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This week’s tune was actually produced for an IKEA advert of all things but it’s a fun song that reminds me of a far away friend I’m looking forward to speaking to later today.

Playin’ with my Friends by Masters in France

You can see the IKEA advert here as well as a funny video about the bear’s life outside of the video.

For those who attended the 99% Conference a few weeks ago in New York, got a preview of stills from most of this commercial; but now that it’s be released to the public, we can all enjoy it:

What do you think, dear readers? Can a bank really stand for something? Would you do business with Standard Chartered Bank if it were in your town? And how about the visual side of the piece? Love it? Hate it? Are you a fan of Sagmeister and his work? Never heard of him before? What do you think??

Later tonight, much of the world will no doubt gather round to enjoy the opening festivities of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

And while I could probably write an entire post about the glories of the beautiful city of Vancouver (the art! the coffee! the food! and on and on) instead I’ll share my favorite 2010 Olympics-related promo to get you in the mood for tonight’s opening ceremonies:

I just love this piece STUDIO AKA produced as a BBC promo.