September 6, 2007

"Have You Seen That Cadbury Gorilla Phil Collins Commercial"

is what everyone says at the company tang cooler today. It's what we in the marketing profession might call a "viral video" because it's so money, at a basic level, you must watch several times and cease work for the next ten minutes until you've sent the video to everyone with a good sense of humor. So:

Thanks to Pitchfork for the tip, and thanks to Cadbury for the magic. We will buy one Cadbury chocolate item next Easter because of this video. Probably.

Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight (live)

Here's the original p diddy discussing the origins of the song, which he wrote after killing a drifter to get an erection:

We challenge anyone to name a song doper than Sussudio.

Phil Collins - Sussudio


Dr. Johnny Fever said...

Do you like Phil Collins? I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where Phil Collins' presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums. Christy, take off your robe. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. Sabrina, remove your dress. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism. Sabrina, why don't you, uh, dance a little. Take the lyrics to Land of Confusion. In this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. In Too Deep is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as anything I've heard in rock. Christy, get down on your knees so Sabrina can see your asshole. Phil Collins' solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like In the Air Tonight and Against All Odds. Sabrina, don't just stare at it, eat it. But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist. This is Sussudio, a great, great song, a personal favorite.

Z said...

the only thing i miss about RS is get your war cartoon ever.

Anonymous said...

This looks too close to a West 49 ad that was out in Canada a few months back.

Check it out here.

Makes you wonder...

Anonymous said...

This is without doubt the greatest advert EVER. I can't believe they stole the idea from somewhere else, the big tourists.