- NNHS Newsletter -
“I want to put a ding in
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's Newsletter theme is one of those songs that gets into my head and just stays there - so I thought I'd share it with y'all!
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJLIiF15wjQ - Wannabe - Spice Girls, 1996
"Wannabe" is a song by British pop group Spice Girls. Written by the group members, Matt Rowe and Richard Stannard during the group's first professional songwriting session, and produced by Rowe and Stannard for the group's debut album Spice, released in November 1996. The song was written and recorded very quickly, the result was considered lacklustre by their label, so it was sent to be mixed by Dave Way, but the group was not pleased with the final result, and it was mixed again, this time by Mark "Spike" Stent.
"Wannabe" is an uptempo pop song that incorporates a mix of hip-hop, rap and dance music. The lyrics, which address the value of female friendship over the heterosexual bond, became an iconic symbolism of female empowerment and the most emblematic song of the group's Girl Power philosophy. Despite receiving mixed reviews from music critics, the song won Best British-Written Single at the 1997 Ivor Novello Awards and Best Single at the 1997 BRIT Awards.....
"Wannabe" is a dance-pop song with influences of hip-hop and rap. Written in the key of B major, it is set in the time signature of common time and moves at a moderate tempo of 116 beats per minute. It uses the sequence B–D–E–A–A♯ as its chord progression during the refrain, the chorus and the bridge, and F♯–G♯m–E–B for the verses. The song is constructed in a verse-pre-chorus-chorus form, with a rapped bridge before the third and final chorus. Musically, it is "energised" by a highly syncopated synthesised riff, and by the way the repetitive lyrics and rhythm are highlighted during the bridge. "Wannabe" presents a different version of the traditional pop love song performed by females, mainly because of the energetic, self-assertive style that expresses a confident independence that is not reliant on the male figure for its continuance.
The song opens with a laugh, followed by undislodgeable piano notes. Over the notes, the first lines of the refrain are sung with a spoken–almost shouted vocals, in a call and response interaction between Brown and Halliwell. The words "tell", "really" and " I wanna" are repeated, so that the voices' tone and the lyrics build up an image of female self-assertion...[19
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday today to
Pat Helmick Glover ('57) AND Nancy Timberlake Spencer ('57)
My Cousin, Jim Atkinson
Tucker HS - '77) of AZ!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to the late Tony Lapides ('57) (deceased 06/18/09)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
29 - Richard Coltrane ('57) of __ AND the late Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) (deceased 09/17/08);
30 - Me ('65) of NC AND Chuck Springfield ('66) of VA;
31 -Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA AND Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA AND Elaine Wilkinson Bracken ('61) of VA AND My Grandson, Jacob Harty of TX;
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1965:
Friday, August 27, 1965 -
Lawyer and politician
Scott Dibble was born David Scott Dibble in
Friday, August 27, 1965 - Architect, urban planner, and designer of the Philips Pavilion, Le Corbusier, (b. Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris on 06 Oct 1887 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland) died (presumably of a heart attack) in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France at the age of 77.
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 08/26/15:
attitude of happiness. Cultivate a spirit of optimism. Walk with faith,
rejoicing in the beauties of nature, in the goodness of those you love,
in the testimony which you carry in your heart concerning things
Gordon B. Hinckley
Thanks so much, Susan!
1. From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 08/12/15 - "Class of 1960's 55-Year Reunion":
|The class of 1960 will be
holding their 55th reunion this October. Here are the plans:
Friday, October 9 – a casual meet up in a private home – information available upon request
Saturday, October 10 – the Dinner Event at the City Center Marriott Hotel – hotel room reservation information is available upon request. Reservations deadline is September 10th.
Sunday, October 11 – a casual meet up in a private home – information available upon request
Contact: Karen Weinstein Witte at Kwwitte@gmail.com.
an email will receive four attachments
· NNHS Reunion Letter
· Marriott Accommodations Information
· Reservation Form
· Reunion Questionnaire
COOL BEANS! Thanks so much, Joan! Y'all have fun!