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Seems like old times 
4th-Feb-2005 04:23 pm
I've been looking for an excuse to roll over the Condaleeza Rice-as-Cylon photo in my last entry, which is starting to look old. So here it is:

The Firesign Theater are performing live, tonight, (2/4/05) at the Marin Civic Auditorium in San Rafael. The show will be web simulcast at 8PM PST on Radio Margaritaville.

I'm aware of this, because Philip Proctor called in to David Gans' Dead to the World radio show, Wednesday night, to announce it. Proctor (or Procmer to diehard cognoscenti) free-associated for thirty minutes on the healing power of laughter during this Mold-of-Yancy timeslice that we're being compelled to inhabit inhibit.

Proctor didn't actually mention President Yancy (or the popular news clown in Phil Dick's novellas who took on the Yance-men and exposed them) by name. That's just my fanboy way of inserting yet another "life imitates science fiction" riff into this livejournal (and another plug for this year's Potlatch s-f convention, while I'm at it).

I'm getting a bit too old to buy into the meme that we can all hide by being dead to the world (even as is the host of that eponymous radio show). I'm for enjoying whatever engaging mind trips the Firefolk can deliver, and helping the news clown out: by writing to legislators about the stuff we can't laugh at, while we stay on top of Neocon Republican bullshit.
4th-Feb-2005 06:21 pm (UTC) - The Missing Link?
All those links to all those other websites and no link to http://www.firesigntheatre.com ?
Thanks for the tip-off about Procmer on KPFA small fry, you've just saved me a lot of investigative work!

Brian Westley
firesigntheatre.com co-webmeister
4th-Feb-2005 08:25 pm (UTC) - Re: The Missing Link?
Link (W)ray acknowledged.
5th-Feb-2005 12:05 am (UTC) - This reminds me very little
... of the time that Spike and I saw the Firesign Theatre last night in Campbell. Great show. Maybe it helps that things suck -- but it also could just be that the players put more work into the material, or that everything just clicked. Whatever the reason, almost all the skits had just the right amount of laughter and silliness balanced by a streak of sadness and honest anger. Unavoidably there was some nostalgia, but I was glad to see that it wasn't about the nostalgia, it's more that the players realize they have created a whole lot of really great material; they can do whatever they freakin want with it, and it's more true than ever. Plus you have the timing, their ability to do any voice you can imagine, and more, and the way they can do so many gags and so many different styles and levels of comedy all at once. They were firing on all cylinders, and it was a real joy to be there.

Tom Becker
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