Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Me and Alex

I came to it honestly. After avoiding "Hamilton" on the grounds that it's musical theater I toe-dipped last Thursday and have become totally hooked. Call Hamilton a work of staggering genius and you're not exaggerating, and I say that as someone who has absolutely no affection for rap or hip hop. Lin-Manuel Miranda's masterpiece gives us great music, mind-blowing lyrics, a classic story, and an acceptable degree of fidelity to the actual historical source material. Had Hamilton delivered even one of those things we'd say dayenu. To have it all in one smart package is an embarrassment of riches.

Below is the clip that got me started on what is now a six day Hamilton bender...

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