Dave’s Gone By Pun #002: ALA FONT


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This huge football fan is excited that the new season is starting soon, so he wants to invite all his buddies for a party on the day of the first game. He heads to the local printing shop and tells the owner he wants to send out invitation cards that would be fun for them to RSVP.

“No problem,” says the shop owner. “We can make the perfect cards. We’ll put the team logos right on the cover and all the information. How do you want the words to look?”

“Well, that’s your department,” says the fan. “I just want something that’s right for sports, guys, football – you know.”

“I know the perfect style,” says the shop guy. “The American Library Association uses a typeface and font that we always use for this kind of invitation.”

The fan says, “Fantastic, go for it! It’s the Broncos vs. the New York Jets. Here’s a list of the Broncos fans I’m inviting, so put their logo on those cards; and here’s a list of the Jets fans. Just make the same exact card, only with the Jet logo, instead.”

“Oh, I’m sorry. I can’t do that.”

“What do you mean, you can’t do that?”

“Well, we can do it for the Bronco fans, no problem. But not New York.”

“Why the heck not?” asks the fan.

“Haven’t you ever heard the expression, “An ALA Font, Never For Jets?”

Dave’s Gone By Interview (7/19/14) – JOHN BUCCHINO & Rabbi Sol Solomon


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Rabbi Sol Solomon interviews songwriter John Bucchino

Topics include: A Catered Affair, Urban Myths, Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz.

Segment scheduled to air July 19, 2014 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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Dave’s Gone By #473 (7/19/14): Bucchs County


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Featuring: Rabbi Sol Solomon chats with songwriter John Bucchino. Plus: Inside Broadway, Saturday Segues (Elaine Stritch, Nikki Sudden, octopuses), Dave’s Rolf Harris song and the Wretched Pun of Destiny (Oprah).

Guests: songwriter John Bucchino, Dave’s wife Joyce

00:00:01 DAVE GOES IN w/ Joyce
00:43:00 SATURDAY SEGUE – Elaine Stritch
00:57:00 Sponsors
00:59:30 SATURDAY SEGUE – Octopuses
01:20:00 INSIDE BROADWAY
01:42:30 Tribute of Sorts: Rolf Harris
01:47:00 GUEST: Rabbi Sol Solomon chats with John Bucchino
02:59:30 WRETCHED PUN OF DESTINY – Oprah Winfrey’s Teas
03:02:30 BOB DYLAN – Sooner & Later (July Releases)
03:19:00 SATURDAY SEGUE – Nikki Sudden
03:43:00 Friends & Thanks
03:51:00 DAVE GOES OUT

July 19, 2014 Playlist: “The Beast in You” (00:45:00; Goldlilocks 1958 Bway cast w/ Elaine Stritch). “Why Do the Wrong People Travel?” (00:48:00; Sail Away, 1961 Bway cast w/ Elaine Stritch). “Here’s to the Ladies Who Lunch” (00:51:30; Company 1970 Bway cast w/ Elaine Stritch). “Octopus’s Garden” (01:01:30) & “Octopus’s Garden/Sun King” (01:15:00; The Beatles). “Octopus” (01:03:30; Handsome Family). “Octopus Woman Please Let Me Go” (01:07:00; Dick Kent). “Octopus” (01:09:30; Syd Barrett). “The Octopus Song” (01:13:30; Kenny King). “Oswald Closing Theme” (01:14:30; Oswald). “Sugar Daddy” (01:38:00; Hedwig and the Angry Inch 2014 Bway cast w/ Neil Patrick Harris & Lena Hall). “Take Your Underoos Down” (01:44:30; Dave). “Something Spontaneous” (01:47:00), “Better Than I” (02:07:00), “Unexpressed” (02:42:00) & “Learn How to Say Goodbye” (02:56:00; David Campbell). “Ralph and Me” (02:12:00; A Catered Affair 2008 Bway cast w/ Leslie Kritzer & Faith Prince). “Sweet Dreams” (02:37:00; Judy Collins). “Blowin’ in the Wind” (03:05:00), “Bunkhouse Theme” (03:08:00), “Lady Lady Lay” (03:10:00), “Billy 7” (03:13:30) & “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” (03:15:30; Bob Dylan). “Back to the Coast” (03:22:30), “100 Miles from Here” (03:25:30), “Evangeline” (03:30:00), “Captain Kennedy” (03:34:00) & “Tell Me” (03:38:00; Nikki Sudden). “Grateful” (03:52:30; Michael Feinstein).
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(Pictured: John Bucchino, Elaine Stritch, Nikki Sudden, Rolf Harris, Oprah, Paul.)

Dave’s Gone By Wretched Pun #001: OPRAH


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Segment aired July 19, 2014 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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If you’ve been to Starbucks recently, you know that Oprah Winfrey has a new line of Chai teas. Well, they’ve been so successful, Oprah goes to her marketing and research-and-development people and asks if they could create more lines of tea that she could brand in the same way.

“I’m glad you asked,” says the head R&D guy. “We’ve been working on this new project that we think is perfect for your brand. It’s a line of tea made from essential fish oils.”

Oprah makes a face. “You’re not serious?”

“No, really! I know how it sounds, but they taste great. They’re healthy, they smell amazing, people get their omega fatty acids – here, just try one!”

So the guy brings out a hot cup of tea. “This is yellowtail. Just taste it.”

Oprah does and gasps, “This is delicious! No bad smell, and it looks lovely. And it’s fish oil?”

“Exactly!” laughs the R&D guy. “And we can have whole line of them: Oprah Salmon Tea. Oprah Tilapia Tea. Oprah Swordfish Tea. And I haven’t even shown you the best part!”

The guy brings out all these cups of dry tea and gives Oprah a big kettle of hot water.

“Go ahead, pour!” he says.

So Oprah pours boiling water into the first cup. As soon as she does, she hears this loud, incessant, knocking sound. “What’s that?” she laughs.

“That’s the surprise! The tea leaves are so tightly compacted, the second the boiling water hits them, it sets off chemical reactions that make a racket. It’s a great novelty, and you can market it like crazy. Try some more!”

So Oprah pours water onto the Flounder Tea, and she hears, “knock knock knock knock…” She does it on the Monkfish Tea – same thing. Pretty soon there’s a riot of noise as she’s boiling the Mackerel Tea, the Redfish Tea, the Trout Tea . . .

Finally, she gets to the one with tuna fish and pours the water on it, but all she hears is one single “knock.” “Hmm, let me try another one,” she says. So they hand her another cup of the tuna, she pours the water in, but again, just a single “knock.”

“Well, this is incredibly promising,” Oprah raves. “I love the whole line, and I can’t wait to get it going. Of course, you’re gonna have to bring this last one back for more testing.  All the others made so much noise; it’s a shame the tuna is so quiet. Can you fix it?”

The R&D man looks at her aghast and replies, “Oh, heavens no! Oprah Tuna Tea Only Knocks Once!”

Dave’s Gone By Song (7/19/14): TAKE YOUR UNDEROOS DOWN (The Rolf Harris Song)


ZZ-Song-TakeYourUnderoosDownIn July 2014, legendary Australian TV personality Rolf Harris was sentenced to 69 months in prison for molesting numerous under-aged women over the course of two decades. Let’s hear his song, shall we?

Song aired July 19, 2004, as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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TAKE YOUR UNDEROOS DOWN (The Rolf Harris Song)

(spoken) There’s an old Australian TV host, resting in his jail cell, surrounded by perverts, murderers, and stockbrokers. So he gets himself up on one elbow, and he turns to his mates, who are examining his hidden stash of child pornography, and he sings to them:

Once I used to be great, mate,
Once I used to be great.
Now just look at my fate, mate,
All the girls are irate – `cause I told them:

Take your Underoos down, slut,
Take your Underoos down
Keep your little mouth shut, slut
Take your Underoos down

She’s a tender young queen, Jean,
She’s a tender young queen
She was only 14, Jean,
She’s a tender young queen

All together now!
Take your Underoos down, slut,
Take your Underoos down
Keep your little mouth shut, slut
Take your Underoos down

That girl put me in heaven, Kevin
That girl put me in heaven.
She was only seven, Kevin
That girl put me in heaven.

Everyone!
Untie your Underoos now, slut,
Untie your Underoos now
Don’t you dare start a row, cow,
Untie your Underoos now

That one made me so glum, chum,
That one made me so glum
Filled her bum with my cum, chum,
But she snitched to her mum!

Oh no, now!
Pull your Underoos down, slut,
Pull your Underoos down
Show Uncle Rolfie your butt, slut,
Take your Underoos down

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Now, they call me the devil, Neville,
Now they call me the devil
They’ll put me in the gravel, Neville,
Just like they did to Saville

Everyone!
Take your Underoos down, slut,
Take your Underoos down
Finger the place that’s brown, don’t frown!
Take your Underoos down

Show me a little bit more, whore
Show me a little bit more
Are you sure you’re only four, whore?
Show Uncle Rolfie some more!

All together now!
Take your Underoos down, slut,
Take your Underoos down
Take your Underoos down, slut,
Take your Underoos down

©2014 Dave Lefkowitz

Dave’s Gone By Interview (6/14/14) – ERIC ANDERSEN & Rabbi Sol Solomon

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Rabbi Sol Solomon interviews singer-songwriter Eric Andersen

Topics include: Janis Joplin, Beat poets, Naked Lunch, music, Norway, Townes Van Zandt.

Segment scheduled to air June 14, 2014 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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Dave’s Gone By #472 (7/5/14): To Dave is the Highway

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Featuring: Rabbi Sol Solomon chats with singer songwriter Eric Andersen and with Gene Kelly archivist Patricia Ward Kelly. Plus: Rabbi Sol’s Rabbinical Reflection on the murdered Israeli teenagers, a birthday salute to Beck and Bob Dylan: Sooner & Later (Like a Rolling Stone).

Guests: musician Eric Anderson, biographer Patricia Ward Kelly, Dave’s wife Joyce

00:00:01 DAVE GOES IN w/ Joyce
00:36:00 SATURDAY SEGUE: Beck
00:59:00 Sponsors
01:04:30 GUEST: Rabbi Sol Solomon interviews Eric Andersen
01:55:00 RABBI SOL SOLOMON’S RABBINICAL REFLECTION #103 (Brothers’ Keepers)
02:01:00 BOB DYLAN – Sooner & Later (Like a Rolling Stone)
02:27:00 GUEST: Rabbi Sol Solomon interviews Patricia Ward Kelly
03:35:00 DAVE GOES OUT

July 5, 2014 Playlist: “Girl” (00:36:00), “Heart is a Drum” (00:39:30), “Movie Theme” (00:44:00), “The New Pollution” (00:48:00) & “The Golden Age” (00:51:30; Beck). “Violets of Dawn” (01:04:30), “Beat Avenue” ({excerpt} 01:21:30), “Sheila” (01:38:00), “Dance of Love and Death” (01:47:00), “Hello Sun” (01:52:30) & “Rollin’ Home” (03:42:00; Eric Andersen). “You Can’t Relive the Past” (01:13:30; Eric Andersen & Lou Reed). “Thirsty Boots” (01:32:00), “Like a Rolling Stone” (02:02:30), “Like a Rolling Stone” ({early version}; 02:09:00) & “Like a Rolling Stone” ({live Manchester version}; 02:13:00; Bob Dylan). “Like a Rolling Stone” (02:10:30; Sebastian Cabot). “Good Morning” (02:24:00) & “Singin’ in the Rain” (02:51:30); “Singin’ in the Rain” 1952 soundtrack w/ Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor & Gene Kelly). “The Worry Song” (03:05:30) & “You Wonderful You” (03:32:00; Gene Kelly).

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(Pictured: Eric Andersen, Patricia Ward Kelly, Gene Kelly, Beck, manuscript for “Like a Rolling Stone”, Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar & Naftali Frenkel.)