I don’t wanna buy anything

Azmyl Yunor

With our lives inundated with marketing and advertisements that encourage mindless consumption, it is time to evaluate our purchases and avoid buying things we don't need. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, November 27, 2020.

I DON’T Wanna Buy Anything is the title of a song from my new album, John Bangi Blues, that rallies against the crass marketing of goods that I have absolutely no need for.

Marketing is such a prevalent part of our modern lives to the point that (students even major in it at universities) we forget the larger culture that spurred it: consumerism. Marketing and its sidekick advertising combine their superpowers to conjure desires and wants we never thought we had.

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