Dave’s Gone By #547 (2/27/16): BLINTZES OVER BROADWAY


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Featuring: Rabbi Sol Solomon chats with writer-director Douglas McGrath. Plus: Rabbi Sol reflects on Hitler’s Junk, Inside Broadway, Dylan – Sooner & Later (Leap Year), Saturday Segues (in the news, Lou Reed).


Host: Dave Lefkowitz
Guests: writer Douglas McGrath, Dave’s wife Joyce

00:00:01 DAVE GOES IN w/ Joyce (Brim, Pootie Tang)
00:38:30 GREELEY CRIMES & OLD TIMES
01:22:00 Sponsors
01:29:00 SATURDAY SEGUE – Lou Reed
01:57:30 INSIDE BROADWAY
02:21:30 GUEST: Rabbi Sol Solomon interviews Douglas McGrath
03:00:00 BOB DYLAN – Sooner & Later (Leap Year)
03:18:00 Friends
03:28:00 RABBI SOL SOLOMON’S RABBINICAL REFLECTION #136 – Hitler’s Junk
03:37:00 SATURDAY SEGUE – In the News
03:54:30 DAVE GOES OUT

Feb. 27, 2016 playlist: “Shooting Star” (01:35:30) & “Average Guy” (01:47:30; Lou Reed). “Femme Fatale (demo)” (01:38:30; Big Star). “What Goes On” (01:41:00; The Velvet Underground). “Hop Frog” (01:46:00; Lou Reed & David Bowie). “Making a Home” (02:18:30; March of the Falsettos 1981 off-Broadway cast). “On Broadway” (02:55:00; Beautiful 2015 Broadway cast). “I Want You” (03:01:30; {live} Bob Dylan & The Grateful Dead). “The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest” (03:05:30) & “The Groom’s Still Waiting at the Altar” (03:11:30; Bob Dylan). “Movie Star” (03:38:00; Cracker). “Who Ya Gonna Shoot with That” (03:41:30; Da Lench Mob). “Yellow River” (03:44:30; Christie). “Approximately Infinite Universe” (03:47:00; Yoko Ono). “February (Getaway)” (03:56:00; Jen Trynin).
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Dave’s Gone By Interview (2/27/16) – DOUGLAS McGRATH & Rabbi Sol Solomon


DouglasMcGrathRabbi Sol Solomon interviews writer-director Douglas McGrath

Topics include: Woody Allen, Bullets Over Broadway, Mike Nichols, Carole King, Beautiful.
Segment scheduled to air Feb. 27, 2016 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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Dave’s Gone By Interview (2/20/16) – PENNY FULLER & Rabbi Sol Solomon

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Topics include: Applause, Lauren Bacall, Nicol Williamson, Lloyd Richards, Richard Rodgers, Anita Gillette.
Segment scheduled to air Feb. 20, 2016 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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Dave’s Gone By #546 (2/20/16): FULLER UP


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Featuring: Rabbi Sol Solomon chats with actress Penny Fuller. Plus: Inside Broadway, Dylan – Sooner & Later (on trial), Saturday Segues (Nina Simone, in the news), Wretched Pun of Destiny (apples).

Host: Dave Lefkowitz
Guest: actress Penny Fuller

00:00:01 DAVE GOES IN (solo)
00:12:00 DAVE GOES OFF (caucuses)
00:36:30 SATURDAY SEGUE – Nina Simone
00:53:30 Sponsors
01:04:00 INSIDE BROADWAY
01:35:30 GUEST: Rabbi Sol Solomon interviews Penny Fuller
02:54:30 BOB DYLAN – Sooner & Later (on trial)
03:28:30 THE WRETCHED PUN OF DESTINY #57 (apples)
03:33:30 Friends
03:44:00 SATURDAY SEGUES – In the News
03:56:30 DAVE GOES OUT

Feb. 20, 2016 Playlist: “Don’t You Pay Them no Mind” (00:39:30), “Don’t Take All Night” (00:42:30), “Go to Hell (Mowo Remix)” (00:45:30) & “I Sing Just to Know I’m Alive” (00:50:00; Nina Simone). “I’m a Brass Band” (01:32:00; Sweet Charity 1967 London cast w/ Juliet Prowse). “The Best Night of My Life” (01:36:00; Applause 1970 Broadway cast w/ Penny Fuller). “So Much You Loved Me” (01:55:00) & “In Time” (02:47:30; Rex 1976 Broadway cast w/ Penny Fuller). Excerpts from “Sin Twisters Too” (02:17:30; Anita Gillette & Penny Fuller). “The Music Still Plays On” (02:31:30; A New Brain 1995 off-Broadway cast w/ Penny Fuller). “The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll” (03:07:00) & “Drifter’s Escape” (03:19:30; Bob Dylan). “Percy’s Song” (03:12:30; Fairport Convention). “Hanging on the Telephone” (03:45:00; Blondie). “Angie” ({Live Licks version} 03:47:00; The Rolling Stones). “Kill the Mockingbird” (03:49:00; House of Freaks). “Blank Space” (03:52:30; Taylor Swift). “My Father Told Me” (03:57:30; George M. Cohan Tonight 2006 off-Broadway cast w/ Jon Peterson).
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Dave’s Gone By Pun #57: APPLES


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Segment aired Feb. 20, 2016 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.
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57.
Bob Dylan and Moby are touring together and stay overnight in upstate New York. In the morning, they decide to visit an apple orchard and pick fruit. They have a fabulous time until early afternoon, when Moby returns to his trailer to work on some music.

Dylan stays behind and takes a tour of the facilities—specifically where the owners bottle their homemade juice and cider. They love showing the rock star their warehouse and the giant outdoor drums where apples are turned into different beverages. So eager is Dylan to get a look at the inner workings of the equipment that he leans too far over a giant cider tub and falls in. The tub’s only a quarter full, so drowning’s not an issue, but it is gross because floating on the surface of the cider are all these tiny brown pellets.

“This is insect poop, isn’t it?” Dylan calls up to the workmen.

“How’d you know?” they yell back.

“This happened to me before, also in the northeast.”

“You’re right,” shout the workmen. “This time of year, we get infested with praying mantises, and they poop all over the place. Now hold on for a few minutes, and we’ll find a ladder to help you climb out.”

Dylan agrees, and while he’s waiting for the workmen to return, his cell phone rings.

“Bob!” says Moby on the phone. “We’re onstage in three hours. Where are you?”

“Well,” says Dylan, “remember what happened that time in Vermont with the apples and the insects?”

“Oh, no!,” says Moby. “You fell in the juice tub?”

“That’s right,” says Dylan. “I’m Stuck in Cider, Moby, with the Mantis Poos Again.”

Dave’s Gone By #545 (2/13/16): CYRA-YES!


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Featuring: Rabbi Sol Solomon chats with actor-director Gabriel Barre. Plus: Inside Broadway, Saturday Segues (in the news, Peter Gabriel), Greeley Crimes & Old Times, Wretched Pun of Destiny (mad scientist), Bob Dylan – Sooner & Later (Dylfunkel)

Guests: director Gabriel Barre, Dave’s wife Joyce.

00:00:01 DAVE GOES IN w/ Joyce (library room, footbinding, Cyramilton, Dylan’s voice, Starmites,)
00:41:30 GREELEY CRIMES & OLD TIMES
01:32:00 SATURDAY SEGUE – Peter Gabriel
01:54:00 Sponsors
02:00:30 INSIDE BROADWAY
02:30:00 GUEST: Rabbi Sol Solomon interviews Gabriel Barre
03:28:00 Weather
03:32:00 BOB DYLAN – Sooner & Later (Dylfunkel)
03:46:00 SKIT: Bob Dylan for WaxVac
03:58:00 THE WRETCHED PUN OF DESTINY – Mad Scientist
04:02:00 Friends
04:29:30 Thanks
04:35:00 DAVE GOES FURTHER IN w/ Joyce (Valentine’s Day)
04:40:30 DAVE GOES OUT

Feb. 13, 2016 Playlist: “Abandoned Love” (01:24:00) & “The Boxer” (03:47:30; Bob Dylan). “Higher” (02:26:30; Lea Salonga). “Starmites” (03:22:00; Starmites on the 1989 Tony Awards). “Mercy Street” (01:35:30) & “More than This” (01:45:30; Peter Gabriel). “Voices of Freedom” (01:40:00; Lou Reed w/ Peter Gabriel & Youssou n’dour). “The Sound of Silence” (03:39:00; Bob Dylan & Paul Simon). “The Times They are a-Changin'” (03:50:30; Simon & Garfunkel). “This is All Very New to Me” (04:14:30; Carol Lawrence). “All Alone on the Road” (04:16:30; Paul Tracey). “Our Kind of Love” (04:20:00; The Beautiful Game 2000 UK cast w/ Hannah Waddingham). “To Love Somebody” (04:24:00; The Flying Burrito Brothers). “The Sound that Love Makes” (04:41:30; Sarah McLachlan).
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Dave’s Gone By Pun #056: MAD SCIENTIST

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Segment aired Feb. 13, 2016 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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56.
A mad scientist keeps getting terrible headaches, so he goes for an MRI and a visit to a specialist. The doctor gives him a strong analgesic, which cures the headache in a day.

However, when the mad scientist sees his MRI, he’s stunned. His brain looks normal, but he finds it incredibly ugly. So the scientist thinks to himself, “What if I can make my brain more physically appealing? A little surgery, botox, concealer . . .?”

Crazy as it sounds, he draws up the plans, and soon he’s in his laboratory with Igor (his assistant, of course), who will perform the actual procedure. Local anesthetic will be used so the scientist can be awake and call out instructions.

“Igor, kindly saw off the top of my head.” Igor complies and carefully removes his master’s cranium. “Shall I get the scalpel, master?”

“Not yet, Igor,” says the scientist. “First get the lipstick, mascara, and blush. I want you to draw a pretty face on my cerebral cortex.”

Igor merrily gets to work, and he’s just putting on the finishing touches when the basement door opens, and there stands the scientist’s wife—in shock, because all of this has been kept secret from her.

“My god, Victor,” she gasps, “I know you didn’t like your MRI, but this is butchery! Stop this instant and put your skull back on!”

“Absolutely not,” harrumphs her husband. “First of all, it’s not butchery, it’s cosmetic surgery.”

“I know, I see the cosmetics,” his wife cries. “You’ve got blush all over your brain!!”

“Yes!” cries the scientist, “and you can’t stop me! There’s foundation on my thalamus and eyeliner on my cerebellum. As you can see, I’ve made up my mind.”

Dave’s Gone By Interview (2/13/16): GABRIEL BARRE & Rabbi Sol Solomon


GabrielBarreRabbi Sol Solomon interviews actor-director Gabriel Barre

Topics include: Cyrano de Bergerac, Starmites, Memphis, theater, Eartha Kitt.

Segment scheduled to air Feb. 13, 2016 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.
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Dave’s Gone By #544 (2/6/16): BERSONALITY


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Featuring: Dave chats with theater critic Misha Berson. Plus: Inside Broadway, Saturday Segues (in the news, Bob Marley), Greeley Crimes & Old Times, Dylan – Sooner & Later (the big game).

Host: Dave Lefkowitz

Guest: Misha Berson

00:00:01 DAVE GOES IN w/ Joyce (aerobic jam, lost & found, arias, Electric Avenue)
01:02:00 GREELEY CRIMES & OLD TIMES
01:43:00 SATURDAY SEGUE – Bob Marley
02:05:00 Sponsors
02:07:30 INSIDE BROADWAY
02:28:30 GUEST: Misha Berson
03:31:30 Sponsors
03:39:00 BOB DYLAN – Sooner & Later (the big game)
03:55:30 Friends
04:32:30 Weather
04:36:00 DAVE GOES OUT

Feb. 6, 2016 Playlist: “The Glamorous Life” (00:05:30; Sheila E.). “I Wonder if I Take You Home” (00:11:00; Lisa Lisa). “Pass the Dutchie” (00:51:00; Musical Youth). “Electric Avenue” (00:54:30; Eddy Grant). “The Message” (01:36:00; Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five). “Put it On” (01:43:30), “Rainbow Country” (01:47:30), “Sun is Shining” (01:54:30) & “Wake Up and Live” (01:56:30; Bob Marley). “Girl Crazy/Bronco Busters” (02:26:00; Girl Crazy 1951 Broadway cast). “Throw Down in Windsor” (02:52:30; Lone Star Love 2004 off-Broadway cast). “Martin Guerre (Reprise)” (03:24:30; Martin Guerre 1999 UK cast). “Viva Sea-Tac” (03:25:00; Robyn Hitchcock). “Gypsy Lou” (03:41:00) & “Catfish” (03:44:30; Bob Dylan). “Orange Juice Blues” (03:47:30; The Band). “Primary” (04:07:30; The Cure). “Sing a Song” (04:11:00; Earth, Wind and Fire). “Slow Talker” (04:14:30; Bob & Ray). “Be-u-ti-ful People of Denver” (04:18:30; The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1960 Broadway cast w/Tammy Grimes). “It Might as Well be Spring” (04:41:30; Nina Simone).
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