Copywriter Robin Stam defies rules, challenges conventions and loathes the status quo in advertising. After five hectic years in Dutch advertising he studied at the Miami Ad School in Hamburg and worked at Duval Guillaume Brussels. Now he's back in Holland again to work for Lemz Amsterdam.
Friday, December 24, 2010
Happy Christmas, fuck the world
A song about not changing the world (in German).
This week I finally took a week off. I haven't had a week off since the end of the IKEA pitch (and I really needed that week) so it's great. No alarm clocks, no obligations and no deadlines. Just a week of sleeping too much, partying too much and doing too few.
It's the week before Christmas. And all of a sudden you hear songs about how we should change the world for the better. And all of a sudden people are giving donations to charity. And family members who can't stand each other during the year all of a sudden come together and restrain themselves from smashing each others head in during the annual family meal.
How lovely it is, when you hear a song that says the total opposite. Because I have nothing to do this week, I looked on YouTube and found this great politically incorrect song from German rappers Icke & Er. It's in German, but the translation of the song is 'I'm not going to save the world'. It's not considered very decent if you don't give a fuck about the world, especially during Christmas. But to make a song about this subject is just hilarious.