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== History ==
On the Tally Hall website, there have been two biographies posted; one in 2006<ref name=bio2006>[ Tally Hall 2006 bio, archived at:]</ref>
and one in 2008, the latter of which is written by friend of the band [[Bernie J. Michael]], who is not fictitious.<ref name=bio2008>[ Tally Hall 2008 bio, archived at:]</ref><ref>[ Hidden In The Sand Twitter, confirming that Bernie Michael is a real person.]</ref>
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I sat in a Penguinarium in New Jersey with my penpal Andrew Horowitz. I was twelve, and he was fourteen. He fiddled with a plastic-cased glockenspiel and a green tape recorder while I read an old paperback biography of The Beach Boys with an Isaac Asimov quote in the back of my head: “The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ (I found it!) but ‘That’s funny. . . .’” Listening to Andrew play those shrill bells all day while penguins waddled in darkness cracked me up. In a good way. When Brian Wilson was working on Smile in 1966, he was making an album that would make people laugh. Pet Sounds had dark currents of emotion: teenage drama. Smile was light and effervescent– Spaghetti Westerns, raw vegetables, and pocket symphonies. Horowitz, despite his bizarre affinity for Penguinariums, would later attempt similar musical feats with a band comprised of a few of my friends: Tally Hall.

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