Roy Zimmerman at First UU Church in Detroit, Thursday, Sept. 29.

Hi Friends,
My friend Roy Zimmerman will be once again returning to Detroit for a show on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011.  Details are below.  I will perform a song at the start of Roy’s second set.  Hope to see you there!
Thursday, September 29 – 7:30 pm

Roy Zimmerman: Live From the Starving Ear

First Unitarian Universalist Church
4605 Cass Ave.
Detroit, MI
$15 suggested donation


What if they threw a tea party and nobody came?

The best thing to do this election year, is cancel your cable, disconnect, and try to stay as far away from media as you can.  Right now I am getting no newspapers – no Detroit Free Press, no Detroit News, no Wall Street Journal, no New York Times; no magazines – no Time, Newsweek, US News and World Report –  or other useless drivel.  I only watch the Daily Show on the internet, and I am finding life and politics to be a lot easier to take.  I got a car last year.  The car came with a free year of XM satellite radio, which proved to be useless, and even maddening at times.  I have not had cable tv for years.  Cable and XM seem to share a common malady – hundreds of channels and nothing worth seeing or hearing.  Now I have no TV.  I have not missed it.  And radio  has turned into Tea Party Disneyland.  You got Rush Limbaugh, giving voice to the desires of the bigoted and unintelligent, which is good I guess, because even the bigoted and unintelligent need a champion.  Lord knows the billionaire class needs them to keep working class people complaining and venting about other working class people.  In Detroit we have Mitch Albom, who is Rush Limbaugh, but eloquent and with a college degree, and who scabs when unions strike and writes crappy, sappy books.  There are other local blowhards on AM 1270 here, but I did not stick around long enough to find out the call letters nor the blowhards names (apologies to said blowhards for not having the courtesy to note their names).

So I am unplugging.  And you know what?  Birds still sing.  Grass still grows.  The sun still shines, although not often enough in Michigan.  Life is good.


Steve Deasy @ Gilda’s Club – Royal Oak, MI Tonight Sept 6.

Royal Oak, MI – 09/06/11

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
5:30pm – RSVP – All Ages
3517 Rochester Road
Royal Oak, MI, USA 48073
Other Info
Tues. Sept. 6, 5:30-8:30 pm
5:30 Supper served
6-7 Open mic for everyone
7-8 Guest Musician: Steve Deasy
*Supper provided*

Reminder House Concert tonight Fri. Sept 2, FOUR SHILLINGS SHORT


Celtic, Folk & World Music

FRI: SEPT 2     8:00 – 10PM


Ferndale, MI

RSVP Requested: or 248/990-5268

$10 suggested donation

Refreshments served/bring something to share if you like

Four Shillings Short play a fantastic collection of world instruments:

North Indian Sitar, hammered dulcimer, mandolins, Renaissance woodwinds, bouzouki , recorders, tinwhistles, banjo, percussion &  psaltry.

“They are not the Clancy Brothers or Jean Richie or Ravi Shankar

but a combination of all three.” (San Gregorio General Store, CA)


 “Their musical virtuosity makes old songs sound new and new songs

sound like time-worn Celtic spells.”  (CITY PAGES, Wausau WI)