There are those I am sure who think I am going too far and too long with this series.
But it is the 10TH ANNIVERSARY of 9/11, plus I am trying to work some real bad feelings out of my system.
It's my therapy and I'll know when it is time to end.
And perhaps I can help somebody else out who has comparable feelings.
I am calling this chapter There But for Fortune, based on an old Phil Ochs song.
We all know that any one of us for any reason could have been present at any of the three locations the muslim terrorists struck on Sept. 11th 2001.
There But for Fortune...!
And that Good Fortune of course extends to other bad situations we are blessed to not have to cope with or live in.
That's the thematic musical centerpiece.
But I'll open with a Ray Charles song I first heard played in the late 70's by Dave Herman on WNEW-FM- they were still a free-form radio station then.
I searched for it for years, never found it, never heard it again by that particular artist.
Then lo and behold, a week and a half before this series began, I got it on a compilation album!
Fate seemingly runs through this episode.
And I have a song from 1989 that is absolutely eerie in its lyrics regarding 9/11- just one of many whose content has taken on a new meaning since that fateful day.
I ask you to simply listen to the words, and you should easily hear what I mean.
And I'll have another similarly uncanny song in Part Two that is even older.
All things considered, a nice mix of music no matter what the Theme.
Or if there even IS a Theme.
Count your lucky stars and enjoy!