On my way to NWFF tonight, I walked around my old neighborhood gawking at the massive changes that two years have brought. I was gawking at the new buildings, but evidently crime is up as well. Lots of shiny new restaurants targeting an upscale demographic, lots of closed mom-and-pop storefronts and empty old standbys.

The old standby I selected ws Bill’s Pizza and Pasta, mostly empty (as were the majority I walked by).

The first song to roar off the jukebox as I settled in was Siouxsie and the Banshees’ Your City Lies in Dust.