For some indiscernible reason, today’s date is weighing on me a little more heavily than in past years. I think the pervasive attempts to use the ever-distancing tragedy of that 2001 day to prop up political agendas and inspire cheap shots against the other side have simply done me in this year. It’s worth noting that the disheartening spectacle is coming from all parts of the political spectrum, even from those I consider fairly closely aligned with my own views on the issues of the day.
With that in mind, I’ll just yield the space to a track from what remains my favorite piece of art that responded to that terrible day. Some day we will look back at One Beat as the last great protest album. Hell, maybe that day is today.