01/31/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
Johnny B. Goode
If people are good only because they fear punishment,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We haven't used this theme in a newsletter for nine years. Nine years?!? How long have we been doing this, anyway?
BONUS - Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
|"Johnny B. Goode" is a 1958
rock and roll song written and originally performed by
Chuck Berry. The song was a major hit among both black and white
audiences peaking at #2 on
Hot R&B Sides chart and #8 on the
Billboard Hot 100.
The song is one of Berry's most famous recordings, has been covered by many artists, and has received several honors and accolades. It is also considered to be one of the most recognizable songs in music history.
Written by Berry in 1955, the song is about a poor country boy who plays a guitar "just like ringing a bell," and who might one day have his "name in lights."  Berry has acknowledged that the song is partly autobiographical, and originally had "colored boy" in the lyrics, but he changed it to "country boy" to ensure radio play. The title is suggestive that the guitar player is good, and hints at autobiographic elements because Berry was born at 2520 Goode Avenue in St. Louis. The song was initially inspired by Berry's piano player, Johnnie Johnson, though developed into a song mainly about Berry himself. Though Johnnie Johnson played on many other Chuck Berry songs, it was Lafayette Leake who played piano on this song.
The opening guitar riff on "Johnny B. Goode" is essentially a note-for-note copy of the opening single-note solo on Louis Jordan's "Ain't That Just Like a Woman" (1946), played by guitarist Carl Hogan.
Berry has written thirty more songs involving the character Johnny B. Goode, "Bye Bye Johnny", "Go Go Go", and "Johnny B. Blues"; and titled an album, and the nearly 19 min instrumental title track from it, as "Concerto in B. Goode".
From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of AL - 01/30/14:
I'm feeling better everyday now, but you can see what just a matter of
days can do to you after a big abdominal surgery. The pic of me in the
sweatpants was right before the surgery. The other pics were me about 10
I'll be recovering for weeks and won't likely begin lifting again till late spring or early summer. I guess that is what one could expect if they were about a day away from death! Takes time...
YIKESARONI! Thanks for the update, Brent!
Happy Birthday today to Lynn Stewart Schroeder ('71) of NC! John Patterson ('59) of TN AND Alan Nesbitt ('64) of NC!
03 - Maynard Thweatt ('57);
05 - The late Dickie Krause ('57) (deceased - 12/27/99) AND Charles Braslow ('65) of the Virgin Islands AND Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA;
Many Happy Returns to you all!
Hit #134,000 was made on Friday, January 31, 2014 by an unknown user.
THIS DAY IN WWII:
January 31, 1942 - Allied forces were defeated by the Japanese at the Battle of Malaya and retreat to the island of Singapore.
THIS DAY IN 1964:
January 31, 1964 - Diver
Sylvie Bernier was born, probably in
Sainte-Foy, Quebec, Canada.
Friday, January 31, 1964 - Guitarist and songwriter (Slayer) Jeff Hanneman was born Jeffrey John Hannemanin in Oakland, California. He died of liver failure on 02 May 2013 in Los Angeles, California at the age of 49.
From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of AL - 01/30/14 - "The great Winter Storm of '14...":
Winter Storm of '14...
Be in awe of Mother Nature's
power here in Daleville, AL. It was so potent a storm, they closed an
Army post and all the local schools for a day and a half... I'll take
it! The easiest 'snow storm' I've ever had to deal with!
This is all it takes to shut down Fort Rucker and all the schools in
Alabama for a day and a half. SNOW DAY??? HAHAHAHAHA
They can't handle the freezing rain. It rarely happens so they have no widespread defense against it. Still funny though...
Thanks, Brent! Here in Fayetteville we actually had 3" of snow over a nasty layer of frozen rain, so our schools were closed for three days! Good times!
|Thursday, January 30, 2014|
From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 01/30/14 - "Not Coming to Work":
|Best excuse yet
for not showing up for work!
Hello, Boss I can't come to work today:
WOWZERS! That's AWESOME! Thanks, Jimmy!
From John Patterson ('59) of TN - 01/30/14 - "Good Laugh":
|Students in an advanced Biology
class were taking their mid-term exam. The last question was, 'Name
seven advantages of Mother's Milk.' The question was worth 70 points or
none at all.
One student, in particular, was hard put to think of seven advantages - - However, he wrote:
1) It is the perfect formula for the child.
2) It provides immunity against several diseases.
3) It is always the right temperature.
4) It is inexpensive.
5) It bonds the child to mother, and vice versa.
6) It is always available as needed.
And then the student was stuck. Finally, in desperation, just before the bell rang indicating the end of the test, he wrote:
7) It comes in two attractive containers and it's high enough off the ground where the cat can't get it.
He got an A.
From My Friend, Mariel, of NC - 01/30/14 - "Nagging":
|Nail on the head! lol|
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/30/14 - "Auntie Acid (#1 in a Series of 10)":
Some of these are really funny.....
Hope you are surviving the snow.
GIGGLES! Thank you, Joan!
BONUS RETRO CROCHET PATTERN:
|Linda Permann's Retro Stripes Hat|
BONUS BE GOOD RECIPES:
GoodFood Healthy Recipes - "24 recipes packed with the good stuff to get you feeling great."
From LadyHawke's Weekly Jokes - 01/30/11:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Thursday, February 6, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds
Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month
at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above
Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon
is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends
in that year, go visit with them.
2. Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.
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Johnny B. Goode
Written and Recorded by Chuck Berry (b. 18 Oct 1926), 1958
Deep down in Louisiana, close to New Orleans,
Way back up in the woods among the evergreens,
There stood a log cabin made of earth and wood
Where lived a country boy named Johnny B. Goode
Who never ever learned to read or write so well?
But he could play the guitar just like a ringin' a bell.
Go! Go! Go, Johnny, go! go!
Go, Johnny, go! go!
Go, Johnny, go! go!
Go, Johnny, go! go! Johnny B. Goode
He used to carry his guitar in a gunnysack,
Go sit beneath the tree by the railroad track.
Old engineers would see him sittin' in the shade,
Strummin' with the rhythm that the drivers made.
When people passed him by they would stop and say,
'Oh, my but that little country boy could play'
His mother told him, 'someday you will be a man,
You will be the leader of a big ol' band.
Many people comin' from miles around
Will hear you play your music when the sun go down.
Maybe someday your name'll be in lights,
Sayin' 'Johnny B. Goode tonight''
midi courtesy of http://www.hamienet.com
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/22/05
Thanks, Dave! This MIDI is WAAAY cool!
lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/22/05
Thanks again, Dave!
clip art courtesy of
Twirling Treble Clef clip art courtesy of http://www.cliphoto.com/index0.htm - 01/23/05
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 03/07/06
Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL -
Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy
of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Animated Dancing Teddy courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Animated Dancing Elephant courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA -
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