(@jasper-jen I forgot to ask you, but would you like to hear this? Sorry)
A cheesy song I wrote and recorded about the Crystal Gems (some parts Rose in particular, but there are allusions to all of them) and their mission.
It’s not a perfect recording - there’s a lot of fuzz for one thing because my mic is cheap, and some parts are out-of-time - but I had fun playing with texture and not really caring about scansion. And look out for a familiar tune in the violin part! It didn’t really fit the chords without a bit of adjustment, but I couldn’t resist :)
Reblogs are appreciated (because this took a lot of false starts and growling at the microphone, as well as reviving my violin from a coma)
(If you like it, check out my other SU fan song, Dissonance!)
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s final bows for his farewell performance in “Hamilton” on Saturday night seemed routine, if overly humble for the departure of the show’s star and mastermind. He even shared his bows with the other cast members also exiting the show, including Phillipa Soo and the Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr.
But then the theme song to “The West Wing” kicked in from the orchestra pit.
Mr. Miranda giggled and took a couple of shy bows, only to turn around and be embraced then pushed back to the front of the stage by Christopher Jackson, who plays George Washington, for a proper bow.
Still, the curtain call lasted no more than two and a half minutes, despite fervent applause, which had been consistent throughout the night. The opening number received multiple standing ovations, as did many others. But Mr. Miranda and other performers would pause for only a minute each time before moving the show forward.
Afterward, in the pouring rain, hundreds and hundreds of fans filled West 46th Street, waiting for Mr. Miranda to emerge from the stage door at the Richard Rodgers Theater.
Instead, Mr. Miranda appeared, “Evita”-like, on a balcony atop the theater’s marquee. Holding an umbrella and waving to fans, he paced from one side of the marquee to the other, occasionally stopping to hold his left hand over his heart to show gratitude.
Then he was gone.
“It’s over, folks,” a police officer yelled as he tried to keep the crowd out of the street. “There’s no more.”
if monsters inc ever gets a stage musical they should reference hamilton by having sullivan be like “i have not committed treason and sullied my good name” and have mike be like “sully IS ur good name”
It’s the end of this show. Even if it’s renewed. Even if I continue to watch it next year. This show is ending on Sunday. Emma’s story will be told, and she will start her happy beginning, and it will be beautiful to watch. Very bittersweet. On one hand, I’m happy we finally get to watch as Emma’s journey ends, and she gets everything she’s worked for. But I will miss her. I will miss this show.
Season 7 will basically be a Season 1 of a completely new story with new characters to discover and maybe love. But the show will be different. It won’t be the same show anymore.
So this week I’m going to have to find a way to say goodbye. But knowing me, I won’t be able to let go. This show will always be in my heart. And I just wish I could hug and thank every person involved in creating it. Because it really has been a gift and privilege watching this show.