In almost every interview someone asks what does HIM stand for. I can't even remember our latest lie about that. When Hanson was hot, we said it means Hanson Is Murder. The name doesn't have a particular history. His Infernal Majesty was a totally different band. I think HIM derives from some death metal joke.
The difference between Tinted Windows and Hanson shows is a lot of just repertoire. Hanson has been a band for years - we have a lot of songs to pull from and it's a different dynamic - a common kind of thread. With Tinted Windows - it's kind of a little like 'hey, we're this new band.'
My first celeb crush was Hanson. I loved all three of them. My sister and I would always fight, and whenever they would come on the TV, we would always give them a kiss on the TV. And I also had a crush on Jonathan Taylor Thomas. Every time he would come on the screen, he was like my boyfriend. I was such a nerd like that.
I started off thinking Eminem was a flash in the pan, a kind of hip-hop Hanson brother. How wrong I was. Recovery is sometimes funny, sometimes terrible, always painfully honest. The matching of Eminem and Rihanna on "Love the Way You Lie" is pure genius. "Not Afraid" is pretty great too.
I was very impressed with Hanson's performance. I thought that little drummer was a kick-ass drummer, and uh, that they sang great, I mean I didn't know either, y'know, that these little boys, y'know, I was very impressed. I think they'll probably be around in 20 years writing good songs, and being a great band.
When he went blundering back to God, His songs half written, his work half done, Who knows what paths his bruised feet trod, What hills of peace or pain he won? I hope God smiled and took his hand, And said, "Poor truant, passionate fool! Life's book is hard to understand: Why couldst thou not remain at school?" A poem by Charles Hanson Towne
Jimmy Sadd is the most evil man I've ever known. I mean really evil. I'm not talking about tough, or cruel - all the bosses are tough and cruel. You'll never get anywhere in our world if you're not respected. But Jimmy... God damn, Bruno, getting involved with Sadd... I'd rather do a deal with the devil himself. Sadd is worse. You'll never get out.' George Hanson In The Shadow of Sadd.
YO, MY FORMULA IS ANTI-FORMULAIC I FORMULATE TRUE THOUGHTS TO SLALOM SQUARE FORMS FOR PLAY RIP THEN MAKE A MOSAIC THE DIFFERENCE IS, YOU DON'T SEE IT YOU PLAY IT I DO SHIT THAT MOST CATS COULDN'T GET AWAY WITH BUT DON'T SAY IT'S NOT STEEPED IN TRADITION FROM A TIME WHEN SAMPLERS DIDN'T ASK PERMISSION AND DJ'S COULD FIX SHIT, LIVE IN THE MIX WITH YOUR JEANS TUCKED INTO YOUR SOCK SHOW OFF YOUR KICKS, GAME CAP HELLY HANSON TO MATCH FAST FORWARD, SEE THE GAME AIN'T CHANGED SOME THINGS JUST REARRANGE I'M STILL TAKIN' FRIENDS FROM 20 YEARS AGO ON SOME BRAND NEW SHIT LIKE WE AIN'T SUPPOSED TO KNOW THEN YOU MULTIPLY THAT BY THE FACT E'RYBODY AND THE MOMS WANNA MAKE BEATS AND THINK THEY CAN RAP FLOODING THE SCENE WITH CRAP AT THE SHOWS IN THE STANDS, NO TIME TO BE FANS, THEY GOT PLOTS AND PLANS AND A DEMO CD, SOUNDIN' LIKE POTS AND PANS COMIN' AFTER OUR SPOT? I THINK NOT MY MAN I AIN'T SAYIN' YOU CAN'T IN TIME, GET YOURS MY LORD BUT TAKE THAT SHIT BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD