9/10/2006

Five Years Later...

Five years ago, I was working the second shift at my old station. I was sound asleep in my former apartment when the planes hit. Mother Dyckerson called me sometime after 9am, and she was in hysterics. "Turn on the TV! Turn on the TV!" My first thought: The old woman had been hitting the sauce again.

Of course, I was glued to the TV the rest of the day. No, I mean I was really glued to the TV. Apparently some asshat put epoxy on the dial as a joke. I never did figure out who did that. Probably Lambo.

Anyway, there's no real point to this story...except that I'll never forget that day.

I have a couple of clips. The first is a live performance of Don Henley's New York Minute from 1994. This is from the Eagles' Hell Freezes Over video. I have a copy of everything Henley and the Eagles have ever released, and you should too.

The second is a YouTube clip of David Letterman. It's the first act of the first show produced after the attack. Dave has always been one of my TV heros, and this clip is part of the reason why. He pretty much says it all.




20 comments:

Little Lamb said...

How could it be me? I didn't even know you then.

Willo Keays said...

I hadn't seen that before - thanks for sharing Dyck.

DykesDog said...

I saw this five years ago, I think it helped my mind somehow grasps what was happening with 9-11, at least the best that it could. I have struggled the last few days, trying to grasps my mind around it again, which is impossible ... thanks for sharing this, once again it has helped.

Yeah, him. said...

That was a very powerful statement that showed everything great America felt in coming together after the horrible tragedy (so many words describe it - where to begin) that was 9/11.

Have a good week.
I don't know what kind of Patriots Day to wish you (due to the atmosphere of it), but all the same...

Pud said...

I haven't seen this clip either...very moving. I'm shocked to see your sensitive side.

~ Stacy ~ said...

Aw shit, now I'm crying. That truly was a moving, heartfelt speech from David Letterman, and it's the first I've seen of it, too. Thanks for posting it, Mister Dyckerson.

jmeped said...

I knew you were in there somewhere clown.....

Mighty Dyckerson said...

Nobody has seen the Letterman clip??! Don't tell me I've got a bunch of Leno fans reading my blog!

Dyke & Yeah - Well said.

Pud - Does my sensitive side turn you on? If it does, then I think you should know, I cried when I saw Bambi.

Stacy - Don't cry, my dear. Your banana locator will get rusty.

Jmeped - I've been here all along. Now let's embrace for an uncomfortably long time. And feel free to touch my ass.

RevRee said...

Dyckerson, I'm touched and impressed with your post today. Very classy, thanks for sharing.

P.S. stop soliciting my readers!!!

Jodi said...

I hadn't seen the Letterman clip either ... I'm old and can't stay up that late. Thanks Dyck.

And thanks for not making "suggestive remarks" today on my blog. You can have your glory back tomorrow.

tfg said...

This was, indeed, a classy post. Try not to let it happen again.

Crashtest Comic said...

I said exactly what I think about the whole 9/11 experience on my blog--as a NY'er who was there, no more than three miles away from where the planes hit.

We must honor our dead by seeking out the real criminals...

Mighty Dyckerson said...

I knew the classy, sensitive post would score with the chicks. Gotta try that again sometime.

CC - I tried to read your post, but I found it much too wordy. Chop it down a bit and get back to me.

Little Lamb said...

This was a very classy post indeed. I never knew you had it in you.

Crashtest Comic said...

you want me to throw a clip of david letterman on my blog and expect it to incapsulate all that happened on 9/11?

that's the easy way out, clown.

The Government expects it's slaves to nod and wave when they see a Flag...maybe on this day, especially, we should all try & understand what that flag means.

Mighty Dyckerson said...

CC - See, that wasn't so hard, was it?

Crashtest Comic said...

I refuse to have a battle of wits with an un-armed person.

Why don't you formulate an intelligent idea and get back to me in few months.

Mighty Dyckerson said...

CC - You're crying conspiracy, and you want ME to come up with an intelligent idea?? I suppose the moon landing was faked too...

puerileuwaite said...

This was a touching clip. Well done, Clown.

~ Stacy ~ said...

"CC - See, that wasn't so hard, was it?"

LMAO!

By-the-by, I've WD-40'ed the banana locator, so all is well.