the arcade fire - neighborhood #2 (laika)
i like my neighborhood in wburg: close to the park, close to dumont, quiet, safe as hell, lots of space, neighbors are all really nice families. only problem is this one dude that lives across the street.
sunn o))) - orthodox caveman
he spends all weekend strutting around the block shirtless, washing his bmw and yelling at his mom. but, what the fuck do i care, right? so, a few nights ago i was standing outside with liz, josh, and ashley, and this douchebag rolls by in his car and yells out "fuckin' yuppies!"
t.a.t.u. - all the things she said
now, don't get me wrong, i understand that the gentrification of williamsburg creates a lot of tension vis-a-vis the italian, jewish, and puerto rican communities that have been here for decades. but "yuppies"? come on: i am currently unemployed, liz is a photographer who temps to pay the bills, josh is a public school teacher in east new york, and ashley is currently working on a video project for a nonprofit group. after the guy rolled by in his bmw, we all looked at each other with slightly bemused smiles and josh said what we were all thinking "wait, so that guy thinks we have money? could be worse..."
the flying lizards - money
the queers - i only drink bud