- NNHS Newsletter - Red Rain
“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We're not having red rain here yet in Fayetteville (I hope!), but it would hardly surprise me by now.....
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7m7Q9VwYqw - Red Rain - Peter Gabriel - Live in Concert, 2006
"Red Rain" is the first track on Peter Gabriel's 1986 solo album So. In the USA, it was the second single from the album and reached #3 on Billboard magazine's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in the fall of 1986, receiving strong radio airplay and MTV rotation; in the rest of the world it was not released until 1987 and received minor airplay and poor sales. Stewart Copeland from The Police played the hi-hat for the rain-like background sound; the rest of the drumming was handled by Jerry Marotta. A live version also charted in the US and the UK in 1994.
The song is a combination of several inspirations. The lyrics directly reference a recurring dream Gabriel was having where he swam in his pool drinking cold red wine. Another version of the dream had bottles falling from a cliff, and the bottles were in the shape of people. When they were smashed on the ground, the people-shaped bottles had red liquid coming out, and then it began to rain the same red liquid.
Earlier in his solo career, Gabriel had an idea for a movie, Mozo. In it, villagers were punished for their sins with a blood red rain. "Red Rain" was to be the theme song. This idea was eventually scrapped, although there was a mention of Mozo in the song "On the Air" in Peter Gabriel (II). "Down The Dolce Vita", "Here Comes The Flood", and "Exposure" also reference the Mozo story, as well.
According to the sleeve notes from the remastered version of So, it is also a reference to acid rain. Based on one interpretation of some of the lyrics it is also thought to refer to nuclear fallout.
From the Incomparable Charis Bean Duke (Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of PA - 07/10/14:
|Just saw my thyroid
surgeon and got the test results. There is no sign of cancer. None.
"This is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long!"
Thank you for your prayers, thoughts, and support.
WHOO-HOO! Thank you for that fabulous news, Dearest Charis!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday today to
Bobby Maddy ('57) AND
Aretie Gallins Patterson
('59) of TN!
Happy Birthday this week to:
13 - James Stidham ('57) ANDBobby Jeffries ('63); My Oldest Granddaughter, Elizabeth Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '12) of IL;
18 -Bill Queensberry ('57) AND Mary Ellen Brewer ('57)!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
July 11, 1943 - The Massacres of Poles in Volhynia and Eastern Galicia by the Ukrainian Insurgent Army within the Reichskommissariat Ukraine (Volhynia) peaked.
July 11, 1944 - Count Claus von Stauffenberg, a German army officer, transported a bomb to Adolf Hitler's headquarters in Berchtesgaden, Bavaria. The assassination attempt was delayed and was postponed until July 20 at Rastenburg.
THIS DAY IN 1964:
From My Granddaughter, Rachel Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '14) of IL - 07/10/14:
|There are only thirty
days left until I leave for college! BYU,
here I come!
COOL BEANS! Congratulations, Rachel! We're all very proud of you!
From Me ('65) of NC - 07/10/14:
|21 Dogs Sitting Awkwardly. #5 Totally Made My Day!!|
From My Friend, Paul, of IL - 07/10/14:
|SO TRUE! Thanks, Paul!|
BONUS RED BABY CROCHET PATTERNS:
Alli Hyer's Red Baby Hairband - "A free crochet pattern baby
headband like this one is great for a young baby. The yarn is soft
enough but it's also thin enough for baby to wear without getting in the
way. It's an easy crochet pattern that uses single crochet and double
http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/ladybug-baby-cocoon and http://www.redheart.com/files/patterns/pdf/LW3343.pdf - Lorna Miser's Ladybug Baby Cocoon - "Baby will be snug as a bug in this sweet cocoon. Crocheted in soft yarn it’s perfect for photo moments and keeping baby feeling secure and cozy."
BONUS RED VELVET RECIPES:
|http://www.ivillage.com/22-mouth-watering-red-velvet-recipes/3-a-540263?dst=iv%3AiVillage%3A22-mouth-watering-red-velvet-recipes-540263 - 22 Mouth-Watering Red Velvet Recipes - "Love red velvet cake, but looking for a way to make the decadent dessert even more special? Check out these twists on the Southern favorite. From brownies to biscotti and ice cream to icebox cakes, these 22 indulgent red velvet recipes are too amazing to resist."|
From www.ajokeaday.com - 07/10/14:
|A newsboy was standing on the corner with a stack of papers,
yelling, "Read all about it! Fifty people swindled! Fifty people
Curious, a man walked over, bought a paper, and said, "Hey kid, this is an old paper, where’s the story about the big swindle?”
The newsboy ignored him and went on calling out, "Read all about it!
Fifty-one people swindled!”
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