Does the name“Just Jargon” ring a bell for you? It will after today. Just Jargon has worked around the clock for months putting together the most comprehensive documentary on Tally Hall that I’ve ever seen. I was happy to have helped them put some pieces together and had a really fun time re-learning everything in the proper order of how it all went down.
From Tally Hall’s initial inception to current day, this documentary covers the good, the bad, and the ugly.
So without further ado, here is the HITS Premiere of The Ultimate Tally Hall Documentary!
Upcoming Q&A with Just Jargon
We will be hanging out in the HITS chat room (yes, we have a chat room) on Saturday, August 7th, 2021, at 6pm Eastern (3pm Pacific) so you can ask all the questions you want answers to.
To get things started, I asked Just Jargon a couple questions about him and this project and here’s what they had to say:
Hidden In The Sand: How did this project first come about?
Just Jargon: Well, about 5 years ago I became an avid fan of the first two Tally Hall albums but essentially knew nothing beyond that. I would go on to discover Miracle Musical, Joe Hawley Joe Hawley, and Not a Trampoline on my own and it was at that point that I sought out a video that could get me up to speed on everything when I realized how deep this rabbit hole went, but no such video existed. Years later I decided to touch on the subject vaguely but just kept researching and eventually made it a goal to create the definitive documentary.
HITS: How long did it take you?
JJ: I’ve had the idea for about 3 years now but started taking steps towards it 10 months ago when I recorded the first bit of footage that would go on to be used in the end. But it wasn’t until February 2021 that I started actively making it in combination with other things, then in early June I dropped everything else and worked around the clock on it. About 6 solid months of active effort.
HITS: What did you learn from it and what do you hope others will take from it?
JJ: I’ve learned a lot about the history itself, but on a much broader scale I think much more highly of the band and its members than I did before simply because I saw how many hurdles they’d gone through and got a much better understanding of the true passion they put into their work. Tally Hall songs now resonate with me on a much more emotional level as a result, and I’m hoping the same will be true for documentary’s viewers. The goal with this and everything I make is for people to learn the stories of who I talk about and have a newfound sense of respect for them in the end. There are too many good stories that go untold, and that’s all too common if the people they follow don’t make it big. But on the other hand, bigger isn’t better, better is better.
HITS: What’s next for you?
JJ: In terms of what I’m going to do from here on out, I’ll definitely continue making more documentaries and there are a few YouTube figures I have in mind that may be familiar to the Tally Hall audience. But at some point I have another bigger project I want to do. Without saying to much, it carries the same emotional weight to me as Miracle Musical did for Joe and much like him it’s in the back of my mind when I’m working on other things, and I know I’ll have to do it someday.
On behalf of everyone involved in this film… we hope you enjoy The Ultimate Tally Hall Documentary!