Say no to this.
October 12, 2015 2:44 PM   Subscribe

 
This is amazing and wonderful. Props to her for nearly keeping up with the lyrics for "Guns and Ships"; it's very fast.

My only wish was that the HERCULES MULLIGAN! video was slightly more badass. Because, I mean, come on, HERCULES MULLIGAN!
posted by damayanti at 2:55 PM on October 12, 2015 [2 favorites]


damayanti, don't know if you saw this, but they did a Guns & Ships singalong the other night.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 2:57 PM on October 12, 2015 [3 favorites]


Oh my god, she seems like a total maniac! I love all of this so much. I want to be her friend.
posted by witchen at 3:05 PM on October 12, 2015 [2 favorites]


This just makes me all the more keenly aware that I have been doing an awful lot of car singalongs to Hamilton, and that surely makes me look like a weirdo to anyone who happens to be looking at me while I'm, like, rapping along to Cabinet Battle #1.
posted by yasaman at 3:09 PM on October 12, 2015 [8 favorites]


fuck

i'm dying
posted by Sokka shot first at 3:57 PM on October 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


These were hit or miss for me, but I legit choked on my beer laughing when I got to the Chipotle one. The MTA one is also pretty great.
posted by Wretch729 at 4:11 PM on October 12, 2015


This just makes me all the more keenly aware that I have been doing an awful lot of car singalongs to Hamilton, and that surely makes me look like a weirdo to anyone who happens to be looking at me while I'm, like, rapping along to Cabinet Battle #1.

As someone who has been telling strangers as I walk down the street with headphones that I'm not going to give away my shot every morning, I feel your pain.

This is still less weird than just shouting HERCULES MULLIGAN and LAFEYETTE completely out of nowhere, which I'm also very fond of doing.

Also crying about a 200 year comma.

I have a lot of Hamilton feelings.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 5:57 PM on October 12, 2015 [23 favorites]


I have a lot of Hamilton feelings.

Being overcome with emotion that Hamilton wrote THE OTHER FIFTY-ONE.
posted by Mavri at 6:38 PM on October 12, 2015 [15 favorites]


OMG THE ONE WHERE SHE'S PEGGY

I AM DYING
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:44 PM on October 12, 2015 [4 favorites]


One two three for five six seven eight nine
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 6:44 PM on October 12, 2015 [2 favorites]


I love this so much.
posted by ColdChef at 7:00 PM on October 12, 2015


Do people know that she shot the Lafayette one on Lafayette street? Right across from the Public where the show premiered. And if you don't know, now you know, Mr President.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:05 PM on October 12, 2015 [12 favorites]


Serious question. I'd love to see Hamilton some day but how is it possible without bawling my head off like a baby man?
posted by Mei's lost sandal at 7:17 PM on October 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


I don't expect to be able to see Hamilton before this summer, so I'm on a strict regimen of listening to the cast recording every day or two to build up a tolerance, with the goal of reducing helpless sobbing by at least 10%.
posted by Jeanne at 7:20 PM on October 12, 2015 [3 favorites]


i'm so glad there's a thread where we can talk about our hamilton problems now

in my case people are getting real tired of me just randomly yelling EVERYONE GIVE IT UP FOR AMERICA'S FAVORITE FIGHTIN' FRENCHMAN and then being vocally disappointed when they don't correctly yell LAFAYETTE
posted by Sokka shot first at 8:13 PM on October 12, 2015 [20 favorites]


in my defense, though, they are LETTING THE REVOLUTION DOWN
posted by Sokka shot first at 8:13 PM on October 12, 2015 [6 favorites]


Serious question. I'd love to see Hamilton some day but how is it possible without bawling my head off like a baby man?

Signs point to "it's not, sry"
posted by Narrative Priorities at 8:27 PM on October 12, 2015 [2 favorites]


Can someone tell Lin-Manuel they need to release Hamilton karaoke tracks?

Meanwhile, Layfayette as puppet warmup exercise.
posted by fings at 8:54 PM on October 12, 2015 [2 favorites]


While we're all here sharing our Hamilton feelings once again, because we're non-stop, can someone explain to me the difference between "My dearest Angelica" and "My dearest, Angelica" for me? Because I'm not a genius polymath and I'm still not seeing what's the big deal. Either way he's super fond of you, lady!
posted by jenfullmoon at 10:32 PM on October 12, 2015


"My dearest Angelica" = totally innocuous way to refer to a sister-in-law of whom one is fond
"My dearest, Angelica" = Angelica is #1 in my heart, which is a super racy thing to say given the context
posted by ocherdraco at 11:28 PM on October 12, 2015 [10 favorites]


Comedienne? Is there a reason not to use comedian?
(genuine question, not snark)
posted by Ned G at 3:36 AM on October 13, 2015 [1 favorite]


Ocherdraco has it, but if it's unclear, the comma implies "(You are) My dearest, Angelica." That's some A-plus flirtation!
posted by Turkey Glue at 4:00 AM on October 13, 2015


Forgiveness, can you imagine?

Popped into my head and made me audibly cry-gasp at the grocery store. Glad to know I might not be alone.
posted by donnagirl at 6:50 AM on October 13, 2015 [2 favorites]


The real letter Hamilton wrote Angelica had "ma chere, soeur" -- "my dear, sister," which reads with the comma as oddly in French as it does in English, but it definitely has that nuance of calling her "my dear," not just "my dear sister."

(The amount of actual history in this musical is remarkable, down to Angelica having written to Eliza, "If you were as generous as the old Romans you would lend him to me for a little while" - that is to say, "I'm just saying, if you really loved me you would share him.")
posted by Jeanne at 7:07 AM on October 13, 2015 [11 favorites]


I've only listened to it once so far. But once I started I couldn't stop and ended up shoving my phone in my bra (which is something I find is incredibly gauche, like it's a pet peeve of mine, like Uggs) so I could listen to it while continuing to do house work bc my headphones were at the office.

I was seriously considering paying the $200+ plus train from hbg so I could see it before I leave the country Dec 13.
posted by sio42 at 7:16 AM on October 13, 2015 [2 favorites]


Now I'm just hoping for world tour or a live broadcast in theatres like they do w the met.
posted by sio42 at 7:17 AM on October 13, 2015 [3 favorites]


"tell my wife John Adams doesn't have a real job anyway" hahahaha
posted by sio42 at 7:18 AM on October 13, 2015 [2 favorites]


Just to add on to ocherdraco's explanation my take was that the comma changes "dearest" from an adjective to a noun. So "my dearest sister" would mean Hamilton is addressing his sister (in-law) who is dearest to him. "My dearest, sister" means Hamilton is addressing his dearest (who also happens to be his sister-in-law). The latter implies a more ardent degree of affection (and, ya know, infidelity). I think the grammar is the same in the original French text from the letter?

Sure it's a bit of a silly thing to obsess over but since when is romance reasonable? Especially when a handwritten letter is the only word you might have from someone for weeks when it takes at least 2-3 months for people or mail to cross the Atlantic.
posted by Wretch729 at 7:36 AM on October 13, 2015 [2 favorites]


"tell my wife John Adams doesn't have a real job anyway" hahahaha

The Bidens were in the audience the night I saw it and that line got the longest laugh of the night.
posted by Mavri at 7:57 AM on October 13, 2015 [15 favorites]




We-HOLD-these-truths-to-BE self-evi-dent:
Thatallmenarecre-ATE-ed EQUAL!

posted by rollick at 10:02 AM on October 13, 2015 [1 favorite]


I weep like a baby listening to this. I will not survive when I finally see it, but I'm not gonna waste my SHOT!
posted by Deoridhe at 4:24 PM on October 13, 2015 [2 favorites]


This just makes me all the more keenly aware that I have been doing an awful lot of car singalongs to Hamilton, and that surely makes me look like a weirdo to anyone who happens to be looking at me while I'm, like, rapping along to Cabinet Battle #1.

Thank god it's not just me. I had "Guns and Ships" blasting when I pulled into the gas station yesterday while rapping along (I've just about got it up to speed after much practice) super loudly, and I couldn't tell if the guy in the next car was grinning at me as if to say "YES, I LOVE HAMILTON TOO" (probably not) or "Oh Jesus, middle-aged white broads should not do that, at all, ever" (probably so).
posted by FelliniBlank at 6:06 PM on October 13, 2015 [2 favorites]


Thank god for this thread, though, because although I have harangued like everyone in my workplace (many of whom are young ostensibly vibrant college students) about the need for them to listen to Hamilton immediately, NOBODY HAS. Nobody has even heard of it before I mention it. They're all "Oh, right, yeah, you recommended that, but it was such a busy weekend." Aaaaargh, for god's sake, we all went into the line of work we do here because we supposedly love art and literature and culture and shit with every fiber of our being, but I'm the only person who ever seems to read or hear or watch any. So I have no one, no one at all with whom to share my many many many EMOTIONS about this show.
posted by FelliniBlank at 6:21 PM on October 13, 2015 [1 favorite]


Also, if you are a Hannibal person, you'll want to check out the marvelous Hamiltunes-Hannibal mashups created by MeFi's own Stacey.
posted by FelliniBlank at 6:24 PM on October 13, 2015 [1 favorite]


'"I put myself back in the narrative" is the best.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 6:24 PM on October 13, 2015 [4 favorites]


Yeah, nobody IRL is quite getting it, though to be fair my mom did actually listen to the album even after I got out of her car ("I had a lot of long car rides") and was not being forced to, and appears to have gotten at least some of the details. This, in all honesty, is doing really super well for her.

Masterlist of Hamilton-related links.
posted by jenfullmoon at 8:18 PM on October 13, 2015 [2 favorites]


The Hamilton cypher
posted by kmz at 12:44 AM on October 14, 2015 [3 favorites]


Explicit version of above
posted by kmz at 12:46 AM on October 14, 2015 [5 favorites]


Lin's verse was good but Renee and Daveed were [100 emoji] [100 emoji] [100 emoji] [fire emoji] [fire emoji] [fire emoji] [fire emoji] [fire emoji]. Goddamn.
posted by kmz at 1:04 AM on October 14, 2015 [2 favorites]


Lin's verse was good but Renee and Daveed were [100 emoji] [100 emoji] [100 emoji] [fire emoji] [fire emoji] [fire emoji] [fire emoji] [fire emoji]. Goddamn.

What you said. "Playing these dead presidents, I'm getting my reparations, dig."
posted by FelliniBlank at 5:27 AM on October 14, 2015


Hip-hop n00b here: were all of those pre-written (and if so, by whom?), or were they freestyling?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 5:37 AM on October 14, 2015


Anthony Ramos (Laurens/Philip) takes us on a backstage photo tour of his day. Lin gives Groff a birthday gift from the Internet (last spring).
posted by FelliniBlank at 6:34 AM on October 14, 2015 [2 favorites]


Holy fuck, the Hamilton Cypher lyrics are already up on Genius.
posted by FelliniBlank at 7:38 AM on October 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


Ain't no power like an utterly obsessed fandom.

Related, I realized this morning that it's a good thing that I don't have any weddings to attend on my calendar because there's no way I wouldn't be able to respond to any toast with:

To the groom! To the groom! To the groom! To the groom!

To the bride! To the bride! To the bride! To the bride!

And given the context, that'd be sort of rude.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:47 AM on October 14, 2015 [4 favorites]


God, I would not want to be mounting a non-Hamilton musical this year. It'd be like:
Dear Every Other Musical:
Close your door on the way out.

I have the honor to be
Your Obdt. St,
T dot Awards
posted by FelliniBlank at 10:55 AM on October 14, 2015 [12 favorites]


Work productivity has not been helped by listening to "Take A Break" all day.
posted by Wretch729 at 11:07 AM on October 14, 2015 [5 favorites]


You should listen to "Non-Stop" then. He wrote THE OTHER FIFTY-ONE.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 12:17 PM on October 14, 2015 [6 favorites]


I wonder if cyphers are ever released as singles? Because I need that in my music player staaaaaaat. (I mean, yes, I can rip it, but something official would be nice.)
posted by kmz at 12:33 PM on October 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


God I cannot type to save my life today: Close your the door on the your way out.
posted by FelliniBlank at 2:16 PM on October 14, 2015




'who are your top 3 rappers?'

normal people: tupac, biggie, jayz

me: george washington, alexander hamilton, thomas jefferson'


Solid gold.
posted by Mei's lost sandal at 2:40 PM on October 14, 2015 [3 favorites]


Probably my fave Hamiltunes comment so far is from Kendra James on The Toast: "Every time you listen to the cast recording straight through, one of Trump’s Horcruxes is destroyed."
posted by FelliniBlank at 2:50 PM on October 14, 2015 [5 favorites]


ASL
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 6:23 PM on October 14, 2015 [3 favorites]


From the Buzzfeed link:

friend:*cant find me in crowded room*
friend:this calls for desperate measures
friend:Everyone give it up for America’s favorite fighting Frenchman!
me, from across the room:LAFAYETTE!
friend:found her!

posted by jenfullmoon at 5:04 AM on October 15, 2015 [4 favorites]


Also the one following:
Friend:*loses me in a crowd*
Friend:this calls for drastic measures
Friend:*deep breath*
Friend:"we had a spy on the inside. That's right"
Me:*pops from underground knocking over 30 people and ripping off jacket* HERCULES MULLIGAN
Friend:there she is
Me:A taylor spyin' on the British government!
Friend:Stop it
Me:I take the measurements, information and then I smuggle it!
Friend:My god
Me:to my brother's revolutionary covenant I'm runnin' with the sons of liberty and I am loving it! See that's what happens when you're up against the ruffians. We in the shit now somebody gotta shovel it! Hercules Mulligan, I need no introduction, when you knock me down I get the fuck back up again!

posted by fings at 5:57 AM on October 15, 2015 [5 favorites]


Holy shit! (Lin's releasing demos on his Twitter/Soundcloud to celebrate getting to 96,000 followers.)

And if you don't know why 96k is a significant number, you really need to listen to In The Heights.
posted by kmz at 9:07 AM on October 15, 2015 [3 favorites]


I'm taking my sister to go see it in March* and she does not know it yet because it will be her 16th birthday present and I keep almost giving it away because I am so damn excited about the whole thing. We are also meeting up with one of my dearest(,) MeFite friends from Philly and I cannot wait.

Meanwhile, I've infected at least three people with this and we are scheming to plan a listening party so that we can get more of our friends into this. (Tomorrow there'll be more of us.)

I really love that shirt Daveed is wearing in the Cypher video but it's only available in gray and in men's sizing, and Renée's and Lin's shirts aren't available at all. Boo.
posted by Phire at 11:38 AM on October 15, 2015 [3 favorites]


I am super proud that I managed to get through every idiotic faculty meeting I've had to attend in the past two weeks without once going, "You must be out of your GODDAMN MIND if you think. . . ."
posted by FelliniBlank at 11:55 AM on October 15, 2015 [8 favorites]


Renée's and Lin's shirts aren't available at all. Boo.

I think Lin said on twitter that Questlove had Renee and Lin's shirts made.
posted by Mavri at 12:45 PM on October 15, 2015


They'll probably make and sell some if there's demand -- although they may have to get permission from Andy Samberg and SNL since that's a line from Lazy Sunday.
posted by FelliniBlank at 12:51 PM on October 15, 2015


Beyonce and Jay Z's visit to Broadway hit musical 'Hamilton' may be about more than pleasure

The power couple’s visit to the hip-hop-infused musical on Wednesday night could be about more than pleasure — it could be research.

Atlantic Records, which released the original cast album of the show about founding father Alexander Hamilton, is pursuing an EP of singles from the show featuring pop, rap and hip-hop artists.

Like Bey and Jay, Missy Elliott and Pharrell have also checked out Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash hit.


Bold mine and implying something about Missy that the article doesn't really imply, but fingers SO crossed.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 2:42 PM on October 22, 2015 [2 favorites]




Hamilton, the nicer ending.
posted by jenfullmoon at 9:30 AM on October 25, 2015 [2 favorites]


Ham4Ham show continues to step up its game.
posted by Mavri at 1:33 PM on October 25, 2015 [1 favorite]


Well, reading LMM's Twitter today is a good way to cry at work:

Thx to @jseller & @Vegalteno.
We get to teach thousands of children.
We get to see them growing up.


There's a student program coming to Hamilton where thousands of kids in NYC will be able to see it for $10.

And then:

What a time at the @GrahamWindham luncheon today. When the kids (from ELIZA'S ORGANIZATION) sang "Eliza, you have done enough."
I mean...

posted by kmz at 12:27 PM on October 27, 2015 [4 favorites]




#parksandham is the best thing.
posted by kmz at 2:09 PM on October 29, 2015 [1 favorite]




Nice!
posted by Wretch729 at 7:39 AM on October 30, 2015




Hamilton top Broadway album. Also, people can't stop listening to it or quoting from it in the comments either.
posted by jenfullmoon at 10:20 PM on November 3, 2015 [1 favorite]


In praise of Eliza.
posted by jenfullmoon at 1:28 PM on November 4, 2015


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