secrets and lies
How are they able to find ways to keep the faithful busy, even
during a studio absence? Well, if you're a faithful fan,
you've probably picked up on a common theme in Hanson's music
and public interviews: "things you'll never know."
Apparently, it's a theme they haven't dropped for the next album
either. In the November 25, 1999 issue of Rolling Stone,
the guys mention a song Taylor wrote recently entitled, "You
Never Know." This song title got me thinking about
the secrets Hanson keep and the ones they've revealed. One
of the reasons I respect Hanson is their ability to keep a secret,
and of course, as my friend Laura put it so eloquently, it's "no
fun having all the answers."
The Internet provides overwhelming
temptation when it comes to digging into people's lives, and
I did not intend this page to be a forum for scolding those
budding journalists for the "Enquirer." I selected
the items on these lists based on lyrics, interviews and appearances
in an attempt to be amusing. At the same time, I believe
that when we keep secrets, it's a way of showing respect to
the people we admire. Feel free to contribute your thoughts.
(Thanks to Laura, for provoking thoughtful discussion on the
topic of secrets and lies!)
(An asterisk indicates a footnote.)
2000-2002 potential album songs
Get Up and Go
I Almost Care
Let You Go
Lost without Each Other
Never Let Go
Never Love Again
One More Time
Rock 'n Roll Razorblade
Strong Enough to Break
things you'll never
Hanson's Yahoo pager names
who writes each article in MOE
what studio Hanson is currently recording in
the make and model of the cars Hanson drive*
the identity of Dr. Food
the inside joke behind "Cows, Cows everywhere"
the meaning of "banana and onion pizzas"
britney spears or christina aguilera
when they'll be appearing with surviving members of the Grateful
where Taylor's rat tail is
what really happened to Wicket**
why Zac eliminated Jenelle Kunz from the "Say What Karaoke"
who Isaac will be voting for in his first presidential election
when Albertane is coming to get the Man from Milwaukee
where did Johnny go
that secret no one knows
things Hanson doesn't
what's under studios B, C, D & M at the A&M
the name of their next album
what direction their first album was
what direction their new album will take
why fans scream, cry and faint when they meet the band
what "bulletproof marshmallows" are
how Space Ghost would interpret Taylor's comments about the
things you thought you
the secret of the gravity room in the "Weird"
the inspiration behind "Bridges of Stone"
what Zac's "new haircut" looks like
the life span of a California Redwood
how many decibels a jet plane emits when it's taking off
what the guys' tour bus looks like
whether or not Isaac is a fan of Austin Powers, Puff Daddy or
whether the guys have girlfriends or not
this time around
that Zac's dirtbike is named, Betsy***
that John Popper thinks "there's a lot of good stuff"
in "If Only"
that Taylor got his "Hysteric, Bloody Hysteric" shirt
from a Japanese company called Hysteric Grammar
Underneath, Lost without Each Other and Down
what Hanson reckons they'll be doing in 10 years
things everybody knows
|a word on individual
Yet another observation
from the Rolling Stone article: I realized
that when the band mentioned the song You Never
Know, it was remarkable for more than just the
fact that they revealed another possible track for
the next album. This is the first piece that
the band has ever credited to Taylor alone.
As I see it the list of individual authorship stands
Rain, More Than Anything, Speechless
Taylor: You Never Know
Zac: Man from Milwaukee
*Zac revealed in People
magazine that he drives a 1986 Ford Econoline van.
** According to Vicky,
Hanson told MuchMusic that Wickit died of rat poisoning
in the Hanson barn. Tragic!!
. . . is [ZAC'S] DIRTBIKE PEOPLE!!!! He jokingly refers to his
motorcycle as Betsy...a derivative of the often used "bessie"
for a cowboy's horse. Anyone feeling, well...silly?
It was a great laugh to us all." -- ash ;o) (posted
at hanson.net 2-16-2000, 3:35 AM)