03/06/20 - NNHS Newsletter - Yakety Yak
I'm talking, my words can't keep up
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
BONUS - Yakety Yak - The Coasters
|"Yakety Yak" is a song written, produced, and arranged by
Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller for
The Coasters and released on
Atlantic Records in
1958, spending seven weeks as #1 on
the R&B charts and a week as
number one on the
Hot 100 pop list.
This song was one of a string of singles released by The Coasters
between 1957 and 1959 that dominated the charts, one of the biggest
performing acts of the
rock and roll era.
The song is a "playlet," a word Stoller used for the glimpses into teenage life that characterized the songs Leiber and Stoller wrote and produced. The lyrics describe the listing of household chores to a kid, presumably a teenager, the teenager's response ("yakety yak") and the parents' retort ("don't talk back") — an experience very familiar to a middle-class teenager of the day. Leiber has said the Coasters portrayed "a white kid’s view of a black person’s conception of white society." The serio-comic street-smart “playlets” etched out by the songwriters were sung by the Coasters with a sly clowning humor, while the screaming saxophone of King Curtis filled in hot, honking bursts in the up-tempo doo-wop style. The group was openly theatrical in style—they were not pretending to be expressing their own experience.
The threatened punishment for not taking out the garbage and sweeping the floor is, in the song's humorous lyrics:
And the refrain is:
If you need help getting your act together so you can go rock and roll some more, by all means visit the FlyLady, who has changed countless lives (including mine):
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday this week to:
Mildred Mae Linkous Spriggs (June '38)
08 - The late Mildred Mae Linkous Spriggs (June '38)(d. 04 July 2007) - also Mother of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA AND Doris Burns ('38) - also Mother of Steve Burns ('65) of MN;
13 - Betty Spain Uecker ('63) of VA AND My Daughter-in-Law, Kim Woods Harty (Hillsboro HS,, IL / Richard Milburn Academy, FL - '03) of NC!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN 1970:
|Tuesday, March 06, 1970 - An explosion at the
Weather Underground safe house in Greenwich Village
Tuesday, March 06, 1970 - Actor William Hopper (b. William DeWolf Hopper, Jr. on 26 Jan 1915 in New York City, New York) died of pneumonia in Palm Springs, California at the age of 55. He had suffered a stroke three weeks earlier.
From My Friend, Roshana, of NC (now of TX) - 03/06/15:
|“Patience is tied
very closely to faith in our Heavenly Father. Actually, when we are
unduly impatient, we are suggesting that we know what is best—better
than does God. Or, at least, we are asserting that our timetable is
better than His. We can grow in faith only if we are willing to wait
patiently for God's purposes and patterns to unfold in our lives, on His
Neal A. Maxwell
|Thank you, Joan!|
|“There is a statue of
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/28/20, 9:32 AM - "Saint Patrick's Day" (#6 in a Series of 17):
Wishing you all a happy Saint
Don't forget to wear green.
OOH! Thank you, Shari!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/28/20, 9:12 AM - "Funny Dogs" (#6 in a Series of 22):
~ I hope these pictures make
you smile. ~
BAH-HA-HA-HA! Thanks, Shari!
BONUS CLEAN OUT YOUR YARN SCRAP BASKET CROCHET PATTERNS:
Don't Throw Away Your Leftover Yarn --
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patterns that can be crocheted using yarns left over from other
How to Crochet a Shawl from Scrap Yarn: A Pretty Stash Busting Crochet Project by Erica Jackofsky - "I ds you can have this necklace ready to wear in no time."
BONUS NEW YORK KNIT PATTERN:
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From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 03/05/18:
|Tax collector: "It is your duty as a citizen
to pay taxes, and we expect you to pay them with a smile."
Taxpayer (grinning widely): "Wonderful! I thought you expected me to pay them with cash!"
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Every Tuesday,
7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde
Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.
2. Wednesday, March 11, 2020 -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.
3. Wednesday, May 13, 2020 -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.
4. Friday, May 15, 2020 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at the Burger Theory Restaurant in the Holiday Inn, 980 Omni Boulevard, Newport News. CONTACT:
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 02/29/20
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
THREE WAYS TO DONATE:
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to email@example.com; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
Yakety YakWords and Music by: Jerry Leiber (25 Apr 1933 – 22 Aug 2011) and Mike Stoller (b. 13 Mar 1933)
"Yakety Yak" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/24/05
"Yakety Yak" lyrics courtesy of lyrics courtesy of http://www.just-oldies.com/1958/yakety_yak.htm
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/24/05
Thanks again, Dave!
Dishes in Sink Image courtesy of http://www.photoclipartisland.com/around/cleaning/cleaning3.htm - 02/24/05
Paper Towels Image courtesy of http://www.photoclipartisland.com/around/cleaning/cleaning4.htm - 02/24/05
Broom Image courtesy of http://www.photoclipartisland.com/around/cleaning/cleaning1.htm - 02/24/05
Brush and Dust Pan Image courtesy of http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/Ci.html#anchor11211412 – 02/24/05
Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars6.html - 02/24/05
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of http://www.kahoks.org/chs/ - 09/22/07
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
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