I always loved this scene. No matter how hard me or my younger brother would try, we could never exactly quote it. I must have watched this movie 100 times as a kid.
I thought me and my friends were a bit unique in our nerdy, comical tastes, but Jimmy Fallon took to the airwaves two nights ago to pull off a joke right up our alley and straight from our own circle of funny.
What would it sound like for two people to have a conversation in real life like they would on Twitter?
I’m always a fan of someone sticking up for themselves when they’re being ridiculed, and Russell Brand takes these Morning Joe hosts for a spin through a confrontational mindset that few people ever feel comfortable operating in. Look at how flustered they become.
Bravo, Mr. Brand.
If you haven’t seen this dance video yet, you need to.
Last night a small crew of us gathered before our buddies in One Way Station were set to play the Boom Boom Room, and that small gathering got right to the Reggie Watts show at the Mezzanine as the wryly comedian hit the stage to do about an hour of musical comedy theater. It was incredible.
For those not in the know, and I wasn’t, Reggie Watts has done opening stints with Conan O’Brien, played Madison Square Garden with LCD Soundsystem, and has been making a name for himself huge in the comedy world. Do not pass up a chance to search YouTube a few times and discover this guy yourself.
Here’s a clip of a show he did last week in Denmark:
Next level shit.
Ah, Super Bowl week. This is usually that week that annoyed me culturally until I joined the advertising business, and given the attention it brings to the industry and how I’ve been surrounded by that the past few years, I actually quite enjoy the annual lead up to the frenzied media blitz that will happen on Sunday night and next Monday morning. This week some of the commercials are already leaking ahead of the big-dollar money shots that you’ll see during the big game on Sunday night.
Today the official Honda YouTube channel posted the commercial that everyone will at least mention once at the water cooler next Monday — “Hey, did you see that Ferris Bueller ad…” — and it’s definitely charming. Continue reading Watch the Super Bowl Ferris Bueller Ad
Continue reading New video: Wilco – “Dawned On Me” (with Popeye)
After a few years of living in the Bay Area, I think I can officially declare that the good vibes have rubbed off on me — I’m going to be at Burning Man 2012. My friends have been telling me to get on this for a while and I just haven’t been committed to the idea at all until last year’s festivities were upon us, and now with plenty of time to plan and a crew of us already signed up for the ticket lottery, it was time for me to nut up and go all-in on this party in the desert. Can’t wait.
Took this one last Friday on a nice bike ride out to Ocean Beach…
Two of my new favorite artists put together musical (or video) tributes to Christmas this year, and I’m pleased that someone I find both of these enjoyable for dramatically different reasons.
First, let’s start with the good. The Barr Brothers have brought a new level of musical appreciation into my heart lately; they’re the kind of new band that you know will be good because of their past musical projects, and yet they consistently blow me away with how good they are progressing forward writing new music again and again. They recently recorded a bluesy number called “Dear Mrs. Claus” that was recorded for the Canadian prime-time talk show, and it came out so pitch perfect that it’s part of a Christmas card I sent to someone special…
This next video, though, is not something I’d send to a special person in my life unless I wanted to give them some nightmares. My band mate sent me this video because we chat quite a bit at how Skrillex is basically punishing popular music these days. Like it or not, but you can’t deny that his pop sensibilities for aggressive music is not the new version of Limp Bizkit or Korn or whatever else is being sold to young teen males that gives them something to focus their energy on.
Merry Christmas, everyone! Enjoy your holidays.