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02/01/17 - NNHS Newsletter
“My tears are flowing for you
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This U2 song is from 1987 - a bit new for our tastes, but I hope you enjoy it anyway.
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmSdTa9kaiQ - With or Without You - U2, 1987
|"With or Without You" is a song by the Irish
rock band U2.
It is the third track from their 1987 album,
The Joshua Tree, and was released as the album's first
single on 21 March 1987. The song was the group's most successful
single at the time, becoming their first number-one hit in both the
United States and Canada by topping the
Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks and the
RPM national singles chart for one week.
"With or Without You" features sustained guitar parts played by guitarist The Edge with a prototype of the Infinite Guitar, along with vocals by lead singer Bono and a bassline by bassist Adam Clayton. The song originated from a demo recorded in late 1985 that the group continued to work on throughout The Joshua Tree sessions. Ostensibly a troubled love song, the track's lyrics were inspired by Bono's conflicting feelings about the lives he led as a musician and domestic man.
Critics praised the song upon its release. It is frequently performed on the band's tours, and it has appeared on a number of their compilation albums and concert films. "With or Without You" is U2's second most frequently covered song. In 2010, Rolling Stone magazine placed the song at number 132 on their list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time"...
Bono wrote the lyrics while struggling to reconcile his responsibilities as both a married man and a musician. His wanderlust in belonging to a musical act was often at odds with his domestic life. While writing the lyrics, he realized that neither facet of his life defined him, but rather the tension between the two did. He explains that the final lyric is about "torment" and how repressing desires only makes them stronger...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today
Paul Dobie ('66) of CO!
Happy Groundhog Day Birthday tomorrow toPorter Phillips Booker ('57) AND the late Thelma Spade Roberts ('57) (deceased - 08/26/05) AND John Patterson ('59) of TN AND Alan Nesbitt ('64) of NC!
Happy Birthday this week to:
03 - Maynard Thweatt ('57) AND Phyllis Sweeney Snyder ('63) of TN;
05 - The late Dickie Krause ('57) (deceased - 12/27/99) AND Stephanie Spritzer Gellman ('63) of CT AND the late Charles Braslow ('65) (deceased - 08/28/15) AND Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA;
06 - Sue Miller Dearnley ('64) of VA AND Steve Burns ('65) of MN;
08 - Bob Hines ('66) of VA!
|Many Happy Returns to You All!|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
February 01, 1942 -
German-occupied Norway, appointed
Vidkun Quisling the
Minister President of the
February 01, 1942 -
Voice of America, the official external radio and television service of the
United States federal government, began broadcasting with programs aimed at
areas controlled by the
THIS DAY IN 1967:
|Wednesday, February 01, 1967 - Author and screenwriter Meg Cabot was born Meggin Patricia Cabot in Bloomington, Indiana.|
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 01/31/15:
|“The Lord's truth is
not altered by fads, popularity, or public opinion polls.”
David A. Bednar
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA - 01/30/17:
|It would be helpful if you
would release these (Newsletters)
one by one as completed instead of letting them pile up to 19!
Thank you, Renee, I agree! That's the way I did it ten years or so ago. There are a great many things I was able to do then which elude me now. Spending ten to twelve hours at the keyboard is but one of them.
Last year's opening Newsletter contained this entry on the subject:
Jeffers ('60) of VA -
12/05/15 (but only just discovered - ?!?):
I'll try to do better, Renee, but when I fail, as I inevitably will, I'll refer you to the story of The Old Gray Mare.
From Lloyd Nelson ('61) of VA - 01/31/17 - "OLD YEARBOOKS":
Sorry for the delay in responding to your email but have been very busy. You said you are interested in the 1949 yearbook of Mary Sue's ('52) and because of the age difference I was wondering how you knew my sister?
Ah, easy-peasy, Lloyd! Mary Sue was my incredibly patient Senior Department Teacher at Trinity Methodist Church back in The Olden Days! You wouldn't want to say that we were naughty little rascals, but... well, yes. Yes, we were!
Matthews Vannoy ('60 / '64) of VA
YEAH, THAT! Thanks, Carlene!
|“I don't want yes-men
around me. I want everyone to tell the truth, even if it costs them
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/16/17 - "Smile Makers (#5 in a Series of 12)":
BONUS VALENTINE CROCHET PATTERN:
BONUS OLD FASHIONED RECIPES:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Recorded by U2, 1987
"With or Without You" midi courtesy of http://lef_tee.tripod.com/tunes.html - 02/02/10 (sic)
"With or Without You" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyrics007.com/U2%20Lyrics/With%20Or%20Without%20U%20Lyrics.html - 02/02/10 (sic)
Image of Lonely Kittens courtesy of http://www.123greetings.com/family/miss_you/relationshi32.html - 02/02/10 (sic)
Cat Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars14.html - 07/13/09
Animated Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
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
Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of
Al Farber ('64) of GA
OOPS! Smiley Face clip art courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/27/09
Animated Laughing Cat courtesy
of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07
Animated Pulsing Heart courtesy of http://www.gagirl.com/graphics/graphics.html - 02/12/05 (re-saved 02/13/09)
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16