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Music on September 11th

September 11, 2012

Two entries in one night! Crazy! I couldn’t let the anniversary of September 11th pass without making some comment. My eyes have definitley had some tears in them today as I have remembered that horrible day. I don’t know what the deal is, but it seems the older I get, the more it seems to upset me. Maybe I just have a greater appreciation for how precious life is now. You can get my opinions on 9/11 from my blogs on the topic last year by clicking 9/11 in the topic box on the right.

Anyway, I have been following this blog A Year of Billy Joel where a guy is chronicling his reaction to Billy Joel songs after being anti-Billy Joel all his life. Granted, I am a HUGE Billy Joel fan, so I don’t know how someone even had that thought to begin with, but it is nice to see he is changing his mind.  So he highlighted a YouTube clip from The Concert for New York from 2001 and I thought it would be a good thing to share today.

I remember this concert like it was yesterday. I was a Friday night and I watched it on TV at my Dad’s house. I had heard Miami 2017 before, but hadn’t given it much attention. I have listened to it about a thousand times in the last 11 years and it is probably one of my most favorite Billy Joel songs now because of what it came to represent to me

“There are not many who remember,
They say a handful still survive.
To tell the world about,
The way the lights went out!
And to keep the memory alive!”

We will always remember, and always keep the memory of those we lost alive.

 

 

 

PS- How can you just not LOVE Billy Joel?

 

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