Tuesday, October 14, 2008

One Night in Bangkok

Every city has it's own song, and of course, Bangkok has the catchy, rap-like dance hit, "One Night in Bangkok" from the 80's. Written for the musical, Chess, Murray Head sings about coming to Bangkok with one thing on his mind: playing chess in a tournament. In the song he sarcastically shuns the seedier side of Bangkok and claims that his moves are purist. I'll have to admit that he got a few things right in the song, including the line that claims "the world's your oyster" in Bangkok. But, unlike Murray Head, as I walk around the city, I can't always "feel the devil walking next to me".