Jacob Ide

Jacob Ide

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Jacob Ide is not a singer-songwriter. His incisive lyrics and irresistible hooks make him an artist well-equipped to change your mind about the nature of acoustic music.

Biography

Jacob Ide sings and plays the acoustic guitar, but his music is not "your typical coffeeshop bullshit." He has created his own unique sound by combining elements like the lyrical sarcasm of the Dead Kennedys, the melodic power of Nirvana and element of drive and fun found in The Violent Femmes.

His songs range in topic from critiques of the national political climate ('My Parents Politics' and 'I Went Hunting with Vice President Cheney') to social issues such as gay rights ('Rage') and women's rights ('Lilith'). Now based in Dallas, Texas, Jacob remains close to his Oklahoma roots with songs about his hometown Tulsa.

Jacob has played shows across Oklahoma and Texas, as well as in Arkansas. He has played with Tulsa favorites including GHOSTS, Billy Joe Winghead, and jorDan and has opened for national touring acts such as Karate High School, Evangelina, and Dr. Manhattan (Vagrant Records).

For booking, contact Katie Gimenez at Swirl (katie.gimenez@gmail.com).

Lyrics

My Parents Politics

Written By: Jacob Ide

There is no generational gap
I got my opinions from mom and dad
I'm stuck in a rut and I'm never gonna change
That's just fine, I like it this way

Cuz I've got my parents politics
And I just can't think for myself
I've got my parents politics
I live entirely off their wealth
I've got my parents politics
I believe everything that I've been told
I've got my parents politics
And I'm already old

I am wholey opposed to abortion
I'm the head of the Young Republicans
My parents say I'm so well behaved
They think that I'm turning out just great

Cuz I've got my parents politics
And I just can't think for myself
I've got my parents politics
I live entirely off their wealth
I've got my parents politics
I believe everything that I've been told
I've got my parents politics
And I'm already old

Mom and Dad say it's a sin to be gay
Mom and Dad tell me that taxes are the enemy
Whatever they say, I will follow
Whatever they say, I will swallow whole

Cuz I've got my parents politics
And I just can't think for myself
I've got my parents politics
I live entirely off their wealth
I've got my parents politics
I believe everything that I've been told
I've got my parents politics
And I'm already old

I Went Hunting with Vice President Cheney

Written By: Jacob

I went hunting with Vice President Cheney
And now I've only got half a face
Good thing I've got lots of money
To buy my way back into the human race

Halliburton bought my soul
In exchange for a lifetime supply of oil
Now I've got to find a way to exploit the toil
And permanently corrupt the soil

I went hunting with Vice President Cheney
And now I've only got half a face
Good thing I've got lots of money
To buy my way back into the human race

Antonin Scalia is the anti-christ (x4)

Tonight's PSA is about: (spoken word section)

I went hunting with Vice President Cheney
And now I've only got half a face
Good thing I've got lots of money
To buy my way back into the human race

Discography

Releases:
"Your Parents Are Lying To You"- Self-released LP

Radio Airplay:
KJHK 90.7 (Lawrence, KS)- "I Went Hunting With Vice President Cheney"
KNON 89.3 (Dallas, TX)- "The Rock and Roll Kids Are Alright" and "Pop Punk Song"
KillRadio.Org (Los Angeles, CA)- "I Went Hunting With Vice President Cheney"

Set List

Set lengths vary from 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the venue's needs.

Typical set list includes original songs including-
I Went Hunting With Vice President Cheney
The Rock and Roll Kids Are Alright
Down with the Suburbs
My Parents Politics
Rage
Fuck New York
Lilith
Done With Jane
Not Your Hero Anymore
My Mary's Garden is Full of White Roses
Vacant
Everything is Better When I'm High
American Empire
Suicide Jesus
Can't Get to Heaven
Pop Punk Song
Positive
Deep Ellum Fight Song
Abstract Love Song
Belly of the Beast
9th and Boston
Time
Starship Has Flown
I Found My Salvation in a Billboard
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
6 Drinks Deep
I Work for Paris Hilton
No Such Thing as Satisfaction

Covers-
"So Fresh and So Clean" by OutKast
"Hangin' Round" by Lou Reed
"1979" by Smashing Pumpkins
"Don't You Forget About Me" by Simple Minds