The entire Rotten Tomatoes interview (above) with Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is terrific and insightful. But I was especially struck by the part where he shares the songwriting process for "My Shot." His influences were hip hop and the AOL dialup chime:
"I'm grabbing from the influences and paying homage to those influences."
screengrab via Rotten Tomatoes
My favorite performances are probably Priscilla as Angelica and Animal as King George. No disrespect to Gonzo Aaron Burr, but he’s the weakest leak.
On Friday, July 3, Hamilton debuted on Disney Plus. On Saturday, July 4, “Weird Al” Yankovic posted a music video for his “Hamilton Polka” using clips from the filmed theatrical production. Of course, it’s a lot of fun. Previously: Just you wait: This Hamilton parody follows ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s life
This “Hamilton” parody song justifiably asks, “Can we maybe just all agree to wear a tiny flipping mask?!” I am not throwing away this mask. I am not throwing away this mask. This really should be bipartisan. Come on now, how hard is it? I am not throwing away this mask. screengrab via The Holderness […]
If you’re out of work…well, first, you have our sympathies. Right now, about 31 million Americans are drawing some form of unemployment benefits, which makes competition for virtually any job savagely fierce. But since nobody wants to wallow in the miseries of unemployment, the only legitimate course left open is to scrap like crazy to […]
If you want swole arms cut like tree trunks, you start savaging the curl bars. If you want to sculpt a tight, firm core, you have lots of planking and bridges in your future. So what do you do if you want to knock out that double chin? Or put a little added definition into […]
Considering the state of our world, it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise to find lots and lots of people pushed to their breaking point. Anxiety and stress are often constant companions during the best of times. But now, with fear and frustration running rampant, it’s easy to be subsumed by all the distractions and […]