Being the forever-Gilmore-Girls-fan that I am, I was watching one of my favorite (and there are many) episodes the other day. This one is from season 4, called “Nag Hammadi Is Where They Found the Gnostic Gospels.” This is the episode that brought us the hilarious line:
“Hey, did anyone ever think that maybe Sylvia Plath wasn’t crazy, she was just cold?”
…You have to love this fast-paced, witty, smart, and pop-culture-referenced show. I know I do! It will always be on the top of my list.
As I was watching, I heard a song that I guess I had never really paid much attention to when watching this episode before. It’s a great song! During the annual Firelight Festival, the town troubadour sings it, as Luke and Lorelei begin to grow closer and Jess tells Rory he’s in love with her. The town troubadour (aka Grant Lee Philips) is an amazing acoustic artist, having his own CD in real life and performing many songs on the Gilmore Girls show while playing his character. The multiple songs that he sings on the show give it a little depth, giving a person time to either process what just happened in the plot, to slow down this fast paced script or to add more meaning/understanding to the message of the episode. One can lose them self in the serenity of his acoustic notes and absorb the small-town feel of this show, which is very relatable/accessible, real and an instant classic. I hope you enjoy this song as much as I do.
Copper Boom! (Signing off in my best Gilmore Girls fashion)