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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

RIP, Robert Altman

It's the time of year when giants move on, I suppose. Milton Friedman died last week, and now Robert Altman has died. Crap.

When I was a kid, I used to like making lists: top ten albums, top ten books, all-time Indian cricket XI, you get the drift. Nashville was a perennial in my list of favourite films. I haven't seen it in more than a decade, though. I think I'll watch it again.

"They say this train don't give out rides
It don't worry me
All the world is takin' sides
It don't worry me
Cause in my empire life is sweet
Just ask any bum you meet
Life may be a one-way street
But it don't worry me

It don't worry me
You may say that I ain't free
It don't worry me

The price of bread may worry some
It don't worry me
Tax relief may never come
It don't worry me
The economy's depressed not me
My spirit's high as it can be
You may say that I ain't free
It don't worry me."

(You'll find many links here. Thanks to reader Jenson Davis for letting me know Altman had died.)
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