- NNHS Newsletter - Red Rain
“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I hope you're not having red rain where you are.....
BONUS - 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.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to
Bobby Maddy ('57)
AND Aretie Gallins Patterson
('59) of TN!
Happy Birthday this week to:
13 - James Stidham ('57) AND Bobby Jeffries ('63);Robert Fulcher ('64) of VA;
16 - the Cutest Girl in the Class of '65, Dianne Adams Puckette of VA;
18 - Bill Queensberry ('57) AND Mary Ellen Brewer ('57)!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
July 11, 1921 - A truce in the Irish War of Independence came into effect.
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 1971:
July 11, 1971 - Copper mines in Chile were nationalized.
July 11, 1971 - Singer-songwriter and actress Leisha Hailey was born in Okinawa, USCAR (nowadays Japan).
July 11, 1971 - Racing driver Pedro Rodríguez (b. Pedro Rodríguez de la Vega on 18 Jan 1940 in Mexico City, Mexico) was killed while competing in a Ferrari during an Interserie sports car race in Norisring, Nuremberg, West Germany. He was 31.
“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 Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA -
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 07/11/21, 6:36 AM - "THERE'S JUST SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT SUNDAY MORNING.":
Good morning, my friends, and I wonder how many of you
feel as I do on Sunday morning. There is just something very special on this
wonderful day of the week. The world just feels calmer and more gentle in
the early morning air. Even the animals seem less restless and more at ease.
And as the Eastern sky begins to slowly light up and turn the darkness into
light, I know that God's love and grace for we mortal humans is absolutely
true and awaiting us. He loves us despite our frailties and weaknesses and
He wants us to be the best we can be. So, whatever you think or feel, just
open your heart to Him on this Sunday morning. The experience will make us
feel so much better, allow us to open our eyes and see what is really true,
and with a little devotion and faith by us we will be more enriched by the
experience with Him than anything else we could do. Be blessed this day, my
friends, and have peace and tranquility in your hearts and know that God is
working on and for each and everyone of us. Enjoy this Sabbath Day and God
bless you, each and every one.
Thank you, Jimmy!
From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 07/10/19, 9:10 PM:
AMEN TO THAT!
Thank you, Sarah Sugah!
By the same token, I would add show your
children and grandchildren that same respect, and speak kindly and lovingly
to them as well! I have often been dismayed, astonished, and heartbroken to
hear how some parents address their children, even in public.
As my maternal grandfather often said:
"There is never any justification for rudeness."
~ James Brownlee Frix
"Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength."
From My Cousin, Alton Frix (Thomas Jefferson HS - '57) of NY - 07/10/19, 6:13 PM:
From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/09/18:
From My Friend, Tina, (then) of SC - 07/10/18:
“It's getting late early.”
(12 May 1925 - 22 Sept 2015)
BONUS RED BABY CROCHET PATTERNS:
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
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 KNIT PATTERNS:
Rebecca J. Venton's
Cabled Heart Hat - "These clever knit cables form hearts
on a hat you'll love wearing or giving to someone special. It's perfect
for Valentine's gifting or anytime you'd like to express your love."
Julie Farmer's Heartwarming Red Knit Scarf - "Looking for a scarf that you can knit wherever you go? This pretty stitch pattern is easy to remember and it has graceful good looks, too."
BONUS RED FOOD RECIPES:
|18 Red Food Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, and Cocktail Hour|
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
Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL -
Animated Dancing Teddy courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Animated Dancing Oldsters clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA -
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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