Dave’s Gone By #17 (1/26/03): CHUNDER DOWN UNDER

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guest: director Karin Coonrod

Featuring: “Dave Goes Off” (Pete Rose); Interview w/ director Karin Coonrod; “News Gone By,” “The Missile Hunter”; “World Weird Web” (ChunderSpew!).

00:00:00  DAVE GOES IN
00:04:00  DAVE GOES OFF on Pete Rose
00:14:00  GUEST: Karin Coonrod
00:40:00  DAVE REMEMBERS: Maurice Gibb, Ian McNaughton & Barry Took
00:44:00  WORLD WEIRD WEB – Language
00:47:00  SKIT: ChunderThunder w/ Joyce (and part two at 00:72:00)
00:51:00  NEWS GONE BY
00:58:00  SKIT: The Missile Hunter
01:17:00  DAVE GOES OUT

January 26, 2003 Playlist: “Bruces” (Monty Python), “Tie Me Kangaroo Down” (Village Stompers), “Joey, the Spastic Kangaroo”  & “A Dingo Ate My Baby” (69:00) (Dave).

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(pictured: Karin Coonrod, Pete Rose, Maurice Gibb, Ian McNaughton, Barry Took)

Dave’s Gone By Song (1/26/03): JOEY, THE SPASTIC KANGAROO


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Dave goes down under to relate the tale of a mentally retarded marsupial.

Segment originally aired Jan. 26, 2003, as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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More information on Dave’s Gone By: http://www.davesgoneby.com

JOEY, THE SPASTIC KANGAROO

by David Lefkowitz

I’ve been a trapper since I was 13
I’ve caught animals you’ve never seen
Like six-legged tigers and cows without feet
But the greatest of all, I was destined to meet

I was on contract for Sydney’s big zoo
They asked me for wombats and wallabies, too
I hid in the bush awaiting my chance
When far in the distance I saw something dance

I waved me blowgun and stood there transfixed
He twisted so fast, nearly all my darts missed
I came up behind him and made not a sound
I jumped on the `roo and brought him to the ground.

Out in the Outback where the possums play
I saw a creature who took me breath away
Got him sedated, brought him to the zoo
We called him “Joey, the Spastic Kangaroo.”

In isolation, the roo bounced and shook
So frantic was he, it was painful to look
In less than a day, he was covered with scars
From bashing his head and his bum on the bars

We gave him drugs, but they had no effect
Built him a shelter which he quickly wrecked
We thought him the saddest we ever did see
Since Chow Chow the panda with epilepsy

Out in the Outback where Koalas climb
We got a rare one once upon a time
A danger to himself and other creatures, too
We captured Joey, the Spastic Kangaroo.

We introduced Joey into a troop
But he punched the others and sprayed them with poop
Perhaps it was puberty? Repressed desire?
So we tried to mate him with Agnes, the flyer

Agnes was ferile and ripe for a male
She bit Joey’s nuts, and he started to wail
They kicked and they thrashed and they clawed and they bled
And when it was through, the two roos were both dead

Out in the Outback where the quokkas hop
I saw a whirlwind I thought would never stop
Tears did flow that morning at the zoo
When we buried Joey, the Spastic Kangaroo

Agnes was kept on display in the lab
Her body preserved and laid out on a slab
Five weeks after that, her pouch gave a rip
Then, out popped a baby we quickly named Skip.

We crossed all our fingers and hoped for the best
`Cause Skippy looked normal at play and at rest
But soon, we saw normal was not meant to be
When Skippy the roo tried to drink his own pee

He’d stare at the sun and spend hours in a crouch
He bit his own tail, and he punched his own pouch
At first it was tempting to have him destroyed
But we felt too sorry for this mongoloid

So out in the Outback we set Skippy free
Soon as we did, he ran into a tree
Moral of the story is tragic, but it’s true:
There’s nothing you can do with a spastic kangaroo.

©2003 David Lefkowitz

Dave’s Gone By Interview (1/19/03): SCOTT RODOLITZ


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Dave Lefkowitz chats with art expert Scott Rodolitz

Topics include: The Fisch-Heads, The Moist Sheep, Long Island

Segment originally aired Jan. 19, 2003 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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All content (c)2003 TotalTheater Productions.

More information on Dave’s Gone By: http://www.davesgoneby.com

Dave’s Gone By #16 (1/19/03): DAVE’S SELF-INDULGENT BIRTHDAY SHOW

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host: Dave Lefkowitz
guests: Scott Rodolitz, radio host Joe Salzone

Featuring: Dave celebrates his upcoming 39th birthday with audio & a visit from teenhood pal, Scott Rodolitz. Plus: the satirical News Gone By, Dave’s birth reenacted.

00:00:01  DAVE GOES IN
00:04:00  DAVE’S STORY BEGINS
00:05:00  SKIT: Dave’s Birth (w/ Joe Salzone & Scott Rodolitz)
00:24:00  NEWS GONE BY
00:47:00  GUEST: Scott Rodolitz
01:06:00  DAVE’S STORY CONCLUDES
01:11:00  BIRTHDAY SURPRISE (w/ Joyce Weil)
01:15:00  DAVE GOES OUT

January 19, 2003 Playlist: “Kids” (Bye Bye Birdie), “The Ballad of Pete Townshend” (music/lyrics: Dave; performed by Scott Rodolitz), “The Enema Blues” (written & performed by Dave Lefkowitz & Scott Rodolitz).

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(pictured: Joe Salzone, Scott Rodolitz, Pete Townshend, inspiration.)

 

Dave’s Gone By Song (1/19/03): ENEMA BLUES


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Joined by Scott Rodolitz, Dave Lefkowitz sings the Fisch-Heads song, “Enema Blues.”

Segment originally aired Jan. 19, 2003, as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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“Enema Blues” (c)1978 David Lefkowitz.

More information on Dave’s Gone By: http://www.davesgoneby.com


ENEMA BLUES

My baby went and left me
She’s gone without a doubt
But even worse than that, you know,
She really cleaned me out

I got the enema blues
Ever since we been apart
You know she flushed out my whole life
And now she’s trying to flush out my heart

You know that I was good to her
I never treated her mean
I even let her use my bathroom
And now she’s flushed me clean

I got the enema blues
Ever since we been apart
You know she flushed out my whole life
And now she’s trying to flush out my heart

She ran off with my bowling shoes
My car, my house and my kid
I told her, “Blow it out my ass!”
And that’s exactly what she did

I got the enema blues
Ever since we been apart
You know she flushed out my whole life
And now she’s trying to flush out my heart

©1978 David Lefkowitz

Dave’s Gone By #15 (1/12/03): TO BE YOUNG, GIFTED, & DAVE

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host: Dave Lefkowitz

Guest: radio host Joe Salzone

Featuring: For Martin Luther King’s birthday, Dave Gets Poetic on modern black poetry and holidaze; salutes Shooby Taylor and offers the satirical News Gone By. Plus: the Cleola Bevers & MLK skit.

00:00:01 DAVE GOES IN
00:13:00 NEWS GONE BY
00:26:00 Tribute to Shooby Taylor
00:39:00 SKIT: Cleola Bevers & MLK
00:50:00 DAVE GOES POETIC on Modern Black Poetry
01:07:00 DAVE GOES OFF – Holidaze
01:13:00 DAVE GOES OUT

January 12, 2003 Playlist: “MLK” & “Pride (in the Name of Love)” U2, “Freedom” Richie Havens (11:00), “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” (William “Shooby” Taylor), “I Don’t Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing, Just Open Up the Door…” (James Brown), “By the Time I Get to Arizona” (Public Enemy), “Ol’ Man River” (Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, 73:00).

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(pictured: Shooby Taylor, Amiri Baraka, MLK)

Dave’s Gone By Skit (1/12/03): CLEOLA BEVERS


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Joe Salzone interviews an old acquaintance of Martin Luther King, Cleola Bevers

Segment originally aired Jan. 12, 2003, as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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Dave’s Gone By Interview (1/5/03): DAVID PACE

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Dave Lefkowitz interviews flight attendant and former theater critic David Pace

Topics include: airline safety.

Segment aired Jan. 5, 2003, as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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More information on Dave’s Gone By: http://www.davesgoneby.com

Dave’s Gone By Interview (12/29/02): JEFFREY ROTH


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Dave Lefkowitz interviews flight attendant and drug-enforcement expert Jeffrey Roth (aka JP)

Topics include: airline safety, drugs.

Segment aired air Dec. 29 2002, as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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Dave’s Gone By #13 (12/29/02): AND GOOD RIDDANCE!


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host: Dave Lefkowitz
guest: J.P. Roth

Featuring: Dave bids a not-so-fond farewell to 2002 with the satirical News Gone By and guest J.P. Roth. Plus: Joe Strummer, Dave Gets Trivial & Cultural.

00:00:00 DAVE GOES IN
00:02:00 NEWS GONE BY
00:17:00 DAVE’S GONE CULTURAL – Best & Worst Theater of 2002
00:23:00 DAVE REMEMBERS: Joe Strummer
00:32:00 DAVE’S GOT GUESTS: Drug enforcement expert, J.P.
00:42:00 DAVE GETS TRIVIAL: “Clink!”
00:49:00 Dave on the New Year
00:54:00 DAVE GOES OUT

December 29, 2002 Playlist: “Death or Glory” (The Clash), “Clink & Drink” (Spike Jones), “A Long December” (The Counting Crows).

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