Dave’s Gone By Pun #007: LAWN


ZZ-PUN-007-LawnSegment aired Sept. 27, 2014 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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Neighbors are finally getting fed up with the new guy who moved into their suburban town.

Among his many eccentricities, he fertilizes his lawn once a month with raw garlic, which raises a stink that permeates the town for days. Worse, he’s got a brother in and out of jail, and whenever the felon’s on parole, he comes to visit the new guy and camps out on his front lawn in a ratty old tent.

Finally, the block association can take no more and beg the local police chief to arrest their new neighbor. “But on what charges?”, asks the cop. “Using smelly fertilizer and having a guest?”

“Absolutely!” says the neighborhood spokesman. Get him for: “Lawn Odor: Criminal in Tent.”

Dave’s Gone By #479 (9/27/14): Payne Management

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Featuring: Rabbi Sol Solomon chats with singer Freda Payne, plus: The Wretched Pun of Destiny (Lawn), Saturday Segues (Jerry Lee Lewis; Off with their Heads), Bob Dylan – Sooner & Later (Time Out of Mind), Rabbi Sol on OpiYum.

Guest: singer Freda Payne , Dave’s wife Joyce

00:00:01 DAVE GOES IN w/ Joyce Weil
00:51:00 SATURDAY SEGUE – Jerry Lee Lewis
01:06:00 THE WRETCHED PUN OF DESTINY – Lawn
01:07:30 GUEST: Rabbi Sol Solomon interviews Freda Payne
02:11:30 Sponsors
02:21:30 RABBI SOL SOLOMON’S RABBINICAL REFLECTION #108 – OpiYum
02:27:30 BOB DYLAN – Sooner & Later – Time Out of Mind
02:51:00 More Sponsors
02:53:00 Friends
03:03:30 SATURDAY SEGUE – Off with Their Heads
03:33:00 Weather & Upcoming
03:40:30 DAVE GOES OUT

Sept. 27, 2014 Playlist: “Put Me Down” (00:52:30), “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” (00:54:30), “Big Legged Woman” (00:57:30), “Big Blon’ Baby” (00:59:30) & “What’d I Say” (01:01:30; Jerry Lee Lewis). “You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To” (01:08:00), “Out of this World” (01:17:00), “Unhooked Generation” (01:34:00), “Band of Gold” (01:39:00), “Bad Manners” (01:50:00), “I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water” (02:05:30) & “Sweet September” (03:42:30; Freda Payne). “Can’t Wait” (02:34:00), “Make You Feel My Love” (02:40:00) & “Trying to Get to Heaven” (02:43:30; Bob Dylan). “Head Over Heels” (03:06:30; ABBA). “Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner” (03:10:30; Warren Zevon). “Head Over Feet” (03:14:00; Alanis Morissette). “Tear Off Your Own Head” (03:18:30; The Bangles). “Head Held High” (03:22:00; The Velvet Underground). “Head Over Heels” (03:25:00; The Go-Go’s).

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(Pictured: Freda Payne, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dylan’s Time Out of Mind, noodles, in tent.)

Dave’s Gone By Interview (9/20/14) – IVOR DAVIS & Rabbi Sol Solomon


Rabbi Sol Solomon interviews journalist Ivor Davis

Topics include: The Beatles, Charles Manson, Ronald Reagan, Brian Epstein

Segment scheduled to air Sept. 6, 2014 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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More information about Rabbi Sol Solomon: http://www.shalomdammit.com

Dave’s Gone By Pun #006: MURPHY


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Segment aired Sept. 20, 2014 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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A food writer is compiling a book about the best cups of tea from all over the world. He sends a first draft to his editor, who writes back, “Great job. You’ve been to India, China, Sri Lanka, Russia – but I notice you haven’t been to Australia. You need to go and report on this incredible tea I’ve heard about that’s only served in one tiny shop in the western outback. We can’t do a proper book without it. I’ll extend your deadline, just get there asap.”

So the writer books a plane ticket for Australia where he winds up taking two trains, three puddle-jumpers and a rickshaw before reaching a tiny village. Worried that he’s been sent on a wild goose chase, the writer asks a woman at the local market if she’s heard of this fabled tea shop. “Oh, of course! Best tea in the world.”

“What makes it so special?” asks the writer, grabbing his notebook.

“Well, the shop is owned by Johnny Murphy, this Irish fella who moved here thirty years ago and has been making tea ever since.”

“Fine, but what’s so great about the tea itself?”

“It’s not just the leaves; it’s what happens to them. They grow high on these gum trees. And the koala bears climb all over them and chew on them making them really tender. That’s why no other leaves have their flavor.”

Intrigued, the writer asks the woman for directions to Murphy’s Tea Shop. After a three-mile trek, he arrives at this little hut where a burley, deeply suntanned Irishman stands at the counter.

“A cup of tea, please,” the writer orders.

Murphy nods and sets a kettle on the stove. He then produces a small teacup and a wee bag of brown leaves. He pours two heaping spoonfuls of dry leaves into the cup, and, when the water boils, sloshes the hot water into the tea. “Here you go,” he says, handing the writer the cup and a plain napkin.

The writer looks into the cup but isn’t particularly enthused. Though the beverage smells okay, visually it looks like muddy brown water, with twigs and dirt and dead things floating about. “Whatsamatter?” says the Irishman. “Too strong for ya?”

“No,” says the writer, making a face. “It’s just so unfiltered. Why don’t you use a strainer?”

“Sir,” gasps the owner, affronted. “The Koala Tea of Murphy Cannot Be Strained!”

Dave’s Gone By #478 (9/20/14): Ivor-y Coast


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Featuring: Rabbi Sol Solomon chats with journalist Ivor Davis (“The Beatles and Me on Tour”). Plus: Rabbi Sol’s Rabbinical Reflection (“Gwyneth”), Inside Broadway, Bob Dylan – Sooner & Later (Oh Mercy), Saturday Segues (Cohen n’ Cave, The Beatles), The Wretched Pun of Destiny (Murphy)

Guests: journalist Ivor Davis, Dave’s wife Joyce

00:00:01 DAVE GOES IN w/ Joyce
00:46:30 SATURDAY SEGUE – Cohen n’ Cave
01:29:00 INSIDE BROADWAY
01:52:30 GUEST: Rabbi Sol Solomon interviews Ivor Davis
02:53:00 Friends
02:59:30 RABBI SOL SOLOMON’S RABBINICAL REFLECTION #107 (Gwyneth)
03:08:30 SATURDAY SEGUE – The Beatles
03:27:30 THE WRETCHED PUN OF DESTINY – Murphy
03:30:30 Sponsors
03:33:30 BOB DYLAN – Sooner & Later (Oh Mercy)
03:47:30 DAVE GOES OUT

Sept. 20, 2014 Playlist: “Faraway, So Close” (00:55:00), “Nobody’s Baby Now” (01:01:00) & “Cassiel’s Song” (01:10:00; Nick Cave). “On That Day” (00:59:00) & “Closing Time” (01:13:30; Leonard Cohen). “Famous Blue Raincoat” (01:05:00; The Handsome Family). “Who Will Love Me as I Am?” (01:50:00; Side Show 2014 Broadway cast). “Please Please Me” (02:49:00), “Come Together” ({Anthology version} 03:09:30), “Hey Bulldog” (03:13:00), “That Means a Lot” (03:16:00), “Good Morning, Good Morning” (03:18:30), “Golden Slumbers” (03:21:00) & “In My Life” (03:23:00; The Beatles). “Most of the Time” (03:36:00) & “Where Teardrops Fall” (03:41:00; Bob Dylan). “Ring Them Bells” (03:43:30; Barb Jungr). “On a Golden Autumn Day” (03:51:00; Van Morrison).

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(Pictured: Ivor Davis and his book, “The Beatles”; Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, Gwyneth Paltrow.)

Dave’s Gone By Interview (9/6/14): JANIS IAN & Rabbi Sol Solomon


JanisIanRabbi Sol Solomon interviews singer-songwriter Janis Ian

Topics include: At Seventeen, GLBT, Judaism.

Segment aired Sept. 6, 2014 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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More information about Rabbi Sol Solomon: http://www.shalomdammit.com

Dave’s Gone By Interview (9/6/14) – FREDA PAYNE & Rabbi Sol Solomon


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Rabbi Sol Solomon interviews singer Freda Payne

Topics include: Band of Gold, jazz, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr.

Segment scheduled to air Sept. 6, 2014 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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More information about Rabbi Sol Solomon: http://www.shalomdammit.com

Dave’s Gone By Pun #005: NAZI MUFFINS

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Segment aired Aug. 30, 2014 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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At the end of World War II, an English madame sets up a brothel in Berlin, figuring to capitalize on all the western soldiers around. Unfortunately, the Yanks just find local girlfriends, and there are no German men with any money, so the brothel struggles terribly.

Worse, next door, a small German bakery grabs whatever business there is to be had. Desperate, the English madame visits the bakery one morning to see if she can work out some kind of deal.

As soon as she walks in, a blueberry muffin leaps off the oven tray, rolls across the floor, flies under her skirt and bites her on the vagina. The woman screams, and all the workers in the bakery come running.

“That bloody thing just bit me!” she said.

“What are you talking about?”

Before the madame can repeat herself, another muffin leaps off the pan, zips under her skirt and gives her a nip on the cooch.

“Oww! What kind of bakery is this?” the madame screams.

“Go away, old woman!” the workers say.

“Go away? This is dangerous! I’m telling everyone!”

So the madame starts raising a ruckus, people gather in the shop door, and the bakery people try to hustle her out of the shop. But the madame points at them, and she sings, “Come all without! Come all within! Your Nazi Muffins Like to Bite Me Quim!”

Dave’s Gone By #477 (9/6/14): Something to Fink About

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Featuring: Rabbi Sol Solomon chats with singer-songwriter Janis Ian. Plus: Rabbi Sol’s Rabbinical Reflection (“Uzi Does It”), Bob Dylan – Sooner & Later (#11), Saturday Segues (Moby, Chrissie & Aimee), Inside Broadway, The Wretched Pun of Destiny (Muffins)

Guest: musician Janis Ian, Dave’s wife Joyce

Note: This episode has some audio issues, including some sections being monophonic on only one track. Apologies!

00:00:01 DAVE GOES IN w/ Joyce Weil (back at last, chalk talk, potato!, teachin’, scripted comedy, Uzi girl, polka!)
01:12:00 SATURDAY SEGUE (Moby)
01:39:00 INSIDE BROADWAY
01:56:00 GUEST: Rabbi Sol Solomon interviews Janis Ian
02:42:00 Friends
02:50:00 Wretched Pun of Destiny – Muffins
02:52:00 Bob Dylan – Sooner & Later (the 11th)
03:18:00 RABBI SOL SOLOMON’S RABBINICAL REFLECTION #106 – Uzi Does It
03:24:00 SATURDAY SEGUES – Chrissie & Aimee
03:51:30 Thanks
03:54:00 DAVE GOES OUT

Sept. 6, 2014 Playlist: “Honey” (01:15:30), “Mothers of the Night” (01:19:00), “Dream About Me” (01:22:00), “South Side” (01:25:30), “Guitar, Flute and String” (01:29:00) & “We are All Made of Stars” (01:31:30; Moby). (01:52:30; Big Broadway cast w/ Barbara Walsh). “At Seventeen” (01:56:30), “On the Dark Side of Town” (02:18:30), “Play Like a Girl” (02:26:00), “Searching for America” (02:33:00) & “When the Party’s Over” (04:01:30; Janis Ian). “Wiggle Wiggle” (02:56:00), “Tin Angel” (02:58:00), “Cry A While” (03:07:00) & “God Knows” (03:12:00; Bob Dylan). “You Didn’t Have To” (03:29:00) & “Human” (03:35:30; The Pretenders). “Like in the Movies” (03:43:30; Chrissie Hynde). “(Believed You Were) Lucky” (03:32:00; `Til Tuesday).” “Slip and Roll” (03:39:30) & “Ballantines” (03:47:00).

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(Pictured: Janis Ian, Moby, Chrissie Hynde, Aimee Mann, the Uzi girl, the chalky girl.)