Sunday, December 28, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Here's me at my organ again, deep in the heart of the Happiest Place On Earth. Oh, yeah- don't forget- Happy Boo Year!
Monday, November 24, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
The colors are fading, but this is Phil Proctor in a candid moment- taken during the recording sessions for In The Next World, You're On Your Own. I shot this at the Burbank Studios.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Here are some wonderful Firesign Theatre images I dug out of my archives. These are completely at random- just to make an easy post.
Trust me- it HAS been 'Many years of fun'!
Phil Proctor sent me some of the photos on this post. Here's a great sample of Nick Danger stationery. Why doesn't Hallmark carry this??
Friday, October 31, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Here's me on the set of Eat Or Be Eaten. I played a Dendrolator in the film. My favorite memory was sitting around on this couch at 2 AM with the Firesign Theatre and the other castmembers- swapping scary ghost stories. I'm holding the legendary Book Of Me (written by Dr. Me) and you'll notice a menacing sprig of koodzoo vine lurking on the cushions. On the coffee table is the photo of the vine taken in 1936 when the plant went berserk and completely covered the town.
Me and Phil Proctor- bonding- with a couple of bottles of Wino Brothers wine- "in the bottle shaped like a paper bag!" (Photo by Henry Diltz)
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
If you don't know who June Foray is, there is little hope for you.
Where would one start? Granny, Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Natasha, Nell, her amazing radio performances with Stan Freberg.....
She is a legend. And a very sweet, personable lady. This shot was taken in our TV studio. From the left, John Craig, June Foray and Glen Banks
Here's June and Uncle Glen. This snap was taken at June's home. Hard to see but in her den the walls are adorned with wonderful memorabilia from her storied career. Not to mention the life-size Bullwinkle Moose who sits on her couch. (I told you not to MENTION THE MOOSE!)
Monday, September 15, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
This audio track could be considered to be a great lost Credibility Gap artifact. I found it years ago on a Public Service Announcement LP entitled Vote '72. Though it sounds like it's merely a vocal placed on top of a pre-recorded pre-licensed music bed, it's still a lovely example of lyric writing and patriotic ennui. Introduced by Harry Shearer, the identity of the vocalist is a mystery to me. This advice is still just as timely as it was in 1972.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Click on the Post Title to hear Firesign perfoming Forward Into The Past.
Proctor and Goodman. I took this shot at UCLA. I really like this one.
Back row: Phil Proctor, David Ossman. Front row: Peter Bergman, Glen Banks, Phil Austin
I took this nice photo of Phil Proctor quite recently. Phil and I were appearing courtesy of the Antaeus Theatre Company in Tonight At 8:30. It was a performance of all Noel Coward's one-act plays. I played the piano and Phil (among other things) was cast as the Butler. I will always have fond memories of providing the music for Phil's wonderful rendition of Don't Put Your Daughter On The Stage, Mrs. Worthington.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
I was sure mighty pleased when these photos arrived in the mail. Sheriff John is the all-time king of Kiddie Shows, along with Engineer Bill, Jimmy Weldon and Webster Webfoot, and Tom Hatten.
His most famous song is posted here for you to enjoy: "The Birthday Cake Polka"!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
For 25 cents you could get this amazing coloring book from Engineer Bill. This one is in pretty good shape for being 50 years old. Get the kids hopped up on Ovaltine and Sugar Pops, open up a fresh pack of Crayola Crayons and watch out for FUN!