I try not to dwell on bad things that have happened, but the events of September 11th 2001 should ever be forgotten.

I’ve been guilty of it myself; on many of the years since that fateful day, I’ve not made the connection between the date and the event until very late at night.

But not this year.

I’ve posted this before, a long time ago, but it’s a beautiful collaboration between Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris, written from the perspective of someone trapped in one of the Towers, making their last ever phone call to a loved one.

Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris – If This Is Goodbye

More soon.

Late Night Stargazing

Posting that Dire Straits record yesterday has set me off on a bit of a Knopfler odyssey, leading me here, to this beautiful, sad, moving record.

Sure, there’s more appropriate days for me to post this, given that it’s based on the last telephone call of a woman trapped in the World Trade Centre on 9/11.

That’s pretty much all you need to know about it. The song speaks for itself.

atrrcoverMark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris – If This Is Goodbye

More soon.