Wednesday, September 11, 2013

This Week's Top 10s

Top 10 Songs:

10. IF THE RIVER WAS WHISKEY, Spin Doctors (2013)
9. WAR, Edwin Starr (1970)
8. DRAG ROPES, Storm Corrosion (2012)
7. MASTERS OF WAR, Bob Dylan (1963)
6. NO MORE, Eddie Vedder & Ben Harper (2008)
5. FOUR BLACK SHEEP, Martha Wainwright (2012)
4. CAME BACK HAUNTED, Nine Inch Nails (2013)
3. MIND YOUR MANNERS, Pearl Jam (2013)
2. YOUTH WITHOUT YOUTH, Metric (2012)
1. REFLEKTOR, Arcade Fire (with David Bowie) (2013)

Top 10 Songs I Was Listening To On ''The'' 9/11:

10. SO WHAT, Miles Davis (1959)
9. TESTIFY, Rage Against The Machine (1999)
8. MAYONAISE, Smashing Pumpkins (1993)
7. GIN & JUICE, Snoop Doggy Dogg (1993)
6. LE DÔME, Jean Leloup (1996)
5. DEAD LEAVES AND THE DIRTY GROUND, The White Stripes (2001)
4. CLINT EASTWOOD, Gorillaz (2001)
3. CHOP SUEY! System Of A Down (2001)
2. MRS. JACKSON, Outkast (2001)
1. GRIEVANCE, Pearl Jam (2000)

Keep in mind I was staying at a motel in Trois-Rivières (a modest-sized city in rural Québec) when the attacks took place, so I'd brought a discman with some 25 CDs along for the ride... I was rooming with my best friend, guitarist and at times political inspiration Alex Beaudoin-Duquette (a.k.a. 'Mala Estrala') and we saw the first plane crash almost-live on the news when it was still thought of as an accident and had happened seconds before, watched for a bit, then headed down to the bar/cafeteria for breakfast, where we saw the second plane hit.

Then our world changed.

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