this is 25 years ago. I have a photo from that aboe my computer. I think occaisionhal chatter Bunnyboy took the pic, at a bar after the show with the guys
llanwydd: it was the first cd I ever bought
llanwydd: I started late
llanwydd: I mean Immortality
Cease: proc gave me a cassette of the album before it came out so I bought the CD at a local audio store when it came out.
Tweeny: Unfortunateltly, firesigntheatre.com doesn't have any of the old albums :(
Beet: Gotta go. Enjoyed this as usual. Nice to see you all. Hope Merlyn gets better. See you all next week. G'Nite
Cease: by beet
Tweeny: They just tell you to find a used copy on Amazon
llanwydd: nite beet
Tweeny: pretty lame, imho
Cease: I'll have Bottles ready for next week but it'll be short.
Tweeny: later Beet
llanwydd: I wish I had saved all of mine
Cease: Shall we listen to
Cease: BRide before BDB the following week?
Tweeny: Yeah, my CD copy of Pink Hotel is probably pretty rare
Cease: I have Firesign albums, CDs, cassettes, open reels and .wavs
Deputy Dang: Gnite, Beet!
||||||||| Outside, the 8:00 PM bus from Funfun Town pulls away, leaving MarkTime coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
llanwydd: hi mark
Tweeny: Hello
Tweeny: Mark
MarkTime: hellllll
MarkTime: Hello
llanwydd: reel to reel firsign, cat?
Cease: Yep
Cease: Speaking of pyramids, may finallyh go visit them
llanwydd: I would love to see the package they came in
Cease: Hi Mark
Tweeny: Mark Time is from Oregon, where this concert was recorded :)
MarkTime: I am form Sweeeeden
MarkTime: and from as well
Cease: I recorded the Mushroom plays and other radio stuff that is now on the Mushroom CD and the Duke of Madness CDs
llanwydd: lol
Tweeny: isn't everybody?
Cease: HOw are things in Sweedway?
Deputy Dang: Antelope Sweedway 1/2 mile...
MarkTime: well we're working on our Authentic Pursuit of Happpinesss...
Cease: When we lived in Japan, I did a skit where my daughter played Queen Bitina of Sweedway. She gave me the Nobel Prize for worst radio play.
Cease: 1987
Cease: how's the pursuit going?
Tweeny: The only thing I see in Texas with the word 'pursuit' on it are police cars ;)
Cease: i
Cease: i'm sure I told y'all about my police experience in LA in previous chats.
Tweeny: Tell us again
llanwydd: were you a cop, cat?
llanwydd: or a copycat
Tweeny: haha
Cease: i had friends who became cops. alway had good relations with them in LA, Tokyo and Vancouver
Cease: lolllan
Cease: anyway, i was living in Hollywood and going to UCLA in early 73. I was 22. I was driving down a major street (Sepulveda, a street yhou know from Nick Danger) and a cop pulled me over.
Cease: stuck a gun in myh face and accused me of stealing the car. actually it was from my dad's Ford Dealership.
Cease: I explained that to him, and he finally lowered the gun. He said there was a reportr of a 14 year old boy stealing a car and I met the description.
llanwydd: LOL
Cease: I stoppped shaving after that.
llanwydd: lol
Cease: wasn't funny at the time.
llanwydd: no I would not laugh with a gun in my face
Tweeny: So Cat, what was your favorite Ford model back then?
Tweeny: Mustang?
||||||||| Catherwood interjects: "What's all this brou-ha-ha?"
Tweeny: Did your Dad sell Shelby Mustangs?
Deputy Dang: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyz3g3vRb-8
Tweeny: The one that Bill Cosby talked about in his skit "200MPH Car"
Tweeny: apparently that wasn't a joke
||||||||| Catherwood interjects: "How does he make his voice do that?"
Tweeny: Cosby had a Shelby Mustang
Cease: First cars I drove were Mustangs. Great cars in the 60s
MarkTime: Why should a 'free man' be afraid of bis goverbment
MarkTime: his
Cease: I did indeed. Never got it to 200 but drove it accrsoss the desert in maybe 68. very fast
MarkTime: menat
Tweeny: yipes
Cease: freedom is ever under threat.
Tweeny: Cease is from Vancouver, MarkTime
Tweeny: A 'Canuk' ;)
Cease: I'm from Vancouver but have lived here in North Vancouver since 1988
Cease: NOT from Vancouver. Fromn YOrkton, Saskatchewan, LA, and lived in Japan for a long time
Cease: YOrkton is where act one of my play Neal Amid takes place. Neal stars Phil Austin, whose death anniversary was the other day.
Tweeny: well, I'm not from Austin, if you look at it that way
Tweeny: but we are now :)
Cease: https://seemreal.com/seemreal-selections.html
Tweeny: choices...
Cease: HOw lnog havce you lived in Austin, Tween?
Tweeny: since 1995
llanwydd: and I am not from missouri
Tweeny: and my heart has been in Texas long before
Tweeny: show me, llan
llanwydd: lol
Cease: Mark, how long have you been in Sweden?
MarkTime: In my Heart....
Cease: A transplant?
MarkTime: nonesense....Kurt.....GROK?
llanwydd: lol
MarkTime: No, it's just the way it is.....have met Kevine....the Machine?
MarkTime: I'm sorry neck correct tight......Kevin
llanwydd: ist nicht gesundheit
Tweeny: sounds like MarkTIme has some pretty good bud ;)
MarkTime: One thing I like and appauld about State's rights is that one can end the Prohibition....Liberty.
Cease: you have states in Sweden?
llanwydd: cantons arent they?
llanwydd: or wontons or something
Deputy Dang: futons
||||||||| Catherwood interjects: "May I see your passport, please?"
Cease: Thanks, Tween. See you next week
llanwydd: lol
Tweeny: Thanks for listening everybody :)
Deputy Dang: Thanks for the shows! We'll see y'all next week! Same chat time, same chat channel!
llanwydd: thanks tween , cat and everybody. see ya next week
||||||||| Catherwood says "8:00 PM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs Deputy Dang by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 1 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
MarkTime: ahhh the warrior's spirit
Tweeny: Until last time, again...
||||||||| "8:00 PM? I'm late!" exclaims llanwydd, who then scurries out through the french doors and down through the garden.
||||||||| 8:00 PM -- Tweeny left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
||||||||| It's 1:15 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| MarkTime - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Cease - dead from Covid 19
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| It's 1:30 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Beet - dead from jaundice
||||||||| 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 4:31 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:
Deputy Dang
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Rogue's Gallery:

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Rest In Peace, Dear Friend

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And, "The Home Team"