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7.04.2016

My New Jam - Hamilton (Plus A Giveaway)

I totally jumped aboard the Hamilton bandwagon! I had obviously heard of it (who hasn't?), and references to it kept popping up on some of my favorite shows (The Mindy Project, Inside Amy Schumer, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt). Heck, Odd Mom Out even devoted an entire episode to it! Check out the totally not suitable for work clip below. So funny!

I knew it was taking Broadway by storm, but it still didn't sound like my thing. I'm not a huge American history buff, so the subject matter didn't really interest me. (Truth be told, I couldn't even confidently answer whether Alexander Hamilton was president or not.)  Plus, a hip-hop musical? Nope, I'm definitely more into the classics - Phantom, Les Mis, that sort of thing. I truly thought I wouldn't like it.

Then I saw James Cordon's "Carpool Karaoke" with Lin Manuel-Miranda which was great.

Then I saw the cast perform on the Tony's, and it was pretty great too.

I was pretty intrigued by this point; so, I decided to just get the soundtrack already, and let me tell you, it is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!! It's been on constant repeat since I got it. I love it, Bill loves it (well, love might be a strong word, but he likes it), and even the kids are loving it too. It's truly a work of genius. I especially love that the soundtrack is essentially the entire show too. Usually you just get the "songs" on a cast album, but since they are rapping, you're getting every word of show. Seriously, it's about two and a half hours long! I'm having so much fun learning the songs and imagining the show in my head.

I've also learned a ton. I think I may be qualified to teach a class now or something. I'm all, "The Battle of Yorktown? Yeah, that was in 1781." "The Federalist Papers? Yeah, Hamilton wrote 51 of those essays - 51!" "Was he president? Uh, no! He was the first Secretary of the Treasury, silly".

So, now it's your turn!
If you would like to enter to win a free CD of Hamilton (Original Cast Recording), then leave a comment below letting me know what your favorite Broadway show is along with your email address (that's the only way I'll have to contact you). Please only one entry per person. I have no way to monitor that, so you're all on the honor system, okay? You have until Friday, 7/29 to enter, and I'll announce the winner on Monday, 8/1.

Good luck!

Quick Disclaimer
This giveaway is not sponsored.  I am paying for the CD with my own money. I just really enjoyed the soundtrack and wanted to say thank you to my readers for reading!

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