TS Roy Zimmerman Concert this Sunday
Danny L. Yeager
touchst at cy-net.net
Mon Feb 15 21:50:52 CST 2010
Don't forget the Roy Zimmerman house concert this coming Sunday at 2
PM at my home (for more information see below). It should be a great
concert. I hope you can attend.
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As radical as Reality Itself House Concerts proudly presents singer-
songwriter, humorist and satirist Roy Zimmerman (http://www.royzimmerman.com
) -- "Funny Songs about Ignorance, War and Greed" -- at my place (1211
Haley Place in College Station). For more information on Roy see below.
It's $10 - $20 sliding scale (pay what you can) with children free.
BYOB and bring snacks to share. The starting time is will be 2 PM with
doors opening at 1:30. It's touchst at cy-net.net or (979) 777-8758 for
more information and reservations (probably not necessary since my
place can handle up to 35 or so).
(979) 777-8758 (C)
What's funny about war, poverty, ignorance, bigotry, neo-
conservatism, homophobia, greed, lust and fear? Ask Roy Zimmerman.
He's been writing satirical songs for twenty years.
The Los Angeles Times says, "Zimmerman displays a lacerating wit and
keen awareness of society's foibles that bring to mind a latter-day
Tom Lehrer himself says, "I congratulate Roy Zimmerman on
reintroducing literacy to comedy songs. And the rhymes actually rhyme,
they don't just 'rhyne.'"
Joni Mitchell says, "Roy's lyrics move beyond poetry and achieve
There's a decidedly Lefty slant to his lyrics. "We used to have a name
for Right Wing satire," he says. "We called it 'cruelty.'"
Zimmerman has played clubs across the country, and shared the stage
with George Carlin, Bill Maher, Kate Clinton, Dennis Miller, Sandra
Tsing Loh, kd lang, Andy Borowitz and Paul Krassner. He's done several
shows with The Pixies' Frank Black, swapping songs in a solo acoustic
setting. His up-to-the-moment topical songs are featured on American
Public Media's syndicated broadcast "Weekend America" and Sirius
Radio's "West Coast Live."
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