TS REMINDER: Roy Zimmerman House Concert on Sunday at 2 PM
Danny L. Yeager
touchst at cy-net.net
Fri Feb 19 10:32:00 CST 2010
REMINDER: Humorist and satirist singer-songwriter Roy Zimmerman will
be performing at the As Radical as Reality Itself House Concerts at my
home (1211 Haley Place in College Station) on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 2 PM
(doors open at 1:30 PM). $10 - $20 sliding scale -- pay what you can
-- with all proceeds going to the performer. Children are welcome and
are free -- my 12-year old son will be there to help entertain them.
BYOB and bring a snack to share. Tthere are seats left. touchst at cy-net.net
or (979) 777-8758 for directions and more information.
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."
Danny L. Yeager
1211 Haley Place
College Station, TX 77845
(979) 777-8758 (C); (979) 696-8695 (H); (979) 845-3436 (W)
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