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Comic Sutra
Roy Zimmerman
Comic Sutra
Genre: Folk
 

      

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All Artists: Roy Zimmerman
Title: Comic Sutra
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Release Date: 9/28/2004
Genre: Folk
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 633902191530

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Witty, tuneful satire
Magnus1964 | Roanoke, VA | 06/17/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Roy Zimmerman's Comic Sutra is a wonderfully melodic and funny CD full of cutting observations about life and politics (and where the two woefully intersect). Zimmerman has a gift for wordplay that is surprising to hear. If you've listened to pop music all your life, you can sometimes tell where a lyric is going before it ever gets sung. Zimmerman will feint in one direction and take you someplace else. For example, on his song "Punish The People," Roy sings:
"Suzie could not keep the job that we got her
So we cut her ration of gruel
Jimmy was jailed 'cause the school system failed him
So we built a shiny new juvenile facility
Grandpa is droolin' and losin' his keys
We cut his safety net and greased the trapeze" It seems that, like Al Franken, Roy decided that the best way to address social concerns was not to whine, but to be a wise-ass. He manages to make his point quite well."