amarie24: (Surprised Tiana)
Yes, indeedy, it's true!

A dear friend of mine on Tumblr linked me to it and holy shit it's every bit as wonderful and refreshing as I thought it'd be! I missed Lin and all the Hamilton cast in general, and so this was just a delight to watch!

And I will say that, woah, I gotta get used to Lin with short hair. He looks good, although I admit that I lurve men with long hair, haha! But I'm so glad he's able to transition into new works and fun! Yay!

I am not throwin' away my shot...I am not throwin' away my shot...




--Amarie

THANK YOU, MOMMY!!

Saturday, October 8th, 2016 08:51 pm
amarie24: (Surprised Tiana)
Ya'll, look what my Mommy got me for a belated birthday present!!!!



Ya'll know I'm still a huge, huge Hamilton fan, right?! I done got the music, t-shirts, a tote bag (that I still haven't changed out for another purse), and the song lyrics in my head! Holy shit, thank you, Mommy! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! :D :D :D :D

Raise a glass to freedom...

Look around, look around at how lucky we are to be alive right now...
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And by "Rolling Stones", I mean the popular magazine Rolling Stones! OMFG, I am so, so, so very happy for them! -SQUEEEE!!!!!-

Warning for the video auto-playing when you click the link!


--Amarie
amarie24: (Default)
...When you used to clean house with your Mama while rocking out to your Utada Hikaru collection on your ipod. But now you rock out to your Hamilton soundtrack and sometimes you even take much, much longer to clean because you pause to listen and rap and sing along to the lyrics.

Be scrubbin' the bathtub to My Shot.

Be wipin' down the bathroom mirror to Wait For It.

Be sweepin' up the kitchen floor to Guns and Ships.

And then your Mama calls you just this morning while she's on the way home (she works night shift) to check if you're okay. She makes sure to blast our Hamilton CD in the car so you can hear Wait For It sounding through the car, teehee! You've been successfully passing down the Hamilton Bug to your Mama!

Yeah, you know you be Hamilton Trash.


--Amarie

Moar Hamilton Trash!!!

Saturday, April 9th, 2016 04:04 pm
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I’m sure ya’ll’ve heard of white folks showing their never-fail fragility when it came out the Hamilton musical producer’s, Jeffrey Seller’s, casting call called specifically for non-white actors. His statement:

Hamilton depicts the birth of our nation in a singular way. We will continue to cast the show with the same multicultural diversity that we have employed thus far.

The producers of Hamilton regret the confusion that's arisen from the recent posting of an open call casting notice for the show. It is essential to the storytelling of Hamilton that the principal roles—which were written for nonwhite characters (excepting King George)—be performed by nonwhite actors. This adheres to the accepted practice that certain characteristics in certain roles constitute a "bona fide occupational qualification" that is legal. This also follows in the tradition of many shows that call for race, ethnicity or age specific casting, whether it's The Color Purple or Porgy & Bess or Matilda. The casting will be amended to also include language we neglected to add, that is, we welcome people of all ethnicities to audition for Hamilton.


Translation: …Keep crying, whiteys. Keep crying. TW: racism

I wish such a happy, long marriage to Jasmine Cephas-Jones, who plays Peggy Schulyer and Maria Reynolds and Anthony Ramos, who plays John Laurens and Phillip Hamilton in Hamilton! D’aaaw, I had no idea they got married!!! –SQUEE!-

Katie Couric had the privilege of being backstage with leading ladies Renée Elise Goldsberry, who plays Angelica Schuyler and Phillipa Soo, who plays Eliza Hamilton! She also got to sit down with Lin-Manuel Miranda himself! –SQUEE AGAIN!!!-

Holy fucking shit, did you see the Ham4Ham show straight from the fucking White House?! It’s Lin showing us the Jefferson Band, which is the President’s personal band! They were actually created by the white supremacist-hypocrite-rapist-may-he-be-burning-in-hell Thomas Jefferson himself! And Daveed Diggs, who wonderfully plays that fucker in Hamilton, is an absolute mess as the band plays his opening as Jefferson, What’d I Miss?! OMFG, this is oh-so very amazing! I’m always so, so very happy for all the new heights that Lin and the entire Hamilton company reach! OMFG, the White House!!!!

Here’s a pretty long video of Lin talking about his time collaborating with Oskar Eustis, the Public Theater’s artistic director! The video really is long: it’s over an hour and a half. Gah, I’m always so happy for these people!

Holy fucking shit, the longer workshop version of the song Schulyer Defeated featuring Eliza and Phillip Hamilton! It’s quite a beautiful song and I wish they could’ve kept this version in the final product. This shows you just how much of a fucking mess Hamilton was.

…Have I mentioned that I sometimes don’t know how in the hell Eliza Hamilton kept from shooting her husband. I mean, forget Burr shooting Hamilton; I woulda done it as Eliza. Lord, that man is so prideful and inflated. Lord.

ALUIAOGHAOFHAOKFULF, Leslie Odom Jr., who plays Aaron Burr, had a gorgeous photo shoot and interview with Broadway Style Guide! Gah, so wonderful!!!

Lin is going hard for his people, for his Puerto Rico. TW: Imperialism (?)

Uhhh....Burn, but with rain and thunder in the background. I got chillz…so, so many chillz. I tell ya’ll, if I was Eliza Hamilton, I woulda killed the likes of my husband, Alexander Hamilton. Fuckin’ Reynolds Pamphlet.

An interview with Daveed Diggs because we all need all the Daveed Diggs in our lives, no question about it.

A rap primer for the show! It guides you through the songs of the musical and it’s organized by genre, character, and song! I found this so helpful and informative!

A Ham4Ham featuring a West Wing Cabinet Battle. In the actual West Wing of the White House. The White House. Again…‘nuff said. This makes you think of a modern Hamilton AU, my goodness. I done been slayed.

Also, what’s happened at the White House? The Hamilton cast performed My Shot. OMFG, this is so wonderful!!! The video starts at 35:46, with President Obama giving a brief opening address! Yay!!

Yes, the only President Madison and President Jefferson that we give a shit about, please and thank you.

Awesome Hamilton fanart!!!

This whole blog piece on the historical and sociocultural importance of Hamilton. Yes, this…all a’dis. Yes, yes, yes.

Hamilpeep! Just…just click the link. Click it. You shan’t regret it. You shan’t.

And last, but most certainly not least, real, actual, examples of Hamilton’s…sexting 1700s style. Lord have mercy. Slightly nsfw.
amarie24: (Default)
Didja know?!

They also won a fuckin' Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album!!! Didja knooooooow?!

Didja know?

Didja?

Didja?!

Well now ya do!!!!!

OMFG, simply perfection!!!!!!!!!!!


--Amarie


P.S Although, I will say...so, so much of the cast looks positively exhausted-especially Lin. I do sometimes worry that they're not getting enough rest, a break, etc. Like, I just...as a fan, I'm always more than happy and grateful for their work, but I also know that they're human beings that need fucking rest and then, on top of that, I also know that these are grown-ass adults (many of them in their 30s, older than me) who know what the fuck they're doing. But I just...well, I just worry.

More Hamilton!

Monday, February 15th, 2016 09:37 am
amarie24: (Default)
Ya’ll, I am such Hamilton Trash, I swear. Mommy was at work last night and she found this for me glorious CNN articleon the play! Gah, I’ve been squealing about it! All the publicity and love for Hamilton as possible, please and thank you, world! :D

Here’s Lin-Manuel Miranda singing-wait for it-The Little Mermaid songs with Alan Menken for the digital #Ham4Ham show! SQUEEE!!!


Also, did you need the dorky, wonderful, gorgeous Okieriete Onaodowan singing “Defying Gravity” as Mickey Mouse for one of the #Ham4Ham shows (before they had to go digital) in your life? The answer is yes, yes you do need it and so here it is! I have watched this video and automatically become a better person because of it, I swear.

And last, but most certainly not least? Here is Christopher Jackson as George Washington singing “The Story of Tonight” with Elmo from Sesame Street! Do you know how much I love Elmo? Do you know how much I love Sesame Street in general? Holy fucking shit, I love this video especially.

From that, video, too? “Raise a glass of what?”

“Apple juice!”

Apple juice.

Nyahahahahahahahaaaaa!!!!!!

…By the way, can you tell that I just created a Hamilton tag for all the Hamilton shit I talk about? Imma tell ya’ll again: this is out of control. I am out of control. But I can’t stop because I’m Hamilton Trash.

Dear god in heaven, I can’t stop. @__@
amarie24: (Default)
Trigger Warning: Mention of exercise



It was such a joy to find them in the mailbox after my morning power walk (did 30 minutes, wooo!!!).

I posted about this, on my Tumblr blog too. Thank you, Mommy, for yet another belated Christmas present!!!!

The t-shirt is actually a 2X in men’s because Amarie is a Big, Happy Black Gal and has boobs and a tummy. I also usually don’t like tote bags because they often don’t have any pockets and I like my bags organized. But dammit, I had to have this tote bag because it’s Hamilton!!!! –SQUEEE!!!!!-

Ya’ll, I am truly fucking Hamilton Trash. This is out of control. I am out of control. But dear god in heaven, I just love this musical.


-Amarie
amarie24: (Base Tiana)
Hamilton! Mommy bought me Hamilton for an early Christmas present!!! I am blasting this shit through the house while I put up the Christmas tree! Oh, happy day, happy day!!!! Thank you, Mommy!! -SQUEEEEE!!!-










--Amarie
amarie24: (Default)
Just listen to it. Listen to all of it. For god's fucking sake.

I got infected, so all of ya'll gotta get infected.


-Amarie

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