A Film by Kirk
As many of you may have seen by now, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its 2007 inductees today. They include R.E.M., Van Halen, Patti Smith, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, and The Ronettes. Not a bad class, and it's nice to see the local boys from Athens show up in the mix.
Notably, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five are the first hip-hop/rap act to be inducted into the institution, a trend that is likely to continue over time. Reading the news today reminded me of one of my favorite random moments ever on TV, as a Grandmaster Flash song was prominently featured. Back in the second season of Gilmore Girls, the people of Stars Hollow began a night of film under the stars by viewing a short film by (and starring) local oddball Kirk (played by Sean Gunn). I've rarely laughed so hard at dramedy fare. Luckily, some kind soul has put it online to share. Take a gander, and be sure to wait for the twist a minute in:
The song in question, so you can boogie too:
Grandmaster Flash and Melle Mel - White Lines
Also, happy birthday to Elvis Presley. He would have been 72 today.