As a former "weird little girl" who preferred roller skating and making forts in the vacant lot to more girly stuff, I just love this video. (h/t to Susana!):
This song is currently making the rounds on a super cool back-to-school ad and it reminded me just how much I miss my De La Soul cassette tape. I need to get this into my iPod.
I listened to this album on the plane ride home Sunday. I also frequently listen to it when working out. It's pretty chill but up-tempo enough for working out. (Why isn't Ingrid Michaelson a superstar?)
Had this song playing in my head in the Avenue dressing room yesterday.
Admittedly, I've been a bit out of the loop, music-wise. Between the eye surgeries and hanging out at home with the kitchen remodel, my workouts have been sporadic at best and when I do plug in the iPod, I'm catching up on podcasts. But! My eyes are good, the kitchen's nearly done and I can get back to a regular routine again -- which means downloading a bunch more Rock My Run mixes and catching up on the gym's music mix.
The Broadway show Hamilton is super popular in our house. Have we seen it? No, but I bought the teenager the cast album and he has it memorized by now. So in honor of the show getting a record 16 Tony nominations today, here's a White House performance of My Shot.
... and here's the teenager practicing his part of the rap battle for his musical theater class:
Before we get to our musical interlude, thanks for hanging in during my "eyes won't cooperate" phase. Right eye surgery is scheduled for Monday and after that I'll be back to posting a lot more often. Right now I'm focusing (ha! I wish!) on my paying gigs because that's all I have the patience for.
Here's a double feature (because I couldn't find one video with both performances that was embeddable!). On Monday the cast of the Broadway musical Hamilton traveled to the White House to take part in a workshop and Q&A with DC-area high school students as well as perform a few songs from their show for the kids as well as President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Biden and other fancy dignitaries.