Ryan Adams, “New York, New York”
The disclaimer at the video gets me every time: “This video was shot on Friday September 7, 2001”
On 9/11, I had finished Battle Stations in boot camp. That was my first official day as a U.S. Navy sailor. I’d be lying if I said the horror I felt then has dimmed in 10 years. I cannot imagine having lost a loved one that day, whether in New York City, Washington D.C., or Shanksville, Penn.
I worked for AFN (Armed Forces Network) and this was one of my most requested songs then. It was requested this Friday on my radio show. There’s something perfect about it.