- 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 Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/10/16 - " Jimmy Peters, Class of 1966":
|A life long friend of mine - and
I mean life long - and a friend to many of you has died. Jimmy Peters
died of a heart attack this afternoon around 3:30-4pm.
It is a tremendous loss that I can not put into words. God bless his family. This hurts.
OH, NO! Wayne Honey, I'm so sorry to learn this sad news! I'm preparing for Jimmy's Memorial Newsletter now. You have my deepest sympathies on the loss of your friend.
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 1966:
Monday, July 11, 1966 - Author Nadeem Aslam was born in Gujranwala, Pakistan.
Monday, July 11, 1966 - Actress Debbe Dunning was born Debra Dunning in Burbank, California.
Monday, July 11, 1966 - Actor and producer Greg Grunberg was born Gregory Phillip Grunberg in Los Angeles, California.
Monday, July 11, 1966 - Author and illustrator Kentaro Miura (三浦 建太郎) was born in Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan.
Monday, July 11, 1966 - Actor, producer, and screenwriter Mick Molloy was born Michael Molloy in Canberra, Australia.
Monday, July 11, 1966 - Minister and author Bo Sanchez was born Eugenio Isabelo Tomas Reyes Sanchez, Jr. in Caloocan City, Philippines.
Monday, July 11, 1966 - Basketball player and coach Rod Strickland was born Rodney Strickland in The Bronx, New York.
Monday, July 11, 1966 - Musician (The Almighty and Black Star Riders) Ricky Warwick was born in Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland.
Monday, July 11, 1966 - Poet Delmore Schwartz (b. 08 Dec 1913 in Brooklyn, New York) died in New York City, New York of a heart attack at the age of 52.
“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 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.”
(12 May 1925 - 22 Sept 2015)
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 07/09/16 - "How to know when it's really HOT!! (#1 in a series of 17)":
Climate Change! . . . is a new phenomenon
THIS IS WHEN YOU REALLY KNOW IT'S HOT!
Thanks, Dearest Judy!
|You know it’s hot outside when…|
|All of the ice in your cup melts, then the cup melts.|
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 Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of http://www.kahoks.org/chs/ - 09/22/07
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 Dancing Teddy courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Animated Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA -
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16Return to NNHS Class of 1965