WBEZ | dan telfer http://www.wbez.org/tags/dan-telfer Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en The Dan Telfer Interview http://www.wbez.org/blogs/claire-zulkey/2012-08/dan-telfer-interview-101437 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/space.jpg" style="width: 620px; " title="Comedian Dan Telfer (Courtesy of the artist)" /></div><p><a href="https://twitter.com/dantelfer">Dan Telfer</a> is a delightful Chicago-based comedian whose first full-length album,&nbsp;<a href="http://aspecialthing.com/forum/f42/dan-telfers-tendrils-ruin-out-now-24273/"><em>Tendrils of Ruin</em></a>, was just recently released. You may also know him for hosting&nbsp;<em>The AV Club</em>&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.avclub.com/articles/memphis-ardent-studios-home-to-big-star-the-replac,56742/">Pop Pilgrims</a>, for producing&nbsp;<a href="http://www.chicagoundergroundcomedy.com/">Chicago Underground Comedy</a>, or perhaps for one of his most-beloved riffs on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vSY_rB928c">the best dinosaur</a>.</p><p>Tonight Telfer opens for Marc Maron at the <a href="http://www.maynestage.com/">Mayne Stage</a> in Rogers Park. You can also catch him all over the place&nbsp;<a href="http://dantelfer.blogspot.com/">in upcoming shows</a>.</p><p><strong>How does putting together a set for a comedy album differ from putting together a regular comedy set?</strong><br />I knew that whatever material ended up on the album I&#39;d want to send it off to my personal comedy<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindon_%28Middle-earth%29">&nbsp;Grey Havens</a>. I would normally screw around with the audience or do new material in the middle of a long set, but I mostly gathered these joke babies and laid them down to sleep. FOREVER. Sorry, I don&#39;t know how that got so dark. I mean, I&#39;d have loved to do more loose stuff on the album, but I feel like most people&#39;s perception of me is that I scream extemporaneously about dinosaurs all day, and I really wanted to make this album a tribute to what a control freak I can be.</p><p><strong>What comedy albums influenced you most?</strong><br />For this recording, Maria Bamford&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Unwanted-Thoughts-Syndrome-Maria-Bamford/dp/B001T46U0K">Unwanted Thoughts Syndrome</a>&nbsp;especially. The way that album breaks itself into chapters is really impressive. It has movements, even! So very fancy.<br /><br /><strong>You open for Marc Maron shortly: Do you tailor a set differently when you&rsquo;re an opener vs. when you&rsquo;re performing in another capacity? Or do you always just do your best with the time given?</strong><br />If you&#39;re setting a tone for the next comedian, you can do some real damage if you tank. Sometimes if I know a headliner reasonably well it doesn&#39;t matter, but if I&#39;m the last one performing I will sometimes dig a hole for myself just to have fun digging out. Plus, you know, these folks are all there to see Marc.</p><p>You can&#39;t always assume people show up excited to see the opener. Your mere presence can be a challenge for some people. We live in an era where people can find the exact comedian of their dreams, doing exactly the comedy they want to do through their podcasts on the internet. A local comedian getting between that kind of dedicated crowd and their ideal comic has to work not to get naive or complacent.</p><p>And if I eat a lot of carbs before a show I have to be careful. Burritos make me <em>soooo</em> complacent!<br /><br /><strong>What do you think are some of the more unfortunate trends in standup right now, either in terms of style or content?</strong><br />Stand-up, as an art form, has some wonderful built-in devices to curb unfortunate trends: The chilling silence of an audience not amused is a million kinds of feedback at once. I don&#39;t need to take a stand on what I don&#39;t like to see. If you watch enough fellow comics do annoying or tedious stuff, you&#39;ll see them do it to silence eventually, and that look in their eyes when they realize &quot;OH SH*T THIS WAS A TERRIBLE IDEA FROM THE BEGINNING&quot; is priceless.<br /><br /><strong>Based on the criticism Daniel Tosh and Dane Cook have received lately, do you believe it&rsquo;s unfair for comedians to be criticized for material they&rsquo;re still working out? </strong><br />Whether comedians like it or not, public criticism is here to stay. Mostly we don&#39;t like it. So there are growing pains to be had. I think the most frustrating thing from a comedian&#39;s point of view is, some of the notable &quot;joke policing&quot; right now is just so inarticulate. &quot;Gee whiz, I&#39;m not trying to get millions of Tumblr re-blogs, but if I must accept that fate in order to get the word out about this bad joke that horrified me then so be it!&quot; You&#39;d think the line &ldquo;comedy is subjective&rdquo; would be a cliché by now, but I don&#39;t think a lot of people really know what that means. I hope we can find a way for comedians to remember the point of comedy and for audiences to stop trying to take focus away from the performer.</p><p><strong>We both review</strong>&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.avclub.com/features/podmass/">podcasts for the <em>AV Club</em></a>. If you&rsquo;re like me,&nbsp;you&rsquo;ve encountered some awkwardness from podcasters who feel like we do them a disservice if we don&rsquo;t write them glowing reviews week to week. What message do you have for readers or podcasters on what goes into reviewing the shows?</strong><br />Nobody continually reviews a podcast unless they want to be that show&#39;s advocate and help spread its popularity. If you get a review that makes you feel gross, your advocate wanted to like it and doesn&#39;t hate you. Except that one podcast hosted by that sensitive comedian, everyone hates that podcast. Just kidding, every podcast is the one hosted by a sensitive comedian.</p><p><strong>Which podcasts do you enjoy that you don&rsquo;t review?</strong><br />Some Chicago comedy ones that deserve more listeners are&nbsp;<a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/this-week-in-despair/id525924217">This Week In Despair</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/you-could-be-dead/id477616522">You Could Be Dead</a>, and a new one called&nbsp;<a href="http://tomefoolery.podbean.com/">Tomefoolery</a>,&nbsp;where stand-up comics and improv/sketch types discuss literature together. I do review my favorite though,&nbsp;<a href="http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/hsw-shows/stuff-you-missed-in-history-class-podcast.htm">Stuff You Missed In History Class</a>. It&#39;s kind of amazing how good it is.</p><p><strong>How do you know which jokes to reserve for your act vs. which ones are good for Twitter or other venues? Or do they all go into the same pot?</strong><br />I&#39;ve experimented with doing jokes in both places and found, at least for the people who come see me perform and follow me on Twitter, that absolutely nobody notices or gives a sh*t. I perform it differently and often more theatrically if I try it onstage, and so few people read tweets more than an hour old. It&#39;s easy to use Twitter for whatever you want. It&#39;s a comedian&#39;s dream, that site.<br /><br /><strong>What Pop Pilgrimages were the most surprising or enlightening?</strong><br />I was just dumbstruck by the New Orleans, Seattle and Portland areas. It was my first time in all those places. The walking tour of New Orleans&#39;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.avclub.com/articles/new-orleans-we-visit-locations-from-david-the-wire,57211/">Treme neighborhood</a>&nbsp;was amazing. I was nervous the small park outside&nbsp;<a href="http://www.avclub.com/articles/seattle-kurt-cobain-park,57330/">Kurt Cobain&#39;s house</a>&nbsp;would feel ghoulish, but it&#39;s actually very neutral and contemplative and fitting.&nbsp;And I had several moments driving from Portland to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.avclub.com/articles/eugene-the-cafeteria-from-animal-house,57334/">Eugene</a>&nbsp;where the whole car full of people wanted to strangle me because I was gasping at mountains for hours straight. And that&#39;s how everyone came to call me Gaspy Mountain Telfer.</p><p><strong>Where are your favorite places to perform in Chicago?</strong>&nbsp;<br />The Mayne Stage and&nbsp;<a href="http://upcomedyclub.com/index.cfm">Up Comedy Club</a>&nbsp;are very high tech and brilliantly laid out. Performing and watching in those places is a privilege I wish I could enjoy more often. And I love rock clubs like The Beat Kitchen and The Hideout. One local room I am completely in love with is&nbsp;<a href="http://chicago.metromix.com/events/mmxchi-entertaining-julia-event">Entertaining Julia out of the Town Hall Pub</a>. It&#39;s a free show in a tiny railroad bar and the audience is so loyal. You can&#39;t pull any cheesy club-style bullsh*t there. You see every face and they see you sweating under the track lighting, and some very honest and crazy stuff happens. I feel like my best bits don&#39;t really work until I can make them work there. Also there&#39;s vegan jerky there.</p><p><strong>Who are some comedians that most people probably don&rsquo;t know about but should?</strong><br />Austin: Ramin Nazer, Bryan Gutman and Kerri Lendo.&nbsp;<br />Minneapolis: Mary Mack and Tim Harmston.&nbsp;<br />Seattle: Bryan Cook.<br />San Francisco: Mike Drucker.<br /><br />Chicago: OK, I feel like this is even harder because maybe the only people who read this will be my Chicago comedy friends. Let&#39;s skip those obvious local legends that have been crushing for five to ten years and go for Chicago people I only just realized are hilarious this year and wish I figured it out sooner: Dave Stinton, Kristin Clifford, Rhea Butcher, Stephanie Hasz, Katie McVay, Caitlin Bergh, Cody Melcher and Peter-John Byrnes. There are so many in Chicago. It&#39;s bonkers. If you live here you cannot possibly know how many geniuses are going up every night.<br /><br /><strong>Are there any other sibling teams that you know of in Chicago who challenge you and your brother</strong>&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robbie_Q._Telfer">Robbie</a></strong>&nbsp;<strong>in terms of creativity and hilarity?</strong><br />I think calling us a team is a major stretch since we perform together about once every two years.&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/puterbaugh.sisterz">The Puterbaugh Sisters</a>&nbsp;could annihilate us. My brother is very talented, but what we do is pretty different. Check out his poetry-variety show&nbsp;<a href="http://www.encyclopediashowaustin.com/">The Encyclopedia Show</a>. He&#39;s my little brother but he has this huge cult of shouting slam poetry people that worships him and totally humbles me. I&#39;m better at video games than him though, and I hope he remembers how I crushed him at Super Mario Kart in high school every time he tries to sleep at night.<br /><br /><strong>What did your parents do to generate not one but two highly entertaining individuals?</strong><br />Let us watch <em>Ghostbusters</em> and <em>Star Wars</em> three times a day for ten years.<br /><br /><strong>How does it feel to be the 322nd person interviewed for Zulkey.com/WBEZ?</strong><br />Asymmetrical, but in a good way.</p></p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 08:49:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/claire-zulkey/2012-08/dan-telfer-interview-101437 Dan Telfer doesn't like the Olympics and neither should you http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-07/dan-telfer-doesnt-olympics-and-neither-should-you-101210 <p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/3974157973_df915a4331_z.jpg" style="float: right; height: 171px; width: 300px; " title="The Chicago Olympics bid: a dream that died. (Flickr/Pavel Trebukov)" />You might love the Olympics, and you might think you&#39;re not alone, but there&#39;s at least one man out there who vehemently&nbsp;disagrees with you. Comedian&nbsp;Dan Telfer, whose new album <em><a href="http://aspecialthing.com/forum/f42/new-dan-telfer-album-tendrils-ruin-coming-july-24-ast-24203/">Tendrils of Ruin</a></em> is out this week, shared his thoughts on the greatest display of human physical perfection ever at <em>The Paper Machete</em>.</p><p>&quot;No matter what feats of strength are achieved, it is also a piece of civilization&rsquo;s detritus stuck to Gaea&rsquo;s hangnail,&quot; he said bluntly. Read an excerpt below or listen above.</p><p><em>This is going to sound extremely negative to some of you. But I like to dig down to the bottom of my misery and bring up all the shiny ore I found on the way down. I hear you Olympic fans like shiny ore. I am going to speak optimistically. Eventually.<br /><br />Go home after this and Google &ldquo;Olympics good.&rdquo; Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel will tell you that this was the correct Google search, as will lots of politicians. No surprise here: politicians NEED the Olympics. It is the ultimate networking event! You will make friends, recieve contributions and favors from around the world for the rest of the world. Why would you TRUST Rahm Emanuel with anything? When he found out who made the fake @MayorEmanuel Twitter account, he gave a huge donation to a local youth literacy group and made a HUGE media event out of it, in the same breath he tried to slit the throat of Chicago Public Libraries. So Rahm Emanuel is a GREAT guy to hang out with. As long as you&rsquo;re not the kind of person who ACTUALLY HANGS OUT at a LIBRARY. Rahm LOVES the Olympics.<br /><br />Google &ldquo;Olympics bad&rdquo; and you will get massive, sadly unsexy data. So instead of just reading the &ldquo;FACTS&rdquo; and being &ldquo;RIGHT&rdquo; try going to Atlanta. Ask them how 1996 went. Ask anyone within a two hour drive of Atlanta how they liked it when the international community came to eat all their French fries, sprayed their leavings into their exploding pipes, and almost turned them into Detroit Junior forever. Luckily, instead, it&rsquo;s great. In parts.</em></p><p><a href="http://thepapermacheteshow.com/" target="_blank">The Paper Machete</a>&nbsp;<em>is a weekly live magazine at the Horseshoe in North Center. It&#39;s always at 3 p.m., it&#39;s always on Saturday, and it&#39;s always free. Get all your&nbsp;</em>The Paper Machete Radio Magazine&nbsp;<em>needs filled&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wbez.org/tags/paper-machete" target="_blank">here</a>, or download the podcast from iTunes&nbsp;<a href="http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-paper-machete-radio-magazine/id450280345" target="_blank">here</a>.</em></p></p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 10:43:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-07/dan-telfer-doesnt-olympics-and-neither-should-you-101210 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 Clever Apes: Top 5 dinosaur myths http://www.wbez.org/blog/clever-apes/2011-03-31/clever-apes-top-5-dinosaur-myths-84500 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//blog/photo/2011-March/2011-03-30/Sinclair dino world.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The latest Clever Apes is all about demystifying dinosaurs, and why it seems to be taking popular culture so long to catch up with the science. So, with apologies for spoiling your childhood idylls, here are Clever Apes’ Top 5 Dinosaur Myths:</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" height="322" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-March/2011-03-30/Sinclair dino world.jpg" title="" width="500"></p><p><strong>1) Brontosaurus</strong></p><p>We hope you know about this one by now, but <a href="http://dinosaurs.about.com/od/herbivorousdinosaurs/p/apatosaurus.htm">brontosaurus is no longer with us</a>. I don’t mean as in extinct – I mean as in never around to begin with. Brontosaurus was kind of a Frankenstein, born of the vagaries of field work. Back in the late 19th Century, Othinel Charles Marsh was in an all-out war with other fossil hunters over who could find the most new dinosaurs. In his haste he “discovered” and named two dinosaurs: first apatosaurus, then brontosaurus. Turns out they were the same dinosaur, just different ages. Furthermore, brontosaurus was missing a head (as long-dead dinosaurs often are), so Marsh kindly gave him one. Only problem was it was the head of a totally different dinosaur, camarasaurus.</p><p>Anyway, the myth is widespread enough that the U. S. Postal Service still put brontosaurus in <a href="http://www.search4dinosaurs.com/postage_stamps/UnitedStates_Dinosaurs_Prehistoric_Animals_Postage_Stamps.html">a set of “dinosaur” stamps</a> in 1989. They also added the pterodon, which, of course, is no dinosaur at all.</p><p><strong>2) Triceratops (sort of)</strong></p><p>Another field mix-up – at least, maybe. Last year paleo-celebrity <a href="http://www.museumoftherockies.org/Home/EXPLORE/Dinosaurs/PeopleinPaleo/JackHorner/tabid/389/Default.aspx">Jack Horner</a> of the Museum of the Rockies co-wrote a paper suggesting that <a href="http://ayl.lv/Z4g">triceratops was likely actually a younger version of another dinosaur, the torosaurus</a>. Many dinosaurs, it turns out, went through <a href="http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/dinosaur/2010/07/new-study-says-torosaurustriceratops/">major skeletal changes over the course of their lives</a>, confusing paleontologists and toddlers the world over. I suppose next they’ll be telling us that piatnitzkysaurus was just a juvenile gorgonops, right? Am I right? OK, just went overboard off the dork boat. Pull it together, Spitzer.</p><p>Anyway, when comic <a href="http://dantelfer.blogspot.com">Dan Telfer</a> made reference to the dubious triceratops on the<a href="http://www.wbez.org/dinos"> last Clever Apes</a>, we swiftly received anguished tweets from <a href="http://twitter.com/#%21/etsysockmonkey">@etsysockmonkey</a>, declaring that we’d made her cry and ruined her life. Well, I hate to break it to you, but it turns out the sock monkey is just a juvenile version of the stuffed monchhichi.</p><p><a href="http://fieldmuseum.org/users/lindsay-zanno">Lindsay Zanno</a> of the Field Museum adds another note of comfort: Even though Horner suggests triceratoips and torosaurus are the same species, triceratops was named first, so it wins. Also, she says, it may all turn out to be hooey.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>3) T. Rex stood tall</strong></p><p>The <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/eyetwist/321326827/">iconic image</a> of the T. Rex is of the mighty predator looming large, back upright, puny arm-twigs raised in menacing fashion. I suppose that seemed more imposing than the hunched-over thing we now know it to be. As paleontologist Paul Sereno explains, the T. Rex was much more bird than kangaroo (or dragon, for that matter). Most serious museums get this right now, but I can tell you from personal experience: the chintzy plastic-toy manufacturers have yet to catch up.</p><p><strong>4) Stegosaurus had two brains</strong></p><p>The idea that dinosaurs had brains the size of a walnut is itself something of a myth, but it appears to be true in the case of the stegosaurus. To compensate, scientists used to suggest the steg had a second brain near its tail – an “ass-brain,” as Dan Telfer put it. The notion came from a suspicious cavity in its spinal column, and the fact that paleontologists couldn’t imagine how the 30-foot long beast could function with a strawberry in its noggin.</p><p>But in the last few decades, the <a href="http://www.jstor.org/pss/2400969">second-brain theory has fallen out of favor</a>. Instead, that cavity may have housed a little starch factory, similar to what modern-day birds have.</p><p><strong>5) T-Rex and Stegosaurus tussled with each other</strong></p><p>Hate to say it, but these two did not cross paths. All the cartoons and coloring books seem to want to throw all the dinosaurs together at the same time. But the <a href="http://lastdaysoftheincas.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/dinosaur-timeline.jpg">Mesozoic&nbsp;dinosaur era lasted about 165 million years</a>, and during that time lots of dinosaurs came and went. The tyrannosaurus and the stegosaurus missed each other by about 80 million years.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>6) (Special BONUS myth) Dinosaurs are extinct&nbsp;</strong></p><p>Wrong! Sucker! The Field Museum's Zanno says, technically, <a href="http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/diapsids/avians.html">birds are living dinosaurs</a>. So we are still in the dinosaur era. Dinophiles, rejoice!</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 31 Mar 2011 10:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/clever-apes/2011-03-31/clever-apes-top-5-dinosaur-myths-84500 Clever Apes #9: Demystifying dinosaurs http://www.wbez.org/dinos <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//blog/photo/2011-March/2011-03-29/P1000075.JPG" alt="" /><p><p><img alt="Paleontologist Paul Sereno in his fossil lab at the University of Chicago. " class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-March/2011-03-29/Sereno.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 300px; " title="Paleontologist Paul Sereno in his fossil lab at the University of Chicago. "></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Brontosaurus? A sham. Triceratops? Awkward adolescent. Tyrannosaurus Rex? A total wuss. OK, maybe T-Rex was no wuss, but it definitely lacked dignity. It walked all bent over, may have been an<a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3112527.stm"> opportunistic scavenger</a> and possibly even <a href="http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/dinosaurs/diorama/tyrant.php">had feathers</a>. Feathers.</p><p>There’s no question: The dinosaurs of our youth have been irrevocably humbled. And yet movies, kids’ books and advertisements still perpetuate all kinds of misconceptions about dinosaurs that scientists long ago left behind. So why is it that dinosaur myths die so hard?</p><p>We consider that question in the latest installment of Clever Apes. Eminent Paleontologist <a href="http://www.paulsereno.org/paulsereno/">Paul Sereno</a> joins us talk about which dinosaur myths bug him, and why they might not all be bad. We’ll also sort out, thanks to Chicago comic Dan Telfer, which is the best dinosaur. Oh yes, there’s an answer.</p><p><strong><sub>Listen to the latest installment:</sub></strong><br> <audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1332483426-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/Clever_Apes_Demystifying_Dinosaurs.mp3">&nbsp;</audio></p><p>Dan, as you’ll discover, is a dinosaur maven. Check out <a href="http://dantelfer.blogspot.com/">his web site</a> and his CD, <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fossil-record/id374980119">Fossil Record</a>. Also, watch this space later this week for the special extended-cut, rated-PG-13 video of Dan’s performance, and a behind-the-scenes interview.</p><p>As always, subscribe to the Clever Apes&nbsp;<a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/CleverApesPodcast" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 104, 150);" target="_blank" title="http://feeds.feedburner.com/CleverApesPodcast">podcast</a>, follow us on&nbsp;<a href="http://twitter.com/#%21/cleverapes" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 104, 150);" target="_blank" title="http://twitter.com/#!/cleverapes">Twitter</a>, or find us on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Clever-Apes-on-WBEZ/118246851551412" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 104, 150);" target="_blank" title="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Clever-Apes-on-WBEZ/118246851551412">Facebook</a>.<br> &nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 29 Mar 2011 21:57:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/dinos