Friday, April 21, 2006

Quote of the (Fri)day

Another week, another quote:
"Anything is possible on a train: a great meal, a binge, a visit from card players, an intrigue, a good night's sleep, and strangers' monologues framed like Russian short stories. It was my intention to board every train that chugged into view from Victoria Station in London to Tokyo Central; to take the branch line to Simla, the spur through the Khyber Pass, and the chord line that links Indian Railways with those in Ceylon; the Mandalay Express, the Malaysian Golden Arrow, the locals in Vietnam, and the trains with bewitching names, the Orient Express, the North Star, the Trans-Siberian. I sought trains; I found passengers."

-Paul Theroux, The Great Railway Bazaar

One bright morning... Here's the song of my week as well - Chaiyya Chaiyya Bollywood Joint - chosen by Spike Lee to open and close his latest film, Inside Man, despite it having virtually nothing to do with the story. Yet it is not a stretch to say it is clearly the best aspect of an overly average work. Classically addictive. Walk in the shadow.


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