Admittedly, I've been a bit out of the loop, music-wise. Between the eye surgeries and hanging out at home with the kitchen remodel, my workouts have been sporadic at best and when I do plug in the iPod, I'm catching up on podcasts. But! My eyes are good, the kitchen's nearly done and I can get back to a regular routine again -- which means downloading a bunch more Rock My Run mixes and catching up on the gym's music mix.
The Broadway show Hamilton is super popular in our house. Have we seen it? No, but I bought the teenager the cast album and he has it memorized by now. So in honor of the show getting a record 16 Tony nominations today, here's a White House performance of My Shot.
... and here's the teenager practicing his part of the rap battle for his musical theater class:
Before we get to our musical interlude, thanks for hanging in during my "eyes won't cooperate" phase. Right eye surgery is scheduled for Monday and after that I'll be back to posting a lot more often. Right now I'm focusing (ha! I wish!) on my paying gigs because that's all I have the patience for.
Here's a double feature (because I couldn't find one video with both performances that was embeddable!). On Monday the cast of the Broadway musical Hamilton traveled to the White House to take part in a workshop and Q&A with DC-area high school students as well as perform a few songs from their show for the kids as well as President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Biden and other fancy dignitaries.
This is an extra-special Tunes for Tuesday -- not only is there a new, fun workout song but I get to do a giveaway for a couple of cute pieces of Zumba Wear, and you can also enter a contest to win tickets to a Walk the Moon concert near you and a $75 Zumba Wear gift card.
(Fun fact: This video was shot just down the road from me at the local roller rink.)
Now, for that Zumba Wear giveaway
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About that #workthisbody contest
The contest launches Thursday (March 3) and one winner will win two tickets to a Walk The Moon concert in their nearest city and a Zumba Wear gift card worth $75. To enter, you need to share a 15-second dance routine via Instagram or Facebook showing off your favorite moves to Work This Body. Use #workthisbody, and the person with the most likes (either on Instagram or Facebook) will win. The winner will be announced via Zumba’s social channels on March 17.
Deadline for my giveaway is 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, March 16.
Now get dancing!
This is another one of those songs that I SoundHounded at a stoplight. (My car is 11 years old so it doesn't ID songs like the fancy new cars do.) But speaking of listening to music in the car, who else can relate just a little bit to the guy in this video?
I'm a Gwen Stefani fan from back in the day -- not first album back but definitely Tragic Kingdom. I loved this single, the video of which debuted last night during the Grammys.