Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Gilmore Girls Rocks, Kinda Literally, Depending on Your Definition of Rocks

Watching the season finale of Gilmore last night, there was a small subplot about an invasion of troubadours in the town square, much to the annoyance of the always-annoyed-about-something grocer-cum-many-hat-wearer Taylor Doose. Each troubador was featured for less than a minute, half more like it, and few of them were shown in close up. A summary of my reactions: After the first troubador. Hey, that was pretty good. After the second troubador. Hey, that was pretty good – those guys look vaguely familiar. After the third troubador – Hey, I know her, that’s Mary-Lyn Rajskub, offbeat indie actress from Punch Drunk Love (who sang an awesome song called “I Drive an ’89 Volvo”). After the fourth troubador, which was less troubador, more rocking, with an intense blonde pogoing in the middle – I was like, HEY, I THINK THAT’S SONIC YOUTH! Of course, anyone who watches should have caught on earlier than I did, because the show is known for it’s pop culture references, music in particular, still, you don’t expect Sonic Youth and Yo La Tengo to be showing up on a show on the WB, you just don’t. It was especially cool because it was done so quietly, like, it wasn’t like BH 90210 where they’re like, Omigod, Blink 182 is playing at the Peach Pit!

Totally bummed that Lorelai did it with Christopher though. Now all of next season will be about her reconciling with Luke.

10 comments:

carolyn said...

if there even is a next season...

Richie said...

heya..what season are you talking about?

Betsy said...

Carolyn - oh no!!! I'm pretty sure it's coming back for at least one more.
Richie - this was on last night!

.25 life crisis kid said...

OH MY!! I Watched it too. At the end when Lorelai runs away from Luke and passes by that woman playing the guitar(i loved that)...good scene. I also like it When Rori is watching her boyfriend leave for London--ok, I mostly just like hearing that he paid for a years worth of rent and she can live there for free...because I really like that apartment...but I would rather have my boyfriend stay then have a free apartment...

Reel Fanatic said...

I thought the troubadour thing would have been much, much funnier if there just weren't so damn many of them! ... Seeing Kim Gordon in Stars Hollow was a true highlight, though.

Josh said...

It almost makes me wish we had troubadours here in Chicago. But then, I'd probably just brush them off as bad street performers - another Temptations medley? - or homeless people.

Unless of course it was Sonic Youth. That'd be pretty rock n' roll.

Betsy said...

I think troubadors in general are more fictional these days - we have street musicians, but somehow it's not the same.

.25 life crisis kid said...

oh. so they are called troubadors? hmm. color me embarassed.

Betsy said...

I don't get it B, why the blushing?

.25 life crisis kid said...

because I didn't know what they were called...