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Topic: 2019 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness

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Re: 2019 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #1232 on: June 11, 2019, 04:59:42 PM »
Let the parade of anecdotal, sample size of one exceptions begin! 
I was obviously talking about the masses, not you or any one else here.  :34:
Well, I suppose I see where you're coming from. Certain shows do get over-hyped. 


I also think that one is quite different because it isn't a traditional musical.  I have friends who don't like musicals who own the soundtrack to that one.  It's not like going to see Rent in the 90s or something.  And even that could be argued as more of an unconventional rock musical like Tommy-lite, as opposed to a traditional musical.
You may be proving OAM's point. 

Why do they own the soundtrack? I thought the music was excellent, but I can't imagine the soundtrack from Hamilton is something I'd listen to on a random Wednesday night. I think there are some musicals which might be justified to buy the soundtrack [I have not yet seen Phantom of the Opera, but from everything I've heard it might qualify], but Hamilton's music was tied to the history and the show--if you're not into that, I can't see the allure. 

The only thing I could possibly see is that it's a lot more "hip-hop" type tunes than typical musical show tunes, but even then, if you don't like musical theater, I think owning the soundtrack is like making sure you've bought the perfectly interesting coffee-table book that you've never read but looks impressive when guests come over. 

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Re: 2019 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #1233 on: June 11, 2019, 05:35:02 PM »
no idear what y'all are talking about

obviously, us poor dirt farmers from the plains don't frequent the theater

I have been there a few times and I've always enjoyed it.  Some more than others.  I wonder why I don't go more often, then I remember they charge admission.
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Re: 2019 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #1234 on: June 11, 2019, 05:41:07 PM »
I think I'm on the flipside of this one.

I love musical theater.  I was an actor through all of junior high and high school, and performed in several musicals over that period including Carnival, Guys and Dolls, and West Side Story.   My dad was also in drama and raised us listening to the soundtracks for The Fantastics, King and I, South Pacific, and dozens of others (right alongside Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson albums).  I was also in band from 6th-12th grade playing French horn on hundreds of symphonic pieces, including many scores for musical theater pieces.

So I have a great appreciation for musical theater, and own the scores and soundtracks to a couple dozen, my favorites of which are probably Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Miss Saigon, and Les Miserables (each of which I've seen in person several times).

But for me, Hamilton was just okay.  The story was clever but the music wasn't all that great.  Just my opinion of course, but it's certainly not something I would go out and buy to listen to over and over again, nor do I feel the need to see the production a second time.  Still, I'm happy that this particular art piece appears to have moved so many people, especially those who aren't ordinarily into musicals.  Perhaps some of those folks will find their way to other musicals and learn to enjoy the entire genre.  Wouldn't that be something?

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Re: 2019 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #1235 on: June 11, 2019, 06:24:11 PM »
Well, I suppose I see where you're coming from. Certain shows do get over-hyped.

You may be proving OAM's point.

Why do they own the soundtrack? I thought the music was excellent, but I can't imagine the soundtrack from Hamilton is something I'd listen to on a random Wednesday night. I think there are some musicals which might be justified to buy the soundtrack [I have not yet seen Phantom of the Opera, but from everything I've heard it might qualify], but Hamilton's music was tied to the history and the show--if you're not into that, I can't see the allure.

The only thing I could possibly see is that it's a lot more "hip-hop" type tunes than typical musical show tunes, but even then, if you don't like musical theater, I think owning the soundtrack is like making sure you've bought the perfectly interesting coffee-table book that you've never read but looks impressive when guests come over.
I own the soundtrack and will randomly listen to it.  I think it stands on its own better than any other musical.  We do own others because my wife directs her school musical, and we own season tickets.  But Hamilton is the only one I will sometimes put on when driving alone.

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Re: 2019 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #1236 on: June 11, 2019, 06:30:40 PM »
No interest yesterday, today or tomorrow.
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Re: 2019 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #1238 on: June 11, 2019, 06:49:53 PM »
I like music of most kinds, the older the better.  We mostly listen to classical, but I enjoy jazz and blues and the wife likes classic country which I fire up at times.  Her daughter who lives in France always has country on the car radio, it's kind of funny to me.

The wife tends to prefer American wines and I tend to prefer French, on balance, viva la difference.


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Re: 2019 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #1239 on: June 11, 2019, 07:31:16 PM »
I like music of most kinds, the older the better.  We mostly listen to classical, but I enjoy jazz and blues and the wife likes classic country which I fire up at times.  Her daughter who lives in France always has country on the car radio, it's kind of funny to me.

The wife tends to prefer American wines and I tend to prefer French, on balance, viva la difference.


Did you know there's a genre of music called "FrancoCountry?"  It's mostly from Quebec, but there are some actual French artists in the mix as well.  Strange stuff, oui?
 

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Re: 2019 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #1240 on: June 11, 2019, 07:33:25 PM »
Some Protestants viewed the Gregorian calendar as a Catholic plot.

Though Pope Gregory’s papal bull reforming the calendar had no power beyond the Catholic Church, Catholic countries—including Spain, Portugal and Italy—swiftly adopted the new system for their civil affairs. European Protestants, however, largely rejected the change because of its ties to the papacy, fearing it was an attempt to silence their movement. It wasn’t until 1700 that Protestant Germany switched over, and England held out until 1752. Orthodox countries clung to the Julian calendar until even later, and their national churches have never embraced Gregory’s reforms.

Obscure information department, I did not know about Franco-Country.  At all.  Until now.  I did see a movie about a French NASCAR driver, it was pretty good.  Just say you like thin pancakes.

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Re: 2019 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #1241 on: June 11, 2019, 08:04:19 PM »
Some Americans thought Kennedy's candidacy was a Catholic plot.

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Re: 2019 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #1242 on: June 11, 2019, 08:09:14 PM »
Conspiracy theorists' biggest fault is their assumption that other people spend their time obsessing about things like they do.  They assume other people are spending the same amount of time avoiding discovery as the conspiracy theorists take unveiling secrets.  It really, simply just comes down to that.
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Re: 2019 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #1243 on: June 11, 2019, 08:43:33 PM »
Quite true.  Preoccupation with what's between your ears is no way towards self improvement or awareness.

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Re: 2019 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #1244 on: June 11, 2019, 10:45:33 PM »
I like music of most kinds, the older the better.  We mostly listen to classical, but I enjoy jazz and blues and the wife likes classic country which I fire up at times.  Her daughter who lives in France always has country on the car radio, it's kind of funny to me.

The wife tends to prefer American wines and I tend to prefer French, on balance, viva la difference.


classic country like Hank SR.?
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Re: 2019 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #1245 on: June 11, 2019, 10:46:22 PM »
Their biggest fault is that everything hinges on the notion that any group of people can keep a secret.

 

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