Dave’s Gone By Pun #023: EGYPT

 

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Segment aired Jan. 31, 2015 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.
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An archaeologist doing research in the Egyptian wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is strolling back from a break when he notices a beautiful docent giving a tour there. He waits till after her lecture and then says hi.

“Not interested,” she sniffs. “I don’t like science types.”

“But you work in the Temple of Dendur,” says the researcher, “and I heard your shpiel; you know everything about Egyptian art, mummies, burial rites — ”

“That’s just my job,” the woman says. “It means nothing to me.”

“But you’re here all day,” presses the archaeologist. “You have to find the process of these ancient kings being preserved and displayed fascinating, no?”

“Look,” says the woman. “I’m sure you’re a nice guy. But we have nothing in common.”

“On the contrary,” says the man, pointing to a sarcophagus. “We have Tut In Common.”

Dave’s Gone By #495 (1/31/15): Iron Orr


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Featuring: Rabbi Sol Solomon chats with author and activist Valery Orr (“Bar None”). Plus: Rabbi Sol answers his mail, Inside Broadway, Saturday Segues (Lloyd Cole, disappointment), The Wretched Pun of Destiny (Egypt), Dylan – Sooner & Later (aarp), Crime Time.

Guests: author Valery Orr, Dave’s wife, Joyce Weil

00:00:01 DAVE GOES IN w/ Joyce Weil (bagel dog, ankle dream)
00:26:30 CRIME TIME
00:47:00 SATURDAY SEGUE – Lloyd Cole
01:07:00 GUEST: Rabbi Sol Solomon interviews Valery Orr
02:08:00 Sponsors
02:18:00 INSIDE BROADWAY
02:43:30 RABBI SOL SOLOMON’S RABBINICAL REFLECTION #115 (Letters, I Get Letters)
02:53:00 Friends
03:00:00 BOB DYLAN – Sooner & Later (aarp)
03:25:30 THE WRETCHED PUN OF DESTINY (Egypt)
03:27:30 SATURDAY SEGUE (Low Expectations)
03:32:00 DAVE GOES OUT

Jan. 31, 2015 Playlist: “Love You So What” (00:48:00), “Undressed” (00:51:00), “You Will Never Be No Good” (00:54:00) & “No More Love Songs” (00:57:00) & “Winter’s Retreat” (01:00:00; Lloyd Cole). “Don’t Be Denied” (02:00:30) & “Mr. Disappointment” (03:39:00; Neil Young). “Mister Snow” (02:40:00; Carousel Broadway cast w/ Audra McDonald). “Foot of Pride” (03:02:30), “Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee” (03:08:00) & “Forever Young” (03:16:00; Bob Dylan). “My Back Pages” (03:13:00; The Byrds). “What a Letdown” (03:35:00; Barenaked Ladies). “I’ve Been Let Down” (03:44:00; Mazzy Star). “No Expectations” (03:47:00; The Rolling Stones). “Joe Franklin Show Theme Song (12th Street Rag)” (04:03:30).

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(pictured: Dave & Valery Orr, Valerie Orr and her book, Lloyd Cole, AARP.)

Dave’s Gone By Interview: VALERY ORR & Rabbi Sol Solomon


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Rabbi Sol Solomon interviews author Valery Orr

Topics include: “Bar None”, law, discrimination

Segment aired Jan. 31, 2015 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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Dave’s Gone By Pun #022: BROCCOLLI


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Segment aired Jan. 25, 2015 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.
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A head of cauliflower and a head of broccoli are strolling through a field when they come upon a herd of donkeys. “Move, please,” says the cauliflower, but the donkeys won’t let them pass.

“Please move!” says the vegetable, a little louder, but again, the rude animals won’t budge.

“Let’s go find the leader,” the cauliflower tells his friend.

So they walk all around the herd until they find the head donkey, who’s obviously the leader because he wears an ermine robe and a crown over his ears. “Your highness,” begs the cauliflower, “we ask that you order your subjects to move!” But the king donkey just brays and completely ignores the intruders.

Fuming, the cauliflower strides up behind the donkey and, with all his might, kicks the mule in his nether parts. The donkey falls to the ground, writhing. At which point, the cauliflower jumps on the animal and beats him senseless. When he’s done, he lifts the crown off the burro’s head and, together, he and the broccoli carry it home as a trophy.

“That was amazing,” the broccoli gasps, “but don’t you think you went too far?”

“Nope,” says the cauliflower. “He was Ass King, Floret.”

Dave’s Gone By #494 (1/24/15): Halp is on the Way

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Featuring: Dave chats with screenwriter Philip Halprin. Plus: Inside Broadway, Crime Time, The Wretched Pun of Destiny (broccoli), Dylan – Sooner & Later (stay with me), Saturday Segue (Warren Zevon).

Guests: screenwriter Philip Halprin, Dave’s wife Joyce Weil

00:00:01 DAVE GOES IN w/ Joyce Weil (birthday meal, ramekin, radio training day, staying out of touch)
00:25:00 CRIME TIME
01:03:30 DAVE GOES FURTHER IN w/ Joyce Weil (women’s basketball)
01:55:30 Sponsors
02:02:00 INSIDE BROADWAY
02:24:30 GUEST: Philip Halprin
03:44:30 THE WRETCHED PUN OF DESTINY #23 (broccoli)
03:48:00 Friends
03:56:30 BOB DYLAN – Sooner & Later (stay with me)
04:26:00 Weather
04:27:30 DAVE GOES OUT

Jan. 24, 2015 Playlist: “Trouble Waiting to Happen” (01:37:00), “Numb as a Statue” (01:41:00), “Tule’s Blues” (01:45:00) & “Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead” (01:48:30; Warren Zevon). “Midnight Radio” (02:21:00; Hedwig and the Angry Inch 2007 Australian cast w/ Blazey Best). “Stay with Me” (04:24:30 & 04:31:00) & “What was it You Wanted” (04:10:30; Bob Dylan). “Stay with Me” (04:07:00; Frank Sinatra). “Wanted Man” ({live}; 04:15:30; Johnny Cash).

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Dave’s Gone By Interview (1/24/15) – PHILIP HALPRIN


PhilipHalprinDave Lefkowitz interviews screenwriter Philip Halprin

Topics include: Snow Dogs, The In-Crowd, The Wild, New York University, University of Southern California, film.

Segment aired Jan. 24, 2015 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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Dave’s Gone By Interview (1/24/15) – LLOYD BURLINGAME


LloydBurlingameDave Lefkowitz interviews theatrical designer Lloyd Burlingame

Topics include: Broadway, New York University, David Merrick, Brian Friel, Thornton Wilder, blindness, seeing-eye dogs.

Segment scheduled to air Feb. 21, 2015 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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Dave’s Gone By Pun #021: PRODUCER


ZZ-PUN-021-ProducerSegment aired Jan. 17, 2015 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.
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A young female screenwriter lucks out and scores a meeting with the biggest producer in Hollywood. Her jealous colleagues don’t warn her, however, that he’s incredibly impatient and quite old-school sexist, and that she shouldn’t be surprised if he shows little interest in plot, character or dialogue but is mainly concerned with the tone and overall milieu of the story’s locations.

So the writer begins the pitch meeting by complimenting the producer on his many awards, but he cuts her off and says, “Skip all that, honey. Just get to the script.”

She starts reading the first page and the character list. “Skip that crap,” says the producer.  “What’s it about?”

Flustered, the actress begins explaining the movie’s synopsis. But 20 seconds in, the producer is at her again. “Skip the plot, sweetheart. They’re all the same; you know that.”

“Well, what about the dialogue? The love story? The action sequences?”

“Boring,” says the producer. “Just tell me about the sense of place.”

“Really?” says the actress. “You want me to ignore everything but the mise-en-scene?”

“Exactly!” says the producer. Or, as he sings: “Skip, Skip, Skip to Milieu, My Darling.”

Dave’s Gone By #493 (1/17/15): KC at the Bat


a1Featuring: Rabbi Sol Solomon chats with musician Harry Wayne Casey (KC and the Sunshine Band), Plus: Greeley Crime Beat, Inside Broadway (Ervin Drake), Saturday Segues (Susanna Hoffs, Jan. 1964), The Wretched Pun of Destiny (producer), Dylan – Sooner & Later (Tim Drummond).

host: Dave Lefkowitz

Guests: Harry Wayne Casey (of KC and the Sunshine Band), Dave’s wife, Joyce Weil

00:00:01 DAVE GOES IN w/ Joyce Weil (disco, nebula & horror, tattoos)
00:36:00 GREELEY CRIME BEAT
00:55:30 DAVE GOES FURTHER IN w/ Joyce Weil
01:15:30 SATURDAY SEGUE – Susanna Hoffs
01:49:00 Sponsors
01:55:00 INSIDE BROADWAY (news, Ervin Drake (02:12:30))
02:25:30 GUEST: Rabbi Sol Solomon interviews Harry Wayne Casey
03:35:30 BOB DYLAN – Sooner & Later (Tim Drummond)
04:01:00 THE WRETCHED PUN OF DESTINY #21 (Producer)
04:03:00 Friends
04:15:30 SATURDAY SEGUE – January 1964
04:32:30 Weather
04:34:00 DAVE GOES OUT

Jan. 17, 2015 Playlist: “Wishing on Telstar” (01:30:30; Susanna Hoffs), “James” (01:34:30) & “Grateful” (01:40:30; The Bangles), “Sunday Morning” (01:37:00; Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs). “Overture” (02:15:30; Sophisticated Ladies Bway cast). “The Friendliest Thing” (02:20:30; What Makes Sammy Run? 1964 Bway cast w/ Sally Ann Howes). “Sound Your Funky Horn” (02:23:00), “I Like to Do It” (02:31:30), “That’s the Way (I Like It)” (02:39:00), “Keep it Comin’ Love” (02:57:30), “Please Don’t Go” (03:12:30) & “Shake Your Booty” (03:24:00). “Saved” (03:41:30), “Gonna Change My Way of Thinking” (03:45:30) & “The Groom’s Still Waiting at the Altar” (03:50:30; Bob Dylan). “Glad All Over” (04:16:30; The Dave Clark Five). “Before the Parade Passes By” (04:19:30; Hello, Dolly! 1964 Bway cast w/ Carol Channing). “Don’t Bother Me” (04:22:30; The Beatles). “Needles and Pins” (04:25:00; The Searchers). “You Better Move On” (04:27:00; The Rolling Stones). “It was a very Good Year” (04:39:00; William Shatner).
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(pictured: KC and the Sunshine Band, Harry Wayne Casey, Susanna Hoffs, January 1964, Ervin Drake, Dylan & Drummond.)

Dave’s Gone By Interview (1/17/15) – HARRY WAYNE CASEY & Rabbi Sol Solomon


HarryWayneCaseyRabbi Sol Solomon interviews musician Harry Wayne Casey (of KC and the Sunshine Band)

Topics include: KC and the Sunshine Band, music, drugs, Hawaii.

Segment scheduled to air Jan. 17, 2015 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