Inside The Mind of Simon (partially found live performance by Tally Hall; 2005)

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Snippet from video uploaded by notfire.

Status: Partially Found


Inside The Mind of Simon (known later as The Mind Electric) is a song written by Joe Hawley of alternative rock band Tally Hall. It was performed live by the band at The Pingry School in Martinsville, New Jersey on May 13th, 2005. On April 2nd, 2022, YouTube user "notfire" uploaded a 16 second clip of the performance, provided by Zach Feldman who attended. The rest of the performance remains lost.

Background

"Inside The Mind of Simon" as a song has a long history, beginning as a demo Joe Hawley presented to band mate Rob Cantor in 2002 to showcase his musical abilities. There are 3 recorded demos of the song, with the third being released in 2004 by Tally Hall. The song was slated to be featured on their debut album; Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum (2005), though ran into budgetary constraints and was ultimately cut from the track list. The song wouldn't see a full album release until nearly 6 years later under the name "The Mind Electric" on the album "Hawaii: Part II". This album was released by ミラクルミュージカル (Miracle Musical) which was Joe Hawley's side project after Tally Hall went on hiatus in 2011.[1]

The only known live performance of "Inside the Mind of Simon" by Tally Hall was at The Pingry School on May 13th, 2005. For years, the only mention of this happening was on a Tally Hall LiveJournal comment recounting the show.[2]

Video

On April 2nd, 2022, YouTube user and Hidden In The Sand admin "notfire" uploaded 16 seconds of the performance on behalf of Zach Feldman who attended the Pingry show in 2005. Unfortunately, Feldman did not record anything beyond these 16 seconds so the remaining song is still lost.

Video of the performance uploaded by notfire, provided by Zach Feldman

Availability

The only video we have was recorded by Zach Feldman and uploaded by notfire. It is unknown whether or not anyone else in attendance was recording.

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