Tonight is significant for a couple of reasons. Reason number one is that the Gilmore Girls series finale is this evening. After five years of undying adoration followed by two years of bewilderment and disappointment, the world of Stars Hollow is going the way of Mayberry. I have managed to avoid spoilers and story summaries for the ender, so I'm filled with a bit of dread but mostly hope that they won't screw it all up. The last couple of years have been a real wringer for even the most die-hard of GG fans, so I think all we can ask is that they don't make us feel shame for sticking with the show until the very end.
At least Lorelei and Christopher aren't together anymore. That's a plus.
Reason number two is that tonight The Legendary Stardust Cowboy is playing in NYC. However, tonight is just a warm-up for the big gig he's playing as part of the David Bowie curated High Line Festival. The Ledge will be sharing the bill with Daniel Johnston (both The Ledge and Daniel have been featured on our anniversary shows; both have webpages you can access from this blog) and the gig is pretty high profile.
All The Ledge needs is a break. Maybe a producer from Late Night with Conan O'Brien will see him or something, give him some national exposure. Bowie has been great about acknowledging his debt to The Ledge lately, and has booked him on a couple of shows he has put together, plus recorded one of his songs for his Heathen CD. Send all the positive vibes you can out NYC way so that The Ledge can catch that break and finally hit the big time.
For those of use that cannot make the shows, here are some clips of The Legendary Stardust Cowboy that are on YouTube. Enjoy!
Laugh In, 1968
Live, November 2006 (he's wearing a music geek t-shirt!)
Public Access Television
The Legendary Stardust Cowboy: Hero, Legend, Force Of Nature.
O.k. everybody! Time to tense up!