“Ow ow ow ow ow ow
That was weird. And high-pitched. And sounded vaguely familiar: we got the same sickening lurch in our stomachs that we get when we splatter a cockroach. Anyway, we have the… er, singers with us for an interview:
RS: Our listener(s) wants to hear what was it that it made you take up singing? And for God's sake why?
Ero: Well I wanted to be a musician you see, but I just didn't have the time to learn the theory. And I was tired. Then I met MnM one day and his awesome rapping skills gave me the inspiration I needed.
RS: But err, MnM stammers a lot, and well…
MnM: Yo man. Music is all about the feeling. Did you not get goosebumps when you heard the song?
RS: Goosebumps seems to be the right word. So what made you guys want to write a song about boxing?
MnM: Dude that is not about boxing. It has a deeper inner meaning. Tell 'em E-Dawg.
Ero: Don't call me that. And umm yes, well you see, it's a deep, philosophical poem. It takes up the challenges of humanity and its existential angst. The line “My first fight broke my nose” is all about the frailties of human nature.
RS: (baffled) You sure you are not talking about a Pink Floyd song?
MnM: You are not listening man. You see we have to ask ourselves why we are here. What is it that makes us tick. Say Carpe Diem. We need to question society and ask ourselves how to seize the day. And the answer to all that, is Friday. You hear the need in our voice while we sing out the rhymes? That's the beat of the fallen, the tone that sets their heart resonating with their inner strength.
RS: That sounds really profound and really superficial at the same time. I don't know how you do that.
MnM: Then 'Friday' is your song. Your soul music.
RS - Err moving on… what do you say about the copyright issues that have been brought up by Bieber against Friday?
Ero- (laughing) What copyright issues? The times they are a-changing. I have a squeaky voice by nature and a voice-enhancing software on my laptop. Let's just move on to out next song shall we…
“Poker, Poker, Poker noooo
For full enjoyment of the interview, look up Rebecca Black's interpretation of Friday on Youtube.com.
By Ero Senin Feat. The Mad Monkey
How much of a Dhakaite are you?
Q.1 So what do you do when you are stuck in traffic near the Mohakhali flyover?
Q.2 How long does it take to come from Uttara to Mohammadpur at 8 pm on an average workday?
Q.3 You hear excited voices under your house one evening. You automatically assume that:
Q.4 When you hear someone with a megaphone outside your house, saying something which nobody can understand, you know it's most likely to be
Q.5 What do you do on a hartal?
Q.6 Which tastes best?
Q.7 Where do you go for a date?
Q.8 When did you last wear a lungi or dhoti?
Q.9 You cannot imagine Pohela Boishakh without
Question a) b) c) d)
If your score is 9 17, then you are not a Dhakaite at all. The only roads you know are probably the ones to your school and Dadu's place. You are not used to the eccentricities of this fantastic city, and you are also the type to buy books only from Words n Pages.
If your score is 18 26, then you need not worry, you will make it to the end. You are not exactly what they call 'street savvy', but you know you way to your coaching, you friends' houses and back to your place again. You only need to learn where FDC is and then you're on your way to becoming a true Dhakaite.
If your score is 27 36, then you are a bona fide Dhakaite. You know where to go for new clothes, and you know not to answer when a stranger calls out to you as you ride a rickshaw through a darkened alley. You keep out of trouble, enjoy watching hustles and like your food toxic, just like a true Dhakaite.
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