I was thinking about 9/11 this morning as I drove. I’ve been working onsite with a client and I pass by a memorial sculpted out of materials from the World Trade Centers every day at the highway exit I use. With the flags at half-mast today, it made for a way to take a little pause to reflect.
It was overcast and rainy this morning. It’s intriguing how much I associate 9/11 with the sky that was the unbelieveable shade of blue.
As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been experimenting with using the shuffle mode of my iPod to see if I can find meanings and patterns in what is served up.
Today seemed like an appropriate day for that. Here’s what the shuffle served up:
Redemption – Johnny Cash
Gunpowder – Wyclef Jean
Lucky Town – Bruce Springsteen
Labour of Love – Joe Grushecky
Break it Up ((live) – Patti Smith
Worried Man Blues – The Carter Family
An Unusual Kiss – Melissa Etheridge
Charlie the Chulo – Duke Elleington
Hey Now Baby – Professor Longhair
Go Your Own Way (live) – Fleetwood Mac
Into the Fire – Bruce Springsteen
Pride (In the Name of Love) – U2
Life in Wartime – Talking Heads
These Days – Johnny Clegg
Lift Me Up – Bruce Springsteen
An interesting article to see today was Robert Andrews’ Wired article 9/11: Birth of the Blog. I agree with Andrews that blogs really took off for me and became an alternative channel in the period after 9/11. Much has happened since then.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]