Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's Newsletter theme might apply to many things!
BONUS - 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."
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
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:
THIS DAY IN 1969:
|September 30, 1969 - Basketball player Gintaras Einikis was born in Kretinga, Lithuanian SSR, USSR.|
character results from consistent correct choices in the trials and
testing of life. Your faith can guide you to those correct choices.”
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/30/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From MaeLea Somervold Tweedie ('62) of VA - 09/29/18:
“When one is two, it is love, and one plus one equals three.”
BONUS QUICK AND EASY RECIPES ("It Won't Be Long" until they're done!):
From www.ajokeaday.com - 09/29/18:
Tech: "Hello, this is tech support. What can I help you with today?"
User: (describes problem)
Tech: (rattles off computer jargon)
User: "Sorry, I don't understand. Can you explain what I should do as if I were a small child?"
Tech: "Okay... 'Hi, could you please put your mommy on the phone?'"
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's
Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for
breakfast and camaraderie.|
2. Friday, October 11, 2019 - Saturday, October 12, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at the Holiday Inn Newport News - City Center (formerly the Omni). SEE: www.nnhs1964.com; CONTACT: David Spriggs at email@example.com.
3. Wednesday, November 19, 2019 - 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.
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Recorded byThe Beatles,1963
"It Won't Be Long" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/29/05
"It Won't Be Long" lyrics courtesy of http://www.iqm.ro/beatles/lyrics/pififell.htm
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/29/05
Thanks again, Dave!
NOTE: This page was unavailable at press time (ten years ago), so the lyrics are actually courtesy
of http://www.stevesbeatles.com/songs/it_wont_be_long.asp - 06/29/06
It Won't Be Long Cover Image courtesy of http://rarebeatles.com/whatsnew.htm - 06/29/06
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Laughing Mouse clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 11/07/07
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of
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