- NNHS Newsletter
“Mama exhorted her children at every
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
|Van Halen?!? Okay.....|
BONUS - Jump - Van Halen, 1984
|"Jump" is a song released on December 21, 1983 by the
Halen. It is the only
single the group released in their career to reach number one on the
Billboard Hot 100.
It was released in 1984 as the second track on the album
1984. The song breaks the mold of earlier Van Halen songs,
mainly in its rolling
synth line (played on an
Oberheim OB-Xa), although the song contains the standard
Eddie Van Halen
guitar solo, which Eddie claims as his favorite solo he never wrote.
This refers to the fact that the producer spliced parts of two different
takes to create the one heard in the song.
"Jump" may be Van Halen's most popular and instantly recognizable composition, perhaps because its sound embodies the key aspects of both of the two genres of popular music most associated with the 1980s in America: synth-driven pop and "arena"-style metal. It was inspired by famed martial artist Benny Urquidez, of whom David Lee Roth was a student. The song changed the future and style of Van Halen from being a predominantly hard rock band to one of more radio-oriented popular music...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today
('65) of TX
My Granddaughter, Rachel Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '14) of
serving an eighteen-month mission for The
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in
Happy Birthday this week to:
04 - Wanda Hodge Underwood ('57) AND Charlie Snead ('64) of NC;
05 - Jane Penn Clark ('57) AND Tom Jones (Warwick HS - '60) of VA;
06 - Patsy Lewis Hancock ('57) AND (according to Plaxo) Norman Olshansky ('64) of FL ANDVan Rowell ('65) of NC;
07 - Judy Abbott Copes ('57);
08 - Frank Gibson ('63) of VA;
09 - Patty Andrews Mays ('61) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
|May 02, 1933 -
May 02, 1941 - Following the
coup d'état against
'Abd al-Ilah earlier that year, the United Kingdom launched the
Anglo-Iraqi War to restore him to power.
May 02, 1945 -
Italian Campaign – General
Heinrich von Vietinghoff signed the official instrument of surrender of all
forces in Italy.
THIS DAY IN 1967:
Tuesday, April 02, 1967 -
Elvis Presley and
Priscilla Beaulieu were married in
From My Friend, Laura, of NC - 05/01/15:
|“Selfless acts of
service and consecration refine our spirits, remove the scales from our
spiritual eyes, and open the windows of heaven. By becoming the answer
to someone’s prayer, we often find the answer to our own.”
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Thanks so much, Laura!
From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 05/01/17 - " House Concert - Saturday May 6th - 'Hits and Grins' ":
We are so glad to get these guys back to Z Music Room - A Crowd
Pleaser....Musically Fun and Funny...lots of big hits!!
Doors open at 6:00 PM - Music Starts at 7:30 PM - Featured Event is at 9:00 PM
Potluck - BYOB - Donate $15 @ Z Door!!
Terry G. Seay
Songwriter House Concerts Since 2009
|Steve Dean||Bill Whyte||Victoria Venier|
Steve Dean wrote “Fast Lanes and Country Roads” (Barbara Mandrell), “Honky Tonk Girl” (Joe Nichols), “It Takes a Little Rain” (Oak Ridge Boys), “Round About Way” (George Strait), “Shadow of a Distant Friend” (Waylon Jennings), “Walk On” (Reba McEntire), and "Watching You” (Rodney Atkins).
Bill Whyte wrote “Crickets” (Joe Nichols), “I’m Going Ugly Early Tonight” (Cledus T. Judd), “Retired” (Ray Stevens), and “Safe Haven” (Hillary Scott & the Scott Family). Whyte has also worked in radio since he was a teenager and is a member of the Country Radio Hall of Fame.
Victoria Venier is a multi-talented singer/songwriter and dynamic performer. As a songwriter she recently landed on the Grammy nominated CD “The Standard” by Take Six with her single “Back To You”. And she is also a featured singer/songwriter on the critically acclaimed project “This Is My America” with three song contributions.
Born and raised in Illinois corn country, Victoria now lives in Nashville but has toured nationally and internationally. She has performed on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry numerous times and has been a featured entertainer in Ireland at the Belfast/Nashville Songwriters Exchange where she “wowed” the international crowd.
Victoria is a multi-instrumentalist high energy contagious stage performer; and as a vocalist, she has backed up greats like Brenda Lee, Joe Diffie, Linda Davis, Sandi Patti and BeBe Winans. She also stays in high demand as a Nashville session singer, recording demos, soundtracks and commercials.
|WOWZERONI-RINI! Thank you, Terry! Y'all have fun!|
From Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of NJ - 05/01/17 - "Zucchini Snacks":
Cut a zucchini into thin slices and toss in 1 Tbsp. olive oil, sea salt, and pepper. Sprinkle with paprika and bake at 450°F for 25 to 30 minutes.
Using paprika will not only flavor this healthy snack, but will also boost your metabolism, reduce your appetite, and lower your blood pressure.
YUMMY! Thank you, Mary!
is less important than quality.”,
(18 Nov 1899 - 12 Mar 1985)
From George Helliesen ('61) of VA - 04/16/17 - "25 Actual Predictions That Were Absolutely Wrong!" (#12 in a Series of 25):
|WOWZERONI! Thanks, George!|
BONUS JUMPSUIT CROCHET PATTERN:Deborah Kitts' Long Preemie Jumpsuit
http://tlcforangels.tripod.com/tlcpatterns.html - Debbie Murray's Baby Jumpsuits - plus more!
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 05/01/17:
DATES TO REMEMBER: