Archives: January 2010

Today has been one of those days!!!!

OMG, I will pass on ever having a day like this ever again! started out this morning feeling sick and tired and not knowing if I was gonna even make it into work today. However I promised Bill I would pick him up cause he was having work done on his car this morning. On my way to pick him up I get a flat tire. Where the tire actually came off of the rim as I was on my way there. Call Bill and tell him this and he sends them over from POMP’s to help me. Did I mention I was still in my jammies πŸ™ they help me out and get me going, but I figure I should have the other tires checked too while I’m there. So I leave there and proceed with my day…not feeling good by the way…Only to have now lost my keys for my apartment!!!! UGH!!!!

UPDATE:

Keys have been found in my friends car who drove me to get my car…

BRRRRRRR it’s cold!

It is so cold outside today! I really don’t handle cold weather very well πŸ™ pretty much all I would like to do today is snuggle up on the couch with Draper and be wrapped up nice and warm in a blanky!!

I’m all wrapped up in the studio today too just trying to fight off the chill. Hopefully you are managing to stay warm wherever you are!

Hans’ Pick of the Day

Satisfied” is a song recorded by Richard Marx for his second album, Repeat Offender, which went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.”Satisfied” was the lead single from Richard Marx‘s highly anticipated second album, Repeat Offender. Heavy radio, video and retail attention led to the single’s #39 debut on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, during the week of May 6, 1989. The single steadily climbed to the top, reaching the #1 spot the week of June 24, 1989. “Satisfied” was the first of five Top 20 singles from Marx’s second studio album, which kept the artist on the singles chart through the Summer of 1990. Marx’s management felt that he needed one more uptempo song for the Repeat Offender album. Marx wrote three more songs and played each of them for his management. Marx and his management all felt that “Satisfied” is the song he needed to kick things off for the album.

Hans’ Pick of the Day

The Longest Time” is a doo-wop single by musician Billy Joel. The song was released as a single in the early 1984 as the fourth single off the album An Innocent Man. It reached #14 on the Billboard Hot 100, #1 on Billboard‘s Adult Contemporary chart, and #25 on the UK Singles Chart.

In the summer of 1983, when the album was released, oldies station WCBS-FM opted to play “The Longest Time” in regular rotation along with the first single “Tell Her About It“. At that time WCBS-FM mixed in some new songs with the oldies. The song got very favorable reviews and the public wanted “The Longest Time” to be the follow up single.But instead, that fall “Uptown Girl” was released as the second single. Late in November, “The Longest Time” was again passed over for the title song from the album, “An Innocent Man“. “The Longest Time” was finally released in early 1984. The song is a radio staple today on Adult Contemporary stations as well as oldies and Classic hits outlets.

The song features Joel on lead vocals and all backing vocals. Joel recorded 14 different background tracks which were mixed into the song.

Hans’ Pick of the Day

“America” (also known as “They’re Coming To America” or “Coming To America”) is the name of a patriotic song written and originally recorded by Neil Diamond, released in 1980 as part of the The Jazz Singer soundtrack album. The song was a hit single in 1981, reaching number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100. Although the single version was a studio recording, it sounds live because of crowd overdubs in the song.

This song is very special to me, since it was 30 years ago today that I came to America! Good Job on the pick Hans!!

Operation Aoy!

I had the pleasure of having Kyle Miron, from CK Unlimited, come in the studio today to talk about a great cause that could use a little help!

Kyle was in talking about Operation Aoy. We all know her and lover her, Aoy Lachapelle, owner of the Rice Paddy, here in Marquette, needs some help from her Girlfriends and Boyfriends!! Aoy has been going back over to her home village near Bangkok, Thailand every year with supplies for less fortunate Children. She uses every dollar that she receives all year in gratuity and puts it towards this wonderful cause! Help Aoy make a difference like she has done every year for the last 17, and put smiles on the faces of many deserving children!

Donations are needed and will be collected through next Monday 1-25-10 at 7pm on line, you can make a donation by going to the operationaoy website. There is a minimum donation of $3.00 for the site, and all donations made through next Monday will get you entered into a drawing for free cream cheese won tons for 1yr!! Sign me up!!!

Help join in on this great cause.

Hans’ Pick of the Day

Wild, Wild West” is a song by The Escape Club from their similarly named debut album, Wild Wild West. The single hit the charts in late 1988 eventually reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 the week of November 12, 1988.

The recording includes gunshots, as well as lyrics like “I love her eyes and her wild, wild hair”, “heading for the 90s, living in the wild, wild west”, and a section of phrases in Spanish. Critics at the time noted that portions of the song bore a strong similarity to Elvis Costello‘s “Pump It Up“. The song is revered at singles dances and country line dancing circles as the music to which couples dance the Barn Dance singles mixer dance.

Double Trouble Tuesday at Stucko’s!!!

It’s Double Trouble Tuesday at Stucko’s on 3rd St. in Marquette today. Make sure you get over there and check out the great deals, where you can double you drink for just $2.00 more and also Double your regular burger for $2.00 more as well.

Sounds like a plan!! haha πŸ™‚

Hans’ Pick of the Day for Monday 01-11-10

β€œTake on Me” is a song by the Norwegian band a-ha. The song is a track from a-ha’s first album, Hunting High and Low, released in 1985. The song was originally recorded in 1984 but was remixed for the release of the Hunting High and Low album.
The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number two on the British Singles Chart. The song would be a-ha’s only number one single in America.

Love this song Hans! When I was little I had a big crush on the lead singer πŸ™‚ Hey I was 6!!! haha πŸ™‚