Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

02 Dec 2005, 18:48 p.m.

Tales Of XM

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2005 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Every time I hear One Night In Bangkok from the very odd musical Chess (which I have actually seen), and those little rap-like spoken-word bits between the refrains occur, I mentally substitute, "Hot town, summer in the city / Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty" from Summer in the City by The Lovin' Spoonful.