December 5, 2009

Satan Claus

Filed under: Music by Branko Collin @ 3:01 pm

Singer, politician, radio presenter, bar owner and horse meat aficionado Henk Westbroek helped Achterhoek hard-rockers Noord Geldersch Metaal parody his own song Sinterklaas, Wie Kent Hem Niet? (Who doesn’t know Saint Nicholas?).

When I found out
The saint does not exist
Something snapped in my head
Hell, I was so mad
I reached for booze
Became a Satanist
Let me go to hell
Here I won’t be missed

Refr.: Satan Claus!
You know him well.
Satan Claus, Satan Claus,
Let’s all go to hell.

There are many things that are plain wrong in this video, but drinking Hertog Jan beer in the Grolsch heartland? That is just evil.

(Via Telegravin. Video by André Broens.)

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March 6, 2008

Yuppies kill horses rather than send them to the butcher

Filed under: Animals,Food & Drink,Music by Branko Collin @ 2:25 pm

Singer Henk Westbroek praised the sausages of Wim van Beek in his column in De Pers yesterday. Van Beek was one of the last horse butchers of the Netherlands, and died last year. After a hiatus of three months, his son ewopened the business, and the man who is one of the founders of the 1980s Nederpop movement thinks the son’s sausages are as good as those of the father.

But there is a problem. According to Westbroek, the butcher only has a limited supply of horses. He only buys horses that are two year olds or younger, which usually are hobby horses with which the owner got bored. Nowadays, owners think it is “sad” that horses are killed for their meat, so they have the horses put to sleep (and presumably have the horses buried). And so the famous sausages of Van Beek in Utrecht are never on sale for long.

Update 12-3: the text of the column is now available in Dutch on Westbroek’s site.

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