You kind of want your week to start off raw and a little dirty, so we go with a minimal sort of loungin’ Dilla beat for “Think Twice.” It has a bit of a cruising to work vibe, and because we walk about two doors down to the office, it was a short cruise. Enjoy.
Deangelo Vickers. Yes, that is Will Ferrell as Michael Scott’s replacement on “The Office.” The NY Times has a great story about what the expectations are with Steve Carell gone and Ferrell sitting in maybe permanently, or not, in his place. It looks as if the latter is true.
From the Times:
Perhaps more surprising is that Mr. Ferrell arrived at “The Office” feeling pressure to fulfill the expectations of the tightly knit cast members and eager to bond with them. “I just really wanted to fit in, in that first-day-of-school feeling,” said Mr. Ferrell, who in person is more low key and quietly funny than his frenzied goofball characters. “When anyone would complain about something, I’d be like, ‘Yeah, what’s going on with that?’ And John Krasinski would be like, ‘No, too early. You don’t get to say that stuff.’ ”
It is pouring rain in San Francisco, very dreary, and we wanted to just capture a vibe in the office as we head out for the weekend. So enjoy Lou Reed’s 1967 masterpiece. It still sounds surreal and real today.
In honor of the NCAA Tournament starting today, and most of us in the office stressed about our picks, we go with the most “college” Oasis song we could think of: “Digsy’s Dinner.” Like the Beatles before them, this was just a fun, short, nonsensical pop song, brilliant, a bit forgotten on the debut album from 1994, Definitely Maybe.
But just as a temp. Because Steve Carell is making that bad decision to leave his bread & butter of “The Office,” the series gets an extra boost this season when Will Ferrell joins the cast for a few episodes. NBC described Will Ferrell’s character on “The Office” as “a branch manager who arrives from the home office and proves to be just as inappropriate” as Mr. Carell’s character, Michael Scott. The network did not say how many episodes Mr. Ferrell would appear in – only that his story would play out over “an arc of episodes” – and it did not immediately announce when those episodes would be shown.
Everyone is curious how Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant are going to pull off “The Office” China-version. The Guardian writes, “Given that media outlets in China operate under tight state control, the level of Gervais and Merchant’s involvement could be smaller than that it has been in other incarnations, although one suspects David Brent’s broad alignment with the philosophy of 90s pop artist Des’ree – “Money don’t make my world go round, I’m reaching out to a higher ground” – would fit fairly well with the convictions of the Central People’s Government.”
In other wonderful Gervais news, he, Merchant and lovable Karl Pilkington are currently working on a series called “An Idiot Abroad,” which sees “the hapless former radio producer and alleged possessor of a notably spherical head sent around the globe in a bid to broaden his mind.”
There is a reason all the boys and girls in SoHo like Supreme, its because the guys who started the company liked Barbara Kruger and wanted to make their logo look exactly like one of her type treatments. And it worked, that damn red box logo is iconic. But give props to Kruger first.
She has a new book released by Rizzoli, which you can buy here that is being called a seminal collection, one of the most comprehensive collections of her work ever published. We are getting one right now for the office collection.