Dave’s Gone By Pun #019: THE WHO


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Segment aired Dec. 31, 2014 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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After the death of drummer Keith Moon, the Who decided to continue as a band, but they also had to figure out how to replace such a beloved and zany character. Since they couldn’t find one person who embodied everything Keith Moon was to the group, they decided on a split; they’d hire a great drummer with no personality, and a lovable mascot for stage shows.

Mascots came from all over to audition: tigers, aliens, pirates, cute sharks, smiley faces – hundreds of people dressed up in costumes hoping for this great touring gig. After many hours, the group made their choice. Because they were embarking on a U.S. tour of the East and Midwest, they picked a Florida manatee, a familiar sight along the eastern seaboard.

Night after night, the band played “Baba O’Reilly,” “My Generation” and “Pinball Wizard” while the manatee mascot danced and swam in a fake onstage pond. The audience loved every minute, and everything went great until the last show of the tour. The mascot was running late and had to enter the stadium through the crowds waiting at the front. When the impatient patrons heard the Who doing their sound check, people started pushing and shoving to get in. Patrons were getting crushed, asphyxiated and trampled to death – including the poor mascot.

One reporter who was on the scene cried, “This is terrible! One of the worst catastrophes in the world! Oh, The Who Manatee!”

Dave’s Gone By #491 (12/31/14): UNC RADIO NEW YEAR’S SPECIAL II – HELLO 2015!

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Featuring: Dave and his wife, Joyce Weil, ring in the new year with friends, call-ins and musical tributes.

host: Dave Lefkowitz
co-host: Joyce Weil

Guests: radio personality Bob Cudmore, University of Northern Colorado Assistant Professor Susan Collins, theater critic Mary Shen Barnidge, writer Lisa Arata, Dave’s aunt Esther Brower and cousin Debra O’Brien, and friends Wendy Highby, Fred Cleaver, Ute and Chuck, Julie and Don.

00:00:01 DAVE GOES IN
00:11:00 GUEST: Bob Cudmore
00:19:30 GUEST: Susan Collins
00:35:00 GUEST: Esther Brower
00:40:00 GUEST: Debra Brower
00:42:30 GUEST: Fred Cleaver & Wendy Highby, Uta & Chuck, Julie Boyle and Don Koontz.
01:45:30 GUEST: Mary Shen Barnidge
02:18:00 THE WRETCHED PUN OF DESTINY #19 (Who)
02:44:00 DAVE & JOYCE – The Show
02:49:00 Friends
02:53:30 GUEST: Lisa Arata
03:14:00 THE CEREMONIAL TRIMMING OF DAVE’S NOSE HAIR
03:35:30 DAVE GOES OUT

Dec. 31, 2014 Playlist: “Big in Japan” (01:07:30; Tom Waits). “Wang Dang Doodle” (01:11:30; Howlin’ Wolf). “The Joint is Jumpin'” (01:14:00; Fats Waller). “Who’s Gonna Stand Up” (01:34:00; Neil Young). “Dangerous Fun” (01:37:30; Jesse Winchester). “In the Year 2525” (02:11:00; Zager and Evans). “Don’t Be a Misery Guts” (02:14:00; Billy Chyldish and Sexton Ming). “Love of My Life” (02:16:00; The Everly Brothers). “Dreaming” (02:20:00; Cream). “The Loco-Motion” (02:22:00; Little Eva). “Frosti” (02:34:30; Bjork). “By Your Grace” (02:36:30; Krishna Das). “Auld Lang Syne” (03:01:00; Barenaked Ladies). “To Everyone in All the World” (03:04:00; Pete Seeger). “Fun Time” (03:05:30; Joe Cocker). “It’s All Over Now” (03:08:30; Bobby Womack). “What Becomes a Semi-Legend Most” {excerpt on Liz Taylor} (03:23:30; Joan Rivers). “Spring” (03:26:00; Robin Williams). “A Gas Problem” (03:27:30; John Pinette). “Goodbye” (03:30:00; Little Me, 1962 Bway cast w/ Sid Caesar).
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(Pictured from top: At UNC Radio for New Year’s (Joyce Weil, Fred Cleaver, Ute Kuntz, Dave, Wendy Highby, Julie Boyle, Don) and Chuck, Fred Cleaver, Ute Kuntz, Wendy Highby, Don, Julie Boyd, Dave), Bob Cudmore, Susan Collins, Mary Shen Barnidge, Esther Brower, Bobby & Debra O’Brien, Lisa Arata.)

Dave’s Gone By Interview (12/31/14) – ESTHER BROWER with DEBRA O’BRIEN

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Dave’s aunt Esther Brower, along with her daughter, Debra O’Brien, calls in to the 2014 Dave’s Gone By New Year’s Special

Topics include: family.

Segment, co-hosted by Joyce Weil, aired Dec. 31, 2014 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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Dave’s Gone By Interview (12/31/14) – SUSAN COLLINS


SusanCollinsGerontology professor Susan Collins calls in to the 2014 Dave’s Gone By New Year’s Special

Topics include: radio, cats, family.

Segment, co-hosted by Joyce Weil, aired Dec. 31, 2014 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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Dave’s Gone By Interview (12/31/14) – LISA ARATA


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Writer Lisa Arata calls in to the 2014 Dave’s Gone By New Year’s Special

Topics include: theater.

Segment, co-hosted by Joyce Weil, aired Dec. 31, 2014 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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Dave’s Gone By Pun #18: BEACH BOYS

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Segment aired Dec. 27, 2014 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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The Beach Boys are flying to a gig when their private jet starts having engine trouble. “Grab your parachutes,” says the pilot. “You’re gonna have to jump.”

“Jump?!” The band says. “We don’t know how to do that!”

“It’s easy,” says the pilot. “If you’re nervous, just focus on two things: make believe that you are your favorite Chinese meal, and then encourage your bandmates to be heroic. Here, watch me.”

The pilot opens the hatch and says, “I’m egg foo yung! So long, fearless friends!,” and jumps from the plane.

Al Jardine goes up next, grabs his chute and shouts, “I’m beef with broccoli! Adios, courageous crew!” And he jumps out.

Mike Love walks to the hatch, gulps and says, “I’m spare ribs! Ciao, my bold bold buddies,” as he, too, leaps from the aircraft.

Brian Wilson reaches the door, but he stops. “I can’t do it,” he says to his brothers Dennis and Carl. “You know I’ve got writer’s block. I can’t think of anything!”

Dennis says, “You have to!”

“I can’t,” says Brian. “I’m drawing a blank.”

“Well, if you can’t say it,” says Carl, “try singing it.”

“That’s it!” says Brian Wilson, pulling the ripcord. “I’m Peking Duck, Goodbye Brave Chums!”

Dave’s Gone By Interview (12/27/14) – ARI ROTH & Rabbi Sol Solomon


AriRothRabbi Sol Solomon interviews playwright and theatrical producer Ari Roth

Topics include: Theater J, Judaism, Arthur Miller, playwriting

Segment scheduled to air Dec. 27, 2014 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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Dave’s Gone By #490 (12/27/14): The Grapples of Roth

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Featuring: Rabbi Sol Solomon chats with theatrical producer Ari Roth. Plus: Inside Broadway, Greeley Crime Beat, Saturday Segues (Joe Cocker, Patti Smith), The Wretched Pun of Destiny (Beach Boys), Dylan – Sooner & Later (John Wesley Harding).

Guests: theatrical producer Ari Roth, Dave’s wife, Joyce Weil

00:00:01 DAVE GOES IN w/ Joyce Weil (New Year’s plans, graffiti)
00:27:00 GREELEY CRIME BEAT
01:30:00 SATURDAY SEGUE: Joe Cocker
01:51:30 Sponsors
01:59:00 INSIDE BROADWAY – 2014 Overview
02:27:30 GUEST: Rabbi Sol Solomon interviews Ari Roth
03:19:00 THE WRETCHED PUN OF DESTINY (Beach Boys)
03:22:30 Friends
03:31:30 BOB DYLAN – Sooner & Later (John Wesley Harding)
03:56:00 Weather
03:59:00 SATURDAY SEGUE: Patti Smith
04:27:30 Thanks
04:31:00 DAVE GOES OUT

Dec. 27, 2014 Playlist: “First We Take Manhattan” (01:35:00), “She Came in Through the Bathroom Window” (01:38:30), “Have a Little Faith in Me” (01:41:00), “The Letter” {live 1970} (01:45:00) & “Feelin’ Alright” (04:35:30; Joe Cocker). “I Never Know When” (02:23:30; Goldilocks Bway cast w/ Elaine Stritch). “In My Room” (03:17:00; The Beach Boys). “As I Went Out One Morning” (03:40:30) & “I am a Lonesome Hobo” (03:47:30; Bob Dylan). “Pity the Poor Immigrant” (03:43:30; Judy Collins). “All Along the Watchtower” (03:51:00; Jimi Hendrix). “Amerigo” (04:01:30), “Citizen Ship” (04:06:00), “Break It Up” (04:14:30), “Redondo Beach” (04:18:30) & “After the Gold Rush” (04:22:00; Patti Smith).
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Dave’s Gone By Interview (12/20/14) – ELLI (THE KING OF BROADWAY) & Rabbi Sol Solomon


ElliKingofBroadwayRabbi Sol Solomon interviews Eliezer Mayer (aka Elli the King of Broadway)

Topics include: cabaret, Judaism, the Holocaust, Orthodox.

Segment aired Dec. 20, 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 #017: TREE HALL


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

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Fighting broke out at the local university’s forestry and conservation wing over – of all things – which tea should be planted in the arboretums of the dormitories.

The students of Flower Hall said, “We’re sick of jasmine tea; we want oolong tea.”

The students of Bush Hall said, “No fair! We want oolong tea.”

The students of Tree Hall said, “No way! We’ve had dibs on oolong since last semester. You take Darjeeling.”

Well, all three halls start yelling and fingerpointing which escalates until punches are thrown, tables get smashed, and soon, there’s a full-fledged riot.

The next morning, the president of the university arrives to survey the damage. She calls all the dormitories together and asks how the trouble started. Immediately, the students from Flower Hall, Bush Hall and Tree Hall start screaming their sides of the story and moving towards another riot.

“Please, please!” cries the president. “Can’t Tree Hall Just Get Oolong?”