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Brief 9/11 Thoughts

September 11th, 2020 Leave a comment Go to comments

On the one hand nineteen years seems like three lifetimes, on the other… it was last week. So many of us lost someone that beautiful fall day. A family member, a friend… dear ones all. We in the Tuna Family knew so many of those first responders. They were a little younger than us, but somehow it seemed like we all grew up together. I lost no immediate family, but family was lost nonetheless. One hopes the names will be read each year… I know I shall never forget.

The fallen and the ones that continue to fall as a result of their heroism in that toxic environment are always in my thoughts… always in my prayers.

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  1. eaglesteve
    September 11th, 2020 at 09:54 | #1

    And mine.

  2. Ham Neggs
    September 11th, 2020 at 10:51 | #2

    The dust is still settling all my friends who were down there have at least some ailment and many multiple. Some suicides too. Thank you for posting every year.
    Lest we forget

    https://youtu.be/KPheJw_O1OU

    Peace✌🏻️❤️Love All Ways🔥🚲🌹🙏🏻🖖🏼

  3. Brian Doyle
    September 11th, 2020 at 10:58 | #3

    In my Hendrix research I ran in to the “Allen Twins”…Two black Harlem identical twin friends of Hendrix that went back to before Jimi was famous…After 9-11 Arthur Allen wanted to see ground zero so he went there to witness the wreckage from his Brooklyn home…Because of this he contracted a rare fibrotic lung disease and died from it in 2014, a victim of the toxic dust…

  4. Dan Nigro
    September 11th, 2020 at 12:23 | #4

    Labor Day 2001 we had a large family reunion in NYC (caught the Hot Tuna Blues cruise around Manhattan too) My father and one of his sisters had cancer and we knew it would it be the last time we were all together. Dad worked on the Twin Towers (Mason Tender Local 79, 50 year member) It pained me that he saw them come down. He was in ICU the following week and I had to wait for flights to resume to get back up. Flying into LGA and seeing that smoking crater will always burn in my memory. Even in ICU, Dad wanted to go down and help with the clean-up, he asked me to go and I said I would only get in the way. He certainly would have gone. Peace and Thanks Captain

  5. JohnB
    September 11th, 2020 at 13:59 | #5

    Amen Jorma……….

  6. Mike Copeland
    September 11th, 2020 at 15:41 | #6

    Amen. This is always a tough day for all. I can never forget. I am an NYC native son. This wound is deep and will never heal. This is the day I decided to leave IBM and become a cop. I was compelled give back and find a way to serve. It has been quite emotionally satisfying. In 2014 one of our local Firefighters arranged to get a beam from the WTC and constructed a very nice memorial next to the courthouse. The beam is slanted 9 degrees 11 minutes toward the site of the WTC towers, 444 miles away. It’s really moving. I spent a half hour there this morning. It was cathartic. If anyone is traveling through central NC stop in sleepy little Pittsboro. It’ll do your soul good.

  7. Brendan Carroll
    September 11th, 2020 at 16:43 | #7

    Brother Pat developed delayed onset PTSD. Neither he nor us didn’t know what was going on. Some nice songs featuring you and Jack Cassidy, among others, were on music player I gave to help. (Gill and Dave were especially well received.) The sudden loss of so many colleagues and friends, the magnitude of calamity. He got some solace knowing his crowd evacuated 99% of those who could have gotten out. Targeted meds and therapy saved his life. He’s well and is raising two fine boys.

    If survivors are reading; I’m sorry for your loss.

    I’m going to try to stay off this board, recently realizing there are a couple of crazies and I’m impressionable.

  8. Art
    September 11th, 2020 at 18:34 | #8

    On another note, so to speak, I pulled out me old Martin M-36, bought largely due to the endorsement of one of its renowned players, and started picking the Rev’s “I Belong to the Band.” I’m not intrepid enough to search through old set lists, but I don’t remember hearing this one in the Quarantine Concerts. My bad if I missed it. Anyway, the Tuna version is splendid, and does the original proud and then some. So this is me shouting a request from the flailing horde out there.

  9. gregg
    September 11th, 2020 at 18:50 | #9

    boy do i remember where i was and what i was doing that day here on staten island g

  10. Brian Doyle
    September 11th, 2020 at 23:55 | #10

    Brendan, give Jorma and Vanessa a chance…They’re OK really (only kidding)…

  11. Richard K
    September 12th, 2020 at 04:15 | #11

    I remember where I was..In Astoria NY which is in Queens and we were in a warehouse across the East River from Manhattan and we could see the tragedy.. As I was climbing up the ladder to the roof just then I could see a fireball come through the second tower which was coming from the south as we were north..Went down and then a fellow worker comes down and says the whole building fell and I said stop the BS..Well he wasnt lying..
    Didnt want to see the site but had to pass it as I was working then in #7 World Trade about a year or so later,maybe 2 years later,cant remember that exactly..
    Also went to the observation tower for first time 2 weeks before the tragedy with the family..

  12. September 12th, 2020 at 11:10 | #12

    RIP Toots Hibbert

    His new album is really good -Got to be tough
    Reggae’s Got soul
    He will be missed

  13. carey georgas
    September 12th, 2020 at 20:28 | #13

    The country folk, were they to write it, would state the distance as “a fer piece”. Makes your play on the phrase all the more charming.

  14. HOGAN
    September 14th, 2020 at 10:32 | #14

    Thank you Jorma…
    It is much appreciated….

    🙂

  15. DennisK
    September 16th, 2020 at 11:00 | #15

    Congratulation Jorma,

    You and your fellow Ohioans have been removed from the “Incoming Travel Advisory.” Ohio was removed from the travel advisory list on 9/15/20.

    I bet you can get some good drone images of the old race track. See ya soon!

  16. Susan
    September 16th, 2020 at 12:34 | #16

    So happy for all of you who are going to the New Jersey show!

  17. JohnB
    September 16th, 2020 at 14:23 | #17

    Good news Dennis…..! “@DennisK

  18. Joe K
    September 17th, 2020 at 22:37 | #18

    The weather for Sunday & Monday night at the Blu Grotto shows is looking pretty good.The wife & I will be cursing North up the Parkway for the Mon. show.

  19. Joe K
    September 17th, 2020 at 22:40 | #19

    cruising href=”#comment-46452″>@Joe K

  20. Brian Doyle
    September 18th, 2020 at 00:22 | #20

    A solemn moment of contemplation…It was very close to 50 years ago at this hour that the murderers poured wine down an unconscious Jimi Hendrix’s throat and ended his life on this planet…They sent Jimi back to the angels in the architecture from which he came and left all of us motherless children…Rock’s 9-11…

  21. Kevin
    September 18th, 2020 at 11:33 | #21

    I have never heard that theory before. Is that a theory or is that the truth, or does anyone know the real story?

  22. Brian Doyle
    September 18th, 2020 at 20:54 | #22

    More will be revealed…