Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

It seems like every year the holidays slowly creep up and then BAM, it's Thanksgiving. This year has been in fast forward mode since it began and I can't wait to take a few days off with my family to relax and reboot. But before I go on auto pilot, I'd thought I'd share all the things I am truly thankful for this year. My loving family, my health (shout out to my left leg and foot), my wonderful and comforting apartment, and my close girlfriends who are practically my family.

The next few days will be spent with my extended family on both Karen and Steve's side. I can't wait to laugh, smile, and eat endless amounts of stuffing and pie. 

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving this year and I'll see you on the flip side.

Monday, November 14, 2016

The Hamilton Mixtape

This past May, I was fortunate to be in the room where it happened and see Hamilton thanks to the awesome Alex Lacamoire and Melanie Heyman. To say that the cast album has been on repeat since I saw the spectacle would be an understatement. 

Just when it seems that I've overplayed all the songs way too many times to count, Lin-Manual Miranda out does himself again and I find myself craving more. This past Friday a couple songs were dropped from The Hamilton Mixtape - a forthcoming all-star collection of remixes and covers. The album drops 12/2 and will feature Busta Rhymes, Chance the Rapper, Common, Regina Spektor, Sia, Ben Folds, Queen Latifah, etc. (just to name a few). After a crazy week of emotions, Sia's rendition of Satisfied has been on repeat and I've finally been able to kick this horrendous week to the curb. Even Jonathan Groff can't contain his excitement. Check out the song below and see for yourself.