Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Firesign Theatre

You say you don't know who Firesign Theatre is? Don't insult me. Head for Google or Wiki and start learning. The American Monty Python? The Beatles of Comedy? The greatest comedy aggregation since the Marx Brothers- for my money. Here's the cover of (arguably) their greatest LP.

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.

Here we are in the studio during the Boom Dot Bust recording sessions.
Back row: Phil Proctor, David Ossman. Front row: Peter Bergman, Glen Banks, Phil Austin

Glen Banks, Phil Proctor, Peter Bergman. This was taken at a promotion for the DVD release of J-Men Forever. The newspaper was a prop used in the film.

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.


Anonymous said...

Glen - I think it's great, but I'm shocked at how greatly I aged in that last picture you post of me as the butler. I could probably run as McCain's VP, don't you think? ~ Phil "Rocky" Proctor

EarthinSpace said...

I almost credited The Firesign Theater on a copyright form for my novel. Oops, it was a "serious work" so I realized it would be presumptous of me. I will admit the inspiration and often have. If the work had attained stature like that of "Not Insane," maybe someone would have contacted You by now with an idea for a science fiction-themed public bath house & roller rink on the International Space Station. 'til then, Your site is a great place to draw the blueprints. Okay? Thanks.
Your sincere friend,