Monday, March 7, 2005

Henry Rollins Just Flew Back From Siberia (And, Boy, Are His Arms Cold)

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Most people try to escape the cold in February but not Henry Rollins.

The pioneering punk poet recently spent a week in Siberia and now admits that his arms were cold.

Rollins was inspired to visit shivery Siberia in the dead of winter from a friend who bragged about riding the Trans-Siberian Railway, which at 6,000 miles, is the longest in the world.

Siberia didn’t leave Rollins cold but, in his words, “I got off the train for about 20 minutes every day and after seven minutes my arms were freezing.”

Still, the trip gave him plenty of time to write and edit, mostly because there wasn’t anything to see outside of the windows “...except for trees, snow and half-built Communist factories.”

Rollins doesn’t plan to visit Siberia again anytime soon, mainly because, starting March 22, he’ll be performing a spoken word show called Caught In The Zipper, at, appropriately enough, the Zipper Theater in New York City.

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