The 22nd anniversary of 9/11 brought a lot of songs about the event that came out in the years that followed, from artists as divergent as Leonard Cohen, Juliana Hatfield, Kate Bush, Jay-Z and Joe Strummer. 

Also noted the recent passing of Gary Wright in his work backing George Harrison, B.B. King and Harry Nilsson if not “Dream Weaver”; as well as that of  Steve Harwell of Smash Mouth. 

Closed with a variety of birthdays, from the songwriter and Louisiana governor Jimmie Davis, born this day in 1898) to Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist John Martyn (1948). But also Ben Lee, turning 45; Richard Ashcroft of The Verve, 52; Moby, 58; Leo Kottke, 78; and Dennis Tufano of The Buckinghams, 77. 

Here’s a link to the whole show; the setlist follows.  

Capital Radio, Sept. 11, 2023, 1-4:15 p.m., 

  • “Capital Radio Two,” The Clash
  • “I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts [1997 Mix],” X 
  • “Suits are Picking Up the Bill,” Squirrel Nut Zippers 
  • “Without You,” Harry Nilsson 
  • “Ghetto Woman,” B.B. King 
  • “My Sweet Lord [2000],” George Harrison 
  • “Walking’ on the Sun,” Smash Mouth 
  • “Why Can’t We Be Friends,” Smash Mouth 
  • “My City of Ruins,” Bruce Springsteen
  • “Bright Sunny Morning,” Bert Jansch with Ralph McTell
  • “Snowed in a Wheeler Street,” Kate Bush, with Elton John 
  • “On that Day,” Leonard Cohen 
  • “Hole in the Sky,” Juliana Hatfield 
  • “I Can’t See New York,” Tori Amos 
  • “When New York Had Her Heart Broke,” John Hiatt 
  • “Harbour,” Moby featuring Sinead O’Connor
  • “Ramshackle Day Parade,” Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros 
  • “Him,” Lily Allen 
  • “(Antichrist Television Blues),” Arcade Fire 
  • “Let’s Roll,” Neil Young 
  • “If This is Goodbye,” Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris
  • “My Blue Manhattan,” Ryan Adams 
  • “New New York,” The Cranberries 
  • “Empire State of Mind,” Jay-Z + Alicia Keys 
  • “Love’s in Need of Love Today,” Stevie Wonder 
  • “I’m Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes,” The Carter Family 
  • “(I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle Blow,” Hank Williams 
  • “You Are My Sunshine,” Norman Blake 
  • “You Are My Sunshine,” Aretha Franklin 
  • “Cigarettes Will Kill You,” Ben Lee 
  • “What Would Jay-Z Do?” Ben Lee 
  • “This is Music,” The Verve 
  • “Sunday (The Day Before My Birthday),” Moby 
  • “Porcelain,” Moby 
  • “Sweet Little Mystery,” John Martyn
  • “Back Down the River,” John Martyn 
  • “Everybody Lies,” Leo Kottke
  • “Don’t You Care,” The Buckinghams 
  • “Kind of a Drag,” The Buckinghams
  • “Hey Baby (They’re Playing Our Song),” The Buckinghams

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