What helped you following September 11?
Following the attacks on September 11, many have looked to art, in all its forms, for consolation. Did art help comfort you following the attacks? If so, which piece and how did it help?
Art comforts me a great deal. Tonight at Club Passim in Cambridge Harvard Square there is an art opening from artists whose response to every day life can help a great deal. No one will ever "make sense" out of this, but they will be able to view this art and know htey are not alone
As I was driving home on Sept 11, the radio stations were playing music that spoke to the moment. Songs that had been played thousands of times before took on new meaning, and the one that stuck with me is "Won't Get Fooled Again" by The Who.
Thaddeus, Merrimack, NH
i am overcome is the first song that came to mind with this question. the timing of its release is uncanny. i also got in my car and drove around aimlessly listening to hothouse flowers. their music is uplifting and comforting.
While I think Simon & Garfunkle's "American Tune" expressed things really well, I feel the larger lesson we learned was just how irrelevant Hollywood/self important artist pop tripe is to our daily lives.
I flew out of Logan on September 10th and was stuck in Ireland for a few weeks. Coming home and hearing Mellencamp's "Little Pink Houses" (aka Ain't That America) in the car made me so happy to be home. I was so sick of listening to the Irish tell me that America shouldn't take military action, maybe Bono and the rest of that nuetral country can just "Walk On", I'd rather stand and fight!
Dave , Hingham