Hank & Willie Year in Review 2008. Finally.

GOOD GOD, IT’S FINALLY POSTED!

Huge thanks to my crack team of troubleshooters.

Dear Record Industry,

I do not want to rip off your hard-working creative artists. Not even a little.

However, let me give you a little tip. If you allowed us to use your songs or, heck, even charged us a fair-use fee to use your songs in our little home-grown, non-profit seeking slide shows, YOU MIGHT GET A FEW MORE PEOPLE BUYING YOUR SONGS. BECAUSE THEY ARE GOOD AND IT IS KIND OF FREE ADVERTISING. JUST SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT.

Sincerely,

The girl who spent the last three days trying to outsmart you and every video hosting site in the world because she just wanted to play a SONG for God’s sake.

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So, this is a complete cop out because I used the SAME song as last year, but it was, for some reason, the only one that did not trip off the sensors of every copyright alarm out there. But let me tell you, it was this or a recording of me humming, and you definitely came out ahead in that deal.

If you like it, you should go and BUY this song, Sweet by French artist Jehro.

If I were really a whiz I would give you title pages that you could read, instead of flashing by you and credits and things like that. But instead, I give you the celebration and remembrance of a year past and our best wishes for all the hopes and promise of 2009.

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And oh, the songs I had for you. Thanks, readers who gave me amazing choices. I’m listening to them right now. Wish you could, too!

Enjoy!

Anna Sawin

Anna Sawin is a Connecticut-based portrait, wedding, and editorial photographer. She lives in the shoreline town of Stonington with her family and has discovered the perfect cupcake. Just ask, she is willing to share her secret.

21 Comments

  1. Lisa on January 4, 2009 at 9:36 am

    Happy New Year!

    Unfortunately, I can’t play the video! It says it is a private video and I need to log onto Vimeo. Is anyone else having that problem?

  2. itsallabouthallie on January 5, 2009 at 8:37 am

    Happy New year!

    I too cannot see the video!! I thought i was doing something wrong.

  3. sdh on January 5, 2009 at 9:08 am

    sorry anna, it still say private video for us too….

  4. B. on January 5, 2009 at 9:38 am

    Slide show works for me!

    Happy 2009. P.S. I could sing a song for your next slide show – free of charge! My fans would love it.

  5. Maria on January 5, 2009 at 9:47 am

    So SWEET!

  6. Michelle Bull on January 5, 2009 at 9:51 am

    I love the video! You did a great job! Captures alot of special moments.

  7. Christina on January 5, 2009 at 10:22 am

    Oh yeah, it works now! What a great bunch of moments, you guys are awesome. Here’s to a year full of even more special little moments, and big moments to as you go for your dreams!!

  8. Sarah on January 5, 2009 at 10:41 am

    Lovely!! I especially love the jumping photos. Hmmm…my boys have a playdate today; maybe I can persuade the kids to try a jumping photo of our own. 🙂

  9. Sheila on January 5, 2009 at 11:12 am

    Loved it! What a beautiful memento once again. You might want to consider doing these for others as part of your future business plan. I want one!!!

  10. Chrissy on January 5, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Great slide show! What a wonderful way to preserve the memories. I loved the photos. And the song. 🙂 I feel your pain on that one – I too spend entire days trying to outsmart websites to get songs to work the way I want them to (and, of course, ultimately fail.)

  11. megan on January 5, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    what a great show — how fun!

  12. tracey on January 5, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    I adored this! thank you so much for sharing your journey. : )
    It makes me want to do the same. Hmmm…maybe I will.

  13. Chelle on January 5, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    My fav is still the naked boy butts on the beach. Sweet. You are such a joy for sharing these. So makes me smile!

    😉

  14. Cara on January 5, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    That was just as awesome as last years! I love the song, it really goes nice with that type of picture show. I commend you for picking pictures to put in it, the reason I never get one of these done is because I can not make up my mine what to put in it.

  15. Amily on January 5, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    FABULOUS!!! Thank you! Happy ’09!!!

  16. suzyq on January 5, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    I could see the video no prob! It’s awesome. I love some of the photography. Really, really cool! I had no idea you had a blog.

  17. Toonsis on January 6, 2009 at 12:50 am

    Great job on the Year in Review! I loved it! We hope you and your family have a Great New Year! Looking forward to reading and seeing more of Hank & Willie. All the best always (see ya in 2009)!

  18. Jess K. on January 6, 2009 at 8:57 am

    It was a very good year! Sweeeeet! 🙂 Thanks for this, a real pleasure to recount with so many loved ones. Stick with this song forever.

  19. itsallabouthallie on January 6, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    AWWW!! I loved it!! Thank you for sharing! Here is to another great year!!

  20. Steph Stevens on January 8, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Anna,

    So many great pictures!!
    Thanks for showing off such a great video.

    Steph

  21. Elizabeth on January 10, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    I loved it Anna! Glad I could be a little part of the recap too! Happy New Year!!

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Anna Sawin is a Connecticut-based portrait, wedding, and editorial photographer. She lives in the shoreline town of Stonington with her family and has discovered the perfect cupcake. Just ask, she is willing to share her secret.