- 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.
1. Nuel Quisenberry ('58) of FL - 07/11/15 - "Add me to your mailing list":
|I am (James) Nuel
Quisenberry. I graduated NNHS class of 1958. I live in Port Orange, FL.
I am retired from Horne Brothers, Inc., Newport News. I served in the USCG Reserve, attended Elon College, NC, am married with two married
daughters and 4 grandchildren..
Welcome aboard, Nuel! I've added you to my mailing list as well as to the Alumni Page for your class:
Now all we need is your birthday so that we can annoy... er, that is help you celebrate it for a week each year.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday today to
Bobby Maddy ('57)
Aretie Gallins Patterson
('59) of TN!
Happy Birthday this week to:
13 - James Stidham ('57) ANDBobby Jeffries ('63);
18 - Bill Queensberry ('57) AND Mary Ellen Brewer ('57)!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN 1965:
Sunday, July 11, 1965 - Kick-boxer Ernesto Hoost was born Ernesto Fritz Hoost in Heemskerk, North Holland, The Netherlands.
Sunday, July 11, 1965 - Bass player (Weezer) Scott Shriner was born Scott Gregory Shriner in Toledo, Ohio.
“By and large I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is
because we are thinking only of ourselves.”
-Gordon B. Hinckley
(23 June 1910 - 27 Jan 2008)
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 07/10/15 - "Bodies of WWII US Marines recovered in Pacific":
WOWZERONI! Thank you, Billy!
From My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of CA -07/10/15:
I think this speaks for itself.
BOY HOWDY! Thank you so much, Dale! I really appreciate this!
Without even touching on the line heard repeatedly in our own household for years and years ("I'm sick; he's faking"), I can think of one or two more squares to add to this cartoon, but I won't say them!
“It's getting late early.”
(b. 12 May 1925)
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 06/01/15 - "Texas Humor (#27 in a series of 33)":
|Thanks, Dearest Judy!|
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 FOOD RECIPES:
|http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/collections/slideshow/18-red-food-recipes-breakfast-lunch-dinner-dessert-cocktail-hour/?slide=1 - 18 Red Food Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, and Cocktail Hour|
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
Written by Peter Gabriel, 1986
(b. 13 Feb 1950)
Red rain is coming down
"Red Rain" midi courtesy of http://www.eadcentral.com/go/1/1/0/http://www.geocities.com/vlads_midi_popular5/petergabriel.html - 07/11/09
"Red Rain" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsfreak.com/p/peter+gabriel/red+rain_20107512.html - 07/11/09
Image of "Red Rain" courtesy of http://anonymoses.blogspot.com/2005/02/high-strangeness-when-flesh-and-blood.html - 07/11/09
Animated Red Rain Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars6.html - 07/11/09
Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of http://gifsnow.com/ - 03/07/06
Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of
http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/SealsEmblems/USCG.htm - 10/03/07
Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of http://www.kahoks.org/chs/ - 09/22/07
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
Animated Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA -