- NNHS Newsletter
It Won't Be Long
“I'm sure it won't be long until you find someone nice who loves you.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's Newsletter theme might apply to many things!
BONUS - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUmXXFbhokc - It Won't Be Long - The Beatles
|"It Won't Be Long" is the opening track on
With the Beatles,
the Beatles' second UK album, and was the first original song
recorded for it.
Although credited to
Lennon–McCartney, it was primarily a
John Lennon composition, with
Paul McCartney assisting with the lyrics and arrangement.
The chorus is a play on the words "be long" and "belong". The song features early Beatles' trademarks such as call-and-response yeah-yeahs and scaling guitar riffs. Typical also of this phase of Beatles' song writing is the melodramatic ending (similar to "She Loves You", which had just been recorded and was about to be released) where the music stops, allowing Lennon a brief solo vocal improvisation before the song finishes on a major seventh chord ("She Loves You" ends on a major sixth). There is an unusual middle eight—for what is, essentially, a rock and roll song—that uses chromatically descending chords.
John Lennon, in his last interview, told Playboy magazine that the song was the beginning of a wider audience for Beatles' music than the youthful throngs that had fervently followed them from their Liverpool clubbing days. "It was only after a critic for the [London] Times said we put 'Aeolian cadences' in 'It Won't Be Long' that the middle classes started listening to us. ... To this day, I have no idea what 'Aeolian cadences' are. They sound like exotic birds." Actually the critic, William Mann, said this about the song "Not a Second Time." Bob Dylan had much the same thing in mind when he wrote that Beatles' chords were "outrageous, just outrageous."
From Me ('65) of NC - 09/30/16 - "Massive Thunderstorm and Flooding in Fayetteville":
| Perhaps you heard
about the torrential rains we had here in Fayetteville on Wednesday. I
believe we had more than five inches of rain that day. It just would
At the height of the raging winds and storm, my daughter Adrienne (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - of NC) and I were sitting on my bed watching television. Suddenly there was a loud snap and crash on our roof which caused the ceiling to shake, closely followed by another one. Thinking this could not be a good thing, she jumped up and unplugged the electronics in that room plus our office across the hall, and we adjourned to the living room to wait out the storm - which did not end.
After about an hour I returned to the bedroom and turned on the light. I was greeted by the sound of water falling from the ceiling light/fan fixture onto the bed. Hastily turning off the light, I called to the others.
My husband Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61) ran outside to check for damages. He discovered a large limb in the front yard, plus another still atop the house, one of which had knocked an 8" diameter hole in the roof!
The ceiling, carpet, mattress, and all the bedding were of course sopping wet, so Paul and I will be sleeping in the living room for a while, but Adrienne and I were spared serious injury thanks to the tender mercies of the Lord.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday tomorrow to
MaeLea Somervold Cifers ('62) of VA
Baker Cobb ('66) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
07 - Ellen Anas Smith ('57) ANDDale Parsons ('69) of HA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
September 30, 1938 - At 2:00 am,
Italy signed the
Munich Agreement, allowing
Sudetenland region of
September 30, 1938 - The League of Nations unanimously outlawed "intentional bombings of civilian populations".
September 30, 1939 - General
Władysław Sikorski became
commander-in-chief of the
Government in exile.
THIS DAY IN 1966:
|Friday, September 30, 1966 - The British
Bechuanaland declared its independence, and became the
Republic of Botswana.
Seretse Khama took office as the first
Friday, September 30,
1966 - Chemist and academic
Shankar Balasubramanian was born in
character results from consistent correct choices in the trials and
testing of life. Your faith can guide you to those correct choices.”
FOR THE ARCHIVE:
NEWPORT NEWS HIGH SCHOOL
Coach - Clarence C.
Co-Captains - Robert Burch ('66) and Randy Tate ('66)
Managers - S. Block and A. Satterfield
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“When one is two, it is love, and one plus one equals three.”
BONUS QUICK AND EASY CROCHET PATTERNS ("It Won't Be Long" until they're done!):
|http://www.mooglyblog.com/last-minute-crochet-gifts-30-free-patterns/ - Last Minute Crochet Gifts: 30 Fast and Free Patterns to Make Now! - "Don’t panic – you can still have that handmade holiday or birthday, and do some stash busting while you’re at it! Here are some great last minute crochet gifts, each of which takes less than 200 yards of yarn!"|
BONUS QUICK AND EASY RECIPES ("It Won't Be Long" until they're done!):
From www.ajokeaday.com - 09/29/16:
|A mother once told her ambitious Wall Street
son, "Money will not make you happy."
"That's true, Mom, he replied, "but it will make you miserable in a better environment."
Paul McCartney (b. 18 June 1942) assisting with the lyrics and arrangement
"It Won't Be Long" midi courtesy of
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