Dave’s Gone By #506 (4/18/15): Pleasantly Plymp

 

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Featuring: Rabbi Sol Solomon chats with animator Bill Plympton (“Cheatin’,” “Your Face”). Plus: Rabbi Sol’s Rabbinical Reflection on the 2016 candidates, Inside Broadway, Saturday Segues (Percy Sledge, In the News), The Wretched Pun of Destiny (Hangover), Greeley Crimes & Old Times.

Host: Dave Lefkowitz

Guests: animator Bill Plympton, Dave’s wife Joyce

00:00:01 DAVE GOES IN w/ Joyce (dandruff, potatoes, egg creams, costumes)
00:24:30 GREELEY CRIMES & OLD TIMES
00:53:00 DAVE GOES FURTHER IN (Blackout!, Dave’s solo show)
01:16:30 SATURDAY SEGUE – Percy Sledge
01:36:00 INSIDE BROADWAY
02:05:00 GUEST: Rabbi Sol Solomon interviews Bill Plympton
02:30:30 BOB DYLAN – Sooner & Later (Altria)
02:50:30 Sponsors
02:57:00 RABBI SOL SOLOMON’S RABBINICAL REFLECTION #122 (2016 Candidates)
03:07:00 Friends
03:19:00 THE WRETCHED PUN OF DESTINY #33 (hangover)
03:47:30 Weather
03:49:30 Thanks & Upcoming
03:55:00 DAVE GOES OUT

April 11, 2015 Playlist: “Ketchup” (00:15:00; Tom Paxton). “Sudden Stop” (01:20:00), “Out of Left Field” (01:23:00), “When a Man Loves a Woman” (01:26:30) & “You Really Got a Hold on Me” (01:29:30; Percy Sledge). “Come to the Fun Home” (02:02:00; Fun Home 2014 off-Bway cast). “Your Face” (02:25:30; Maureen McElheron). “Things Have Changed” (02:33:30), “Simple Twist of Fate” ({live 1975 version} 02:38:30) & “Pay in Blood” (02:43:00; Bob Dylan). “Master Song” (03:22:30; Leonard Cohen). “Your Tax Dollars at Work” (03:28:00; Henry Phillips). “The Prisoner” (03:33:00; The Both). “Bussboys, McDonalds and Minimum Wage” (03:37:30; Chris Rock). “Hillary Will Survive” (03:39:00; The Capitol Steps). “The Happy Happy Joy Joy Song” (03:57:00; Wax).
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Dave’s Gone By #506 (4/18/15): Pleasantly Plymp


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Featuring: Rabbi Sol Solomon chats with animator Bill Plympton (“Cheatin’,” “Your Face”). Plus: Rabbi Sol’s Rabbinical Reflection on the 2016 candidates, Inside Broadway, Saturday Segues (Percy Sledge, In the News), The Wretched Pun of Destiny (Hangover), Greeley Crimes & Old Times.

Host: Dave Lefkowitz

Guests: animator Bill Plympton, Dave’s wife Joyce

00:00:01 DAVE GOES IN w/ Joyce (dandruff, potatoes, egg creams, costumes)
00:24:30 GREELEY CRIMES & OLD TIMES
00:53:00 DAVE GOES FURTHER IN (Blackout!, Dave’s solo show)
01:16:30 SATURDAY SEGUE – Percy Sledge
01:36:00 INSIDE BROADWAY
02:05:00 GUEST: Rabbi Sol Solomon interviews Bill Plympton
02:30:30 BOB DYLAN – Sooner & Later (Altria)
02:50:30 Sponsors
02:57:00 RABBI SOL SOLOMON’S RABBINICAL REFLECTION #122 (2016 Candidates)
03:07:00 Friends
03:19:00 THE WRETCHED PUN OF DESTINY #33 (hangover)
03:47:30 Weather
03:49:30 Thanks & Upcoming
03:55:00 DAVE GOES OUT

April 11, 2015 Playlist: “Ketchup” (00:15:00; Tom Paxton). “Sudden Stop” (01:20:00), “Out of Left Field” (01:23:00), “When a Man Loves a Woman” (01:26:30) & “You Really Got a Hold on Me” (01:29:30; Percy Sledge). “Come to the Fun Home” (02:02:00; Fun Home 2014 off-Bway cast). “Your Face” (02:25:30; Maureen McElheron). “Things Have Changed” (02:33:30), “Simple Twist of Fate” ({live 1975 version} 02:38:30) & “Pay in Blood” (02:43:00; Bob Dylan). “Master Song” (03:22:30; Leonard Cohen). “Your Tax Dollars at Work” (03:28:00; Henry Phillips). “The Prisoner” (03:33:00; The Both). “Bussboys, McDonalds and Minimum Wage” (03:37:30; Chris Rock). “Hillary Will Survive” (03:39:00; The Capitol Steps). “The Happy Happy Joy Joy Song” (03:57:00; Wax).

Dave’s Gone By Interview (5/9/15) – RAY STEVENS & Rabbi Sol Solomon

RayStevensRabbi Sol Solomon interviews music legend Ray Stevens

Topics include: novelty songs, comedy, Nashville, music.

Segment aired May 9, 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

Dave’s Gone By Pun #033: HANGOVER


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Segment aired April 18, 2015 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.
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A guy calls his best friend after overdoing it the night before. He says, “Hey bro, I need one of your patented hangover cures.”

“Sure,” says the friend. “Tell me what you drank, and I’ll tell you what to take.”

So the guy tells him, and the friend says, “No problem. You just need the Fairy Tale Cure.”

“The Fairy Tale Cure? What’s that?”

“You take a thick slice of gouda cheese, and around it you wrap a thin slice of smoked salmon. You eat that, and then you take three aspirin. That’s it.”

“That’s it?” says the guy. “Cheese, salmon, aspirin—great! But why is it called the `Fairy Tale Cure’?”

“Because,” says the friend, “haven’t you ever heard of Gouda, Lox and the Three Bayers?”

Dave’s Gone By Pun #032: UBER


Segment aired April 4, 2015 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.
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When Uber was in its planning stages, the two founders were still college kids, and they had an even bigger idea than just creating a livery car service. First of all, they wanted all the dispatches coming from one central station, and that station would be located on a blimp hovering over the city like a roaming GPS. Also, the Uber guys wanted the cars to be able to warn drivers if they were approaching a dangerous place. For example, a car in New York would make a deep growl whenever you drove towards a high-crime zone. In the midwest, you’d be warned of an impending dust storm by the car making a loud hissing noise.

“I think we have amazing ideas,” says one Uber dude to the other, “but will anyone listen to us?”

“What do you mean?”

“We’re just a couple of frat boys. How do we get the world to take our ideas seriously?”

“It’s all in the marketing,” says the other. “We tell the truth, but we do it with a catchy slogan.”

“A catchy slogan?” says the friend. “We’re two college kids talking about putting a homing station in a blimp to track limousines that hiss at you in a dust storm. What slogan could we possibly use?”

“Let me think,” says the friend. “Aha! I’ve got it! Uber: One Station, Undergrad, in Dirigible, with Livery and Dust Hiss for All.”

Dave’s Gone By #505 (4/11/15): Tiber Balm

 

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Featuring: Rabbi Sol Solomon chats with author Elliot Tiber. Plus: Inside Broadway, The Wretched Pun of Destiny (Uber), Bob Dylan – Sooner & Later (spare cash), Saturday Segues (Julie Wilson, Stan Freberg), Greeley Crimes & Old Times

Note: Apologies for the mixed sound quality of the first segment!

Note: Elliot Tiber passed away 8/3/16.

HOST: Dave Lefkowitz

GUESTS: author Elliot Tiber (“After Woodstock), Dave’s wife Joyce and their friend, Edie

00:00:01 DAVE GOES IN w/ Joyce (whine, Tiber’s life)
00:30:30 SATURDAY SEGUE – Julie Wilson (includes excerpt of 2007 interview (00:43:30)
01:01:00 Sponsors
01:11:00 GUEST: Rabbi Sol Solomon interviews Elliot Tiber
02:07:00 More Sponsors
02:10:00 INSIDE BROADWAY
02:42:00 BOB DYLAN – Sooner & Later (Spare Cash)
03:04:30 Weather w/ Joyce
03:13:00 THE WRETCHED PUN OF DESTINY #32 (Uber)
03:16:00 GUEST: Edie D.
03:30:00 GREELEY CRIMES & OLD TIMES w/ Joyce & Edie
04:02:00 Friends
04:12:30 SATURDAY SEGUE – Stan Freberg
04:37:00 Thanks & Upcoming
04:39:00 DAVE GOES OUT

April 11, 2015 Playlist: “Of Thee I Sing/`Swonderful” (00:37:00), “The Party’s Over” (00:46:30), “I am Loved” (00:49:30) & “I Wish You Love” (04:40:30; Julie Wilson). “The Music Went Out of My Life” (00:39:00; Legs Diamond Broadway cast w/ Julie Wilson). “Old, Old Woodstock” (02:01:00; Van Morrison). “Gigi” (02:39:30; Bing Crosby). “Girl from the North Country” (02:48:00; Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash). “Wanted Man” (02:52:00). “Big River” (02:55:00; Bob Dylan). “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright” (02:58:30; Johnny Cash). “John and Marsha” (04:17:30), “Little Blue Riding Hood” (04:20:00), “Side Effects” (04:23:30), “The Sale of Manhattan” (04:27:00), “The Ceiling of My Mind” (04:31:00) & “Finale – So Long, Friend” (04:33:30; Stan Freberg).
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Dave’s Gone By Interview (4/11/15): ELLIOT TIBER & Rabbi Sol Solomon

ElliotTiber2Rabbi Sol Solomon interviews author Elliot Tiber

Topics include: After Woodstock, Andre Ernotte, Belgium, Rue Haute

Segment aired April 11, 2015 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

Note: Elliot Tiber passed away 8/3/16.

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

Dave’s Gone By Pun #031: CHESS MATCH


ZZ-PUN-031-ChessMatchSegment aired April 4, 2015 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.
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During the Washington DC try-out for the original West Side Story, whenever Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein faced writers’ block, they’d play chess backstage. Actors, stagehands, and sometimes famous visitors were allowed to kibbitz or even sit in.

One night, playwright Edward Albee is in town, and during intermission, he agrees to a speed-chess game with Sondheim. Meanwhile, Bernstein sits nearby at a piano, trying desperately to come up with a love ballad for act one.

The chess match is even at first, but soon Sondheim gets the upper hand, with Albee swearing under his breath every time he loses a piece. At one point, while protecting his queen, the playwright loses a knight. “Damn,” he says. “Stupid horse.” Two plays later, Sondheim makes a bold move with his rook and takes the other knight. “Damn!” yells Albee. “I can’t believe I lost both of them.”

“That’s it!” shouts Leonard Bernstein at the piano. “Two Knights, Two Knights. Ed Albee Damned Two Knights.”

Dave’s Gone By #504 (4/4/15): Clean n’ `Sover

 

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Featuring: Rabbi Sol Solomon chats with life coach Dr. Greg Marcus. Plus: Rabbi Sol’s Rabbinical Reflection on Passover’s Plagues, Inside Broadway, Saturday Segues (Muddy Waters, in the news), Dylan – Sooner & Later (Nashville Skyline), Wretched Pun of Destiny (chess match), Greeley Crimes & Old Times.
Guest: author Greg Marcus, Dave’s wife Joyce

00:00:01 DAVE GOES IN w/ Joyce (supervisor, critics in NOLA, broken rimshot, psychotic break)
00:27:30 GREELEY CRIMES & OLD TIMES
01:02:00 DAVE GOES FURTHER IN
01:10:00 Sponsors
01:16:30 SATURDAY SEGUE – Muddy Waters
01:39:30 INSIDE BROADWAY
02:08:30 GUEST: Rabbi Sol Solomon interviews Greg Marcus
02:51:30 BOB DYLAN – Sooner & Later (Nashville Skyline)
03:08:30 WRETCHED PUN OF DESTINY #31 (Chess Match)
03:10:30 Friends
03:25:00 RABBI SOL SOLOMON’S RABBINicAL REFLECTION #121 – Passover’s Plagues
03:37:00 Weather
03:38:30 SATURDAY SEGUE – In the News
03:56:00 DAVE GOES OUT

April 4, 2015 Playlist: “Rollin’ Stone” (01:21:00), “Mannish Boy” (01:24:30), “Walkin’ Thru the Park” (01:27:00) & “The Blues had a Baby and they Named it Rock and Roll” (01:30:30; Muddy Waters). “You Made the Wait Worthwhile” (Honeymoon in Vegas w/ Tony Danza & Brynn O’Malley). “Don’t Talk to Me About Work” (02:48:00; Lou Reed). “Lay Lady Lay” (02:55:00), “Tell Me that it isn’t True” (02:58:00), “I Threw it All Away” ({Alternate Version} 03:00:30) & “One More Night” (03:03:00; Bob Dylan). “Indiana” (03:39:00; Kate Jacobs). “Nuclear” (03:42:30; Ryan Adams). “A Case of You” (03:46:00; Joni Mitchell). “Not Fade Away” (03:50:00; The Rolling Stones). “Seder Dance” (04:09:30; Don Byron).
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(pictured: Passover, Dr. Greg Marcus, Muddy Waters, Bob Dylan, Rabbi Sol Solomon.)

Dave’s Gone By Interview (4/4/15): GREG MARCUS & Rabbi Sol Solomon


GregMarcusRabbi Sol Solomon interviews life coach & author Greg Marcus

Topics include: Mussar, Judaism, Passover, workaholics, genetics

Segment scheduled to air April 4, 2015 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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