WBEZ | #videos http://www.wbez.org/tags/videos Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en The best dinosaur: Clever Apes’ Microscopic Comedy Showcase http://www.wbez.org/blog/clever-apes/2011-03-31/best-dinosaur-clever-apes%E2%80%99-microscopic-comedy-showcase-84555 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-March/2011-03-31/GS and DT small 2.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>We close out dino-week with a further appreciation of dinosaur philosopher and man of letters, Dan Telfer. We were so charmed by his passionate dino-comedy that we talked him into performing it here at the WBEZ studio. This took some courage on his part, as interactive stand-up comedy is probably best accomplished in a boozy club, rather than before an earnest, tote-bagging public radio crowd at 2:00 pm. But Dan, to his great credit, was game. <strong>(Warning- the video contains stronger language than we can play on the radio!)</strong></p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="281" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/21705849?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=b30000" width="500"></iframe></p><p>After the gig, we sat Dan down to talk about the origins of his dinosaur routine. Hear our interview here:</p><p><audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1332483428-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/Telfer interview.mp3">&nbsp;</audio></p><p>Learn more about <a href="http://dantelfer.blogspot.com/">Dan</a>, his <a href="http://www.facebook.com/notes/dan-telfer/tour/10150124229942620?ref=mf">upcoming gigs</a> and his CD, <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fossil-record/id374980119">Fossil Record</a>.</p><p>Huge thanks to Andrew Gill for shooting and editing the video, Michael De Bonis for production and Mary Gaffeny for engineering. Dino palz 4 LIFE.</p><p><img alt="Gabriel Spitzer and Dan Telfer - Dino palz 4 LIFE. " class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-March/2011-03-31/GS and DT small 2.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 375px;" title="Gabriel Spitzer and Dan Telfer - Dino palz 4 LIFE. "></p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 31 Mar 2011 20:08:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/clever-apes/2011-03-31/best-dinosaur-clever-apes%E2%80%99-microscopic-comedy-showcase-84555 Sound Opinions in Austin: Friday report http://www.wbez.org/content/sound-opinions-austin-friday-report <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/photo/2011-March/2011-03-19/sm-logo-trans.png" alt="" /><p><p><iframe width="599" height="337" frameborder="0" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/21235721?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=cc0422"></iframe></p><p>Jim managed to reunite with Greg late Friday night somewhere on the streets of Austin to report on the happenings at SXSW (no word on where he was <a href="http://www.wbez.org/story/video/sound-opinions-austin-thursday-report-83928">on Thursday night</a>). After a detour into historical trivia, Jim regales Greg with his first hand account of Chicago punk rocker Ben Weasel getting into a fist-fight with an audience member. Greg is left speechless and says that's one for the SXSW record books.</p><p><a href="http://www.twitter.com/soundonthego">Follow Sound Opinions in Austin on Twitter</a>.</p></p> Sat, 19 Mar 2011 18:46:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/content/sound-opinions-austin-friday-report