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Jacob Haller
Attended Tantasqua Regional High School
Lived in Fayetteville, AR
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A Mitch McConnell ad with the music replaced with '(Whenever I'm Sad, I Do A Web-Search For Pictures Of) Adorable Kittens'. Context here: http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-march-13-2014/-mcconnelling
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So the other week I called up a few people and talked to them about Pete Seeger, then edited the discussions together and posted 'em online. You can hear the result here, if you're interested.
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I sang my song ‘The Ballad of the Oregon Highway Department’ on New Year’s Eve for the Empire Revue, and I had the audience hum along. I think it went really well!

You can see a recording of the event here. If you want to cut to the chase, the actual song starts at 2:51.
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This song kind of kicks into high gear at 02:24 .
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Rhode Island artist Will Schaff is raising money to pay off the mortgage on his studio. Thing is, the $250 and $360 levels in particular are really excellent deals -- $360 gets you 12 personally and intricately decorated letters from Will to you; you can see the sorts of things you'd get here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/samsa1973/sets/1247708/
+Karla Z, +Dag Ågren, and +Richard Holmes, I feel like you might could want to check those letters out!

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Here's a little sampler I assembled on YouTube for my podcast, 'Tell Me About Your Song', suitable for sharing and embedding. Enjoy!
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I was sad to hear of Pete Seeger's passing this morning. A few years ago, Natalie Markward, Joe Auger, and I recorded a cover of his 'Waist Deep in the Big Muddy', one of the best-constructed narratives I can think of. My thoughts are with his family; he will be missed.
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Podcast recommendation! Tucker Diedrich is a Wisconsin-based comedian. His friend Ross realized that Tucker has seen virtually none of the movies that anyone ever talks about, so they started a project wherein every week they watch a movie that Tucker should have seen, but didn't; and then they record a podcast episode where they talk about that movie.

I've listened to this podcast a while and have always enjoyed it, but I feel like they've really stepped up their game recently. Their taste in movies is different than mine, their analysis isn't particularly insightful (though occasionally Tucker will come up with a great question, like when he asks Ross about 2/3 of the way through their discussion of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show": 'Does anything happen in this movie?') But many of the episodes have unexpected moments that are hilarious in hard to describe ways, and I always find them to be entertaining, even if (or because) I disagree with their opinion of the movies.

You could start with the most recent episode, a discussion of 'Once Upon A Time In Mexico' that makes it sound like some kind of hallucinatory fever dream, or you could go back a half dozen episodes or so to 'Children of the Corn' or 'Rocky Horror Picture Show', which I think marks the beginning of a recent run of really good episodes; after that, you can go back and listen to the earlier ones if you get hooked.

I should note that all the episodes contain major spoilers, so you may only want to listen to ones that are about movies that you've never seen, or never plan to see. Or, like me, you may throw caution to the winds and listen to all of them.
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Tech support person by day, musician by night.
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Fayetteville, AR - Montclair, NJ - Providence, RI
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Jacob Haller is a Providence, RI-based musician whose songs (on such diverse topics as love, relationships, substance abuse, robots, and kittens) have been described as fresh, catchy, and quirky. He's been nominated for 'best singer/songwriter' in the Providence Phoenix and Motif Magazine and has been compared to Leon Redbone, Greg Brown, Paul Geremia, Randy Newman, and They Might Be Giants.

He currently performs solo and with a backing band, the Running Commentary (jazz guitarist Natalie Markward and drummer Joe Auger). He is also a member of two other bands, the Killdevils (a folk/blues/americana band with Chris Monti) and the Double Decker Dance Band (an afro-beat/dance band).

In October of 2009 he released my first CD, 'Mistaken Identity'. It can be downloaded from iTunes or purchased through CD Baby. For additional Information see http://music.jwgh.org/cd.html .
Education
  • Tantasqua Regional High School
    1986 - 1990
  • Brown University
    Mathematics, 1990 - 2000
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Jake Haller, jwgh, Jacob Wolf Gibney Haller, Jacob W. Haller