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Hanson.net Pin Guide

Since the site’s relaunch in 2014, Hanson.net members have had the opportunity to get “pins” – similar to video game achievements, members have the opportunity to “level up” and get exclusive pins on the website based on different actions taken on the website or events attended in real life.  With the 2020 re-relaunch we decided to make a guide of all the pins and how to obtain them.

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15 Famous Musicians Who Wrote Massive Hit Songs At Freakishly Young Ages

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1. The Hanson brothers — Isaac, Taylor, and Zac — came up with the infectious chorus to their worldwide number one hit “MMMBop” when they were just 13, 11, and 9 years old, respectively.

The Hanson brothers on the red carpet

Listen to Hanson’s “MMMBop” here:

Mpox rebrand causing MMMBop earworms

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Monkeypox’s rebrand to the much cooler Mpox has significantly increased cases of earworms from Hanson’s 1997 hit song MMMBop. Afflicted persons can generally only remember the truly catchy chorus which loops itself continually, drowning out the usual interior monologue, which humans use to distract themselves from things they are supposed to be doing.

 

A potential treatment is being developed in which the verses of MMMBop are fed into the cerebral jukebox to dilute the chirpy chorus and render it less potent. A patient who is a keen horticulturalist did not respond well to the treatment, after being fed the lyric ‘Can you tell me? (If it’s going to be a daisy or a rose?) You say you can, but you don’t know’. The horticulturalist said they can tell a daisy and a rose by the leaves on the plant and other salient features.

 

A follow up treatment in which Hanson’s Christmas album will be administered is struggling to attract volunt-ears.

 

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Taylor Hanson announces plan to build ‘urban farm’ in Tulsa for Food on the Move

Tulsa World

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Mike Simons Tulsa World

Singer Taylor Hanson’s local charity announced plans Tuesday to build an urban farm in Tulsa as part of a long-term solution to food deserts.

Food on the Move’s $7.5 million farm will use hydroponics and aquaponics technology to grow produce without soil, allowing the farm to operate inside a warehouse-style building the group plans to build near Tulsa Community College’s Northeast Campus.

Eliminating the expense of shipping food long distances, the concept will allow fresh produce to be grown in north Tulsa, an area that doesn’t have sufficient access to affordable groceries, said Hanson.

“We’re paying for it to go on a truck halfway across the country,” said Hanson, best known as a singer and keyboardist for the rock band that shares his name. “That means the good stuff is too expensive. We’ve got to bring food home.”

Food on the Move, a charity Hanson founded in 2014 to distribute food to the hungry, has already raised about $5 million from corporate and charitable partners, officials said. The group hopes to raise another $2.5 million from the public before breaking ground on the urban farm.

Some of the farm’s produce will be distributed to Tulsa grocery stores, while the rest will support Food on the Move’s distribution programs, officials said. The farm will also serve as a “living classroom” to train a new generation of hi-tech farmers, they said.

The educational component will help make the farm’s impact “long-lasting, for decades and decades,” said Tulsa County Commissioner Stan Sallee, explaining why the project received a $1 million allocation from the county’s share of federal American Rescue Plan funding.

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“We were really dialed-in on making investments that would be transformational,” Sallee said. “We at Tulsa County very quickly supported this project.”

The urban farm will mark only the first phase of Food of the Move’s long-term vision, officials said.

The group eventually hopes to develop a community hub to offer cooking classes, health assessments, outdoor concerts and other events, officials said, while other future developments would include a “model market” to develop successful business practices for urban grocery stores.

Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider expresses admiration for Hanson

Tulsa World

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Dee Snider

Dee Snider and Twisted Sister performed at the first Rocklahoma music festival in Pryor in 2007. Snider recently used social media to praise the 1997 debut album of the Tulsa pop-rock trio Hanson.

Dee Snider digs Hanson.

The Twisted Sister frontman tweeted this about the Tulsa-based pop-rock trio:

“I must confess, I downloaded Hanson’s ‘MMMBop (guilty pleasure) and accidentally bought the entire Middle of Nowhere album it is from. I listened It’s not metal … but it is a great record. I was stunned. They were kids! Not that they care, but bravo Hanson!”

In the tweet, Snider tagged Hanson Brothers Beer, a craft beer created by the musical brothers.

Hanson responded with this: “Thanks for the kind words @deesnider. (Have a) @HANSONBrosBeer on us sometime!”

This Time Around Tour Setlist Updates

Thanks to the way back machine, we got access to some This Time Around tour concert listings and reviews and have made some updates to the site accordingly.

November 15, 2000 – Rio de Janiero – we have created a partial setlist that now has 2 songs
September 11, 2000 – New York City – updates were made to include special guest Jonny Lang as well as update the song order
September 28, 2000 – Detroit – this setlist changed significantly and we now believe it is accurate. Several songs were added. (This Time Around acapella, Save Me, Smile, Bridges of Stone, Lonely Again and Dying to Be Alive were removed as we believe these were included in error.)
November 17, 2000 – Belo Horizonte – this setlist is no longer listed as partial and we believe it is now complete with the addition of I Want You To Want Me

 

If you know of any older Hanson websites that may have had concert reviews posted at one time, even if they no longer exist, let us know and perhaps with the help of the way back machine we can fill in some more setlist blanks.