Jacob Abello

Published 8 years ago -

So, you might remember attending Jacob’s album release show a few months ago, and now you are hearing about another album release show for Jacob this weekend. Don’t be confused. Just go. There will actually be CDs this time. Thursday, at Brother’s, with Sherree Chamberlain. See you there.

Where are you from?
I was born in Norman, Oklahoma.

What do you do?
I work at Starbucks to pay those bills. When I’m not doing that, I’m probably having drinks with some friends. Oh, and I’ve been working on this record “Nothing But Gold” for the last two years.

Who or what do you use for inspiration?
I find that the more art you take in, whatever the form, the more art you end up creating. So I try to listen, read and observe as much art as possible. Just paying attention to the people around me inspires me a lot as well. Lately, my friends have been my biggest source of creativity.

What artists do you respect right now?
Loving me some Early Beat. I’ve also been enjoying Gus Van Sant films lately. I really respect Beyonce for inviting Taylor Swift back on stage to finish her speech at the VMA’s (Kanye’s such an asshole).

What are you sick of?
Misinformed people who are too lazy to form their own opinions, and instead believe whatever someone tells them. All those people at the Tea Party protests and fundamentalist Christians are prime examples.

What music are you listening to recently?
I’ve pretty much been listening to The Beatles since the remasters were released. Other than that, a lot of Beach House and Passion Pit. And I’m really into whatever bands Pitchfork is into right now.

What is your first creative memory?
I used to write movie scripts when I was about ten. My cousin, sister and I would record them on this cheap video camera. I vaguely remember writing my first song when I was 11 or 12. I think it was a country song.

What is your favorite food/drank spot in Norman?
Perfect day: The Earth for breakfast. Pepe’s for lunch. La Luna for happy hour. Sweet Basil for dinner. Blu for drinks.

Anything else?
I really, really want you to come to my release show. We’re planning some cool shit.

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