ave’s Gone By Interview (5/30/15) – JESSICA MOLASKEY & Rabbi Sol Solomon


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Rabbi Sol Solomon interviews singer Jessica Molaskey

Topics include: John Pizzarelli, Joni Mitchell, Broadway, Cats, Dream.

Segment scheduled to air May 30, 2015 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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Dave’s Gone By Interview (5/30/15) – KARL WALLINGER & Rabbi Sol Solomon

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Rabbi Sol Solomon interviews musician Karl Wallinger of World Party

Topics include: World Party, aneurysm.

Segment scheduled to air May 30, 2015 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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Dave’s Gone By Pun #38: HAVEL


zz-pun-038-havelSegment aired May 30, 2015 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.
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Before he became president of Czechoslovakia, Vaclav Havel ran a small theater out of a convent in Prague. They had no money, so everything they needed, he had to swap for. If they required furniture for a set, Havel would trade eggs and homegrown produce for the loan of a couch and chairs. If a show needed stagehands, Havel and the sisters would offer to do housecleaning in kind.

Havel became so good at these arrangements, the theater company came out way ahead on every deal. This left him plenty of time not only to write and direct shows, but even create the costumes.

One time, during rehearsals for a Greek tragedy, Havel is backstage fitting the women for masks when in storm the government police to harass him for his political views.

“You can’t arrest him,” cries the Mother Superior. “We need him to run our theater.”

“You’ll just have find someone else,” says the cop.

“There is no one else! He’s the only one.”

“Really?” says the policeman. “The only theater director in Prague. What’s so special about him?”

“Can’t you see?” the woman replies. “He’s a Czech of all trades, and a masker of nuns.”

Dave’s Gone By #511 (5/30/15): THANK YOU WORLD

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Featuring: Rabbi Sol Solomon chats with songstress Jessica Molaskey and musician Karl Wallinger. Plus: Greeley Crimes & Old Times, The Wretched Pun of Destiny (Havel), My Sick Mind (Miley), Bob Dylan – Sooner & Later (Groovy), Saturday Segue (Wesley Willis).

Host: Dave Lefkowitz

Guests: singer-songwriter Karl Wallinger (World Party), Jessica Molaskey, Dave’s wife Joyce

00:00:01 DAVE GOES IN w/ Joyce (nose kazoo, crushed cars, joni, dan crow, fortune cookie)
00:36:30 Weather
00:42:00 GREELEY CRIMES & OLD TIMES
01:05:30 Sponsors
01:18:00 GUEST: Rabbi Sol Solomon interviews Karl Wallinger
02:39:30 THE WRETCHED PUN OF DESTINY #38 – Havel
02:41:30 Friends
02:52:00 GUEST: Rabbi Sol Solomon interviews Jessica Molaskey
03:55:00 BOB DYLAN – Sooner & Later (groovy)
04:21:30 MY SICK MIND – Miley
04:24:30 SATURDAY SEGUE – Wesley Willis
04:53:00 Thanks & Upcoming
04:54:00 DAVE GOES OUT

May 30, 2015 Playlist: “Gravy and Potatoes” (00:25:30; Dan Crow). “Take it Up” (01:18:00), “Ship of Fools” (01:32:30), “My Pretty One” (01:39:00), “All the Love That’s Wasted” (01:49:30), “Waiting Such a Long Time” (01:56:00), “All We Need is Everything (demo)” (02:02:30), “And I Fell Back Alone” (02:14:00), “Way Down Now” (02:22:30) & “She’s the One” (02:29:00; World Party. “Happy Habit” (02:52:00), “Isn’t He Something” (03:23:00), “Heart’s Desire” (03:50:00) & “Bye Bye Blues” (05:01:30). “Another Woman” (03:03:00; Weird Romance 1993 off-Broadway cast w/ Jonathan Hadary & Jessica Molaskey). “Tea for Two” (03:13:00) & “Perdido” (03:38:00; Jessica Molaskey & John Pizzarelli). “Shenandoah” (03:58:30), “Rank Strangers to Me” (04:02:00) & “Silvio” (04:05:00; Bob Dylan). “Pablow the Blowfish” (04:17:00). “Electric Eel” (04:30:00), “Chronic Schizophrenia” (04:32:30), “Steve Albini” (04:39:30) & “Shoot Me in the Ass” (04:42:30; Wesley Willis). “Simple” (04:36:00; Katy Perry).
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Pictured: Thank You World, Karl Wallinger, Jessica Molaskey, Wesley Willis, Bob Dylan’s “Down in the Groove,” Miley Cyrus, a blowfish (not Pablow).

Dave’s Gone By Interview (5/23/15) – SYD STRAW & Rabbi Sol Solomon


SydStrawRabbi Sol Solomon interviews musician Syd Straw

Topics include: Golden Palominos, weddings, Pink Velour, Surprise.

Segment scheduled to air May 23, 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 #037: WANG CHOW


zz-pun-037-wangchowSegment aired May 23, 2015 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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College student Wang Chow is starting to see his grades slip and his GPA threatened because of his terrible problem with sex addiction. The more he promises to study, the more he finds himself compulsively chasing women, watching porn and giving himself over to pleasures of the flesh.

Ashamed, he confesses to his academic advisor, who suggests that religion might be a solution. Wang Chow tries Buddhism, but that doesn’t work. He then studies to be a Catholic, but no luck there, either. He goes through a half-dozen different religions before turning to Orthodox Judaism. For weeks, Wang Chow concentrates on keeping Kosher, studying Torah, going to synagogue—leaving him no time to sink back into addiction.

However, whenever he gets a few minutes free, Wang Chow still feels urges, so he finds the nearest private place and starts masturbating, several times a day. At first, he keeps his weakness a secret, but he feels so guilty that one day he visits the Rabbi in his study and says, “Rabbi, I no good. I do bad thing.”

“What do you mean?” says the Rebbe. “You’ve so sincere on the road to conversion. What’s wrong?”

Wang Chow whispers his dirty secret. “And you can’t control it?” says the Rabbi. The young man shakes his head.

“Wait,” says the Rebbe. “In the main office I have the book, `Kosher Sex,’ and there’s sure to be a chapter in there that’ll help.”

So the Rabbi excuses himself and heads to the office. After a minute, Wang Chow starts getting antsy. After two minutes, he’s breathing heavily and his heart is pounding. By the third minute, his pants are down around his ankles, and he’s rubbing one out to a poster of Jerusalem.

The Rabbi comes back just in time to see this and says, “Oy! I know you warned me, but this is too much. Even though you follow all our customs, you’re not ready to convert if you’re always doing this!”

“I know,” sobs Wang Chow, “I sorry! I Beat Off More than I Good Jew.”

Dave’s Gone By #510 (5/23/15): The First Straw


ZZ-510-TheFirstStraw-05-23-15Featuring: Rabbi Sol Solomon chats with musician Syd Straw. Plus: Inside Broadway, The Wretched Pun of Destiny (Wang Chow), Rabbi Sol Solomon’s Rabbinical Reflection (Harry Shearer), Greeley Crimes & Old Times, Dylan – Sooner & Later (Letterman), Saturday Segue (John Fogerty).

Host: Dave Lefkowitz
Guests: singer-songwriter Syd Straw, Dave’s wife Joyce

00:00:01 DAVE GOES IN w/ Joyce (coupon, The Madding Crowd, Straw, WKRP, kazoo)
00:31:30 GREELEY CRIMES & OLD TIMES
01:10:00 SATURDAY SEGUE – John Fogerty
01:28:00 Sponsors
01:33:30 RABBI SOL SOLOMON’S RABBINICAL REFLECTION #125 – Harry Shearer
01:38:30 INSIDE BROADWAY
01:59:00 THE WRETCHED PUN OF DESTINY #37 – Wang Chow
02:02:00 GUEST: Rabbi Sol Solomon interviews Syd Straw
03:29:00 Promo – The Miracle of Long Johns
03:38:30 DAVE GOES OFF – David Letterman
03:47:00 MY SICK MIND – David Letterman
03:49:30 Friends
03:59:30 BOB DYLAN – Sooner & Later
04:26:00 Thanks 04:29:30 Weather
04:32:00 DAVE GOES OUT

May 23, 2015 playlist: “Rain” (00:07:00; Terence Trent D’Arby). “Whole Lotta Love” (01:02:00; Temple City Kazoo Orchestra). “The Fragile Child” (01:15:00; The Golliwogs). “Down on the Corner” ({live}; 01:17:30) & “Who’ll Stop the Rain” (01:23:30; Creedence Clearwater Revival). “Long as I Can See the Light” (01:20:00; Ted Hawkins). “One Jump Ahead” (01:57:00; Aladdin 2014 Bway cast w/ Adam Jacobs). “The Toughest Woman in the World” (02:02:00) & “Angels” (02:14:30; The Golden Palominos w/ Syd Straw). “Kind of True” (02:23:00), “CBGB’s” (02:35:30), “Pink Velour” (02:52:30), “Marry Me” (03:11:30), “My Ship Comes In” (03:23:30) & “Golden Dreams” (04:34:30; Syd Straw). “7 1/2 Cents” (02:48:00; “The Pajama Game” {soundtrack} w/ Jack Straw). “Jokerman” ({live}, 04:04:00), “Like a Rolling Stone” ({live Isle of Wight version}, “Don’t Start Me Talking” (04:15:00) & “The Night We Called it a Day” (04:17:30; Bob Dylan).

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(pictured: Syd Straw, John Fogerty, David Letterman)

Dave’s Gone By Interview (5/16/15) – BETSY McFARLAND & Rabbi Sol Solomon

BetsyMcFarland2Rabbi Sol Solomon interviews the daughter of Spanky McFarland, Betsy McFarland

Topics include: Our Gang, The Little Rascals, Stymie, cancer, Michael Jackson

Segment scheduled to air May 16, 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 #509 (5/16/15): Spank You Very Much


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Featuring: Rabbi Sol Solomon chats with Betsy McFarland, Rabbi Sol’s Rabbinical Reflection (Baby Names), The Wretched Pun of Destiny, My Sick Mind (Amtrak), Inside Broadway, Saturday Segues (In the News, Jonathan Richman), Greeley Crimes & Old Times, Dylan – Sooner & Later (Blonde on Blonde).

Host: Dave Lefkowitz

Guest: Betsy McFarland, Dave’s wife Joyce

00:00:01 DAVE GOES IN w/ Joyce (fat Dave, Long Johns, chock full)
00:31:00 GREELEY CRIMES & OLD TIMES
00:58:00 DAVE GOES FURTHER IN (new logo, critic v. critic, csc, crowd funding, trio album)
01:21:00 SATURDAY SEGUE – Jonathan Richman
01:37:30 Sponsors
01:46:30 RABBI SOL SOLOMON’S RABBINICAL REFLECTION #124 – Baby Names
01:51:30 INSIDE BROADWAY
02:23:00 GUEST: Rabbi Sol Solomon interviews Betsy McFarland
03:38:30 Friends
03:47:00 BOB DYLAN – Sooner & Later (Blonde on Blonde)
04:14:30 MY SICK MIND – Amtrak
04:20:00 THE WRETCHED PUN OF DESTINY #36 – Salk
04:22:00 Weather
04:26:30 SATURDAY SEGUE – In the News
04:59:30 DAVE GOES OUT

May 16, 2015 Playlist: “I’m a Little Airplane” (01:24:00), “The Sea was Calling Me Home” (01:26:30), “She Cracked” (01:28:00), “Her Mystery Not of High Heels and Eye Shadow” (01:31:00) & “Buzz Buzz Buzz” (01:33:30; Jonathan Richman). “Welcome to the Renaissance” (02:18:30; Something Rotten! 2015 Broadway cast). “Pledging My Time” (03:52:30) & “Absolutely Sweet Marie” (03:56:30; Bob Dylan). “Just Like a Woman” (04:01:30; Nina Simone). “Electric Chair” (04:28:30; The Scottsboro Boys 2010 Bway cast). “Song for David” (04:32:30; Joan Baez). “Loco Man” (04:37:30; “A Mighty Wind” soundtrack w/ Harry Shearer). “Casey Jones” (04:39:30; The Grateful Dead). “There Must Be a Better World Somewhere” (04:44:00) & “I’m Movin’ On” (05:02:00; B.B. King.
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Dave’s Gone By Pun #36: SALK


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Segment aired May 16, 2015 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.
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One afternoon, early in his career, Jonas Salk is so busy with his medical research that he forgets it’s Valentine’s Day. When a lab technician reminds him, Salk drops everything, runs to his car, and picks up his wife to give her a whirlwind romantic evening.

First, he stops at a florist and buys her a long-stemmed red rose. Then he brings her to an ice-cream parlor and gives her a strawberry cone—her favorite. Finally, he drives her to his lab and exhibits all his petri dishes, telling her, “one day this will change the world!”

His wife hugs him and says, “Jonas, I love you. But I have to say, this was a very unusual Valentine’s itinerary.”

“I know,” smiles the scientist. “I call it my `Spanish dinner plan.”

“Spanish dinner?” says Mrs. Salk. “You gave me a flower, an ice-cream cone, and a vaccine.

What does that have to do with Spanish food?”

“Darling,” Salk replies. “Haven’t you ever heard of A Rose Cone Polio?”