2016 – The Year In Review.

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2016 was a year of welcomed stability as my mother re-married and we finally regained a traditional family structure. It has been great to see the effect it has had on my younger siblings πŸ™‚ The year also brought with it an abundance of bad news health wise as pets and family members, young and old suffered from prolonged illnesses resulting in some loved ones leaving us for good 😦 My year was dominated by a secret project that I hope will result in a major announcement very soon, so keep your fingers crossed for me! Here are the highlights from the year that was:

  1. The Secret Project. Β This took up the majority of the year and resulted in some truly awesome material! I hope I get to share it with you guys soon!!!Β cicimage
  2. Senkveld Norway. This was the first time I actually rocked out on TV so that was really awesome! I’ve been on various tv-shows in my home country before but I had never done anything like this before πŸ˜‰

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  3. BBC3. My first time shredding on National Radio in the UK! I had one of my original songs aired on BBC6 last year, I’ve previously been a guest on BBC Berkshire, but BBC3 is the biggest radio show I’ve done so far, so keep an eye on BBC3 & Tom Service Β on January the 15th 2017! πŸ˜‰
  4. Laney box in Argentina. The first time my face was featured on a product from a major brand! I had no idea they did this!laney-argentinalaney-box
  5. “She Rocks” commercial. I thought that this was quite cool, here I am in good company on the red carpet in L.A.
  6. “Paganini Cap.24” going viral on FB. Even though my music video for Caprice 24 was originally released in 2014 on Youtube, a site in Mexico decided to share it on their Facebook page this year, which resulted in the video piling up views quickly on the social media site πŸ˜‰ I was very happy to see the video going viral again gaining some new ground!Β m:
  7. The Metal album. In April this year I finally released my first metal album “I Am.” So far I’ve released 2 music videos from it; my re-work of “Immigrant Song” which was mentioned in Classic Rock Magazine and “If The Dead Ones Could Talk” which was re-tweeted by the author who inspired me to write the track. If you haven’t checked out the album yet make sure that you do!Β imageimg_0993
  8. I completed pre-production for album 3. During the two first months of the year I completed the arrangements and demos of a body of work that I’ve given the work title “album 3.”
  9. The album with Craig. “2 Guitars – The Classical Crossover Album” charted again this year several times which of course makes me very happy. It has continuously been in the charts since its release in December 2014!amazon-octoberimage
  10. I shared the stage with Craig again! This year I did some pretty cool private gigs in beautiful settings, this also involved playing live with Craig again which was amazing. The concept of the electric guitar vs. the classical is something that I’m really proud of.

My top blog entries this year:

  1. 28 Pictures of Severus Snape. This entry was my most popular this year. ❀
  2. Stop The Apocalypse.. I was surprised to see the support from my fans, I honestly thought that everyone would disagree with me.
  3. Wedding Pictures + Other Pictures Taken In June.
  4. The Presidency.Β I’m amazed at how immaturely the election was handled by many. What a circus. It cannot be easy when the chief manipulators of popular sentiment all of a sudden lose. What happened to all of those celebrities who were going to move to Canada? And why Canada? Why not Mexico?
  5. Goodbye August, Hello September!
  6. How To Have Fun – According to Moi.. Me being happy about my artistic progress πŸ™‚
  7. I LOVE to play guitar.Β In case you wondered….
  8. AND THE WINNER IS…... This competition had lots of people baffled.
  9. NATIONAL TV-SHOW IN NORWAY !!!Β I had a blast doing this!
  10. 20 PRACTISE TIPS FOR GUITARISTS!!!!!! ( Part 3/5 of my β€œ10 year Guitar Anniversary” entries ).. This blog entry from last year made this year’s list as well!Β 10494643_744867412219321_4820103340371772166_n

It’s hard to pick a personal favourite among my blog entries as I’m very happy with the direction my writing has taken. My entries were more entertaining last year, but there are plenty of people who provide “light content.” I wish that the world was a perfect place but it isn’t, if I was to have one “new year’s wish,” I would want the general western pop-culture to change fromΒ ethnomasochism & negativity to pride & positivity.Β 

  1. Opinions….
  2. Tears & Self Hate Is The Remedy.
  3. The Complexity Of Citizenship & Governance.
  4. Capitalism & Evidence Against The Myth That Only White People Are Guilty Of Colonialism.
  5. Fear.
  6. White Like Snow.
  7. The Battle That Can’t Be Won.
  8. Charlie Hebdo & Blasphemy.
  9. Minimalism.
  10. Identity.

 

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These were my personal favourites among my Instagram photos:

Finally finding #peace ❀️ #meditation #balance #movingon #happy #buddha #innerpeace #letgo #breathe

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The #wedding #flowers have arrived 😍😍😍😍 #wow #bridesmaid #weddingparty

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Greatness. #londonium #london #queenvictoria #empire #unitedkingdom #britain #greatbritain #uk #royals #therealm #monument

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What a privilege it is to experience such beauty ❀️ #shakespeare #quote #literature #beauty #art #westworld #hbo

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Not exactly ugly…. #england #unitedkingdom #uk #britain #northerneurope #estate #manor

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🎀 Douce France, Cher Pays De Mon Enfance 🎀 dum-di-dum-di-dum-di-dam-da… #patisserie #cake #yummy #gateau #france #paul

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Hanging out in a #tree πŸ––πŸ» #nature #naturelover #forest #treeclimbing #outdoors #countryliving

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#3am #3amthoughts

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The saga continues. #TheNeverEndingStory #guitar #shred #guitarist #musician #music #artist #guitaristlife

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Guess where I was today? BBC3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So cool! #bbc #bbc3 #TomService #nationalradio #radio #britain #showbiz #entertainment

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When it's #winter β„οΈπŸ˜˜β„οΈβ€οΈβ„οΈβ€οΈ please let there be #snow !!!! #december #ice

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Before #ramseybolton ….there was… #ernie 🎺🎺🎺🎺🎺🎺 #gameofthrones

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I hope that 2017 will be a great year filled with beauty ❀ I wish you all a happy new year! Hugs & Love! ❀

One thought on “2016 – The Year In Review.

  1. Sean Morgan

    Nice collage. I liked your pics. You have an eye for composition. Is there anything you can’t do? You are an amazing woman, Miss Hagen. All the best to you and yours in the coming year.

    God bless.

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