catalyst: no and yes
Recorded live at dogglounge.com on Sunday, 11 Sept 2016. (Tracklist shown there.)
September 11 is a difficult day for me. It is the anniversary day of my wife’s and my wedding, so it ought to be super-happy.
But it’s also is the anniversary of the tragedy that happened in NYC, when planes hit the World Trade Center, killing over 3,000 people. This evil gets remembered by society at large on this day, so it’s difficult for my wife and to feel like it is a wonderful anniversary day. (For many years, we left the USA during this date just to escape the press remembrances.)
So this day’s set was about saying “No” to being dragged down by the terrible memories (and “No” to the evil they represent), and “Yes” to being uplifted by remembering the wonderful years with my wife (and “Yes” to good music). I didn’t make a full-on “love” set; just played happy music that my wife was happy to hear while I played.