I saw Reggie Watts last night and it was LOL.

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.

No no, they’re totally serious this time. . .

On the internet, there’s been talk of a return of Arrested Development for a long ass time. This post by one of the writers of the show was getting passed around yesterday and it does sorta mean that this chinese democracy will finally be released…

We’re really doing this thing. Mitch Hurwitz, Jim Vallely and I are off writing the new season of ARRESTED to premiere on Netflix in 2013. The original cast is back. There are offices and parking spaces. We’re shooting this year. I wish I could give more specifics but, for the moment, even the schedule is being kept under wraps. But it’s happening and it’s great to be back with my pals from the show. More later as it becomes okay to release further details…

I’ll definitely want to re-watch the series at least five times this year to really re-aquatint myself to all of the jokes. Can’t wait.

Watch the Super Bowl Ferris Bueller Ad

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

My new jam: SBTRKT – “Atomic Peace”

SBTRKT – “Atomic Peace” [Pretty Much Amazing]

On his 2011 self-titled record and the assorted non-album tracks he’s been dropping left and right since then, anonymous, genre-busting London producer SBTRKT is giving the UK’s art-dubstep trend a poppy, maximalist run for its money – to great effect, judging by the insane number of gushing timed comments on the stream of his latest leaked banger, “Atomic Peace,” which was just released on SBTRKT’s Soundcloud page though it was recorded in 2009.

Happy Monday, everyone.

sbtrkt – atomic peace (2009) by sbtrkt

Baby I’m going to Burning Man

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.

Summify has been acquired by Twitter

Congrats to the team at Summify on their recent acquisition by Twitter.

Our long-term vision at Summify has always been to connect people with the most relevant news for them, in the most time efficient manner. As hundreds of millions of people worldwide are signing up and consuming Twitter, we realized it’s the best platform to execute our vision at a truly global scale. Since Twitter shared this vision with us, joining the company made perfect sense.

I was turned onto this product because I saw that my old boss at FeedBurner, Steve Olechowski, was one of the investors and advisors in its development. And the problem they’re trying to solve of sorting through Twitter to bring you the most relevant news is one that I’ve been following for a while since I was with Digg a few years back. Good to see the team at Twitter putting resources and money behind this to solve it at a scale that matters for most users. It’ll be interesting to see what comes out of it.