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"Roy's lyrics move beyond poetry and achieve perfection." -- Joni Mitchell
"It was great to hear all those songs, and to be reminded of your lyrical brilliance. Just excellent." -- "Weird Al" Yankovic
"Zimmerman is a guy on the left skewering folks on the right with rapier-sharp lyrics ... underneath the caustic satire is a man who is surprisingly optimistic." -- Sing Out! Magazine
"You're brilliant. Just brilliant!" -- Terry Jones, Monty Python
"I have long been a huge fan, so it was a delight to hear you, and meet you -- Thanks for your wonderfully witty songs - really quite Tom Lehrer-esque." -- Richard Dawkins
"Zimmerman displays a lacerating wit and keen awareness of society's foibles that bring to mind a latter-day Tom Lehrer." -- Los Angeles Times
"I congratulate Roy Zimmerman on reintroducing literacy to comedy songs. And the rhymes actually rhyme, they don't just 'rhyne.'" -- Tom Lehrer
"Bobby Kennedy meets Bobby Dylan" -- The Marin Independent Journal
"...this was no ordinary man. This was Roy Zimmerman, a unique type of superhero who possesses the power to nearly coax urine from the unwilling bladders of his audience members (via laughter). He delivered some of the smartest satirical songs that I'd ever heard." -- Jeff Penalty, lead singer of The Dead Kennedys
"Without a doubt, Roy Zimmerman is among the most important political commentators of the last few decades, and in the end, it's the music that unites and disarms. With music this good and humor this insightful, there is good reason to be optimistic." -- No Depression Magazine
"Original. Unique. Brilliant. Prolific. Talented. Insightful. Witty. Consistent. Versatile. He simultaneously inspires me and makes me laugh my ass off." -- Paul Krassner
"I opened a few shows for Roy Zimmerman in Florida. I thought then, as I think now, that he might be the most brilliant song maker alive. Combined with his utter fearlessness, he is a refreshingly dangerous man." -- Grant Peeples
"Roy Zimmerman has a rare gift for songwriting." -- San Francisco Chronicle
"One of the funniest, most musical and meaningful comedians you'll ever experience." -- Ed Pearl, the Ash Grove
"Roy Zimmerman has such a solid track record poking fun at Republicans and right-wing assholes in general that we're happy to let him claim the satirist sobriquet." -- Time Out Chicago
"Roy Zimmerman lifted the evening with his song 'Chickenhawk' ridiculing the military policies of Bush administration officials who didn't serve in the armed forces. Zimmerman's squawking and clucking conveyed his scorn with contagious irreverence."-- The New York Times
[About "Ted Haggard is Completely Heterosexual"] "It's really bad -- I mean, it's poorly done -- but it's funny." -- Ted Haggard, Colorado Springs Independent
"My favourite Roy Zimmerman song is 'Christmas is Pain' - great lyrics, and the best 'other Zimmerman' take I've heard - and the other Zimmerman is my particular specialism!" -- John Powles, Centre for Political Song, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland
[About The Foremen] "Friends, this is a very weird group." -- Oliver North
"You know, I receive quite a few CDs each week, in the mail, in person, in the neighbors' garbage... but I rarely tear one open with gleeful abandon, drop everything I'm doing, and blast the damn thing while dancing around in my pajamas, screaming, 'Yeah, man, YEAH!'" -- Steve Goodie, "On The Contrary," radiofreenashville.org
Gilbert Gottfried: "What musical comedy acts do you like now?" Weird Al Yankovic: "Lonely Island, Flight of the Conchords, Tenacious D, Garfunkel and Oates, Roy Zimmerman, Bo Burnham ..." -- Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast #20
NOT A KICKSTARTER, BUT A REBOOTER
We were so humbled and uplifted by all your good wishes after my stroke last year. Thank you again. Many of you asked how you might donate to the cause of recovery and keeping the wheels of ReZistance rolling down the road. We thought about setting up a Kickstarter account, but that isn't exactly right -- We don't need a Kickstart; we just need a Reboot. If you would like to help, we would very much appreciate it.
SONGS OF THE WEEK
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SONGS FOR PEACE
I'm proud that my song "Thanks for the Support" is featured on the newly-released compilation album Until You Come Home: Songs to Heal the Wounds of War.
Produced by George Mann, Until You Come Home is a collection of songs about war and its effects especially on those who serve during wartime. The album features Utah Phillips, Ani DiFranco, John Gorka, David Rovics and Charlie King and Karen Brandow among others.
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