Song of the Day #4,602: ‘Backsliding Fearlessly’ – Mott the Hoople

Ordinarily, by now I’d be posting my favorite movies of the year and writing about Oscar predictions. But 2020 was no ordinary year, for movies or anything else.

The Oscars were pushed back to April, and as a result plenty of “2020” films have yet to be released anywhere I can see them. So my official list will have to wait awhile.

In the meantime, I’ll spend this week writing about a few different aspects of my moviegoing in 2020.

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Song of the Day #2,857: ‘The Room Where It Happens’ – Leslie Odom Jr. & Hamilton cast

hamiltonI mentioned last week that Lin-Manuel Miranda jokingly regrets giving two of the best songs he’s ever written to Leslie Odom Jr.’s Aaron Burr. Here’s the second one.

In ‘The Room Where It Happens,’ Burr watches from the sidelines while Hamilton, Jefferson and Madison make a deal behind closed doors. Known as the “Dinner Table Bargain,” the agreement moved the nation’s capital to Virginia in exchange for the federal government assuming state debts.

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