It’s hard to believe 9/11 was a decade ago. I remember a whole lot about that specific day and year, but naturally I think of the music that meant a lot to me (and a lot of others, I think). First, Ryan Adams happened to film a video in front of the twin towers 4 days before they were attacked called “New York, New York”. Totally applicable, and coincidental. The second, U2’s All That You Can’t Leave Behind was already released, but may have been the perfect album for that fall. It was just the right blend of somber and hopeful optimism. “Walk On”, specifically, seemed like it became some sort of runner up American national anthem in 2001. Both Gold and All That You Can’t Leave Behind” are still two of my favorite records ever. I don’t know if the connection to 9/11 has something to do with it or not, but I thought it necessary to share a decade later.