Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
It's rather incredibly hot here in Fayetteville this week; I hope you're not dueling the heat and humidity today...
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tqxzWdKKu8 - Dueling Banjos - Clip from Deliverance (1972) - The submitter describes this as, "The best scene in one of the greatest movies of all time."
Personally, I've never seen the movie. The descriptions alone always struck me as - well, strongly disturbing.....
And if you thought THAT was strange.....
BONUS #2 - http://www.maniacworld.com/squirrel-vs-penguin.htm - ?!?
"Dueling Banjos" is an instrumental composition by Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith. The song was composed in 1955 by Smith as a banjo instrumental he called "Feudin' Banjos", which contained riffs from "Yankee Doodle". Smith recorded it playing a four-string plectrum banjo and accompanied by five-string bluegrass banjo player Don Reno. The composition's first wide scale airing was on the 1963 television episode of "The Andy Griffith Show" featuring the music of "The Darlings", otherwise known as "The Dillards", a bluegrass group. The show was aired in season four, production number 96 which aired in 1963, "Brisco Declares For Aunt Bee". A brief version was played by the parents of Mindy, in the pilot of Mork and Mindy.
The version by Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell went to #2 for four weeks on the Hot 100 in 1973, all four weeks behind Roberta Flack's "Killing Me Softly With His Song", and topped the adult contemporary chart for two weeks the same year. The song also reached No. 5 on the Hot Country Singles chart at the same time it was on the Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary Singles charts.
The song was made famous by the 1972 film Deliverance, which also led to a successful lawsuit by the song's composer, as it was used in the film without his permission. A cover of the song by Steve Ouimette (using electric guitars, bass, and drums) was released as downloadable content for the video game Guitar Hero World Tour. The Toy Dolls also covered the song on their album Absurd-Ditties.
In Deliverance, a scene depicts Billy Redden playing it opposite Ronny Cox, who joins him on guitar. Redden plays "Lonnie"—a mentally challenged inbred but extremely gifted banjo player. (Redden could not actually play the banjo. A local musician, Mike Addis, disguised using careful camera angles, reached around from behind Redden.) Two young musicians, Ron Brentano and Mike Russo, had originally been signed to play their adaptation for the film, but instead it was performed by the others.
"Dueling Banjos" was arranged and performed for the film by Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell and was included on its soundtrack. When Smith was not acknowledged as the composer by the filmmakers, he sued and eventually won, receiving songwriting credit as well as royalties.
For corrections, see entry from Terry Haney on www.nnhs65.com-08-07-14-NNHS-Once-There-Were-Greenfields.html. Thanks, Terry!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
|August 04, 1944 - The Holocaust: a tip from a Dutch informer led the Gestapo to a sealed-off area in an Amsterdam warehouse where they found Jewish diarist Anne Frank, her family, and others. Anne, a teenager at the time, was one of the eight people arrested. Her diary would be published after her death. The last entry in the diary was on this day.|
THIS DAY IN 1965:
Wednesday, August 04, 1965 - The Constitution of the Cook Islands came into force, giving the Cook Islands self-governing status within New Zealand.
Wednesday, August 04, 1965 - Businessman and politician Adam Afriyie was born in Wimbledon, London, England.
Wednesday, August 04, 1965 - Singer-songwriter, drummer, and producer (Yellowjackets) Terri Lyne Carrington was born in Medford, Massachusetts.
Wednesday, August 04, 1965 - Actress, director, producer, and screenwriter Crystal Chappell was born in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Wednesday, August 04, 1965 - Author, screenwriter, and producer Dennis Lehane was born in Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts.
Wednesday, August 04, 1965 - Humanitarian and author Wayne Pacelle was born in New Haven, Connecticut.
Wednesday, August 04, 1965 - The 42nd Prime Minister of Sweden, Fredrik Reinfeldt, was born John Fredrik Reinfeldt in Österhaninge, Sweden.
Wednesday, August 04, 1965 - Footballer and manager Michael Skibbe was born in Gelsenkirchen, West Germany.
Wednesday, August 04, 1965 - Actor and screenwriter James Tupper was born in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 08/03/15:
|“In moments of fear
or doubt or troubling times, hold to the ground you have already won,
even if that ground is limited. … When these moments come and issues
surface, the resolution of which is not immediately forthcoming, hold
fast to what you already know and stand strong until additional
Jeffrey R. Holland
Thanks so much, Susan!
From My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of CA - 08/03/15:
“If by chance some day you're not feeling well and you should remember
some silly thing I've said or done and it brings back a smile to your
face or a chuckle to your heart, then my purpose as your clown has been
(18 July 1913 - 17 Sept 1997)
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 07/23/15 - "These Will Make You Smile (#10 in a series of 25)":
|Thanks, Haul Party!|
|I'm warning you! I'll hang a peckin' on you!|
"Blessed are the cracked….
For they are the ones who let in the light."
Thank you, Dools!
http://www.crochetme.com/media/p/121398.aspx - Sharon Ballsmith's Banjo Bag - "... a fun little summer tote that is also reversible…no lining needed!"
BONUS BANJO RECIPES:
From www.ajokeaday.com - 08/03/15:
A bent-over old lady hobbled into a doctor's office.
Within minutes, she came out again but miraculously, she was standing up as
straight as could be.
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon
on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch
at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN
THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good
conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan
at 803-7701 for reservations.
2. Friday and Saturday, September 25 and 26, 2015 - The Warwick HS Class of 1960 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Friday night: at the Warwick Yacht Club; Saturday night: James River Country Club. DETAILS: WWW.WARWICKFARMERS.COM.
3. Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17, 2015
The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the
Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News.
Friday night will be open to all graduates of NNHS; Saturday night
will be reserved for 1965 Class members and their guests.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 07/25/15
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
"Dueling Banjos" midi courtesy of http://www.reocities.com/aequum/music60s70s.html - 08/04/10
"Eight Banjos" Image courtesy of http://j-walkblog.com/index.php?/weblog/posts/banjo_lineup/ - 08/03/10
Animated Musical Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment
Animated Tiny Birthday
Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA -
05/24/06 (still missing...)
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/SealsEmblems/USCG.htm - 10/03/07
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 Jerry courtesy
of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Big Grin Smiley
courtesy of Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/05/09
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