Dave’s Gone By #743 (4/25/20): LEWNY TUNES

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Here is the 743rd episode of the long-running radio show/podcast, Dave’s Gone By, which aired live on Facebook, Saturday, April 25, 2020. Info: davesgoneby.com.

Host: Dave Lefkowitz

Guests: musician Jeffrey Lewis, Dave’s wife Joyce

Featuring: Rabbi Sol Solomon interviews singer-songwriter Jeffrey Lewis and recites Shakespeare’s Sonnet #30; Inside Broadway; Greeley Crimes & Old Times; Colorado Limerick of the Damned (Cotopaxi); Wretched Pun of Destiny (eggs); Today Yesterday (April 25).

00:00:01 DAVE GOES IN w/ Joyce (buying oil, Sonnet-Thon
00:16:30 SKIT: Shakespeare’s Sonnet #30 w/ Rabbi Sol Solomon
00:22:00 DAVE GOES FURTHER IN (“working” during covid)
00:47:00 TODAY YESTERDAY (April 25)
01:14:00 GUEST: Rabbi Sol Solomon interviews Jeffrey Lewis
02:08:00 INSIDE BROADWAY
02:39:30 COLORADO LIMERICK OF THE DAMNED (Cotopaxi)
02:46:30 Friends of the Daverhood
02:58:00 GREELEY CRIMES & OLD TIMES
03:10:00 WRETCHED PUN OF DESTINY (eggs)
03:12:00 DAVE GOES OUT

April 25, 2020 Playlist: “Keeping Chill in the East Vill” (01:13:00) & “Bugs and Flowers” (02:03:00; Jeffrey Lewis). “Not a Day Goes By” (02:36:30; Bernadette Peters).

Jeffrey Lewis
Cotopaxi, CO
egg farm

Dave’s Gone By Skit (4/25/20): Rabbi Sol Solomon Reads Shakespeare’s Sonnet #30

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Here is the Dave’s Gone By Skit, Rabbi Sol Solomon reads Shakespeare’s Sonnet #30, which aired on Dave’s Gone By April 25, 2020.

The event occurred April 23, 2020 as part of Irondale Ensemble’s virtual Sonnet Marathon to celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday.

Note: The other guy is Irondale co-founder Terry Greiss.

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For those playing along, here’s Sonnet #30:

When to the sessions of sweet silent thought

I summon up remembrance of things past,

I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought,

And with old woes new wail my dear time’s waste:

Then can I drown an eye, unus’d to flow,

For precious friends hid in death’s dateless night,

And weep afresh love’s long-since-cancell’d woe,

And moan th’ expense of many a vanish’d sight;

Then can I grieve at grievances foregone,

And heavily from woe to woe tell o’er

The sad account of fore-bemoaned moan,

Which I new pay as if not paid before.

But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,

All losses are restor’d, and sorrows end.

Dave’s Gone By Interview (4/25/20): JEFFREY LEWIS & Rabbi Sol Solomon

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Rabbi Sol Solomon chats with singer-songwriter JEFFREY LEWIS

Topics include: Lower East Side, COVID-19, songwriting, Daniel Johnston, Peter Stampfel, records.

Segment aired April 25, 2020 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” podcast program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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Wretched Pun of Destiny #066: EGGS

Hiram was having much success with his egg farm, raising extra-large and jumbo eggs right from the ground. But one morning, he woke to find his crop all cracked, with half-cooked egg white and runny yolks all over the soil.

So he replanted the field, the eggs started growing, and all was fine until, again, one morning, all was cooked and cracked.

So he replanted a third time, and he told his oldest son, “I think I know what’s going on. Tonight we’ll hide in the fields and see for ourselves.”  

Hiram and Hiram Jr. did just that: hidden behind some bushes, they camped out overnight and watched the egg field. Just after midnight, three men stole into the field and, with giant canisters, began pouring boiling water all over the eggs. 

“Just as I suspected,” Hiram whispered to his son. “Poachers.”

Dave’s Gone By Interview (4/18/20): ROY SANDER & Rabbi Sol Solomon

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Rabbi Sol Solomon interviews cabaret critic ROY SANDER.

Topics include: cabaret, Julie Wilson, Vera Lynn, Berlin, religion, COVID-19, Bistro Awards

Segment aired April 18, 2020 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” podcast program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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Wretched Pun of Destiny #065: MONASTERY

65. MONASTERY (airs April 18, 2020 on Dave’s Gone By)

It’s been a brutal summer, and all the monks in the local monastery are sweltering—until one early morning when they’re awakened by construction noise coming from the chapel.

The Abbot runs in to see a dozen workmen, a giant machine, and the Mayor with a grin on his face. “Father,” he says, “your neighbors have been so concerned during this heatwave, they pitched in to buy you a central air-conditioner.” 

The Abbot stares at the machine, but instead of showing gratitude, he starts imitating the mayor’s movements—every word and gesture. 

“What’s the meaning of this?” shouts the Mayor. He goes to grab the Abbot, but the head monk bolts out of the monastery and kneels on the front lawn, where he starts licking the grass—still wet from condensation. 

The Mayor turns to the deputy and says, “What on earth is going on?”

The deputy replies, “It’s like that old expression: Monk A.C., Monk Eat Dew.” 

Dave’s Gone By #742 (4/18/20): POWER SANDER

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Here is the 742nd episode of the long-running radio show/podcast, Dave’s Gone By, which aired live on Facebook and Zoom, Saturday, April 18, 2020. Info: davesgoneby.com.

Host: Dave Lefkowitz

Guests: cabaret critic Roy Sander, Dave’s wife Joyce

Featuring: Rabbi Sol Solomon interviews cabaret maven Roy Sander; Inside Broadway, Colorado Limerick of the Damned (Norwood), Wretched Pun of Destiny (monastery), Potato News, Today Yesterday (April 18).

00:00:01 DAVE GOES IN w/ Joyce (zooming, COVID groceries, jokes)
01:00:00 TODAY YESTERDAY (April 18)
01:24:30 GUEST: Rabbi Sol Solomon interviews Roy Sander
02:28:00 INSIDE BROADWAY
02:51:00 POTATO NEWS
03:00:00 WRETCHED PUN OF DESTINY #65 (Monastery)
03:03:00 Friends of the Daverhood
03:10:30 COLORADO LIMERICK OF THE DAMNED (Norwood)
03:18:00 DAVE GOES FURTHER IN (New Dylan)
03:24:30 DAVE GOES OUT

Roy Sander
monastery

Dave’s Gone By Interview (4/11/20): ANNIE GOLDEN & Rabbi Sol Solomon

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Rabbi Sol Solomon chats with actress ANNIE GOLDEN

Topics include: On the Town, Orange is the New Black, Bleeding Love, Hair, Milos Foreman, COVID-19. 

Segment aired April 11, 2020 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” podcast program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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Dave’s Gone By #741 (4/11/20): GOLDEN SHOWER

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Here is the 741st episode of the long-running radio show/podcast, Dave’s Gone By, which aired live on Facebook, April 11, 2020. Info: davesgoneby.com.

Host: Dave Lefkowitz

Guests: actress Annie Golden, Dave’s wife Joyce

Featuring: Rabbi Sol Solomon interviews actress Annie Golden and offers his Rabbinical Reflection on Shaking Hands; Greeley Crimes & Old Times, Colorado Limerick of the Damned (Snyder); Inside Broadway, Today Yesterday (April 11).

00:00:01 DAVE GOES IN w/ Joyce (corona continues, No Waffles!, online Seder)
00:50:00 GREELEY CRIMES & OLD TIMES
01:13:30 INSIDE BROADWAY
01:30:00 GUEST: Rabbi Sol Solomon interviews Annie Golden
02:29:00 RABBI SOL SOLOMON’S RABBINICAL REFLECTION #160 (Shaking Hands)
02:36:00 TODAY YESTERDAY (April 11)
03:07:30 Friends of the Daverhood
03:18:00 DAVE SAYS BYE (John Prine)
03:24:00 COLORADO LIMERICK OF THE DAMNED (Snyder)
03:26:00 DAVE GOES OUT

April 11, 2020 Playlist: “Frank Mills” (01:28:30) & “Be My Baby” (02:23:30; Annie Golden). Don’t Stand So Close to Me (03:36:00; Art Paul Schlosser).

Annie Golden
Allen Garfield
John Prine
Look Ma, No Hands
Snyder, CO
NO WAFFLES!

INDEX: WRETCHED PUNS OF DESTINY (list & links)

For listeners with strong constitutions, here are the audio archives and transcripts of THE WRETCHED PUNS OF DESTINY. You have been warned . . .THE WRETCHED PUNS OF DESTINY

#066 – Eggs

#065 – Monastery

#064 – Darkroom Equipment

#063 – Opry

#062 – Golf

#061 – Rock Legends

#060 – Craigslist

#059 – Beck

#058 – Johnny Cash

#057 – Apples

#056 – Mad Scientist

#055 – AgFair

#054 – Nightclub

#053 – Death

#052 – Miles Davis

#051 – Crops

#050 – Noodles

#049 – New Planet

#048 – Zoo

#047 – Chimney

#046 – Surgeon

#045 – Picnic

#044 – UPenn

#043 – Dick Van Dyke

#042 – Mrs. Disney

#041 – Fisherman

#040 – David Cassidy

#039 – Soprano

#038 – Havel

#037 – Wang Chow

#036 – Salk

#035 – Weightlifter

#034 – Operetta

#033 – Hangover

#032 – Uber

#031 – Chess Match

#030 – Horse Show

#029 – Harry Potter

#028 – Lucy

#027 – Hurricane

#026 – Autopsy

#025 – Disco

#024 – Screenwriter

#023 – Egypt

#022 – Broccoli

#021 – Producer

#020 – The Beatles

#019 – The Who

#018 – The Beach Boys

#017 – Tree Hall

#016 – Wig

#015 – Restaurants

#014 – Tracy Morgan

#013 – Old Tea

#012 – Coppola

#011 – Murrow

#010 – Doves

#009 – Reese

#008 – Tiara

#007 – Lawn

#006 – Murphy

#005 – Nazi Muffins

#004 – Nose

#003 – Nerds

#002 – ALA Font

#001 – Oprah