the president was down the block from my apt this morning. the crazy loud helicopters woke me up, and when i turned on the news i saw that he was arriving at fort pitt. when i went outside, the area around the williamsburg bridge was a nightmare, streets blocked off, no outbound traffic on the bridge, no bicycles on the bridge, swarming rush hour chaos.
two teenage neighborhood boys were walking by me while all this was going on. one boy was super pissed. "what the fuck is he doing over here? that shit didn't even happen over here. it happened over there," he said, gesturing toward ground zero.
then i read what moby had to say on stereogum.