Have a trio of musical videos on a Lin-Manuel Miranda theme:"Alexander Hamilton" (opening track to the musical Hamilton) in American Sign Language
: absolutely riveting, brilliant use of rhythm, I accidentally fell down a rabbithole of ASL-signed Hamilton
tracks of varying skill and production quality after this. If only I understood ASL, or even BSL (funnily enough searching for BSL-signed Hamilton
stuff gets me nowhere, I don't think there's a big enough fanbase here yet). "What the Heck I Gotta Do"
- opening track to 21 Chump Street: a 14-minute musical about an undercover drugs officer and the high school student who fell in love with her. The full video used to be on youtube and vimeo but I failed to find it again; also the cast album is available from the usual digital marketplaces. It's ridiculously earwormy,, which means I find myself singing songs ALL DAY LONG that remind me how much I disagree with the War on Drugs, and I'm Not Doing Politics for at least another year, damnit."Usnavi's KX rap"
- a promotional video for In The Heights at the King's Cross Theatre, which I saw last Saturday and will write more about when this dratted essay is done. (Short version: I really, really liked it, and that video gives you something of a feel for it.)
Also posted at http://rmc28.dreamwidth.org/653970.html