09/17/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Angels
“The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing
Friends and Schoolmates,
We all have more angels walking among us than we realize. We generally call them friends.
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfTWHbtv_-Y - Angels - Robbie Williams
|"Angels" is a song originally part written by uncredited
Irish songwriter, Ray Heffernan and covered by
Robbie Williams. Williams and
Guy Chambers were subsequently credited as "joint co-writers" and
the song was released as a single in December 1997.
It became the singer's biggest selling single and has been voted the
best song of the past 25 years at the
BRIT Awards. "Angels" has since been covered by many artists
Beverley Knight, in Spanish (as Ángel) by Mexican singers
Marco Moré, in Italian (as Un Angelo) by
Declan Galbraith as well as
Verena Von Strenge's latest group, Moon Dust, and
American Idol series 7 runner-up
"Angels" was the fourth single from Williams' debut album, Life Thru a Lens. It has been credited with saving the singer's floundering solo career, and is used to conclude almost all of his concerts. The song was the 38th best selling of 1997 in the UK, and the 26th of 1998. It was the 34th best selling single of the decade. Despite only reaching a peak of No.4, it is Williams' biggest selling UK single and according to Official UK Charts Company figures passed the million sales mark in June 2009, with a combination of both physical and download sales. It was released in 1999 in the U.S., after his debut of "Millennium." The U.S. released video has Williams atop a roof, watching the city below.
The writing credits attributed to the song were Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers. However, it later emerged that an unknown Irish songwriter, Ray Heffernan actually composed much of the song a year earlier. In an interview with RTE, Heffernan said that he met Williams in a Dublin pub and brought him back to his home where they embarked on a songwriting session. Heffernan played him the basis of what would become "Angels" and they recorded an early version of it. Heffernan acknowledges however that Guy Chambers later added the chorus. Heffernan was paid £7,500 for the use of the song, relinquishing any rights to royalties. He was uncredited as a songwriter but received a cryptic message on the CD, saying: "Even fallen angels laugh last, thanks to Ray Heffernan".
Robbie Williams has said that he wrote the song with Guy Chambers in 25 minutes and the song is about his aunt and uncle. Williams and Chambers were sitting outside a cafe watching a water fountain, this is what inspired them for the chorus...
Today is Constitution Day. Did you remember?
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
|Happy Birthday today to The late Mr. George McIntosh (deceased - 05/04/05) AND Hugh McLawhorne ('57) AND Ed Nichols ('62) of Northern VA!|
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Bobby Bell ('57) AND Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL AND The United States Air Force - 1947!
September 18, 1947 - The United States Air Force became an independent branch of the United States armed forces.
Happy Birthday this week to:
20 - Barry Stutt ('57);
21 - Maxine Petty Ramey ('57);
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
YESTERDAY IN WWII:
September 16, 1940 - The Burke-Wadsworth Act was passed by the
U.S. Congress. The acted imposed the first peacetime draft in the
history of the United States. The event was the beginning of Selective
YESTERDAY IN 1963:
September 16, 1963 -
Malaysia was formed from the
Federation of Malaya,
North Borneo (Sabah)
Sarawak. However, Singapore soon left this new country.
Monday, September 16, 1963 - Empress Nam Phuong, wife of Vietnamese Emperor Bảo Đại (b. Marie-Thérèse Nguyễn Hữu Thị Lan on 14 Dec 1914 in Gò Công, Cochin-China), died in Chabrignac, Corrèze, France from a heart attack at the age of 49.
THIS DAY IN WWII:
September 17, 1943 -
city of Bryansk
was liberated from
THIS DAY IN 1963:
Tuesday, September 17, 1963 -
(蝶野 正洋) was
Tuesday, September 17, 1963 - Author Wendy Northcutt was born.Tuesday, September 17, 1963 - Poet and translator Rami Saari (רמי סערי) was born in Petah Tikva, Israel. James Urbaniak was born in Bayonne, New Jersey.
NEW ON SITE:
http://www.nnhs65.com/W-B-Williams-Furniture.html - brand new page!
|1957 Anchor, p. 154||
('67) of TN - 09/16/13 - "September House
Concerts - Hope to see you there!":
|COOL BEANS! Thanks, Terry! Y'all have fun!|
|From Anna Boyer to
Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/16/13 - "
|Today would have been my
dad's (Gilmore H. Kirby, Jr.) birthday. In Googling him I found your
site looking for his cause of death and asking if anyone knew. He died
of throat cancer after about a six year battle. Just thought I'd pass
Thank you so much, Anna - and David! I do have it posted now:
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA -
09/15/13 - "The Real Syria":
|The Real Syria
- Very interesting.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=My8E5JNGh-I - The Syria You Don't Know
Thank you so much, Billy! This is a fascinating look inside a different world!
|From My Friend, Adrienne, of
UT - 09/16/13 - "Exercise Routine":
|Thanks, Adrienne! I myself follow this regimen daily, and find it exhilarating!|
BONUS ANGEL CROCHET PATTERNS:
http://www.giving-angels.com/angel-recipes.htm - Angel Recipes - "Heavenly fare that will have you dining with the angels!"
From www.ajokeaday.com - 09/16/13:
I sit and wait
"Angels" midi courtesy of http://jackhallmidi.com/thecorner.html - 09/13/12
"Angels" lyrics courtesy of http://www.isabelperez.com/songs/angels.htm - 09/13/12
Image of Baby Angels Kissing courtesy of http://thestarlitecafe.com/poems/105/poem_91091316.html - 06/18/09
Animated Smiley Angel courtesy of Al
Farber ('64) of GA - 05/05/07
Animated Tiny Angel clip art used to
form Divider Lines courtesy of Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 07/20/07
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Animated Navy and Army Flags clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of http://www.kahoks.org/chs/ - 09/22/07
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA -