The Great Rock Band Interview
Ladies and gentlemen, tonight we have invited the countrys leading rock group Toofani Dhamaal to our studios. As you know, everyone from the panwala to the kid next door has been talking about Dhamaals turbo charged new song Khooni Qaatil which is currently running at number one on the Lassi Top of the Pops charts. And heres your host Azeem Haqeer.
Azeem: Good evening readers. Its my pleasure to have guys here with me. Lets introduce the band to you. Mayoos Raja Jani is the bands vocalist, lyricist, lead guitarist, pianist and publicist. Ayyar Khan is Dhamaals driving force, playing bass and smoking lotsa hash, and finally Sharif Farzand, the intense, loud and very proud drummer. So tell my guys, what inspired you to form Toofani Dhamaal?
Mayoos: Man, like speaking of those funky days, huh? Well I was actually hitting the pits, dig? Yknow wandering around like a lost cow, har, har then one day, like wow man, I met Ayyar in a classroom brawl, see? And then on, like, were buddies ever since, if you know what I mean.
Azeem: Yes, but then how did this friendship pave way for the band?
Sharif: Ho, theres where I butt in, I guess yaar. Look, making a stupid runothamil band is like swoosh, man, if you know what Im sayin. Its when you gotta burn the midnight oil, buddy. So I had this cool pad where I usta stash dope and stuff, yknow. The guys got me one day, and man, wasnt that some gruesome incident?
Azeem: Thats very funny. Anyway, tell us about your latest song Khooni Qaatil. Its doing great on charts, isnt it?
Mayoos: Oh yeah, like, this flick has got so big, man. Amazing.
Azeem: What do the lyrics portray, in spite of the fact that theyre hardly intelligible ha, ha,.
Mayoos: Man, you just dont get it, do you? Khooni Qaatil is a story of this renegade, this outcast young man. His dad wont budge, you see, like hey, all the guys asking for a is a f g Charade? Nope, he aint getting nothing, so off he goes slaying people - imagine the agony. Thats a total socio-political situation Im talking about - and the kids love it.
Azeem: Very thought provoking indeed. What are your plans for the future. I heard you guys are working on an album?
Ayyar: You got that right, pal. Our next album is called Paagal Junooni. Its a concept album. Instead of names, every song will have a number.
Sharif: It depicts total pathos that were facing today. People cant get visas, people getting killed on the streets for no reason, kids handling guns when they should be handling girls - its a revolutionary concept, man. Social awareness.
Mayoos: Like last summer when I was strolling down Manhattan, I noticed that everyones minding his own business, even if you walked out naked, man. We like a society like that. Integrated, inter-social, yeah thats the word, you follow?
Azeem: Is there any message you may want to give to the young generation?
Sharif: Oh yeah, sure, weve been working on that. Ayyar, its your cue, you asshole!
Ayyar: Duh yeah, its that you know life is too short and should be enjoyed, yknow so why not cut it short, I mean the boredom, so you should always say, like in the words of a famous 18th century philosopher: "Frankly my dear, I dont give a damn!".
URL to the Pakistani rock group page: http://www.zulfiqar.com/rock.html