Dave’s Gone By Interview (5/25/03): JEFF GOODMAN


JeffGoodman4Dave Lefkowitz interviews theater critic Jeff Goodman

Topics include: Broadway, theater, Tony Awards.

Segment originally aired May 25, 2003 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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Dave’s Gone By #34 (5/25/03): HUSKER DOODLES

a5host: Dave Lefkowitz
guest: theater critic Jeff Goodman (“Two on the Aisle”)

Featuring: Dave predicts the Tonys with theater critic Jeff Goodman. Plus: Memorial Day, the satirical News Gone By and Larry’s Face on the World Weird Web.

00:00:00  DAVE GOES IN: Memorial Day
00:12:00  NEWS GONE BY: Farewell Fleischer, McMadCow, American Idolatry, Pardon Me, James Brown; Texaco Ditches the Met, Frivolous Lawsuit Time (Vera Wang Abuses Needles), Annika Sorenstam & the 19th Hole.
00:18:00  DAVE’S GONE CULTURAL: Guest critic Jeff Goodman helps predict the upcoming Tony Awards.
00:42:00  WORLD WEIRD WEB: Larry’s Face (www.larrysface.com).
00:51:00  DAVE GOES OUT: Remembering.

May 25, 2003 Playlist: “Brothers in Arms” (Dire Straits), “My Name is Larry” (Wild Man Fischer), “I’ll Remember You” (Bob Dylan).

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Dave’s Gone By #33 (5/18/03): THIRTY THREE AND A WORD

a3host: Dave Lefkowitz

Featuring: Dave looks at premature aging and remembers old friend George Ehrlich. Plus: Dave’s Gone Cultural (Tony nominations and Les Miz), the satirical News Gone By, the skit “Hell on the Stairwell” and Dave Remembers musician Noel Redding.

00:00:01  DAVE GOES IN: How to listen on-line, the aging of Dave, a seriously UN-funny book, the death of George Ehrlich.
00:24:00  NEWS GONE BY: Bring Me The Head of Don Rickles, “Hell in the Stairwell,” JFK’s Lover, Diapers are a Girl’s Best Friend.
00:40:00  DAVE’S GONE CULTURAL: Tony nominations & farewell Les Miz
00:49:00  DAVE GOES OUT: a tribute to Noel Redding and a sneer at the MTA 

May 18, 2003 Playlist: “Old Man” & “God’s Song” (Randy Newman), “Drink With Me” (Les Miserables original cast), “Little Miss Strange” (Jimi Hendrix).

(pictured: the MTA, Les Miserables, Noel Redding)
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Dave’s Gone By #32 (5/11/03): HI MOM!


a1host: Dave Lefkowitz

Featuring: A Mother’s Day tribute with the satirical News Gone By. Plus: Dave’s Tony Award predictions and the original songs “M.O.T.H.E.R” and “The Ballad of Pete Townshend”

00:00:00  DAVE GOES IN: Mothering Sunday, Super Bowl score.
00:13:00  NEWS GONE BY: Bennett takes a gamble, the Vampire Les Miz, Manson’s lingerie, Shatner’s horse, Bloomberg’s boy, Dead man of the mountain, Look Ma – No Arm!, “Diddle With Dave,” Indecent Rabbinical Proposal, Massapequa Goes for (Spring) Broke (Bad Pun of the Week); Pete Townshend Cums Clean, Monkey Ssshines, Nude Union, Congo Cargo, Dinner Cops, Skip to I-Loo.
00:40:00  Dave talks Tonys and plays more “Mother” songs.
00:52:00  DAVE GOES OUT: Thanks mom!

May 11, 2003 Playlist: “Your Mother Should Know” (Beatles, 5:00), “Motherly Love” (Frank Zappa, 8:00), “The Ballad of Pete Townshend” (Dave Lefkowitz; performed by Scott Rodolitz, 30:00), “M.O.T.H.E.R” (Dave, 45:00), “When I See Mommy I Feel Like a Mummy” (Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band, 40:00), “Oedipus Rex” (Tom Lehrer).

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(pictured: Pete Townshend)

Dave’s Gone By Song (5/11/03): M-O-T-H-E-R


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Dave sings a Mother’s Day tribute to moms, acronymically.

Song aired May 11, 2003, as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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More information on Dave’s Gone By: http://www.davesgoneby.com


M-O-T-H-E-R

by David Lefkowitz

M is for the Miracle of birth
O is for the Ovum growing free
T is for the trouble that I caused her
H is for the hysterectomy (six months later)
E is for Episiotomy scars
R is for three months in the Recovery Room

Put them all together they spell “MOTHER”
The only girl to want me in her womb.

©2003 David Lefkowitz

Dave’s Gone By Interview (5/4/03): JONATHAN KALB


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Dave Lefkowitz interviews theater critic Jonathan Kalb

Topics include: Broadway, theater.

Segment originally aired May 4, 2003 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

Please Note: Segments extracted from “Dave’s Gone By” may have music and other elements removed for timing and media re-posting considerations. For the full interview with all elements, please visit the audio of the complete original broadcast: Full Episode

All content (c)2003 TotalTheater Productions.

More information on Dave’s Gone By: http://www.davesgoneby.com

Dave’s Gone By #31 (5/4/03): YES, YOU MAY

ZZ-031-YesYouMay-05-04-03host: Dave Lefkowitz
guest: theater critic Jonathan Kalb

Featuring: Dave chats with theater critic Jonathan Kalb. Plus: Dave Goes Off on Cinco de Mayo, sings “Captain Liflander’s War Madrigal,” and offers the satirical News Gone By.

00:00:01  DAVE GOES IN: America First, Super Bowl score.
00:12:00  DAVE’S GONE CULTURAL – Interview w/ theater critic & author Jonathan Kalb.
00:31:00  NEWS GONE BY: Our pals in Iraq, a new era in Palestine, Canadian SARS, Bush and AIDS, The Osbourne Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree, pain fish, Autistic Einstein, Pilgrim State City, pilots lighted, Freeky Zeeky, Lady Miss Lawsuit, From His Cold, Dead Hands.
00:46:00  DAVE GOES OUT: Cinco de Mayo (w/ Bad Pun of the Week).

May 4, 2003 Playlist: “Captain Liflander’s War Madrigal” (Dave, 3:00), “Cinco de Mayo” (Liz Phair).

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(pictured: Jonathan Kalb)

Dave’s Gone By Song (5/3/03): CAPTAIN LIFLANDER’S WAR MADRIGAL


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Dave unearths a patriotic war song from the not-so-good-old days.

Segment originally aired May 3, 2003, as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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More information on Dave’s Gone By: http://www.davesgoneby.com

CAPTAIN LIFLANDER’S MADRIGAL

Oh, Americans crave a tranquil life
We just want to live in peace
But the planet gives us war and strife
And it does not seem to cease

So we send our soldiers overseas
To protect our global plan
To bring our enemies to their knees
We’ll fight to the very last man.

With a row-dow, row-diddle dow,
With a row-dow diddle-aye dan.

If Saddam Hussein wants to bitch and complain
And to hide his poison gas
We’ll bomb his fields
And shall not yield
Till we kick some towelhead ass.

After that, look out Afghanistan
`Cause we’re coming back for more
For we bombed a slew of civilians there
No one cares if we kill a few more.

With a row-dow, row-diddle dow,
With a row-dow diddle-aye dor.

All this fear and fright from the Yemenites
Is a game we will not play
We will torture and kill each terrorist –
Where the hell is Yemen anyway?

And if Saudi Arabia doesn’t toe the line
We can bomb their palaces, too
And we’ll pick that Black Hawk up again
From the streets of Mogadishu.

With a row-dow, row-diddle dow,
With a row-dow diddle-aye doo.

To fight fundamentalists in Iran
We must aid and strengthen the Kurds
Disembowel the Sikhs
Those heathen freaks
By dropping bombs like turds

Oh, the Hindus and the Pakis, too,
They will dance to Yankee jigs
For the only way to keep Indians free
Is to treat them just like nigs

With a row-dow, row-diddle dow,
With a row-dow diddle-aye digs.

We shall go to Northern Ireland
To remove hostility
We’ll hide strychnine in the Catholics’ ale
Cyanide in the Protestants’ tea

If the Russkies dare to pollute our air
With threats of nuclear attack
We will give those worms
Some smallpox germs
And the Chechen rebels, anthrax

With a row-dow, row-diddle dow,
With a row-dow diddle-aye dax.

If the Chinese hun won’t leave Taiwan
We shall push them under the waves
We shall strafe them all by the Beijing wall
Put fortune cookies on their graves

We shall visit North Korea next
And we’ll blast those gooks to hell
Maybe this time we can push them back
To the 35th Parallel.

With a row-dow, row-diddle dow,
With a row-dow diddle-aye dell.

We will stand in the sand of Palestine
Show the Yids who’s really boss
Blow the head off any Arab kid
With a stone he’s planning to toss

Oh, the Ivory Coast will soon be toast
When we force Gbagbo to retrench
We will give all the rebels Pepsi and Coke
Just to thumb our nose at the French

With a row-dow, row-diddle dow,
With a row-dow diddle-aye dench.

When I see those hateful pacifist
How I loathe to see them whine
For they do not know how urgent it is
To protect the bottom line

So if some young soldiers have to die
For the good old USA
Let them blow our enemies to the sky
For that’s the American way.

With a row-dow, row-diddle dow,
With a row-dow diddle-hooray.

With a row-dow, row-diddle dow,
With a row-dow diddle-aye dench.

©2003 David Lefkowitz