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Video Tribute to Fung Wah: "I'll Think of You Always with Nostalgia and Fear"
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 05:00 AM
Was your heartbeat racing, as fast as your wheels?/ When you flipped over on the Mass Pike, like a clown on a peel (...of a banana)
It was just such fears that led the federal government to shutter Chinatown bus operator Fung Wah earlier this month.
Now, Marc Phillipe Eskenazi has composed a mournful musical tribute to the end of $15 bus service between New York and Boston.
The song, a parody of Bob Dylan's "Farewell Angelina," is filled with gems like:
I'll think of you always with nostalgia and fear / Ian Grossman from the Department of Transportation wants to watch you disappear
But in the back alleys of my mind you've never been so dear / farewell, Fung Wah, your engines may be crazy, but they still got me here.
(via The New Yorker.)