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Ep 135: “Hamilton”

January 26, 2021

We take a shot at Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton” and discuss:

  • live performances on stage vs film;
  • wardrobe, set design;
  • musical songwriting vs albums;
  • and other such stuff and things and stuff.

“No punishment, in my opinion, is too great, for the man who can build his greatness upon his country’s ruin. – George Washington

Notes & References:
Thomas Jefferson had kids with Sally Hemings (his slave)
How they filmed Hamilton – 30 cameras over 3 performances, 2 live and 1 without an audience
Lin-Manuel Miranda discusses performing Hamilton in the UK
“Song Exploder” on Netflix trailer – check out the episode where Lin-Manuel Miranda breaks down “Wait for it”
U2 Live from Red Rocks
Nas “Rewind”
Jay-z “Meet The Parents” (no free streaming option to link to)
Dana Dane “Cinderfella”
Slick Rick & Doug E. Fresh “La Di Da Di”
Cats’ “Memory”

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Short Spotlight:

“Juice” by Tobe Nwigwe ft. Paul Wall

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