These things have a way of snowballing…Luis kindly sends me a couple of Roy Zimmerman CDs, I make a comment about it, and next thing you know, the friendly people at Meta4Records send me the other albums he has made. I’ve got the complete collection now! So I created a Zimmerman playlist in iTunes, set it to shuffle, and present to you the first ten.
|“Acid On Picture Day…”||Roy Zimmerman||Comic Sutra|
|You’re Pretty||Roy Zimmerman||Comic Sutra|
|Hula Yule||Roy Zimmerman||Peacenick|
|My TV||Roy Zimmerman||Homeland|
|Dick Cheney||Roy Zimmerman||Security|
|T.M.I.||Roy Zimmerman||Comic Sutra|
|Saddam Shame||Roy Zimmerman||Security|
|Think Different||Roy Zimmerman||Homeland|
|Nothing But The Best||Roy Zimmerman||Peacenick|
These CDs are incredibly healthy. You know how, when you read the news about the latest atrocities from the Republicans, and your blood pressure starts to rise, and you’re turning purple, and you’re starting to shred the newspaper or scream at the TV? That’s probably not good for you. What you can do instead is play a little Zimmerman, and he’ll make fun of the Bushites for you—you’ll still feel peevish and have a desire to do something about it, but the humor will take the edge off. It’s going to add years to my life.
As an added bonus, playing liberal folkie music like this around Republicans makes them turn a choleric purple and grind their teeth—if it doesn’t kill them slowly, at the least you’ll know they’re going to spend their declining years with inflamed gums and a diet they have to suck through a straw.