Saturday, 16 July 2011

The Monkey Puzzle, and I Am Like.


The Monkey Puzzle is, like, now in my garden's expanding butterfly list.
And I am, like, totally, happy.
First time I saw this rare beauty was like an year ago, close to Kebithigollawa.
It is named Monkey Puzzle because its "prickly" caterpillar looks like a leaf of the South American conifer Monkey-puzzle.

Today, I am heading to Kandy for the big rugby match between Kingswood and St. Peter's. At this moment, I am, like, in need of a pump up song ahead of this clash. So here it is.



The inspiration to use the word "like," except, where it was genuinely needed as a word, came from this post of London, Lanka and Drums.

6 comments:

Unknown said...

Hey Amila, that's, like, so totally coo-ool! Do you have a big indie rock scene there in Sri Lanka? I used to be something of a chronicler of the scene here in India until recently...

Amila Suwa said...

Hey, Beej.
Thanks! :)
I am like sad right now 'cos we lost the match, through a last minute try.

Yes, we have a decent indie rock scene here.

Stuart Price said...

Wow, that is the first time I've ever heard Sri Lankan pop music..............

Amila Suwa said...

Cool, Stu.

FYI, this song is about a slummy room of a working class man (who is a bit of a thug) named Gune Ayya. There, people of all classes are known to gather for [illegal] gambling and partying.

The lyrics is rich in boastful content, befitting a rap, about the said room, activities centred around it, and about Gune Ayya's nasty character.

Being a teetotaller, non-smoker and a non-gambler, I do not have a lot of sentimental attachment to this song; but, I love the music, the boastful blabber, and the stage performance of the singer. :)

Stuart Price said...

I think you must be the only teetotal rugby fan in the world...........

Amila Suwa said...

Haha, I'll take it as a compliment!

BTW, the song also wax lyrical about the patrons that visit his facility. :)

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