Dave’s Gone By Interview (12/31/15) – MARY SHEN BARNIDGE


MaryShenBarnidgeDave Lefkowitz interviews Chicago theater critic Mary Shen Barnidge

Topics include: theater, New Year’s.

Segment aired Dec. 31, 2015 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” 2015 New Year’s special radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.
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Dave’s Gone By Interview (12/31/15) – DEBRA O’BRIEN


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Topics include: family, New Year’s Eve.

Segment aired Dec. 31, 2015 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” 2015 New Year’s special radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.
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Dave’s Gone By Interview (12/31/15) – ESTHER BROWER


EstherBrower2Dave Lefkowitz interviews his aunt, Esther Brower

Topics include: family, New Year’s Eve.

Segment aired Dec. 31, 2015 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” 2015 New Year’s special radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.
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Dave’s Gone By Interview (12/31/14): BOB CUDMORE

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Radio personality Bob Cudmore calls in to the 2014 Dave’s Gone By New Year’s Special

Topics include: radio.

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 #539 (12/31/15): UNC RADIO NEW YEAR’S SPECIAL III – HELLO 2016!


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Featuring: Dave rings in the new year with wife Joyce, aunt Esther Brower, cousin Debra O’Brien, composer Brian Gari, theater critic Mary Shen Barnidge, and friends Wendy Highby, Fred Cleaver, Chuck Turner, plus: The Wretched Pun of Destiny (Miles Davis), Greeley Crimes and Old Times, Rabbi Sol Solomon on the old year.

Guests: composer Brian Gari, theater critic Mary Shen Barnidge (Windy City Times), aunt Esther Brower, cousin Debra O’Brien, friends Wendy Highby, Fred Cleaver, and Chuck Turner.

00:00:01 DAVE GOES IN w/ Joyce
00:03:00 GUEST: Esther Brower
00:10:00 GUEST: Debra O’Brien
15:30:00 DAVE GOES FURTHER IN w/ Joyce
00:30:00 SEGUE – 16
00:42:00 GREELEY CRIMES & OLD TIMES
01:34:00 Friends
01:47:00 SEGUE – End of the Year
02:00:00 THE WRETCHED PUN OF DESTINY – Miles Davis
02:05:30 DAVE GOES EVEN FURTHER IN
02:10:30 GUEST: Brian Gari
02:20:00 GUEST: Mary Shen Barnidge
03:07:00 RABBI SOL SOLOMON’S RABBINICAL REFLECTION #134 – Farewell 2015
03:22:00 GUESTS: Wendy Highby & Fred Cleaver
03:29:30 GUESTS: Chuck Turner and Julie
03:41:30 DAVE GOES OUT

Dec. 31, 2015 Playlist: “Sweet Little Sixteen” (00:31:30; The Beatles). “Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen” (00:34:00; Neil Sedaka). “Sixteen Candles” (00:36:30). “Auld Lang Syne” ({live radio version}, 01:02:00) & “Auld Lang Syne” (02:02:30; Guy Lombardo). “Stand By Me” (01:14:00; Ben E. King). “Louie Louie” (01:17:00; The Kingsmen). “Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows” (01:20:00; Lesley Gore). “That’s How Strong My Love Is” (01:21:30; Percy Sledge). “Dandy” (01:23:30; The Rockin’ Vickers w/ Lemmy).
“Happy Days and Auld Lang Syne” (01:47:00; Richard Thompson). “Sigh’s Smell of Farewell” (01:51:30; Cocteau Twins). “Here is Where the Story Ends” (01:55:00; The Sundays). “16 Shells from a Thirty-Ought Six” (02:08:00; Tom Waits). “Sweet Sixteen” (02:57:30; B.B. King). “When You were Sweet Sixteen” (03:16:30; Al Jolson). “It was a Very Good Year” ({live at Meadowlands}; 03:47:00; Frank Sinatra).
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zz-pun-052-milesdavisSegment aired Dec. 31, 2015 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.
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Miles Davis was auditioning trombone players for his new quintet. He tells the first guy, “The piece we’re practicing is in E flat. But I want you to play it so it sounds even flatter, almost off key.”

So the musician starts playing from the sheet music, but Davis stops him and says, “I’m sorry, but you’re too good. You keep going back on pitch; you gotta go under. Sorry.”

Davis calls in the next auditioner and gives her the same shpiel: “Remember, the band is in E flat, but you’re sliding beneath it. Begin.” The musician starts playing, but sure enough, she, too, can’t help but ease back in key with the rest of the band.

Finally, the last auditioner comes in–a young guy with a fuzzy afro. Davis gives him the rules, and the dude starts playing. After a half minute, Davis starts nodding and smiling: “That’s it! Now make it even more flat.”

The musician complies, and he’s doing great, only he notices that hair is piling up around his feet. In fact, the more he plays, the more his hair keeps falling out.

“Don’t stop,” says Davis. “And play even flatter!”

The musician obeys, and he does even better, but by the end of the song, he’s bald as an egg.

“Why didn’t you warn me?” he screams. “I didn’t know playing off key would make me bald!”

“Really?” says Davis. “Haven’t you heard the expression, `Flatter E Will Get You No Hair’?”

Dave’s Gone By Interview (12/31/15) – FRED CLEAVER & WENDY HIGHBY with CHUCK TURNER

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Dave Lefkowitz interviews friends Fred Cleaver & Wendy Highby

Topics include: New Year’s, Little America.
Segment aired Dec. 31, 2015 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” New Year’s special radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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Dave’s Gone By #538 (12/26/15): SPUNK


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Featuring: Rabbi Sol Solomon chats with actor Edward Asner. Plus: Inside Broadway, Saturday Segues (John Denver, In the News), Dylan – Sooner & Later (science), Greeley Crimes & Old Times.

Host: Dave Lefkowitz
Guests: veteran actor Ed Asner, Dave’s wife Joyce

00:00:01 DAVE GOES IN w/ Joyce (Little America!)
00:51:00 GREELEY CRIMES & OLD TIMES (ham vs. prime rib)
01:22:30 DAVE GOES FURTHER IN w/ Joyce (bronies)
01:34:30 SATURDAY SEGUE – In the News
01:53:30 Sponsors
01:59:00 INSIDE BROADWAY
02:19:30 GUEST: Rabbi Sol Solomon interviews Ed Asner
03:06:30 BOB DYLAN – Sooner & Later (science)
03:34:30 SATURDAY SEGUE – John Denver
03:53:30 Weather & Thanks
03:59:00 DAVE GOES OUT

Dec. 26, 2015 Playlist: “Little Tornado” (01:35:30; Aimee Mann). “All I Want for Christmas is My One Front Tooth” (01:39:00; Aqua Teen Hunger Force). “Alone in the Universe” (01:42:00; Seussical 2001 Broadway cast w/ Kevin Chamberlin). “Happy New Year B” (02:16:00; Rent 1996 Broadway cast). “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door ({Live 1975 version}; 03:10:30), “Slow Train” ({Dylan & The Dead live version}; 03:15:00) & “The Times They are a-Changin’ ({live 1964 version}; Bob Dylan; 03:20:00). “Yellow Cat” (03:41:00), “The Gold and Beyond” (03:43:30) & “It’s Up to You” (03:50:00; John Denver). “Take Me Home, Country Roads” (03:46:00; Toots & The Maytals) “Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen” (04:01:00; Neil Sedaka).
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Dave’s Gone By Interview (12/26/15) – EDWARD ASNER & Rabbi Sol Solomon


a1Rabbi Sol Solomon interviews actor Edward Asner

Topics include: Lou Grant, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” prostates, Threepenny Opera.

Segment scheduled to air Dec. 26, 2015 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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Dave’s Gone By #537 (12/19/15): ISM


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Featuring: Rabbi Sol Solomon’s Rabbinical Reflection (Word of the Year), Saturday Segue (Phil Ochs, Frank Zappa), Bob Dylan – Sooner & Later (in the News), Inside Broadway, Greeley Crimes & Old Times

Host: Dave Lefkowitz
Guest: Dave’s wife Joyce

00:00:01 DAVE GOES IN w/ Joyce (Berli’os, underground newspapers)
00:24:00 GREELEY CRIMES & OLD TIMES
00:56:30 DAVE GOES FURTHER IN (piglette, snowstorm)
01:06:30 Sponsors
01:10:00 DAVE GOES EVEN FURTHER IN (Marriott, The Producers)
01:28:00 SATURDAY SEGUE (Phil Ochs)
01:51:30 INSIDE BROADWAY
02:10:30 BOB DYLAN – Sooner & Later (in the news)
02:36:30 RABBI SOL SOLOMON’S RABBINICAL REFLECTION #132 (Word of the Year)
02:47:00 Friends
02:54:30 SATURDAY SEGUE (Frank Zappa)
03:14:30 Weather & Thanks
03:20:00 DAVE GOES OUT

Dec. 20, 2015 Playlist: “Chanukah Fever” (00:50:30; Mama Doni). “Ballad of William Worthy” (01:36:30), “How Long” (01:39:00), “Half a Century High” (01:42:00) & “Jim Dean of Indiana” (01:45:00; Phil Ochs). “Wedding Dance” (02:08:00; Fiddler on the Roof 1964 Broadway cast). “You’re a Big Girl Now” ({acoustic} 02:12:30) & “Don’t Fall Apart on Me Tonight” (02:21:30; Bob Dylan). “Man in the Long Black Coat” (02:17:00; Joan Osborne). “Love of My Life” (02:57:00), “Charlie’s Enormous Mouth” (03:01:00), “Inca Roads” (03:05:00) & “Any Way the Wind Blows” (03:08:30; Frank Zappa). “What Will Rumi Do?” (02:59:00; Ensemble Modern). “Holiday” (03:21:00; American Idiot 2010 Broadway cast).
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