The Bum Steer Roast (BSR) was a customer-organized event at the annual NOTIS Users Group Meeting at which customers, fueled by liberal consumption of alcohol, "roasted" the NOTIS staff and product; 1990-7.
It was invented by Leigh Williams of Stephen F. Austin University (-- and other Texans).
Alan Manifold wrote songs and scripts and performed (with various co-singers and accompanists) at the event.
Harry Samuels, of U. Alabama (later, Northwestern), was the regular emcee.
"Joe Notis" was a regular from 1993 to 1997.
YouTube videos of the 1994 and 1996 Bum Steer Roasts, courtesy of Alan Manifold; 1997 Bum Steer Roast recorded by Ben Schapiro / uploaded to the website by Jerry Specht.
1994 has the classic, best Joe Notis, but 1997 -- a single link to the entire video at the very bottom of this page -- is an absolute musical tour de force!
Alan does Elvis...fantastically! Carolyn Coco gets down. Brilliant guitar by Roy Lechich. Don't miss Tim's 'tacet's on "Return To Vendor"