- NNHS Newsletter - Memory
“No matter what
accomplishments you make,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I have now reached that stage of life where I can almost remember my memories.....
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-L6rEm0rnY - Memory - Cats
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78Ruh0ewBVo - Memory - Barbra Streisand, September, 1981
"Memory", often incorrectly referred to as "Memories", is a show tune from the 1981 Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats sung by the character Grizabella, a one-time glamour cat who is now a shell of her former self. The song is a nostalgic remembrance of her glorious past and a declaration of her wishes to start a new life. Sung briefly in the first act and in full near the end of the show, "Memory" is the climax of the musical, and by far its most popular and well-known song.
The lyric, written by Cats director Trevor Nunn, was based on T. S. Eliot's poems "Preludes" and "Rhapsody on a Windy Night". Lloyd Webber's former writing partner, Tim Rice and contemporary collaborator Don Black submitted a lyric to the show's producers for consideration, although Nunn's version was favoured. Elaine Paige has said that she sang a different lyric to the tune of Memory for the first 10 previews of Cats.
Lloyd Webber, fearing that the tune sounded too similar to a work of Puccini, and the opening - the haunting main theme - also resembles the flute solo in The Mamas & the Papas' 1965 song "California Dreamin'", asked his father's opinion. According to Lloyd Webber, his father responded, "It sounds like a million dollars!" So he based the haunting opening bars of the tune on Ravel's Bolero.
Prior to its inclusion in Cats, the tune was ear-marked for earlier Lloyd Webber projects, including a ballad for Perón in Evita and as a song for Max in his original 1970s draft of Sunset Boulevard.
In its original orchestration, the song's climax is in the key of D-flat major, the composer's favourite.
The arrangement of the lyrics in the show were changed after the initial recordings of the track, with the first verse beginning,"Midnight, not a sound from the pavement..." being used in only the brief, Act I rendition of the song and a new verse, "Memory, turn your face to the moonlight...'" in its place for the Act II performance. Furthermore, the original second bridge section became the first and a new second bridge instated. Consequently, the arrangement of the lyric for a recording usually depends on whether the artist has played the role on stage.
SPECIAL REQUEST - TIME IS RUNNING OUT:
|From Nancy Hott Terrell of VA
- 08/15/13 - "
Hott" (SEE: 08/16/13
for Full Details):
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday today to
Chuck Springfield ('66) of VA
Happy Birthday this week to:
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1963:
|Friday, August 30, 1963 -
The Hotline between
the leaders of the U.S.A. and
Friday, August 30, 1963 - English-Soviet spy Guy Burgess (b. Guy Francis de Moncy Burgess on 16 Apr 1911 in Devonport, Plymouth, Devon, England) died in Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union at the age of 52.
NEW ON SITE:
http://www.nnhs65.com/overmans-florist.html - brand new page!
|1961 Anchor, p. 182|
From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL -08/29/13:
I have been unable to read a lot of the newsletters posted. Everything freezes and I keep getting a notice that Quick Time Plug-in is busy or needs to stop. Then I get a request to update it, but it sends me to a list of updates and add-ons with no indication what is needed.
I just can't make it work and am worried about a virus or something. I have run a full computer scan with Norton 360 and come up with nothing.
I am going to try to just go to the website and read them there, if it will let me.
Is anyone else having this problem?
Thank you for all you do in keeping us in touch with each other.
OH, NO! Thank you, Ruthie! I thought it was just me experiencing such nonsense, but I'm not sure what's causing it or who is to blame. I rather think it is virus "protection" services and their constant "updating" which have done this, but I don't know. I switched from Avast to Avira several weeks ago. Now I have to keep both Mozilla AND Google Chrome browsers ready and waiting, because I must do some things from one and some things from another, as neither will now serve all my needs.
I haven't been able to hear ANY midis playing in months. My sons tell me that midi files are obsolete, and browsers find them difficult to support. We're planning to switch to streaming audio soon, but I know nothing of such matters myself.
Does anyone out there have any clear answers?
From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 08/29/13 - "Circling the World in Prayer":
|This may be of interest, the
It would be amazing to be even a small part of prayers encircling the world.
I hate to think of war in Syria, for instance.
Happy Almost Fall,
From Living Contemplatively:
WOW! That is exciting! Thank you for letting us know, Frances!
BONUS MEMORY CROCHET PATTERNS:
http://crochetmemories.com/ - Cylinda Mathews' Crochet Memories- "A large variety of crochet patterns for every occasion and holiday including free crochet patterns, and free crochet newsletter"
BONUS MEMORY RECIPES:
http://www.joybauer.com/recipes-for-Memory.aspx - Memory-Boosting Recipes - "Memory-boosting foods include antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and anything containing brain-friendly omega-3 fatty acids. These foods and the recipes below may slow memory decline, improve memory recall, and even reverse memory loss."
From ArcaMax Jokes - 08/29/10:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Thursday, September 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds
Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month
at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above
Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon
is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends
in that year, go visit with them.
2. Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. Friday night will also be open to the Classes of 1962 and 1964. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at www.nnhs1963.com; CONTACT: Frank Gibson, email@example.com, Joyce Williams Nettles, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Susie Overton Jones, email@example.com;FORM: Registration-Classes-of-1962-and-1964-B.docx
3. Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 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.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 08/27/13
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!
- From the 1981 Broadway Musical, Cats
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber (b. 22 Mar 1948);
Lyrics by Trevor Nunn (b. 14 Jan 1940), based on poems by T. S. Eliot (26 Sept 1888 – 04 Jan 1965)
Midnight. Not a sound from the pavement.
Has the moon lost her memory?
She is smiling alone.
In the lamplight
the withered leaves collect at my feet
And the wind begins to moan.
Memory. All alone in the moonlight
I can smile at the old days,
I was beautiful then.
I remember the time I knew what happiness was,
Let the memory live again.
Every street lamp seems to beat a fatalistic warning.
Someone mutters and a street lamp gutters
and soon it will be morning.
Daylight. I must wait for the sunrise,
I must think of a new life
And I mustn't give in.
When the dawn comes tonight will be a memory too
And a new day will begin.
Burnt out ends of smoky days,
the stale cold smell of morning.
The street lamp dies,
another night is over, another day is dawning.
Touch me. It's so easy to leave me
All alone with the memory
Of my days in the sun.
If you touch me you'll understand what happiness is.
Look, a new day has begun.
"Memory" midi courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/Broadway/Stage/8624/alw.html - 08/22/05
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Marine Corps Seal clip art
courtesy of the late
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
Famous Marines who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
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