Pre-Bastille Day Backyard Concert: 99%er Dave Lippman appears with 1%er Wild Bill Bailout in a “Fairly Unbalanced Cabaret,” July 13, 2012, 7pm, in Sacramento.
As a 99-percenter, Lippman takes the air out of the windbags of the week, de-distorts history, and updates worn-out songs with parody and thrust. On the extreme other hand, Lippman’s evil twin Wild Bill Bailout, the Bard of the Bankers, employs anti-folk songs and pro-financial collapse anthems to explain (and enforce) that the business of America is none of your business, that those too big to fail are also too big to jail, and that the jobless and foreclosed must bail out their own boats.
Friday the 13th special ticket price: $13. No-host bar & snacks. 5609 V Street, Sacramento. Doors open 6:30pm, show starts 7:00pm. Limited seating. A portion of the proceeds will support Sacramento BDS.
Reservations/tickets & more info: 916-448-7157 or [email protected].
Dave Lippman has toured widely in the United States, Europe, Australia and Central America in a 35-year musical career.
He gained some notoriety in 1969, when he was named an unindicted co-conspirator for singing about the “Guatemala sweepstakes” at a rally that preceded the escorting of a recruiter from the United Fruit Company off the campus. After having a song recorded by Country Joe MacDonald, Lippman joined with a San Francisco comedy group to create the Reagan for Shah Campaign, in which he introduced George Shrub, the Singing CIA Agent. Shrub then toured as security detail for the Ladies Against Women.
In the eighties, Lippman performed in war zones in Central America and toured from Birmingham Alabama to Birmingham England, then on to Belgrade. In Germany he sang for squatters and anti-nuclear activists. Stateside, he joined a caravan of Salvadoran refugees through Texas. Ex-CIA agent John Stockwell declared Lippman prescient for writing a song about the Grenada “rescue” a year before it happened; Lippman declared it manifest destiny, based on the size of the island.
After campaigning as George Stump, Moderate Clearcutter, with Earth First! in the Redwood country, he toured with Yippie founder Paul Krassner and the British anarchist comedian Tony Allen, as well as performing in theatrical runs in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Lippman brought Shrub to the School of the Americas in Columbus, Georgia, CIA Headquarters, the White House, and countless rallies and benefits for peace, global justice, living wages, fair trade, environmental sanity, and apple pie. In 2009, Shrub went back into the cold, only to be replaced by Wild Bill Bailout, the Bard of the Bankers, who rode in from the west to bail out the rest.
Dave Lippman has ten releases to his credit, not counting jail. The latest is Shrub and Lippman Live in Manhattan Kansas. Previous releases include the 1987 LP Shoot from the Lipp and 1998’s I Hate Wal-Mart, which features “Guess Who’s Coming After Dinner,” and “All My Friends Are Semi-Famous.” Other tunes: “Brother Can You Spare a Diamond,” “The Sport Futility Vehicle Tango,” “Your Car is Disgusting,” “Battle Him in Public.” and many more endearing titles. Lippman receives airplay on anti-commercial radio throughout the country, and his concert videos are widely sampled.
“Lippman is a national treasure” — L.A. Herald-Examiner
“Viciously funny” — Guardian (England)
“One of my favorite political satirists. This is a very funny man.” — Erich Lee Preminger
“The Dean felt that more harm than good would come from your visit” — student, Skidmore College, New York
“God, that man can talk! What a great writer!” — Utah Phillips
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