Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Aaron Burr, Sir

I had a bad day yesterday. So,
I spent a lot of time listening to Hamilton yesterday.

The songs of Hamilton are soothing when I'm needing to be soothed. And this is the line that keeps echoing in my brain.
I'm the one thing in life I can control... (from "Wait for It")
Maybe it's because Leslie Odom Jr's voice is like a warm compress, maybe because I sort of identify with Burr and his desire to be cautious in situations. (I know he's often thought of as the villian but is he? Is he really?) He's the cautious opposite of Alexander Hamilton, who as told in the musical, is the one who jumps and hopes the net appears.

What came after the words above in my original post was a long, whiny, unfocused rant. So I deleted it and will just post the following, which I will mediate on today:


  1. Hamilton is a healing balm. Especially the song where you get to tell curse words when you sing along. And I agree, Burr isn't the villain. I'm not sure anyone is. He's a victim of his circumstance, I think.

    And I love that line (and LOJ voice).

    1. Isn't it healing?! Very cathartic. I love Hercules Mulligan's part in "The Battle of Yorktown"--when you knock me down I get the f*** back up again!

  2. I think we can all agree that there are two heroes in Hamilton: Lafayette and Angelica.