Jan. 12th, 2016

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For those of you who have nearly memorized one or more of the songs, what's the one line you keep forgetting?

Me:

Alexander Hamilton: "Scammin' for every book he can get his hands on / plannin' for the future" (but I can always remember the next bit, "see him now as he stands on the bow of a ship")

My Shot: "tryin' to reach my goal" and "Foes oppose us, we take an honest stand"

Non-Stop: "Now for a strong central democracy"

Your Obedient Servant: "I don't wanna fight" and "You stand only for yourself"

(I will probably get to the "only a couple of lines missing" memorization point with One Last Time sometime but it's gonna cost me a lot of tears. Good laws under a free government! *cries*)

I'm curious about whether it's very individual or whether people's experiences overlap....
jesse_the_k: Two bookcases stuffed full (with books on top) leaning into each other (bookoverflow)
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Another MetaFilter poster pointed out this excellent resource at:

http://www.frowl.org/worstbestsellers/readers-advisory-episode-38-hamilton/

It's an extensive reading list plus a podcast with discussion. The 45 titles range from the close-in -- good bios of other Founders -- to planetary orbit -- Sarah Vowell's Lafayette and These Somewhat United States -- to the way out there but sharing in the spirit: Kate Beaton, Founding Mothers from Cokie Roberts, and MT Anderson's chilling novels re Octavian Nothing.

I suspect I could spend the rest of my lifetime following all the threads out. Hamilton is an awesome tapestry!

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