Sunday, December 13, 2009

"Chromium Switch" The Firesign Theatre E-Magazine

Tom Gedwillo and Phil Fountain are pleased to announce an exclusive Firesign publication. Featuring interviews, photos, letters to the editor, cartoons, and news. A four-issue (1 year) subscription is just $20, or choose single issue ($5) or newsletter ($3). New subscribers will be automatically entered in a drawing for autographed Firesign Theatre items. Premiere issue #1 features interviews with Phil Proctor and William Stout, excerpts from "the Edgar Letters," and special content you'll only find in "Chromium Switch."

Monday, October 12, 2009

Travels with Porgie, Pt. II

Chromium Switch correspondent/cartoonist Phil Fountain offers Part 2 of his April 2009 experience in Monterey, "Travels with Porgie - Stalking The Firesign Theatre," complete with illustrations and photos. This is in celebration of their upcoming shows "Forward into the Past (4 Nights in Hollywood)" at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, Oct. 14 to 17.

Saturday, August 15, 2009 - Now Online

The launch of Tom Gedwillo's latest Firesign Theatre project - - featuring discussion forums, chat room, and full search feature. A new place for all "Facebook Fireheads"

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Firesign in Concert - October '09

The Firesign Theatre will be performing LIVE in Hollywood at the historic Barnsdall Gallery Theater....Wednesday, October 14 through Saturday, October 17, at 8pm. Ticket information is available here.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Travels with Porgie

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.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Monterey Concert

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.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

New Philbert Cartoon, #5 In A Series

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

Sunday, March 01, 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.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Facebook Firesign

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!

Saturday, January 31, 2009

New Philbert Cartoon, #4 In A Series

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.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

From David Ossman

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

Sunday, January 25, 2009

"Box of Danger" - A Review by Phil Fountain

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.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Beat The Reaper

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)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Department of Redundancy

Forwarded from a friend of Phil Proctor:

This morning watching NFL today before the Eagles-Giants game, Joe Buck says "well I don't want to sound like I'm from the Department of Redundancy department"

He probably doesn't even know where that came from!