Today’s Random Weekend selection comes from the Hamilton soundtrack. ‘Hurricane’ comes after Alexander Hamilton has been exposed as an adulterer, and (even worse, in his eyes) accused of money laundering.
He decides to write his way out of the situation, as he had so many other difficult times in his life, from childhood through his political career.
I don’t have much to say about today’s Random Weekend selection, which comes from one of those albums that found its way into my collection through mysterious means.
Mindy Smith’s debut album, One Moment More, was released in 2004. Since then she has put out four more albums, one as recently as 2012.
I don’t know who she is or why I own this album.
Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter died in his sleep on Easter Sunday, nearly 30 years after he was freed from prison.
Carter was incarcerated for 19 years for a murder he didn’t commit, after being convicted by an all-white jury based on the testimony of two criminals who later recanted.
Carter’s story was dramatized in the 1999 film Hurricane, starring Denzel Washington, and more memorably in Bob Dylan’s 1975 song of the same name, the opening track on Desire.