We were and still
are great fans of Hanson.
We even asked
Jim about them.
K&M: We are great fans of
Hanson. They are still going strong. Have you heard any of their music?
Except of course MMMBop, which even my 98-year-old half deaf neighbour
Jim: I've heard some stuff. But, a
friend of mine just mentioned them to me and said that I would really
like some of their newest stuff. I'll look into it.
Well, did you Jim baby?
Hanson just toured Australia (Sep 2012), promoting their fifth studio album, Shout It Out. Marica went to a
couple of concerts, enjoyed them immenselly and that got us
There are quite a few connections between Jim and
When The World Is Falling Down
First and foremost - the Hanson official website and fan club hanson.net published our
review of Jimmy's album When The
World Is falling Down. It was very well received among Hanson
During 2001/2002 Jim followed Michelle
like a shadow; as her musical director, backup vocal and
playing guitar and keyboards. Look at all those shows
But, did you know that before she became
famous; Michelle was a
Hanson fan who caught the attention of the band with her music. She
for Hanson during their 2000 This
Time Around tour and that's how she got signed in 2001 and made
it big. Rumour has it that she was in love with Taylor Hanson,
wasn't in those days???
In 2004 Michelle sang
with Hanson on their third
album Underneath, in the song
Jim was part of New Radicals who famously dissed
Hanson in "Get What You Give"
That obviously wasn't enough so after that it was
Hanson covering "Get What you Give" with Michelle Branch a couple
of years later.
covered "Get What You Give" acoustically during his WXPN 88.5
appearance (Sep 21, 2012). We need to say here
that we were glad that Jimmy didn't
sing the "dissing Hanson" bridge. Let's be honest here, we doubt very much that it was because of us. There were
probably time constraints or he forgot the lyrics or whatever. But hey.
By the way, Hanson haven't been known to hold
actually collaborated with Gregg Alexander on their third studio album.
They co-wrote one
of the best Hanson songs
Each Other") with ole Gregg. And they are, like, BFF's with Gregg
Alexander now. So Jim, you are safe.
You Can't Always Get What You Want (Mick
Both Jim and Hanson covered this song
Hanson during their 2000 This Time Around Tour
Jimmy in 2005
with the Houseband (Rockstar Inxs)
coproduced Hanson's third studio album
and Bleu collaborated with
Hanson as well.
Jim follows both on Twitter.
Considering how precious few Jim follows on twitter - that's a big
thing worth mentioning.
one of the musicians that Jim
collaborated with and produced, opened for Hanson in 2008.
buddy Matt Nathanson seems
to be a Hanson
fan as well. There is a photo of him wearing Hanson t-shirt. We turned
the internet heaven and earth to find it, but we coudn't. But he HAVE
seen it, you can take that to the bank.
And... last but not
Way back in 2001 Avril told the media that Hanson
was one of
the main influences when recording her multi-platinum debut album Let Go.
She loves MMMBop and she
also wanted to marry Taylor Hanson.
Like we said, who didn't?