Taylor Jessen: “There’s Different Kinds of Collectors”

Taylor Jessen: “There’s Different Kinds of Collectors”

This is my conversation with Taylor Jessen, conducted by phone  on 24 February 2018.

This program is sponsored by LivBar, J Jean Portraits, & Peggy’s Vegan Hot Sauce. For more information about our sponsors, follow the link.


Topics Include:

Firesign Theater Live, Phil Austen did not fly, stumbling upon Firesign albums in record stores, Taylor’s comedy radio show on 89.3 in Moscow Idaho in 1993, hearing Firesign for the first time, funny nightmares, interviewing Phil Proctor in 1995, writing about Negativland in college,  moving to LA and lunching with Phil Proctor, earning the trust of Firesign, archiving Firesign performances at KPFK’s Pacifica Archive, The Razzberry Show, the dangers of archiving and collecting, Carlos’ Archive,  the problem with major label archives, How To Speak Hip and The Cherry Red Records story, the Box of Danger and becoming the Firesign’s archivist, Peter Bergman and the Dear Friends era of Firesign, and The Duke of Madness Motors, Richard Metzger, Firesign & Negativland, Everything You Know Is Wrong DVD project, The Bob Sideburn News story, The Les Crain Show story, the secret true origin of Firesign Theater, Jack Poet Volkswagen dealership, the vinyl problem, the Berkeley Firesign fan, digitizing Negativland’s raw archive reels, working for the mouse and the Disney crank file, and The History Channel Story.

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