"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 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
"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
"Splendidly acerbic." -- Gene Weingarten, Washington Post Magazine
The Bay Area Reporter featured "6 Recording Artists For Fall" including Beck, Bette Midler and the Kronos Quartet. Coming in at Number Four was..."The best musical satirist working today, Roy Zimmerman who has been touring with his show ReZist."
"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
"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
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We have merchandise! Finally! Over the years so many of you have asked about T-Shirts and Mugs, and we're happy to say that they're finally here! And unlike Ivanka's line, our products are all made in the USA.
We've opened our store with two designs. There's the "ReZist" logo and "Covfefe: chemically imbalanced" in honor of our psycho-tweeter-in-chief.
Wear your Resistance on your sleeve! Drink from the cup of Covfefe surrealism! Take heart and let your freak flag fly! It's a great way to help us keep writing, touring and putting the message of resistance out into world.
Melanie and I are doing the proudest work of our lives these days, bringing laughter and encouragement to progressive-minded people who need a lot of both. But the vagaries of the music business make it more difficult every year to keep the wheels of satire rolling.
If you can donate to the cause of sending these songs out into the world, we would very much appreciate it! We're unlikely to get any corporate sponsorship, but we are proud and honored to be people-powered. Thank you and Looking Forward!
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