Saturday, September 10, 2011

10 Years


Sunday night VH! is replaying one of the concerts produced after 9/11. Two concert specials were produced to fund raise for firefighters and response workers back then...and Rolling Stone called them one of the 50 moments that changed rock and roll. I'v\ll be watching this rebroadcast tomorrow night. I watched both of these concerts at the time and they were incredible. I remember this one especially for the part where firefighters and cops were in the front row and singing along to The Who. The Who's performance in this concert is absolutely stunning. A little other detail from these concerts is Billy Joel. I was never a fan of billy Joel, but when he sang New York State of Mind I got a new appreciation for at least that one song...it was so touching and took on such a new meaning I had chllls down my back. Of course the most emotional moment of these concerts was from the first one (A Tribute To Heroes aired on Sept 21) with Neil Young performing John Lennons' Imagine. OUCH. I'm making sure to blog today because most tv networks have programming dedicated to the 10th anniversary of 9/11 tomorrow....and I'll be watching as many as I can.

3 comments:

nbrsspot.blogspot.com said...

I cant believe its been ten years already. Where has the time went. Kora was just a baby when this happened and now she is ten going on 11 in January... Yikes.. Hope you two had a wonderful sunday.

Candy Minx said...

I can't believe it's ten years either. I spent Sunday watching as many specials and memorials as possible. I recorded a lot and just was a really somber day in so many ways. A lot of tears. But I believe it's important to remember and to think about.

Furtheron said...

10 years... the taste of the dust never leaves me it is there in my mouth the moment I'm reminded of that day...

anyway - Imagine, there was another time that one moved me. It was a week after the 7/7 bombings in London. Queen (with Paul Rodgers) had to move their Hyde Park gig back a week as it should have been the Friday immediately after. They threw the "doors" open to all emergency workers in London (police, ambulance and fire) - so it was already a charged atmoshpere... then Roger Taylor lead an acoustic rendition of that song - never did the lyrics of a song so resonate with me at any time.

My brother was lucky on 7/7 he had just moments before the explosion walked out of Aldgate tube station - the bomber must have been on the tube one or two behind the one he caught that day. There but for the grace of God.