To Where You Are by Josh Groban
This song reflects how I was feeling in the months after 9/11, as I thought about all the lives lost, both known to me and unknown.
"Red Line Blues" by Subway Serenade
This music to me represents the moment that all our anonymous lives in the city became familiar. The lyrics and the raw voice of the singer reminds me how connected we all are, and how clear that message became on 9/11.
"Stuck In a Moment You Can't Get Out Of" by U2
This song was playing a lot on the radio after the attacks, and I've come to associate with the reflective mood at that time--a mood that began to encompass grief, shock, gratitude, forgiveness and hope.
Five for Fighting, Superman
Shortly after Sept. 11 I recall someone calling into a radio station and requesting this song and was played on the pop stations countless times in 2001 and 2002. The song is about how hard it is to be a hero and that heros feel fear. On that day when we lost so many heros and when so many heros felt helpless, the song was a sentiment that even "superman" is afraid but goes on and does the best he can.
Thank you for an amazing day of music. After 9/11, I remember it took me weeks to be able to listen to anything, then only classical, I couldn't bear any lyrics. Today's playlist was extraordinary.
GREAT SHOW, THANKS
Adagio in D by Samuale Barber and Albinoni's lamenting tune (whose name I cannot recal)
These compositions invite quiet meditation of all that is beautifully precious and all that is sadfully mourned. This music gently offers permission to cry for those who wish for that.
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN HYMN TO THE FALLEN
EVEN THOUGH IT IS MEANT FOR THE FALLEN MILITARY , IT SEEMS FITTING FOR EVERYONE THAT PERISHED ON SEPT 11.BECAUSE THEY ALL GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY THAT DAY...........MARY D.
American Dream. Perfect. "We Can't be forever blessed"
Something from Sport Murphy's Uncle cd.
This is a disc by the uncle of a firefighter who died at the WTC. Though an uncle, Sport was close enough in age that he was raised with his nephew almost as brothers. This disc has every emotional reaction that one could have to that day -- just pick any cut. The most human sustained work I've heard about the aftermath. And David Garland is a mucian on the cd.
Adagio for Strings, Opus 11
Tender sorrow for those whom have been killed. Heart beats for those whom have lost loved ones. I pray for peace in a solitude of tears and hope. I will never forget.
I didn't focus on this until today as I listen to the choices. I suspect I'm too late, but felt compelled. This piece of music is spiritually peaceful.
blankest year/nada surf
Life must go on. And I'm going to pick myself up and live completely. My life fully and celebrate with those I love.
The Beatles, Give peace a chance
It reminds me that we can come together to create peace if we want to. Empowering song that has stuck with me from the first time I heard it.
Radiohead: How to Disappear Completely
I volunteered at the site in the days following the attacks. I was not FDNY or NYPD or an ironworker but, like many New Yorkers, I felt an urgent desire to be there and help in some small way. The pile was so overwhelming that it became necessary to temporarily suspend reality in order to function. This song, off of Radiohead's Kid A album, became a mental refrain that allowed work to be done.
Willie Porter's "One More September"
There were two moments when I allowed the meaning of 9/11 to get deep into the marrow of my spine. Once, the first time I got back on NJ Transit after the attacks, and saw all the new gravestones in every cemetery along the commuter rail line into Penn Station. The second was hearing the song, "One More September" by Willie Porter, and thinking about the children of the victims. They celebrated each year of growing older as their lost parent remained "another year too young".
Karen T ESCALONA
WE CAN BE KIND (sung by Nancy LaMott)
I submitted my suggestion and am deeply disappointed that it was not included--especially since I know that Ionathan Schwartz is a huge Nancy LaMott fan--I listen to him every weekend! The song was written by David Friedman--another New Yorker. My students were hoping to hear it today.........
Paul Simon's An American Tune
"I don't know a soul who's not been shattered....but I'm alright and I'll be forever blessed, still when I think of the road we're traveling on I wonder what went wrong, I can't help it, I wonder what went wrong"
Linda from Garrison
'Halley's Comet' by Gathering Time
"Now in that tower I didn't know / I had a friend from long ago..."
I don't want to spoil the lovely unfolding of the song if you haven't heard it yet.
I called in with my thoughts and have carefully read through each response. My was not included.