Firesignal



Elayne Riggs began publishing her informative newsletter Four-Alarm FIRESIGNal (or FAlaFal), in the "Firesign" months of April, August and December. She produced the first 19 issues from August, 1984 through December, 1989. Michael Packer (with Jim Middleton) put out two ad-hoc Firesignals between 1990 and 1993, which they included in issues of SPARKS! magazine. Elayne then returned to the scene and published issues 20 through 30 from 1993 through September, 1996. The logical successor to Chromium Switch, FAlaFal was rich in content, and much more extensive and voluminous than Tom's publication. Prior to Elayne's Firesign projects, Tom and Deborah wrote for her comedy fanzine, Inside Joke.







Four-Alarm FIRESIGNal #1


"Yolks of Oxnard" -- Firesign Radio -- My Dinner with David

Four-Alarm FIRESIGNal #2


"The Three Faces of Al" -- Ossman News

Four-Alarm FIRESIGNal #3


TFT NYC Film Festival -- "Hot Shorts" -- "Zachariah"

Four-Alarm FIRESIGNal #4


Elayne in California -- All Things "Bozo"

Four-Alarm FIRESIGNal #5


Ossman's "Red Badge of Courage" -- Lots of 'Letters to the Editor'

Four-Alarm FIRESIGNal #6


Elayne's Archive List -- And the 'Letters' continue

Four-Alarm FIRESIGNal #7


"Eat or Be Eaten" -- Ossman Radio -- Crossword Fun

Four-Alarm FIRESIGNal #8


Autobozographical Evening -- And a Crossword

Four-Alarm FIRESIGNal #9


"Papoon" Corn -- Rufus T. Firefly -- Rumours, News, Fan Mail

Four-Alarm FIRESIGNal #10


Appreciation of The Firesign Theatre (Electronic Subculture Lecture)

Four-Alarm FIRESIGNal #11


More of the Subculture Lecture

Four-Alarm FIRESIGNal #12


A letter from Tom -- Tirebiter Screen Test -- and the Lecture

Four-Alarm FIRESIGNal #13


Concluding an 'Appreciation of The Firesign Theatre'

Four-Alarm FIRESIGNal #14


Austin's Letter -- Ossman's Play

Four-Alarm FIRESIGNal #15


Some great 'Letters to the Editor'

Four-Alarm FIRESIGNal #16


20th Anniversary of "How Can You Be" with new liner notes by David and Phil A.

Four-Alarm FIRESIGNal #17


A Firesign "Mockumentary"? -- The Tirebiter Story (Radio Tale)

Four-Alarm FIRESIGNal #18


Michael Packer and Jim Middleton

Four-Alarm FIRESIGNal #19


The "Sparks!" Transition

Firesignal #1 -- From Sparks! Magazine


Firesignal #2 -- From Sparks! Magazine


Four-Alarm FIRESIGNal #20


TFT 25th Anniversary

Four-Alarm FIRESIGNal #21


"Illusion of Unity" Tour

Four-Alarm FIRESIGNal #22


25th Anniversary Tour Reviews

Four-Alarm FIRESIGNal #23


"Down Under Danger," by John Scialli -- "Hamburger All Over the Information Highway, Part I," by Niles Ritter

Four-Alarm FIRESIGNal #24


West Coast Tour appearances -- "Hamburger...Part II," by Ritter

Four-Alarm FIRESIGNal #25


Jerry Sterns at the Midwest Radio Theatre Workshop

Four-Alarm FIRESIGNal #26


Firesign audio and video Archives: Who's got What, and Where is It?

Four-Alarm FIRESIGNal #27


Cat Simril on Phil Austin's "Tales of the Old Detective..."

Four-Alarm FIRESIGNal #28


"The Firesign Theatre Trivia Quiz" by Richard Arnold

Four-Alarm FIRESIGNal #29


Campoon '96 Press Release -- "Firesign Trivia Quiz #4"

Four-Alarm FIRESIGNal #30


Final Issue -- Firezine news -- The Big Internet Broadcast


TWO OF THESE ISSUES APPEAR IN 'ELECTRONIC FORMAT' (NOT SCANNED)