Saturday, May 12, 2012

KFJC Pays Tribute To The Firesign Theatre

The Firesign Theatre were nonpareil dry wits, the last of the thinking man's audio-based comics, and among the first to cast a jaundiced, satiric look at 20th century popular culture. KFJC will be devoting, as part of their annual Month Of Mayhem, the better part of two days of programming to the original comedy of Phil Proctor, David Ossman, Phil Austin and the late Peter Bergman, A.K.A. Firesign Theatre.

From 12 noon to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday and Monday from 6:00 p.m. to midnight, KFJC will be spotlighting the recordings and radio show rarities of Firesign Theatre. There are jokes within jokes, subtleties within complexities and parodies within all of the above that make the quartet's comedy hold up to repeated listenings. For more, in the immortal words of Eddie Harris, listen here.

3 comments:

Lance N. said...

Speaking of amazing.

Paul- did you save the Sunday the 13th broadcasts? I just now went to get them and they rolled off today.

Lance Norskog

Lance N. said...

Paul-

Speaking of amazing. Do you have the archives from Sunday the 13th? I just now went to get them and they rolled off today. Bereft.

Lance

Paul F. Etcheverry said...

I didn't move fast enough, Lance! That tremendous Firesign Theatre tribute show was already off the KFJC archives when I checked. Usually shows stay on archives for two weeks. I will be listening to Robert Emmett's show from last Saturday (which I missed) shortly.