More than just a band

Happy Hanson Day!

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Editor’s note: The following is a guest post from my wife, the lovely Megan McNeill, who is celebrating Hanson Day 2017. Her love of Hanson truly knows no bounds.

“I could never let you go after all that you’ve been to me.” – Hanson, “Georgia”

It’s just a band.

A band that started 25 years ago with little a capella shows for anyone who would listen.

It’s just a band.

A band that won my heart in an “Mmmbop” one lazy summer day.

It’s just a band.

A band whose faces covered the walls of my bedroom for at least five years.

20170505_145412.jpg A sampling of my Hanson swag (I couldn’t possibly fit all of my posters and pinups in one photo).

It’s just a band.

A band whose every note, every song, every album has transported me to a place of comfort and contentment.

20170506_200113.jpg My MOE member CD and “Road…

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20 years of “Mmmbop”: A retrospective

My husband was kind enough to let me blab about Hanson over on his blog. Happy birthday, “Mmmbop”!

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Editor’s note: The following is a guest post from my wife, the lovely Megan McNeill, on this, the 20th anniversary of her favorite band’s first hit, “Mmmbop.” She truly is the biggest Hanson fan I know. Enjoy.

On Tuesday, April 15, 1997, baseball great Jackie Robinson’s jersey number, 42, was retired leaguewide. America Online service began in Japan.

And three blond brothers from Oklahoma unleashed to the world a catchy pop tune known as “Mmmbop.”

Hanson mmmbop gif.gifIt’s technically turning 21 this year, as the original version was released in 1996 as the title track of Hanson’s second indie album — so buy it an Mmmhops.

The upbeat song with the unforgettable chorus was the first single off Hanson’s major debut album, “Middle of Nowhere.”

By the time “MON” hit stores May 6, 1997, a bevy of fans — most of them young and female — had cropped up. Hysteria ensued…

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Review: “The Mother’s Promise” by Sally Hepworth

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Book Traveling Thursdays – Mental health matters!

This week's Book Traveling Thursday, hosted by Danielle and Cátia on Goodreads, is all about mental health-related books. I have yet to read Matthew Quick's "The Silver Linings Playbook," but I liked the movie so hopefully I'll enjoy the book even more. Here's the blurb from Goodreads: Meet Pat. Pat has a theory: his life … Continue reading Book Traveling Thursdays – Mental health matters!