Sunday, June 26, 2011

Another of life's little mysteries

Just what was it about the Firesign Theatre that gained them cult status? I've been going through my vinyl collection this weekend, came across Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers, played it, and had the same reaction I always do:  Why haven't I thrown this sucker in the oven and turned it into a bowl?

Bigger mystery: why it is that not only have I not turned it into a bowl or a planter, I periodically replay the thing trying to figure out just what it is I missed all the other times I've heard it?

Biggest mystery: how did it end up with my LPs to begin with? For sure I didn't buy it.


  1. I've never even heard of these guys, but I did used to eat popcorn out of bowl made from a Dionne Warwick album. True story.

  2. They were a product of their times. Their comedy, like The Young Ones, hasn't aged well.

  3. Just what was it about the Firesign Theatre that gained them cult status?

    I have no idea who in the hell you are talking about.

    The thing with CD's is to put them in the microwave bottom side up and watch the light show, stinks though.

  4. Never heard them, tho I have heard of them - I too look through the albums and wonder why?

  5. I've heard of them. In fact, here at Casa la Brilliant, we have THREE copies of "Waiting for the Electrician."

    TFT hasn't held up very well, but in it's time the troupe brought some very fine audio weirdness. If you have to ask, you didn't get it.


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