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“All is Tally, All is Hall” A Tally Hall Analysis

“The day we forget is the day we fall!” Tally Hall is a well known multi genre band that had popularity in the early 2000’s but recently has regained a following. “Hidden in the Sand” is one of their most popular songs. They are located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They were active until 2011 after their release of the “Good & Evil” album. Tally Hall contains 5 members: Joe Hawley (red tie), Zubin Sedghi (blue tie) , Rob Cantor (yellow tie), Ross Federman (gray tie), and Andrew Horowitz (green tie). The band got help from their friend Bora Karaca (orange tie).

With the formation of a new band they worked on their first debut album, “Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum” which was named after the famous circus-like museum made by Marvin Yagoda. On this album there are 17 songs. Each song is as unique as the last. Most famously, this album contains the song “Hidden in The Sand” which got popular on TikTok during 2020.

After “Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum “, Tally Hall went on to make “Good & Evil”. This album contains 14 tracks. The tracks sound similar to other tracks such as, ‘A Lady’ and ‘&’. The most popular track on this album is “Turn the Lights Off”. Unfortunately this would be their last project together as Tally Hall.

Tally Hall did not only make albums but has a whole internet show that is featured on YouTube. The internet show is called “ Tally Halls Internet Show” or abbreviated as “T.H.I.S”. These skits featured all members of the band, including Karaka. Karaka was featured at least once in every video, with a very special place in each skit. “15 Seconds of Bora” was his special place in the internet show. These episodes had odd undertones with confusing plots to follow but nonetheless was entertaining to watch all the members have fun.

After an announcement of a hiatus, Tally Hall all the members went off to do other projects or went on to continue life. Hawley and Cantor are two very honorable mentions. Hawley went on to create a single called “Variations on a Cloud”. They eventually released a concept album called “Hawaii Part II”. Federman and Karaca occasionally helped work on the article. Sedghi and Cantor were featured on “White Ball” and “Time Machine” from “Hawaii Part II”. Several songs from it, “The Mind Electric” and “Murders” blew up on TikTok, causing a surge in popularity.

Cantor created his album “Not a Trampoline”. This contains 12 tracks. One song in particular was sampled from Tally Hall’s “All My Friends” which was an unreleased song. The song I’m referencing is “I’m Gonna Win”, which was a tribute to Tally Hall. More famously, he’s known for his orchestral production of “Shia Labeouf Live”. The music video contains members of “The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles”, “The West Los Angeles Children’s Choir”, and “The Argus Quartet”. At the end of the video the camera pans to Shia Labeouf being the only person in the audience and the only one clapping. Eventually, he sold himself out to Disney and works on music for children.

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Danika Ivancic
Danika Ivancic, Staff Writer
Danika Ivancic, born in Laguna Niguel, and raised in Menifee, California has been a student at Santa Rosa Academy from the start, attending the school in Kindergarten, all the way up until now with plans to graduate from here. Danika has many traits that make her a great fit for journalism, such as her independence and communication skills that allow her to communicate effectively with others and grasp their understanding and their viewpoint on an event for her to use. Danika has also been involved in dance for years, it is a passion of hers that has stuck with her since a very young age, she loves it and always looks forward to going to practice with her team. Danika is also quite hardworking, being enrolled in extra classes at the local college as well as the honors pathway class on campus “Biomedical Science”. Danika takes pride in her work, putting a great amount of effort into her work, and always completing it in a timely manner. After graduating from high school, Danika plans on continuing her education, aspiring to be an endocrinologist in the future. 
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    AnoriApr 28, 2024 at 8:52 pm

    love the Chonny Jash reference in the title

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    GrayJan 31, 2024 at 11:47 am

    I LOVE TALLY HALLL!! oh my gosh