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John S. Hall

Poet + Author + Singer + Lawyer
Male
Hometown Brooklyn
Other Names Hall, John Charles

John S. Hall is an American poet, author, singer and lawyer perhaps best known for his work with King Missile, an avant-garde band that he co-founded in 1986 and has since led in various disparate incarnations.

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    Funding Grassroots Social Change In East Africa
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    Your Unique Amalgam: On The Fluidity Of Geekhood
    Huffington Post - Jul 18, 2014
  • 15 Ip As To Drink Before You Die
    Huffington Post - Apr 08, 2013
  • Annette John Hall: In Praise Of Being Ready | Philadelphia Inquirer | 2011 08 30 Philadelphia Inquirer
    Google News - Aug 30, 2011

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1978 - 1996 3 More Events
1997 ? Hall has released two books, both on Soft Skull Press. The first, 1997's Jesus Was Way Cool, is a collection of 40 poems recorded on King Missile and Hall solo albums, plus a never-recorded poem, "Hope." … Read More
In 1998, the new lineup released its "debut" album, Failure, on Shimmy Disc. … Read More
2003 ? In a 2003 missive to his electronic mailing list, Hall explained how he chose his stage name:My stage name is John S. Hall, my original born name is John Charles Hall, but my friends, enemies, and stalkers call me John Hall. … Read More
2004 ? …  He campaigned for Democratic candidate John Kerry in the United States presidential election of 2004. … Read More
Hall has long been a vocal opponent of slam poetry, taking issue with such factors as its inherently competitive nature and what he considers its lack of stylistic diversity. In a 2005 interview by Aptowicz, he recalled seeing his first slam, at the Nuyorican Poets CafĂ©: I hated it. … Read More
2006 ? Hall later left the firm to go into solo practice until 2006, when he took a position as a corporate analyst at a law firm.
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