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 didnt 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 wasnt anything to see outside of the windows ...except for trees, snow and half-built Communist factories.
Rollins doesnt plan to visit Siberia again anytime soon, mainly because, starting March 22, hell 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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