Sunday, March 11, 2012

Firesign Theatre founder dies

Peter Bergman, founder of Firesign Theare, has died.

Jesse Walker's obit at Reason notes, " As I wrote in Reason a few years ago, the records produced by Bergman's group "told dense, non-linear stories, with scenes linked by the logic of dreams, puns, free association, late-night channel-surfing, and a psychedelic anti-authoritarianism that wasn't so different from the libertarian politics of The Prisoner or the Illuminatus! trilogy. (At one point the Firesigns mulled the idea of optioning Illuminatus!, but they never followed through.)"

LA Times obit is here. 

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