03/05/14 - NNHS Newsletter - The Zoo
11:30 at night, there is probably no more
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Oh, looky. It's another Scorpions song! And it's about New Yawk City!! Now that's a win-win!
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfyaRQIbOWM - The Zoo - Scorpions, Live
|"The Zoo" is a song by the German
heavy metal band
Scorpions, written by band members
Rudolf Schenker (guitar) and
Klaus Meine (vocals). It first appeared on the band's
Animal Magnetism.The song has been featured on a few of
Scorpions "Best-Of" compilations, including
Deadly Sting: The Mercury Years,
Bad for Good: The Very Best of Scorpions, the box set
Box of Scorpions and a re-recorded version for the
Comeblack album. The song was released as a single in 1980 but
had limited chart success, peaking at #75 in the UK.
Although the song performed poorly on the charts, it is a critically acclaimed heavy metal song. One critic notes "The Zoo" is both "ominously slow and melodically accessible," with a key element being the "Berlin burlesque vocal melody." Schenker wrote much of the song's music during the band's first tour of the United States in 1979. When Meine first heard Schenker's riff, it reminded him of the band's earlier visit to a street in New York City, which was humorously called a "zoo." Meine later composed the song's lyrics, which contain references to city streets - most notably, New York's 42nd Street.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Hazel Pegram Southall ('57) AND Helen Pegram Ignace ('57) AND Jeanie Scruggs Anderson ('65) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
08 - The late Mildred Mae Linkous Spriggs (June '38) (deceased 07/04/07) - also Mother of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA AND Doris Burns ('38) - also Mother of Steve Burns ('65) of MN;
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|March 05, 1933 -
Nazi Party received 43.9% at the
Reichstag elections. This later allowed the Nazis to pass the
Enabling Act and establish a dictatorship.
March 05, 1942 - The United States Navy Seabees were established.
March 05, 1943 - The first flight of Gloster Meteor jet aircraft in the United Kingdom.
March 05, 1943 - Germany called fifteen and sixteen year olds for military service due to war losses.
THIS DAY IN 1964:
|Wednesday, March 05, 1964 - Singer-songwriter (Noir Désir) and convicted murderer Bertrand Cantat was born in Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France.|
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 03/04/14:
May you always have
We wanted to share these photos
with as many people as possible because you will probably never have a
chance to see this rare sight again. This is a really special treat, so
enjoy the shots of a lifetime!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/14/14 - "Snow in Russia (#17 in a Series of 37)":
Hope these come through. In light of recent weather....
Snow in Russia
Now THIS is winter!
YIKESARONI! Thanks again, Joan!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/19/14 - "LAUGHS FOR THE DAY (#10 in a Series of 16)":
...These should be some fun.
GIGGLES! Thanks, Joan!
From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 02/24/14 - "Who says men can't decorate? (#7 in a Series of 10)":
Who says men can't decorate?
They can decorate very well!
SO COOL! Thanks, Ruthie!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 03/01/14 - "Modern Gadgets (#4 in a series of 15)":
|WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Dools!|
BONUS - NEW YORK'S QUEEN OF CROCHET:
- Agata (Olek) Oleksiak - "Meet New
York's Queen of Crochet -- she leaves city in stitches from
walls to Wall Street"
http://laughingsquid.com/street-artist-olek-crochet-bombs-astor-place-cube-in-new-york-city/ - Agata (Olek) Oleksiak - "Street Artist Olek Crochet-Bombs Astor Place Cube in New York City"
http://nymag.com/homedesign/spring2011/agata-oleksiak-2011-5/ Agata (Olek) Oleksiak - " 'I Yarn-Bombed This' - An insatiable crocheter makes sweaters for bikes, teapots, and entire apartments.
BONUS NEW YORK RECIPES:
|http://allrecipes.com/recipes/usa-regional-and-ethnic/northeast/new-york/ - "Looking for New York recipes? Allrecipes has more than 70 trusted New York recipes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips."|
A student came to a young
professor's office hours. She glanced down the hall, closed his door,
and knelt pleadingly.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
March 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, March 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.
3. Thursday, April 3, 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.
4. Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 60-YEAR REUNION in Newport News. Further info from Dr. Harry Simpson at 804 694 0346 or email@example.com, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or email@example.com.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 02/20/14
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Written byRudolf Schenker (b. 31 Aug 1948) and Klaus Meine (b. 25 May 1948)
Recorded by Scorpions, 1979
"The Zoo" midi courtesy of http://www.rppmf.com/scorpions.htm - 03/05/13
"The Zoo" lyrics courtesy ofhttp://www.lyricsfreak.com/s/scorpions/the+zoo_20122489.html - 02/19/10
First Image of New York City's 42nd Street courtesy of http://www.inetours.com/New_York/Pages/photos/Times-Square-New-42nd.html - 03/05/10
Second Image of New York City's 42nd Street courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/42nd_Street_%28Manhattan%29 - 03/05/10
Animated Sparkling Theater Lights clip art courtesy of http://gifsnow.com/ - 05/22/03
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip
art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Marine Corps Seal clip art
courtesy of the late
Herbert Hice of MI
one of my
who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.