Originally from Charleston, West Virginia,
Chauncey Roberts was educated at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, the University of Washington in Seattle, and in Freiburg, Germany. Injured with minor head injury at age 23, he abandoned a possible political career while suffering from “vagabondage” and moving continuously, including around the world while teaching business English and at universities while writing screenplays, articles, short stories and songs. Roberts was a participant in the Hungarian Revolution of 1989; his song Palestine, My Heart played on the radio in Tunisia before the Arab Spring. Before upheaval in Ukraine in 2013 he sang his "Judgment for the Bushes" at a Kiev festival. In 2013 he created a podcast series for Yappi Corporate in Kiev, The Saga of Lusty Louise, in which he impersonated all the male voices and two older female roles. His first video blogs are short historical films made in Germany, Building the Case for a War Crimes Tribunal Against Bush, His Cronies and Blair. His music videos include Impotent Again and There's a Child (tribute to Iraq War refugees). His newest song is "Boycott Israel: Don't Eat Their Bananas."
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Scared of Scorpions: My Year of Hell in the Holy Land
by Chauncey Roberts
Songwriter Chauncey Roberts is robbed of his movie camera in Syria, beginning a hellish year in which his Palestine, My Heart Concert in Bethlehem is cancelled because of the Gaza Flotilla Tragedy, his TV sitcom nearly comes into being, and he begins Camp Evil in which Jewish settlers attack a scout camp. He overstays his Israeli visa by nine months, escaping at Tel Aviv's airport.
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