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Art I like

Canvas I like : EDVARD MUNCH, WASSILY KANDINSKY, UMBERTO BOCCIONI

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Sculptures I like : MICHELANGELO BUONARROTI, ADOLFO WILDT, ARNOLFO DI CAMBIO

AdolfoWildtVergine(1924) arnolfo di cambio-madonna pieta

Poliedric artist I like: LEONARDO DA VINCI

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Poems I like : DANTE ALIGHIERI “DIVINA COMMEDIA”, SNORRI STURLUSON “EDDA”

Novels I like : SHANNARA by TERRY BROOKS, DRAGONLANCE by WEIS & HICKMAN, MIDDLE EARTH WORLD of JRR TOLKIEN

Comics I like : UCHUU KAIZOKU CAPTAIN HARLOCK MANGAS by LEIJI MATSUMOTO, MARVEL’S THOR by S LEE, ELFQUEST by W & R PINI

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Movies I like : BRAVEHEART, VELVET GOLDMINE, PIRATES OF CARIBBEAN SAGA

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Cartoons I like : DRAGONTRAINER, LION KING, ASTERIX, QUEEN EMERALDAS

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Tv Series I like : REVENGE, X-FILES, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, VIKINGS

danamolder cd album

Tv programs I like : MASTERCHEF, DOG WHISPERER

Other music I like : PINK FLOYD, ENYA, NIGHTWISH, BEETHOVEN

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Animals I like : DOGS (GORDON SETTER)

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Travels I like : ETRURIA, SANTORINI, AALESUND

Food I like : RISOTTO ALLA MILANESE, BEEF STEAK WITH SPINACH, SACHER TORTE

Drink I like : OLD RED WINE (HYPPOCRASS), BEER, BAILEY’S

Morten about some album track

In Norwegian language from Biography 2004:

  • Magne sovna i en cellokasse! Det var en møkkatid. Vi var så drit allergiske alle tre, og det var en av de verste pollensomrene i manns minne. (the sun always shine son tv period)
    – ”Take on me” er en naturlig, god låt. Vi var hel åpne oss i mellom med Beatles-modellen: la oss først få noen hiter, og så kan vi rule.
  • Det er ikke nødvendingvis min all time favoritt. Men jo: måtte jeg velge, er det nok den. Hele pakka. Stemningen og spenningene i låta. Det er en låt som mobiliserer. Det hadde vært mulig å lage en kanon single av den i ny innspilling. Den blir stående igjen som et bevis på hvorfor vi har holdt på som vi har. Det er litt det samme jeg følte da Magne skrev lifelines. “Scoundrel days” er en plata som likner desidert mest på demoene våre. Den er bare en videreføring av demoene. Den solgte ikke på langt nær så mye som Hunting high and low. Den krever mer. Derfor er den også blitt en darling for mange. Den var en overraskelse. Plateselskapet visste ikke hvordan de skulle håndtere den: ”hva er det som skjer her?”
  • Jeg har aldri hatt problemer med å synge ”stay on these roads”. Men melodien og lagferdigheten i den var allerede skrevet. Det er ikke et vaskelig refreng å synge i det hele tatt. Jeg har heller aldri ment at det er er en dårlig tekst, for jeg har aldri skjønt den.
  • Den første plata som virkelig led under mindreverdighetskompleksene til bandet. Senvirkninger av å blitt smurt inn med tenårinsgelé over tid. Det skulle gjøres skippertak på å syngekulere, hente fra andre sider. Men det er ikke sånn jeg kan jobbe. Jeg synger naturlig til den låta jeg får i fanget. Det som skjer, det skjer. Det var Pauls og Magnes trip. Jeg følte instinktivt at det var galt, men forsøkte jo å følge det. Jeg kunne jo ta feil. Det vi skulle gjort var å sette oss tilbake og gjøre det som kom naturlig. (east ofthe sun and west of the moon period)
  • Det er sterkt materiale. Men det ligger en underlegenhet der. Vi er en struts som prøver å fly. Og det funker ikke. Du må tørre å være det su er. Eller blir det ikke genuint. Låtmaterialet er bra nok, men det er forsøkt dyttet i en bestemt retning. Det er ikke ærling, rett og slett. (memorial beach period)
  • Produsenten David Z, var egentling veldig bra og gjorde noen tøffe ting. Men det stanset Paul reslutt. Han drepte gnisten til David Z. Spenningsforholdet i maktbalansen mellom Paul og Magne var også på det sterkeste, før Magne gjorde en form for opprør. (memorial beach period)
  • ”Forever not yours” er en av låtene som er med på å summere oss opp. Melankolsk, og samtidig oppløftende, soaring. Det hadde vært fint om vi hadde skrevet den alle tre, men det er også fint at det er Magne og jeg som har gjort det. Magne skrev også ”Lifelines” en låt og en video som går utenpå det meste. Det er Magne all the way. Det er en kongelåt, en låt som gjorat de der ute er nødt til å regne med oss. Enten det er Coldplay-gutter eller andre som er i gaet, så hører de at vi fortsatt er på banen.
  • Turn the light down” endte opp som en søtsuppe-ballade. Den kunne virkelig blitt en killer. Magne skrev en del som var veldig viktig. Men den endte opp med å bli noe den absolutt ikke skulle være. For meg er den låt helt vanskjøttet, og det mener Paul også.men der hadde ikke jeg evnen og roen til å sette meg ned og vise hva jeg mente. Det er en låt jeg vet vi kunne tatt veldig langt. Det er det samme med ”oranges on appletrees” den er produsert helt feil. Den skulle vært produsert i sopprus. Det er flere låter som lider av hvordan de ble produsert, og det er veldig synd.
  • Låtene Paul har levert på denne plata har alle veldig interessante partier, men så er de helt uforløste. De har ikke en refreng som vil gå noen vei. Det tas ikke videre. Det skjedde med alle, bortsett fra ”Time and again” og ”Did anyone approach you” de to er rett hjem, og blant det beste på plata. Resten ligger et godt stykke ned i kjelleren. Jeg ville ikke synge det inn engang. Jeg ville ikke fordi jeg ikke gidder å gå inn i seige diskusjoner om låter jeg i utgangspunktet vet ikke har noe på plata å gjøre. Men jeg endteopp med å gjøre det, og med å få helt rett. Jeg vet hva jeg forventer av Paul og hva han er i stand til å gjøre. Men det er opp til ham å levere. Han levert 8-10 låter til den plata der elementer var ting jeg ville vært stolt av å gjøre, men så var det ikek forløst.
  • Kampen med Paul har gjort at Magne noen ganger er vnskeligere å ha med å gjøre enn Paul none ganger har vært. Magne gikk for langt i å presse inn låter. Det ble et privat prosjekt for ham. Han skulle kjøre et sololøp og ga etter hvert faen også i meg. Han manglet avstand. Vi endte med et album med for mange av både pauls og Magnes låter. Det skulle vært skåret vekk. De låtene som burde vært skåret vekk tilhører de to. Det er min oppfatning av balansen på plata. Det burde vært 9-10, maks 11 låter. (Lifelines period)

B sides

the demo from tape bonus cd of the biography “the swing of things” 2004

demo 2004

PRESENTING LILY MARS www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dqi6IF_HHRI
Presenting Lily Mars
Tap dancer, a soon-to-be star
She’ll beat your heart so fast
Spotlight’s on Lily tonight
She’s on Channel One’s late night show
She’s watching people come and go
Producer says, “You’ve got it made, girl”
And when she’s lying sleepless in his arms
The frost paints roses on poor Lily’s window pane
Presenting Lily’s mum
She still lives on in Lily’s mind
Stopped ageing years ago
Now she’s gone but left her dreams in Lily’s eyes
Lily’s wondering if mummy’s watching her tonight
“Good morning,” says father Mars
Presenting a salesman’s cheerful face
His mouth is never shut
As he strides from door to door to door to door
Watch his face as he puts his foot in my door
Presenting Lily Mars
She’s sensing moons and stars
The pills that Doc subscribed
Will keep the sleepless, dreamless nights away
Oh, poor Lily, now you’re sleeping day by day
By day by day by day by day
Bye, bye
Poor Lily, mummy’s watching you tonight

THE LOVE GOODBYE www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB2o5SI8FQk
Once a girl
In mommy’s world
Laughing, rhyming, singing songs
In her newly learnt tongue
Now a girl
In this world
Married to a stranger’s name
Writing to him all the same
And, oh, but
Where can she go
If she’s going alone?
Where can she go
If she’s going alone?
Where can she go
To avoid the love goodbye?
All the same
Letters answer letters in a round about way
“Sweet darling” they commence
But she no longer feels that way
Oh, there’s not a soul
In the streets below
She’s sitting by the window
Clinging to the phone
Dialling endless numbers
No reply
Love goodbye
Where can she go
If she’s going alone?
Where can she go
If she’s going?
Where can she go
If she’s going alone?
She’s going alone
She’s going alone

GO TO SLEEP www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBwOXYMCl5I
So please
Please let me come to you
And stay this time
Go to sleep
Go to sleep
Go to sleep
There was a time
When I could kiss
Kiss you goodnight
It will come again
In your sleep
Go to sleep
Look for a dream
Soft as your skin
The night is here now
Hide out in your dreams
Sweetest love of mine
You can sleep
Go to sleep

DAYS ON END www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKOTbGObs8I
Do you know why winter’s such a cold and lonely place?
If you do
Breathe it in to my bleached faces
Falling far
The sheets of my bed disappear
I hear the clock
Strikes up prettily at the hours
I wear the path deeper following you
Girl i knew comes tired home
From another working day
Cooks a meal
Puts the stove on and sees the snow
Falling far
A white painted sky drifting by
And here i come
In through the door
I say hello and very little more
Did she love me anymore?
Do you know why winter’s such a cold place?
I’m laughing at the weather
It reminded me of something
It took me years and years to forget
Do you love me anymore?

DOT THE I www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqZkyF0oz1E
Dot the I
Stretch your lips and smile
Let the world run by
Be the fool
Tomorrow morning’s here
And I’m all nonsense, dear
I see, I know, I hear you say
Come near, come close to me
Love happened to happen to me
Dot the I
Trust your kite to fly
I could lend you mine
Spot the gag
Tick it, tock it, light a fag
Pass it on to me
I see, I know, I hear you say
Come near, come close to me
Love happened to happen, you see
I see, I know, I hear you say
Come near, come close to me
Love happened to happen to me
I see, I know, I hear you say
Come near, come close to me
Love happened to happen, you see
I see, I know, I hear you say
Come near, come close to me
Love happened to happen to me
Dot the I
Count to three and sigh
I need you to dot the I

MONDAY MOURNING www.youtube.com/watch?v=unehv1Xf6uA
Monday mourning
Tears are falling
Down like fluid pain
And it’s a long
Lost Monday morning
The telling words
I like to learn
Are dying on your lips
As the morning
Through my fingers slips
I find myself in times like this
Quite amazed
How eager everything is to go wrong
Around me
Monday mourning
Tries to wound me
Eyes look hurt again
For have I asked
And will never ask again
For I have asked
I will never ask again

NEVER NEVER www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6U4wY2X9BI
Come the winter
Falling snow
I could swear I’ll make this promise hold
I won’t give you shadows
Never never
I won’t give you shadows
Ooh
See me standing on a bridge in white
I watch the water spinning scenes by ice
Now I swear to make these words sound right
I won’t give you shadows
Never never
I won’t give you shadows
Ooh
And my love is all that matters
And my love is all I see
Hold me
Give all your love
Touch me
Give all your love to me
Hold me
Give all your love
Touch me
Give all your love to me
I won’t give you shadows
Never Never
Won’t give you shadows
Never never
Won’t give you shadows
Never Never
I won’t give you shadows
Oh
I swear to you I’ll make this promise hold

SÅ BLÅSER DET PÅ JORDEN www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0rYVgK-Jr0
En flue bruker sine siste krefter
Sine rester av et liv
På mitt igjenlukkede vindu
Regnet står mot ruta
Dette huset bakker haspen på
Jeg tror jeg slipper det inn
For nå blåser det på jorden
Dagene trekker meg med
Tar i fra meg hva jeg hadde
Og evnen til å bedra meg selv
Trikken trommer mennesker
Inn og ut av byen
Våte paraplyer danser gatelangs forbid
En mor med sine voksne døtre
Smiler, famler gjennom minner
Det eneste de nå kan dele
For nå blåser det på jorden
Tiden presser seg på
Før tok hun dagen som den kom
Nå gripes den i det den er forbid
Så er jeg atter ingens venn
Og ingen syder lenger
Ingen sorg og ingens glede, ingen sving
Hvorfor skal min munn
Ganske uten grunn
Så nå blåser det på jorden
Du ser på meg
Hva tenker jeg på
Ute brenner regnet
Og dit ut er det nå jeg går
Så nå blåser det på jorden

ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF “SAA BLAASER DET PAA JORDEN”:
SO IT BLOWS ON THE GROUND
A fly using his last strength
Its remnants of a life
On my left closed window
The rain is the route
This house slopes latch on
I think I let it in.
For now it blows on earth
The days draw me
Taking in me what I had
And the ability to deceive myself
The tram drums People
In and out of town
Wet umbrellas dancing streets forbid
A mother with her ​​adult daughters
Smiles, groping through memories
The only thing they can now share
For now it blows on the ground
Time presses on
Before she took the day as it came
Now grasped it what it is forbid
So I’m staying the basis Friend
And no longer seethes
No sorrow and nobody ‘joy, no swivel
Why should my mouth
Quite without reason
So now it blows on the ground
You look at me
What I think of
Outside burning rain
And there out there now I go
So now it blows on the ground

Take on me see the article about this song
Hunting high and low see the song A-Z page
I’ve been losing you  see the song A-Z page
The swing of things see the song A-Z page

OTHER B SIDES:

Analogue cd picture disk – uk german and french editions 2006
CASE CLOSED ON SILVER SHORE www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8NbBts8_tw
Here’s a stain on the ottoman
Here’s a slug in the plaster wall
Here’s a glass with a fingerprint
Left out in the entrance hall
Left out in the hallway…
Case closed on silver shore
Can’t prove a thing
Case closed on silver shore
Can’t prove a thing
Here’s a room showing signs of struggle
Here’s a tear in the victim’s shirt
Here’s a plate with a chalky substance
Like a footprint in the dirt
Left out in the driveway…
Case closed on silver shore
Can’t prove a thing
Case closed on silver shore
Can’t prove a thing
I wouldn’t put it past the neighbour
I wouldn’t put it past the maid
I wouldn’t put it past the boyfriend
Yeah, he’d do it in a jealous rage
Case closed on silver shore
Can’t prove a thing
Case closed on silver shore
The boyfriend wont sink
Case closed on silver shore
Can’t make it stick
Case closed on silver shore
He’s getting away
MINOR KEY SONATA www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8G9KtzrI3o
Come back, my darling one
I’m calling on you
The road ahead is long
And I must warn you
Take hold, my little one
My minor key sonata
Show forth your looping grace
No one here can take your place
We’ll find a way
To make it pay
To get around it
Come back, my fallen son
Don’t let them fool you
Cos when the day is done
They never move you
Lay down your sense of pride
Trampled once too often
Put out your mournful tones
No one here can take your place
We’ll find a way
To do OK
To get around it
Come back, my analogue
I hardly knew ya
The high end sloping off
A thing of beauty
Take hold, my little ones
My minor key sonatas
Show forth your looping grace
No one here can take your place
We’ll make it pay
We’ll find a way
To do without it
Say
You’ll find a way
We’ll make it pay
To get around it
Show
Just what you know
Just let it go
To get around it
ANALOGUE INSTRUMENTALwww.youtube.com/watch?v=e6NBqjVAcmM
Tuning:
e|————————————–|
B|————————————–|
G|————————————–|
D|————————————–|
A|-5-5-5-5-6-6-6-6-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3——|
E|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1——|

Stop and make your mind up 1984 from “Take one me” first version 7″ www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp9CQWFqs18
We have no help
You know that
All by ourselves
We have come this far
Now stop and make your mind up about me
Stop and make your mind up about me, baby
Stop and make your mind up about me, yeah
Stop and make your mind up
Beer goes to my head
I want you
Come back to bed
We have come this far
Now stop and make your mind up about me
Stop and make your mind up about me, baby
Stop and make your mind up about me, yeah
Stop and make your mind up
Yeah, I want you near me
So stop ! and make your mind up about me, baby
Stop and make your mind up about me, yeah
Stop and make your mind up about me, baby, Oh baby
Stop and make your mind up about me, baby.

Differences 2002 from “Forever Not Yours” cd www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5yF4qj91sY
D                   A
Raise your voice
E              G
Give us hope
D              A
Make us whole
E               G A
Save our souls
G                            E
We have failed so many times
G                             A
Our attempts in steep decline
G                            E
Promises we could not keep
G                               A
Differences that run too deep
D         A
We’re afraid
E           G
of ourselves
D        A
For a while
E               G A
Keep us safe
G                     E
Love is such a big idea
G                                A
If you don’t see it, how can we?
G                           E
Promises we could not keep
G                           A
Differences that run too deep
D                 A
Show the way
E              G
Lead us home
D           A
We are lost
E             G
Give us hope

Angel in the snow instrumental1993 from “Angel” cd
www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzYcb2vVJyE
|-10–10–10–10—8—7-|-7—7—8—7—5—7–|
|-12–12–12–12–10—8-|-8—8—8—8—8—8–|

–0—0—0—0—0—0- -0—0—0—0—0—0–
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–0—0—0—9—9—0- ————————
-10–10–10–10–10–10- -8—8—8—8—8—8–
–9—9—9—9—9—9- -7-9h9—7-9h9—9—7–
-11–11–11–11–11–11- -9—9—9—9—9—9–
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-10–10–10–10—8—7- -7—7—8—7—5—7–
-12–12–12–12–10—8- -8—8—8—8—8—8–
–0—0—0—0—0—0- -0—0—0—0—0—0–
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–5—5—5—5—5—5- -s9—9—9–10–10–10-
–5—5—5—5—5—5- s10–10–10–10–10–11-
–6—6—6—6—6—6- -s9—9—9—9—9—9-
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-10–10–10–10—8—7- -7—7—8—7—5—7–
-12–12–12–12–10—8- -8—8—8—8—8—8–
–0—0—0—0—0—0- -0—0—0—0—0—0–
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-10–10–10–10–10–10- -8—8—8—8—8—8–
–9—9—9—9—9—9- -7-9h9—7-9h9—9—7–
-11–11–11–11–11–11- -9—9—9—9—9—9–
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-10–10–10–10—8—7- -7—7—8—7—5—7–
-12–12–12–12–10—8- -8—8—8—8—8—8–
–0—0—0—0—0—0- -0—0—0—0—0—0–
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–5—5—5—5—5—5- -s9—9—9—9—9—9-
–5—5—5—5—5—5- s10–10–10–10–10–10-
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Shapes that go together instrumental 1994 from “Shapes that go together” cd www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrUwzweoLgQ

Driftwood 1985 from “The Sun Always Shine son Tv” 7″, picture disk www.youtube.com/watch?v=44Wg73NvmvQ
(intro) D-7/9 | D-7/9 | D-7/9 | D-7/9    D-9 | D-9 | D-9 | D-9
D                 C                                 F                        G7               D
Oh come pity me a poor mad sailor stranded on this love here I lie
C                       F                        G7
like driftwood honey thing is this what I’ve become
D-/A             G6               F6/7+  C7+/9/E  (E-7?)              D-/F G6/E
I’ve got high over down under          at a lady’s will
D 9                 D 7/9 D 9        D 7/9      D 9
under you       at a lady’s will I’m drifting still I’m
D 7/9      D 9
drifting still
D                    C                               F                   G7
So I ask in fading     innocence and all my full rage will your
D                                        C                              F                       G7
hand still touch me when my face has fallen in with age
D /A             G6 F6/7+                      C7+/9/E    D /F      G6/E
and I go high over down under                  at a lady’s will
D 9    D /A                  G6 F6/7+        C7+/9/E    D /F       G6/E
under you     high endless down under    at a lady’s will
D 9         D 7/9 D 9             D 7/9    D 9         D 7/9   D 9
under you at a lady’s will    I’m drifting still I’m drifting still
(solo) A   /  F7+  /   E  /   D   /   A   /   F7+  /   E   /  D
E                 D6                C7+ B                  E       D6                   C7+   B
high over down under             at a lady’s will        (la la la laa..)
E                          D6                C7+ B                          E
high endless down under                at a lady’s will

 

Morten’s fact

The facts so far (from a facebook page)

MHF #1: Morten Harket can discuss the existence of God
while simultaneously singing a 20 second note and saving East Timor.

MHF #2: Morten Harket can sing in Norwegian and
English. At the same time. AND YOU WILL LOVE IT.

MHF #3: When the temperature goes up, it’s not because of global weather patterns. Morten Harket just happened to smile.

MHF #4: Norway is cold to compensate for the hotness that is Morten Harket.

MHF #5: Morten Harket can walk, talk, chew gum, and sing a high F all at the same time–and look better than you while doing it.

MHF #6: When you suddenly get shivers in the middle of a hot day, it’s because Morten Harket breathed in your direction.

MHF #7: Morten Harket gave People Magazine permission to use his middle name on a yearly basis–which why they have a “Sexiest Man Alive” issue every year. He’s already recognized, so really it’s just the runners-up every year. Sorry, Johnny Depp.

MHF #8: Morten Harket is ambidexturous. In his feet.

MHF #9: Morten Harket doesn’t need x-ray vision. You know why.

MHF #10: The sun doesn’t always shine on TV. But it does always shine where Morten Harket is.

MHF #11: Morten Harket could close the case on Silver Shore. If he wanted to.

MHF #12: Morten Harket can play a mean guitar solo …. on a tambourine.

MHF #13: Scientists have discovered that all aprodisiacs contain the same chemical. The highest known concentration of that chemical has been verified to be Morten Harket’s sweat.

MHF #14: Morten Harket can do things with his voice that most men can’t do with their hands.

MHF #15: If it’s question of lust, the answer is Morten Harket.

MHF #16: Morten Harket knows the outcome of this sunny mystery.

MHF #17: Morten Harket’s hair is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World.

MHF #18: When a meteor plummets to the Earth, it’s because it wanted to be closer to Morten Harket. (Nicole White)

MHF #19: Morten’s eyes are classified as dangerous weapons in some countries. (Nicole White)

MHF #20: The sun breaking through the rain clouds doesn’t make Morten smile, rather it’s the other way around.

MHF #21: Morten Harket is the blood that moves YOUR body! (Claudia Manfredini)

MHF #22: There’s an old joke that Superman has Chuck Norris pajamas. Well, guess who has a Morten Harket pillowcase?

MHF #23: Morten Harket is the most beautiful man in the world. He’s also the most beautiful woman in the world, because he’s just that good.

MHF #24: Norway is not a monarchy–it’s a Mortenocracy.

MHF #25: Morten Harket can grow oranges on apple trees.

MHF #26: If Morten Harket thought that it was you–it was.

MHF #27: Summer moved on because Morten Harket wanted to go skiing.

MHF #28: God created the earth to give Morten Harket something to stand on.

MHF #29: You can excuse your infidelity in one case only… It’s Morten Harket! (Kristina Poskaite)

MHF #30: Hiding out in the salad bar will get Morten Harket far. (A little “Cosy Prisons” joke!)

MHF #31: Morten Harket’s first words were “thank you all so much”. He didn’t say anything else that day.
(But we love him even though he doesn’t talk much

MHF #32: The lower registers of Morten Harket’s voice can bring women in the audience to the brink of orgasm. Why only the brink? Because he’s a gentleman.

MHF #33: Morten Harket doesn’t wear hats much; darned halo keeps getting in the way. (Nicole White)

MHF #34: When Morten Harket wants to collect butterflies, he doesn’t need a net; he just stares at them with those stunning blue eyes and they fall out of the sky at his feet. (Nicole White) But when he wants to give them a sporting chance he uses a net. While blindfolded. (Alisha)

MHF #35: Morten Harket doesn’t have to try to stay on these roads. The roads follow him.

MHF #36: When Morten Harket walks across a lawn, orchids spring up behind him.

MHF #37: Morten Harket knows when you are sleeping, and when you’re awake. He also knows when you’re thinking naughty thoughts about him, but that’s not a superpower–just a matter of it being a day that ends in “y”.

MHF #38: Your life is a canvas–the colors are Morten Harket. (I was listening to “White Canvas”!)

MHF #39: A man once tried to sell his soul to the devil for the perfect face and body. The devil had to decline because Morten Harket already exists. (Got the idea from a comment by Holly Masterson!)

MHF #40: In order to bring sexy back, Justin Timberlake had to borrow it from Morten Harket.

MHF #41: The time travel scenes in the “Angel In The Snow” video aren’t camera tricks. Morten Harket actually did that.

MHF #42: Edward Cullen is on Team Morten.

MHF #43: When Morten Harket sings “wave good-bye” you can damn be sure everyone is! (Mi Rose)

MHF #44: Morten Harket uses the sun as a mirror.

MHF #45: Morten Harket is keeping you here. (Another lyric joke, ha ha. I made a funny!)

MHF #46: Morten Harket’s eyes aren’t as blue as the sky, rather the sky is doing its best to come close to his color. (Mi Rose)

MHF #47: Morten Harket could kick Chuck Norris’ a**. This isn’t because he’s stronger, necessarily, but because even Chuck doesn’t want to mess up that face.

MHF #48: Morten Harket doesn’t use product in his hair. It just does that.

MHF #49: Morten Harket doesn’t get sick, sick gets Morten Harket.
(Thought this one was timely!

MHF #50: “Holy Ground” is not only the name of a song, but a description of Morten Harket’s bedroom.

MHF #51: Morten Harket doesn’t need a poker face. Everyone else loses just to see him smile.

MHF #52: You’ll never get over Morten Harket, but if you’re very lucky he’ll get under you.
MHF #53: The Captain’s got a little Morten Harket in him.

MHF #54: The “Abs Of Steel” and “Buns Of Steel” videos aren’t technically committing trademark violations–but only because Morten Harket’s trademarks are in Norwegian.

MHF #55: The Shadowside: anywhere Morten Harket ISN’T. (Nicole White)

MHF #56: Morten Harket: the REAL real meaning of the sun. (Nicole White)

MHF #57: There is no scalp under Morten Harket’s hair – only more glorious, glorious hair.

MHF #58: Chuck Norris can believe it’s not butter, but Morten Harket can MAKE IT butter.

MHF #59: The Palme case is not actually unsolved–Morten Harket knows who did it. But because his knowledge is divine rather than evidentiary, the police can’t use it.

MHF #60: Morten Harket’s charisma can be seen from outer space. (Nicole White)

MHF #61: Ellen Degeneres is straight now; she just met Morten Harket. (Nicole White)

MHF #62: Morten took a trip to the Artic Circle once. And people wonder why the polar ice cap is melting? (Global warming; yeah right!) (Nicole White)

MHF #63: Clearly, Morten Harket can hypnotize you with his eyes. Lesser known fact: he can also hypnotize you with his eyebrows.

MHF #64: Morten Harket can play the cymbals with his pectoral muscles.

MHF #65: Morten Harket is a national treasure. No matter what country you’re in.

MHF #66: It’s not paranoia if they’re really out to get you, and it’s not vanity if you’re really Morten Harket.

MHF #67: Morten Harket can sleep with your voice in his head. The other way around, well, that’s your problem.

MHF #68: There are two kinds of men: Morten Harket and the rest. (Di Harket)

MHF #69: Morten Harket is like a good cup of coffee…good, rich, hot and just like coffee, he can keep you awake all night long. (Di Harket)

MHF #70: Morten Harket is considered the eighth wonder. (Di Harket)

MHF #71: Morten Harket is like a portable heater.(Di Harket)

MHF #72: Many of us would quit shopping if Morten was by our side. (I would) (Di Harket)

MHF #73: All of us agree that Morten Harket is Mr. Right. (Di Harket)

MHF #74: Morten is a macho who does not have to prove mucho. (Di Harket)

MHF #75: Morten Harket is the best cure for a broken heart.(Di Harket)

MHF #76: Jesus can turn water into wine, and Morten Harket can turn anything into sexy.

MHF #77: Morten Harket could probably walk on water, but don’t encourage him to try–wouldn’t we rather see him dripping with it?

MHF #78: Sex without Morten Harket’s love is like food without taste. (Di Harket)

MHF #79: The secret to a happy marriage remained unanswered…until Morten Harket was born. (Di Harket)

MHF #80: Since Morten Harket came on the scene, God has had to get used to women not speaking to him as often. (Oh my Harket!)

MHF #81: If you sleep with Morten Harket, isn’t it redundant to say you saw God?

MHF #82: Warning! Excessive use of Morten Harket can lead to a pregnancy.
If not, ask his wife or former wives. (Di Harket)

MHF #83: Morten Harket’s “treasure trail” leads to real treasure.

MHF #84: Life insurance companies have not included the Morten Harket effect, right? (Di Harket)

MHF #85: Morten Harket’s body is a wonderland.

MHF #86: Only Morten Harket can prevent forest fires.

MHF #87: Morten Harket’s voice can repair shattered crystal.

MHF #88: Morten Harket’s smile is a weapon of mass distraction.

MHF #89: If Morten Harket has a bald spot, you can bet he’s got a damn good reason for it.

MHF #90: If Morten Harket were to drink a liter of Diet
Coke and immediately swallow a packet of Mentos, all that would happen
is he could belch the long note from “Summer Moved On”.

MHF #91: Morten Harket doesn’t get mad, and he doesn’t get
even. He just gets more handsome.

MHF #92: While making the “Summer Moved On” video, the producers considered using video tricks for the effects of the sun rising and falling. In the end, though, it was easier just to have Morten Harket move the sun himself.

MHF #93: Chuck Norris has the Roundhouse Kick; Morten has the Roundhouse Smile. They both pretty much have the same effect. (Nicole White)

MHF #94: Everything King Midas touches turns to gold. Everything Morten Harket touches turns into a weak-kneed screaming teenage girl.

MHF #95: One time, at band camp, Morten Harket sang all the instrumental parts to Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. He got a standing ovation.

MHF #96: Morten Harket knows his job isn’t done until she hits the E5 note from “Take On Me”.

MHF #97: Sticks and stones may break your bones, but
Morten Harket singing directly to you will melt them down into
your socks.

MHF #98: Why did the chicken cross the road? Because the chicken saw Morten Harket coming. (Di Harket)

MHF #99: One does not believe in love at first sight until you meet Morten Harket. (Di Harket)

MHF #100: If loving Morten Harket was a job, there would not be unemployment. (Di Harket)

MHF #101: Morten has been living in my heart and mind for years and he does not pay rent. (Di Harket)

MHF #102: After meeting Morten Harket, I had to buy a dictionary because he left me speechless. (Di Harket)

MHF #103: Morten can turn you into a thief. Once you meet him you want to steal his heart. (Di Harket)

MHF #104: Morten Harket can sing with his ears.

MHF #105: We do not have breakfast because we are thinking about Morten Harket,
We do not have lunch because we are thinking about Morten Harket,
We do not have dinner because we are thinking about Morten Harket,
and then we cannot sleep because we are hungry! (Di Harket)

MHF #106: Morten Harket has a certain effect on women. Wait … umm … what’s my name again?

MHF #107: You can’t say “Morten Harket” without saying “more”! (Mi Rose)

MHF #108: In that infamous scene in “When Harry Met Sally”, Meg Ryan was thinking of Morten Harket. It wasn’t fake.

MHF #109: There’s no hole in the “O” zone when Morten Harket is around! (Mi Rose)

MHF #110: With Morten Harket, who needs good weather? (Di Harket)

MHF #111: Smiling is the second best thing Morten Harket can do with his lips. (Belinda Grooviechickie)

MHF #112: Morten Harket can drink straight lemon juice–by the time it hits his tastebuds, it’s lemonade.

MHF #113: The happiest place on Earth? Morten Harket’s bedroom, of course! (And you thought it was Disneyworld.) (Nicole White)

MHF #114: Morten Harket has a sign over his bed. It says “Welcome to the Magic”. (Nicole White)

MHF #115: Morten Harket has been quoted as saying, “I only ever dance with my tongue”. I’m not sure what he meant by that but I’ve been having fun trying to figure it out. (Nicole White)

MHF #116: The living’s in the way Morten Harket’s hair is dyed.

MHF #117: Morten Harket is Helen Keller’s favorite singer.

MHF #118: Morten Harket doesn’t have to carve notches in his bedpost. The women do it themselves.

MHF #119: Captain Jack Sparrow’s magic compass was pointing the way to Morten Harket.

MHF #120: A normal man with Morten Harket’s muscles could do a hundred push-ups. Morten can only do ten, though, because gravity increases with every one–the earth just doesn’t want to let him go!

MHF #121: Morten Harket is first in our hearts–but he always comes second in our dreams!

MHF #122: Love is reason enough, and so is Morten Harket.

MHF #123: Rain exists to water Morten Harket’s orchids. All that other plant stuff is just an accident.

MHF #124: To err is human; to mess up lyrics but look adorable while doing it is Morten Harket.

 

Healing

Morten uses healing with Ian Henning, a pranotherapeut, his friend.

Here an introduction in what Healing is: Physiological healing is the restoration of damaged living tissue, organs and biological system to normal function. It is the process by which the cells in the body regenerate and repair to reduce the size of a damaged or necrotic area. Healing incorporates both the removal of necrotic tissue (demolition), and the replacement of this tissue.
The replacement can happen in two ways:
• by regeneration: the necrotic cells are replaced by new cells that form similar tissue as was originally there.
• by repair: injured tissue is replaced with scar tissue.
Most organs will heal using a mixture of both mechanisms.
Regeneration In order for an injury to be healed by regeneration, the cell type that was destroyed must be able to replicate. Cells also need a collagen framework along which to grow. Alongside most cells there is either a basement membrane or a collagenous network made by fibroblasts that will guide the cells’ growth. Since ischaemia and most toxins do not destroy collagen, it will continue to exist even when the cells around it are dead.
Example Acute tubular necrosis (ATN) in the kidney is a case in which cells heal completely by regeneration. ATN occurs when the epithelial cells that line the kidney are destroyed by either a lack of oxygen (such as in hypovolemic shock, when blood supply to the kidneys is dramatically reduced), or by toxins (such as some antibiotics, heavy metals or carbon tetrachloride). Although many of these epithelial cells are dead, there is typically patchy necrosis, meaning that there are patches of epithelial cells still alive. In addition, the collagen framework of the tubules remains completely intact. The existing epithelial cells can replicate, and, using the basement membrane as a guide, eventually bring the kidney back to normal. After regeneration is complete, the damage is undetectable, even microscopically. Healing must happen by repair in the case of injury to cells that are unable to regenerate (e.g. cardiac muscle or neurons). Also, damage to the collagen network (e.g. by enzymes or physical destruction), or its total collapse (as can happen in an infarct) cause healing to take place by repair.
Wound healing In response to an incision or wound, a wound healing cascade is unleashed. This cascade takes place in four phases: clot formation, inflammation, proliferative, and maturation.
Clotting phase Healing of a wound begins with clot formation to stop bleeding and to reduce infection by bacteria, viruses and fungi. Clotting is followed by neutrophil invasion three to 24 hours after the wound has been incurred, with mitoses beginning in epithelial cells after 24 to 48 hours[citation needed].
Inflammation phase In the inflammatory phase, macrophages and other phagocytic cells kill bacteria, debride damaged tissue and release chemical factors such as growth hormones that encourage fibroblasts, epithelial cells and endothelial cells which make new capillaries to migrate to the area and divide.
Proliferative phase In the proliferative phase, immature granulation tissue containing plump active fibroblasts forms. Fibroblasts quickly produce abundant type III collagen, which fills the defect left by an open wound. Granulation tissue moves, as a wave, from the border of the injury towards the center. As granulation tissue matures, the fibroblasts produce less collagen and become more spindly in appearance. They begin to produce the much stronger type I collagen. Some of the fibroblasts mature into myofibroblasts which contain the same type of actin found in smooth muscle, which enables them to contract and reduce the size of the wound.
Maturation phase During the maturation phase of wound healing, unnecessary vessels formed in granulation tissue are removed by apoptosis, and type III collagen is largely replaced by type I. Collagen which was originally disorganized is cross-linked and aligned along tension lines. This phase can last a year or longer. Ultimately a scar made of collagen, containing a small number of fibroblasts is left.

A-HA LIVE: how can I sleep…

A-ha Live: HOW CAN I SLEEP WITH YOUR VOICE IN MY HEAD 2003

Only some editions come with the bonus disc, which concentrates on album tracks. The regular single disc version is composed of live versions of singles, save for the live version of “The Swing of Things” which was never released as a single but is a fan favourite. Waaktaar-Savoy handles vocals on “Sycamore Leaves,” as he does on the version with his other band Savoy. Furuholmen takes lead vocals on “Dragonfly,” which was originally a solo single before it was recorded by A-ha for their Lifelines album. “Crying in the Rain” is sung as a duet between Harket and Anneli Drecker. “The Living Daylights” runs for almost 8 minutes and includes much audience participation and even goes reggae during. The name How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head comes from a lyric in the song “The Swing Of Things” from Scoundrel Days. The album reached #141 in US Internet retails sales chart. also it did #8 in German official chart.The live album came together by recording every show during the last six weeks of the tremendously successful and critically acclaimed Lifelines World Tour, which took a-ha from the Baltic States all over Europe, Russia and South America – playing to a total of half a million people. It was mixed by the world-renowned Michael Brauer in New York, where George Marino at Sterling Sound mastered it. Brauer and Marino were also involved with the Lifelines album, and the band was happy to work with them again. Morten, Magne and Paul are extremely pleased with the sound of the live album. Not only do the recordings capture the fantastic audiences a-ha had during this tour; they also reflect the fun that the band had on stage, supported by their great backing band: Anneli Drecker from Norway on backing vocals, Sven Lindvall on bass, his brother Per Lindvall on the drums and the third Swede, Christer Karlsson, on keyboards.
“The process, from when the tour was over, to listening to the tracks, and then to the final mix, was very quick,” Magne comments. “We didn’t overdub any parts – the final product is ‘all natural’, warts and all.”

albumlive

DVD

Forever Not Yours(Morten Harket, Ole Sverre-Olsen, Magne Furuholmen) — 4:33
Minor Earth Major Sky(Paul Waaktaar-Savoy / Magne Furuholmen) — 5:41
Manhattan Skyline(Pål Waaktaar / Magne Furuholmen) — 5:50
I’ve Been Losing You(Pål Waaktaar) — 4:09
Crying in the Rain(Howard Greenfield / Carole King) — 4:56 (Cover degli Everly Brothers)
The Sun Always Shines on T.V.(Pål Waaktaar) — 5:51
Did Anyone Approach You?(Paul Waaktaar-Savoy) — 4:53
The Swing of Things(Pål Waaktaar) — 5:27
Lifelines(Magne Furuholmen) — 4:37
Stay on These Roads(Pål Waaktaar / Magne Furuholmen / Morten Harket) — 3:34
Hunting High and Low(Pål Waaktaar) — 5:54
Take on Me(Pål Waaktaar / Magne Furuholmen / Morten Harket) — 5:42
The Living Daylights(John Barry, Pål Waaktaar) — 7:32
Summer Moved On(Paul Waaktaar-Savoy) — 4:41

Bonus CD

Scoundrel Days (Pål Waaktaar / Magne Furuholmen)
Oranges on Appletrees (Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket)
Cry Wolf (Pål Waaktaar / Magne Furuholmen)
Dragonfly (Magne Furuholmen)
Time and Again (Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
Sycamore Leaves (Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
A-ha Tourbook (Video)