Xmas in Ratland
After nearly two years, we've almost completely exhausted our entire supply of Firesign Theatre radio shows, all of them from the wonderful Duke of Madness Motors book and DVD collection, lovingly compiled and carefully anotated by Firesign archivist Taylor Jessen.
We initiated this show with the blessing of Phil Austin, Phil Proctor, David Ossman and the late Peter Bergman. They wanted these shows heard in their natural habitat, community radio. Pete really loved KBOO and expressedly gave us permission to run these programs as we saw fit.
No doubt, this isn't the last we'll hear from Firesign on KBOO. Now that the Duke of Madness compiles all these shows - unheard in many years except by sweaty fanboy collectors - they'll show up where they first got their following - on late night radio shows. Keep your ear to the ground.
So, tonight's show will be the last proper Firesign show, concluding with the episode Xmas in Ratland, which was aired as part of the Let's Eat era on 12/16/71.
Next episode (on Feb. 23rd), we'll have a very special surprise for all you Fireheads, so be sure to tune in.