BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJLIiF15wjQ - Wannabe - Spice Girls, 1996
|"Wannabe" is a song by British
Girls. Written by the group members, Matt Rowe and
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
"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;
03 - Morton Binder ('57) of __!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1967:
Sunday, August 27, 1967 - Businessman and manager of the Beatles, Brian Epstein (b. Brian Samuel Epstein on 19 Sept 1934 in Liverpool, England) died in London, England of an accidental barbiturate and alcohol overdose at the age of 32.
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 08/26/15:
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 08/27/17:
From Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of PA - 08/25/17:
BONUS ZIGZAG CROCHET PATTERNS:
http://www.favecrafts.com/Crochet-Afghans/Ripple-Afghan-Crochet-Pattern - Zig Zag Classic Ripple Afghan - "Using the classic ripple pattern you can crochet this free afghan pattern. It calls for two sizes of crochet hooks and uses medium worsted weight yarn." -",,,really really wanna zigazig..." (close enough)
BONUS WANNABE RECIPES:
From www.ajokeaday.com - 08/26/17:
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
Written by Richard Stannard
"Wannabe" midi courtesy of http://pop.mididb.com/spicegirls/ - 08/26/10
"Wannabe" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyrics007.com/Spice%20Girls%20Lyrics/Wannabe%20Lyrics.html - 08/26/10
"I Wanna Be" Image courtesy of http://tennantmckay.com/ - 08/26/10
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of http://www.henrico.k12.va.us/hs/tucker/resources/about.htm - 11/12/07
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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