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.


  1. Comment made on September 18, 2020 by Brian Doyle

    More will be revealed…

  2. Comment made on September 18, 2020 by Kevin

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

  3. Comment made on September 18, 2020 by Brian Doyle

    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…

  4. Comment made on September 17, 2020 by Joe K

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

  5. Comment made on September 17, 2020 by Joe K

    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.

  6. Comment made on September 16, 2020 by JohnB

    Good news Dennis…..! “@DennisK

  7. Comment made on September 16, 2020 by Susan

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

  8. Comment made on September 16, 2020 by DennisK

    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!

  9. Comment made on September 14, 2020 by HOGAN

    Thank you Jorma…
    It is much appreciated….


  10. Comment made on September 12, 2020 by carey georgas

    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.

  11. Comment made on September 12, 2020 by Greg martelli

    RIP Toots Hibbert

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

  12. Comment made on September 12, 2020 by Richard K

    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..

  13. Comment made on September 11, 2020 by Brian Doyle

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

  14. Comment made on September 11, 2020 by gregg

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

  15. Comment made on September 11, 2020 by Art

    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.

  16. Comment made on September 11, 2020 by Brendan Carroll

    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.

  17. Comment made on September 11, 2020 by Mike Copeland

    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.

  18. Comment made on September 11, 2020 by JohnB

    Amen Jorma……….

  19. Comment made on September 11, 2020 by Dan Nigro

    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

  20. Comment made on September 11, 2020 by Brian Doyle

    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…

  21. Comment made on September 11, 2020 by Ham Neggs

    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


    Peace✌🏻️❤️Love All Ways🔥🚲🌹🙏🏻🖖🏼

  22. Comment made on September 11, 2020 by eaglesteve

    And mine.

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