Archive for September 11th, 2011

9/11 Special: Ryan Adams, "My Blue Manhattan" (2004)

by Tom Johnson I find myself torn today between commemorating the anniversary of a horrific attack and giving in to my cynical side. The cynical side is winning.

9/11 Special: Body of War: Songs That Inspired an Iraq War Veteran (2008)

by Mark Saleski At this time, there’s really no point in starting another Iraq war ‘debate.’ It’s all been mashed out on the Internet so many times before. I have my opinions. You have yours.

9/11 Special: John Adams – On the Transmigration of Souls (2002)

by Derrick Lord It happened much the same way these type of things usually do — be it Elvis, the Beatles, Led Zeppelin … whatever: Late one night, roused out of sleep by a sound on the radio you’ve never heard before, or can’t quite place

9/11 Special: Build An Ark – Peace With Every Step (2003)

by S. Victor Aaron In the wake of 9/11, LA producer Carlos Nino initially put together a collective of about 20 area musicians he named Build An Ark with the intent of spreading a message of peace, love and harmony through music.

9/11 Special: Bruce Springsteen, "You’re Missing" (2002)

This song, issued in the wake of the devastating attacks on New York City in 2001, nearly overwhelmed me with grief the first time I heard it. I thought of my father.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Pretzel Logic” (1974)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Pretzel Logic” (1974)

I never really understood what the heck the story line in this Steely Dan song was really about. The title, I suspect, provides the clue.