Travels with Porgie

June 28th, 2009

TFT aficionado, Firehead and Chromium Switch correspondent/cartoonist Phil Fountain writes of his weekend in Monterey with the amusing and insightful “Travels with Porgie” – the first of 2 parts.

Monterey Concert

May 2nd, 2009

The Firesign Theatre had an outstanding performance on April 24, 2009 at the Golden State Theatre in Monterey, California, celebrating Nick Danger’s 40th birthday! Thanks to Phil Fountain for the photo at Chromium Switch. Also check out Bob Hardy’s website with Monterey pictures, and photos from my Firesign group at Facebook.

New Philbert Cartoon, #5 In A Series

April 4th, 2009

To whet your appetite for the April 24th Firesign show, here’s a brand new Philbert cartoon, exclusively for Chromium Switch.

WikiRococo

March 1st, 2009

Announcing the first collaborative encyclopedia about The Firesign Theatre: WikiRococo. This has a simpler interface than Wikipedia, but uses the same principle of public editing and discussion. It’s a “work in progress” and will depend on the input of Firesign fans and friends. Please register at this site and check out the many categories available for editing. Read the “Users Help” section and test your formatting in The Sandbox.

Facebook Firesign

February 13th, 2009

Most of us are aware of the rapid growth of Facebook. I knew there were some privacy issues, and wasn’t sure how to utilize the site. Within a week I reassessed my perception and can now say that Facebook is more than you’d ever think it would be. It’s a great networking tool, and I’ve found many new Firesign Theatre “Dear Friends” to add to my growing list. There are several Firesign groups at Facebook you can check out: Lovers of Firesign Theater, Don’t crush that dwarf, hand me the pliers! and one just for Chromium Switch. Please have a look when you can and re-energize your Firesign Theatre soul!

New Philbert Cartoon, #4 In A Series

January 31st, 2009

Here’s Phil Fountain’s newest Firesign cartoon, exclusively for Chromium Switch. This time it’s a ride on the “Bozo Bus” with a touch of some current TFT events.

From David Ossman

January 29th, 2009

Dear Friends, may I suggest the creation of a WikiFirepedia, which would assemble a general concordance of definitions, cross references, influences and the like, along the lines of “The Simple English Schoolboy’s Decoding Manual” of Mark Aicklin (tho, for heaven’s sake, in a more legible format). this could begin with a simple dictionary of proper nouns – I think I have a ready list of all character, place and commercial names we’ve used. I would love to have ideas come in from all over, adding to the definitions. (Does any/everyone know, for example, that the line “Loostner’s for the Smile of Beauty and Fantastics for the Smile of Success” from the close of Danger is a direct parody of the Ipana/Sal Hepatica ad in Mr. District Attorney or that “Half-Cast Woman” is a Noel Coward Favorite?) Well, I’m posting this, so what’s next? Ossman

“Box of Danger” – A Review by Phil Fountain

January 25th, 2009

Starting with his recollection of L.A. radio in the 60’s, and continuing through the genesis of Radio Free Oz, Firesign cartoonist Phil Fountain writes about the Box of Danger collection.

Beat The Reaper

January 13th, 2009

Firesign’s continuing insinuation into American culture continues with the title of the new work of literary fiction, “Beat The Reaper,” reviewed in the San Francisco Chronicle this morning. (Forwarded from Mr. P)

The Firesign Theatre will be performing LIVE…

December 12th, 2008

…on April 24, 2009 at the Golden State Theatre in Monterey, California, celebrating Nick Danger’s 40th birthday!

Tickets can be purchased on-line here, or by phone:
http://goldenstatetheatre.com/shows/042408_firesign/042408_firesign.html

Show dates: Friday, April 24, 2009
Show times: 8pm
Tickets: $35, $55, $75
Phone Orders (831) 372-3800, Wed-Sat, 2pm-6pm;
Live Box Office: Wed-Sat, 2pm-6pm;

ORCHESTRA LEVEL:
$75 – Front Orchestra (Rows A-L)
$55 – Mid/Rear Orchestra (Rows M-W)
BALCONY LEVEL:
$55 – Front Balcony (Rows BB-FF)
$35 – Upper Balcony (Rows GG-RR)
Reserved seating. All ticket sales are final.