This is what I sound like.
I'm Jacob. I'm a hippie-dippie, barefoot runnin, trail thumpin bum.
I want to marvel at the world and pursue my passions of song, poetry and history. I want to teach people stories, unify the battered and lost in song and make this a merrier world.
I like good conversation, loud music, thunderstorms, gentle rain, quiet dawns, driving slow, hats, good books, museums, old tattered things, peace, hyperbole, allusions, the outdoors and cultural literacy. I like bitter beer, tea sweet and whiskey smooth.
My heroes are Pete Seeger, Sean "Day9" Plott and Jim Henson.
Bert from Mary Poppins is my spirit animal.
I am a goofy motherfucker.
I'm trying to become the darnest folk singer I can possibly be.
I've just dealt with the first sorrow in my life I don't know how to overcome.
My best friend says I laugh like a cartoon villain. She isn't wrong.
Books: The Time Machine, Animal Farm, 1984, The Captains and The Kings, Abarat, A Tale of Two Cities, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Wheel of Time, Young Wizards.
Poets: Keats, Hughes, and Kipling.
These three are what I consider quintessentially romantic, American, and masculine respectively.
Movies: Casablanca, Goodnight & Goodluck, The Red Violin, Perfume: Story of a Killer, The Secret of NIMH, Dr. Strangelove, The Dark Crystal, Six String Samurai, The Labyrinth, Moonrise Kingdom. Every muppet movie in existence. BFG. The Neverending Story.
Music: Pete Seeger, The Beatles, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Highwaymen, Al Jolson, Caravan Palace. If you don't like Queen we can't be friends.
Telly: Big on cartoons and travel shows. The Muppets are a big deal.
I recently watched Gravity Falls beginning to end. Holy shit, best show since Courage the Cowardly Dog.
How to be queer and win hearts and minds. The revolution as daily practice. How to turn down and make out.