9/11 Shuffle

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/)]


  1. MP says

    In NYC this past Monday, the weather and the color of the sky were eerily reminiscent of 2001. The rain you experienced may have been sympathetic vibrations from the tears which were shed while remembering those who lost their lives that day.