The Adventures of Morten Harket (not that one): Part 4

Part 1 – I’ve Been Losing You Part 2 – The Blood That Moves the Body Part 3 – The Sun Never Shone That Day Sycamore Leaves Morten Harket stared out of his bedroom window at the sycamore leaves gathering on the street. “What if a-ha had written a song about these leaves?” he said, half-joking. […]

The Adventures of Morten Harket (not that one): Part 3

Part 1 – I’ve Been Losing You Part 2 – The Blood That Moves the Body The Sun Never Shone That Day Morten Harket stood in the men’s department of famous international superstore, Bloominghell’s. “Welcome to Bloominghell’s!” enthused a dapper young man who was clearly making a rather embarrassing attempt to grow a mustache years before […]

The Adventures of Morten Harket (not that one): Part 2

Part 1 – I’ve Been Losing You The Blood that Moves the Body It had been a full week since Morten Harket’s unsuccessful job interview at the Acme Bank Company. The words of the bespectacled manager Ron McDonald echoed in his brain: “how can I stop now”… “Indeed,” he thought to himself, “how can I stop […]

The right time for a-ha to say goodbye

Depending on which re-written press release you read today you’ll learn that a-ha were formed anywhere from 25 to 27 years ago, split up in the nineties for anywhere from five to seven years and got back together in 1998 – or is that 1999?  No, it was 2000 apparently. What you will unanimously learn and […]

A credibility issue

It must have seemed like déjà vu for Morten Harket and Magne Furuholmen, two-thirds of rock band a-ha, as they sat on the GMTV breakfast time couch in London on Friday morning. The scene was set when presenter Emma Crosby – somewhat understandably given the universal reference point – started the interview with a “Take […]