Last night my sister Lali and I went to the Roy Zimmerman house concert at the lovely home of Freethought Society president Margaret Downey. I have to give Margaret a thousand thanks for putting on such a wonderful event. The accomodations were great and Roy was fantastic. He played mostly songs from his new album Real American, many of which I was hearing for the first time. He certainly hasn't lost his touch. I think that songs like The Orange County Rolling Acres Senior Center Cannabis Club and Buddy, Can You Spare a Trillion Dollars? will be fan favorites for years to come. And of course he played several of his classics; his final encore was Defenders of Marriage, which he nailed. If you're unfamiliar with the song, here it is
After the show, we got a chance to sit around and have a conversation with Roy about politics, his music, freethinkers, and other topics. I again must thank Margaret for being such a gracious host. It was really nice. And we even got to pose with Roy for a couple of pictures.
As you can see, we're all wearing our towels (if you remember from yesterday's post, it was Towel Day). Roy was quite tickled to finally meet a couple of the people involved the collaboration video covering his song Creation Science 101 (see Roy sing it here)
Our part begins at around 1:12 and we sing the line "which means they must have been incestuous". Roy appreciated the joke, but I must confess that I am not in fact incestuous--although that will come as a shock to all of my family members that I've hit on. (For those of you who've never seen Roy play live before, he will often introduce one of his songs with the joke "I'm not gay, although that will come as a shock to several members of the audience who I've been hitting on.")
Anyway, the concert was great and if you ever get a chance to see Roy Zimmerman perform, do it!