Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Lucien Piccard Watch: Love, Peace and Hope




Tribute watch with a message of peace...inspired by 9/11...offered/accessible to "everyone at affordable price points."

Love, Peace, and Hope by Udi Behr for Lucien Piccard A Watch with a Message that Withstands the Test of Time


    NEW YORK, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- New York City intermixes a multitude of
 cultures, living together in one city. In this tradition, Love, Peace, and
 Hope by Udi Behr, effectively relays this everlasting message of resilience,
 optimism, and determination of the human spirit that is blind to all colors,
 religions, and creeds.
     Unlike traditional timepieces, Love, Peace, and Hope by Udi Behr combines
 the high-quality craftsmanship of a Swiss made watch, with designs that were
 born in New York City, by designer and Tribeca resident, Udi Behr. For spring,
 the collection introduces three new colors: light pink, camel and baby blue.
 These watches are accessible to everyone at affordable price points in various
 styles: with stainless steel and enamel, diamond bezels, and diamond pave
 face. Soft colors with a strong message, Love, Peace, and Hope by Udi Behr
 symbolizes the timeless belief that there is always "A time for love," "A time
 for peace," and "A time for hope." After all, one could never have too much
 love, peace, and hope.
     Right now, our country is pending a war and there is need to spread a
 message of peace. A peace sign, a heart, and a ribbon engraved with a
 commanding message of "Love, Peace, and Hope" emanates what can only be seen
 in the eye of the beholder and in the heart.
     Love, Peace, and Hope by Udi Behr for Lucien Piccard is a collection of
 timepieces established two years ago by renowned jewelry designer Udi Behr.
 Inspired by a moving letter from his daughter to the survivors of 9/11, Udi
 developed this accessory with an everlasting significance to its design and
 function. "It's important to always have hope, dream of peace, and to love,"
 says Udi Behr, "this is how I live my life and its what shines through in my
 designs."
     Udi's commitment to changing the world for the better surpasses just
 designing. He devotes much of his time to working with charities inspired by
 the ideals of "Love, Peace, and Hope." A percentage of the proceeds from his
 watches are donated to charity and he has been involved with Ground Hero Kids,
 God Love we Deliver, Gay Men's Health Crisis, Aids Awareness and the Fight
 Against Breast Cancer.
     Love, Peace, and Hope by Udi Behr watches are available at Saks Fifth
 Avenue and Bloomingdales.
 
 

SOURCE  Love, Peace and Hope by Udi Behr for Lucien Piccard

America: A Tribute to Heroes CD




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America: A Tribute to Heroes
Live album by Various artists
Released2001
RecordedSeptember 21, 2001
GenreRock, pop
Length91:18
LabelInterscope
Various artists chronology
The Concert for New York City
(2001)
America: A Tribute to Heroes
(2001)
United We Stand: What More Can I Give
(2001)
America: A Tribute to Heroes was a benefit concert created by the heads of the four major American broadcast networks; Fox, ABC, NBC and CBS. Joel Gallen was selected by them to produce and run the show. Actor George Clooney organized celebrities to perform and to man the telephone bank. The marketing and public relations was headed by Warner Bros. EVP Corp Comm with assistance from the marketing and publicity departments of all four broadcast networks. It was broadcast live by the four major American television networks and all of the cable networks in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in 2001. Done in the style of a telethon, it featured a number of national and international entertainers performing to raise money for the victims and their families, particularly but not limited to the New York City firefighters and New York City police officers. It aired September 21, 2001, uninterrupted and commercial-free. It was released on December 4, 2001 on compact disc and DVD.
On a dark stage illuminated by hundreds of candles, twenty-one artists performed songs of mourning and hope, while various actors and other celebrities delivered short spoken messages. The musical performances took place at three studios in Los Angeles (CBS Television City), New York, and London, while the celebrity messages took place at Los Angeles.[citation needed] Some of the musicians including Neil Young and Eddie Vedder were heard working the phone banks taking pledges. The money raised amounted to over $200 million, and was given to the United Way's September 11 Telethon Fund.
In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine selected this concert, along with the later The Concert for New York City, as one of the 50 moments that changed rock and roll.
The show was also simulcast in Canada; Young and another Canadian singer, Celine Dion, performed.


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Over 35 network and cable outlets simultaneously broadcast America: A Tribute to Heroes, including: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, A&E, BET, Country Music Television, Comedy Central, Court TV, Discovery Channel, E!, Fox Family, Fox Sports Net, FX, Galavision, Hallmark Channel, HBO, Lifetime, MTV, Oxygen, PAX, PBS, Sci-Fi, Showtime, Sundance Channel, Telemundo, TLC, TNN, TNT, The WB, Turner South, Univision, UPN, USA Network, VH1.
America: A Tribute to Heroes was simulcast on the Internet at www.tributetoheroes.org and at America Online, as well as on more than 8,000 radio outlets around the country, including Westwood One, Clear Channel Communications and ABC Radio affiliates in major markets.
Internationally, America: A Tribute to Heroes has been distributed to broadcasters and cablecasters in more than 210 countries around the world. Further, the American Forces Network carried the program live on radio and television to American soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines in over 175 countries around the world.

Tiffany New York Stock Exchange Coin






Interesting tribute/commemorative object and another great example of corporate influence and curating of 9/11.  Featuring Tiffany and the New York Stock Exchange, two iconic NYC companies, tied to 9/11 forever by a coin.
 
Description: This Tiffany & Co. commemorative medallion was given to members of the New York Stock Exchange in memory of the attack on 9/11. Tiffany & Co. commissioned this medallion to be made for the members of the NYSE & was never sold as a retail item. On the front is the inscription "Let Freedom Ring" with the NYSE columns & the red white & blue colors. On the back are the words " We Will Never Forget September 11, 2001. The coin is approx 3 inches in diameter, 3/16 thick & weighs approx 155 grams. Dated 2002.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

CBC Day 6 Interview: "The 9/11 gift shop: kitsch and grief"

An interview I did recently with Brent Bambury on his program Day 6 with the CBC.  You can listen here.




The 9/11 gift shop: kitsch and grief



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The National September 11th Memorial Museum opened this week, displaying wreckage, destroyed emergency vehicles, and photos of the victims. But the museum drew fire from critics for its gift shop, which sells cheese trays, coffee mugs, sweatshirts, and plush rescue dogs. Producer Jane Cramer spoke to visitors about their gift shop purchases on the museum's opening day, and Brent spoke with Andrew Marietta, a man who has amassed the world's largest collection of 9/11 memorabilia.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

AFX FX-95 911 Tribute Street Helmet






This 9/11 tribute helmet from 2011 is a great example of the continued impact of 9/11.  9/11 is a brand in itself, driving sales.  Also, this is another example of "corporate curating," where a company is making their mark in history through the production of this object.

From a Press Release (http://www.afxhelmets.com/resources/pdfs/FX-95_911_PRESS_RELEASE.pdf):
FX-95 911 TRIBUTE STREET HELMET
Based on the new for 2011 AFX FX-95 street helmet, this special limited edition helmet was made available in a one time production run of 911 pieces. Each helmet is individually serial numbered and comes with a deluxe carrying bag and certificate of authenticity.

Distributed In America by Parts Unlimited
To find a Parts Unlimited dealer near you, log onto www.parts-unlimited.com or www.afxhelmets.com
SUG. RETAIL
$139.95

C E R T I F I C A T E of AU T H E N T I C I T Y
Thank you for purchasing one of our Limited Edition FX-95 9-11 tribute helmets. Only 911 of these helmets will be produced to mark the 10th anniversary of September 11,2001. Each helmet is uniquely numbered from 1 to 911, and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of every helmet will be donated to the 9-11 charity www.tuesdayschildren.org.

In prayer and remembrance, our hearts go out to the victims and families affected by the terrorist acts of September 11th, 2001. Please take a moment to remember the thousands of innocent people who paid the ultimate price for freedom. Our prayers are always with them.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tommy Bahama 9/11 Tribute Shirt




9/11 tribute shirt.  There were 3 difference versions created by Tommy Bahama.  This example has the original tribute tag attached.  

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Hole in the World by the Eagles: September 11th Tribute Song




"Hole in the World" is a song by the Eagles, written by Don Henley and Glenn Frey, in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks, released in 2003.
This is the first Eagles recording without guitarist Don Felder since 1974, and it was released as a DVD single with some bonus tracks: the "Hole in the World" Stereo Mix & 5.1 Multichannel track, the video, outtakes from the video and a trailer for the DVD Farewell 1 Tour-Live from Melbourne.
"Hole in the World" appears on the 2003 compilation album The Very Best Of, as well the DVD (only in the first edition). It was also included as a bonus track on the Deluxe Edition of the 2007 album Long Road Out of Eden.