Over the years for September 11th, I have explained that although the Pentagon was struck, songs about Washington D.C. are not many, and the ones you do come across are always about the government- usually with some sort of protest or humor.
Then there is United 93, the plane where the passengers rose up and crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
At least Neil Young did a song about that.
So no offense to the people in those other places for mainly concerning ourselves with New York.
But in truth, we did take the biggest hit!
And there are so many songs about New York, I promise I'll never run out of them.
I find new ones each year.
I'll start with a song about going FROM New York, but quickly do a U-turn, as there are so many about going TO New York!
It's the usual mix of Old and New, and listen for Peter Sellers in one of the songs.
Finally, during my vacation I lost a friend to cancer- Diget Dupont-Day.
What a sweetheart, and very much like me in so many ways.
I used to call her the female ME!
So to close this episode, a song for her- Life won't be the same without her.
God bless her, and God bless America!
Here are the links to Music and Feelings, at Mike Pell Rockollections: