Hour of Slack #1351 - Early Mourning Memorial Party for the Late Saint Peter Bergman


One of our heroes died: St. Peter Bergman of The Firesign Theatre, inspirators for all "old-school" SubGenius radio and a goodly portion of SubGeniusness in general. He pre-boarded the Saucers on March 8, 2012; this show was assembled on March 10 & 11. Most of it features especially Bergmanesque clips from one of hundreds of weekly Firesign radio shows, in this case their foutrth, from Feb. 15, 1970 -- which we copped from Rev. Taylor Jessen's great book and Firesign radio compilation, "Duke of Madness Motors" (available from http://firesigntheatre.com). We've also included some better-known short classics from the albums, an interview with Phil Proctor about Peter, and much commentary posted by various SubGeniuses as read by Rev. Ivan Stang. Of special interest are three promos for a Firesign monthly show on now-defunct XM Radio, co-written and produced/performed by Rev. Bleepo Abernathy with The Firesign Theatre a few years back. The ending is a real tear-jerker, so if you're an old TFT fan, be prepared. If you're a "new kid" who has never heard of them, catching up on their work probably wouldn't hurt you.

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(Below, "RHH" means The Firesign Theatre Radio Hour Hour from Feb. 15, 1970; almost everything else is by Peter Bergman with The Firesign Theatre or else Proctor & Bergman. The "XM" promos are by Rev. Bleepo Abernathy with The Firesign Theatre.)

1 Charleston & Stang Intro 00:40 (This track is on Internet version only)

2 Bergman-What We Doing? Oh, HoS 00:01

3 RHH4a-Show Open-Crawford Bros 01:00

4 Louis Marshman Editorial_mixdown 03:22

5 Bergman-NormallySuchA Slacker 00:04

6 Shoes For Industry 00:28

7 RHH4b-Brautigan poem - Okum Fiend 01:25

8 Peter Bergman Obit by Phil Proctor 02:45

9 Stang Intro-Bergman Bio 06:05

10 RHH4c-Pulled Plug-Krishna Lama-Mystery Phrase 00:59

11 FIRESIGN-XM-Promo_TV_2-2002 01:11

12 RHH4d-Necesary Crutch-Why Buy a Farm? 00:56

13 Rock Or Roll Memory Bank 00:56

14 RHH4e-Declaration Of Independence - Forget it! 01:01

15 RHH4g-Fresh Chef - Taters In Syrup 02:41

16 Giant Toad 01:03

17 RHH4j-Cloud Ears,Uvan The Terrible 01:19

18 Mr Liverface 01:13

19 RHH4k-!Chicken Propitiation - Codfish Balls - voices 03:38

20 Firesign_XM-Promo_UBU-2-2002 00:45

21 RHH4l-!Dreams Of Long Metal Spears! 00:57

22 RHH4m-Mutt & Cheopps 05:52

23 Stang Re: NPR show re: Church 00:56

24 RHH4n-We Have Enthusiasm 02:33

25 Stang Creds, reads comments X 05:41

26 RHH4-Cosmic Yoga Yuk X 00:26

27 RHH4p-Mint Julep - Near End 00:54


29 Because We're SubGeniuses 00:02

30 RHH4q-Outro Credits 01:59

31 Phil Austin - LOONS 03:28

32 Stang death rant  02:13

33 Peter Bergman's last words on his last podcast: Occupy Yourself! - March 6, 2012 01:08

34 Bergman HoS promo - Do It Again? Shut Up 00:05


The Firesign Theater: http://firesigntheatre.com

A nice video tribute: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_S5m46cT48

A place to say goodbye: http://firesigntheatre.com/peterbergman/index.html

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