Review of Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

 

I recall back in April 2016 when all my NYC friends began posting pictures of their playbill copies of  Hamilton: An American Musical and thought well that’s nice moving on…

Needless to say it didn’t catch my attention right away. It wasn’t until on Tumblr that I began to see illustrations of Hamilton and gifs depicting the original cast that really did it for me.

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After listening to the soundtrack one time through — I couldn’t stop replaying then after. Lin-ManuelMiranda has created something new for all the kids/ and adults to enjoy. It makes learning this particular time period fun. I can’t even look at money the same way anymore without  hearing the music inside my head.  More importantly it reflects the politics we are facing presently.

If there’s one thing we can take away from Hamilton is that our founding fathers were imperfect human beings just like you, me and everyone else.

Therefore next time you read or hear someone mention Hamilton……..

Embrace it!

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Can’t wait to see Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Disney released a clip from their upcoming film Beauty and the Beast today in which the titled character played by Emma Watson treks across the village while singing “Belle”.

I love it!

The clip begins with a closeup of a clocktower ringing thus waking the entire village.  Women, men and children are seen opening their homes, businesses and doing chores while Belle in her blue dress skips across town in a jovial mood. Even with only 58 seconds we can tell everyone in town thinks she’s a little funny and aloof for reading books especially one of romantic inclinations.

Anyways it’s great footage and gives me hope the film will live up to its expectations.

I saw it!

Do you recall watching those Oscar Mayer commercials with a cute kid singing to the go-to jingle, “My Hotdog/Bologna Has a First Name….”?

Well today the Wienermobile was spotted right outside a Kroger supermarket and it didn’t fail to attract passerbys. The 27-foot-long hot dog on wheels is part Oscar Mayer’s   advertising efforts to sell more of its products. Their brand ambassadors were also very friendly! They wore their uniforms with pride and were so excited to get us excited about everything Oscar Mayer.

More importantly we got some really cool swag from them such as the whistle, stickers and warm smiles! Finally we left with tons of photos to share with friends on social media.

Thank you Oscar Mayer for evoking a number of my childhood memories on that gloomy, Sunday afternoon.

Melancholy

noun.

  • A feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause.

 

She is not certain when her melancholic thinking first started or why it just showed up one day like an uninvited guest. She only knew that once it took hold of her soul nothing would ever make her feel safe until…

She struggled for many years with this great sadness that her faith in the Lord whittled away along with her dreams of finding her most intimate passions. Since then logic rather intuition lead to her a profession that she was good at but never quite felt it lived up to her potential. She even tried marrying the first bloke she took fancy to but, that ended disastrously after he confessed he only liked her for the sex. How did she react thereafter you ask?

Well….

She cried.

And she cried.

Even her pet cat meowed sadly for not being able to comfort its human. That is until a mysterious knock was heard one morning.

It could not have been her parents who lived two states over or her best friend Jemima Poole who was on a romantic holiday with her boyfriend. And it certainly was not her jerk face soon to be ex-husband.

It was nobody.

In fact the hallway to her apartment was deserted. Could she have imagined the knock on the door? “Well fuck me, right?” she grumbled to herself.

A voice called out: “What the actual fuck? I turn out to be an even bigger loser as a grown woman? Fuuuccckkk!”

The woman turned her entire body around and came face to face with someone she never thought she would ever see again: Melanie Trevino, age 13.


 

 

melancholy, part 1

I just want to take this moment to comment how this space here will be used to describe how certain stories take shape in my head. I like to experiment and absolutely don’t write FAN FICTION. Don’t get me wrong FF is great for those aspiring to be writers, bloggers and copy editors but it’s my firm belief that one shouldn’t use another person’s fruit of labor for profit like a certain series we all know so well….

What else did I want to say? Ah, yes this piece is weird. I had initially wanted to write a romantic story about two people living across from each other’s apartment but then I thought why not tell it with a twist? I hope to write part 2 soon but there are so many ideas running inside my head.  For now I’ll just be writing and posting as my brain sees fit.  I’m also trying to figure out how to navigate WordPress. It’s been a while since I used a site like this.