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2020-09-26 10:44:19 PM  
First crush

/Maybe 2nd to Karen Carpenter
 
2020-09-26 10:50:34 PM  
Back to basics:

Olivia Newton-John - Have You Never Been Mellow
Youtube t2S1nmxYmUg
 
2020-09-26 11:22:43 PM  
CSB
I met her about fifteen years ago when she played at my venue.
Nice lady, and taller than I thought she'd be.
 
2020-09-26 11:28:24 PM  
When my life is like a jigsaw
With the pieces out of place
Come on over, put a smile back on my face
 
2020-09-27 12:32:07 AM  
I now pronounce you, Mr, and Mrs. Olivia Elton John

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2020-09-27 12:39:17 AM  

exqqqme: First crush

/Maybe 2nd to Karen Carpenter


Yep....have all her albums up to the Physical point.
/never was a big Carpenters fan.
 
2020-09-27 12:40:41 AM  
Had a huge crush on her back in 1974 when I was 8 years old.

Still do.
 
2020-09-27 2:39:04 AM  
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2020-09-27 9:17:56 AM  
If I had known back in the 70's that she was into younger guys I would have hitchhiked out to Cali and camped on her doorstep for the next four years.
 
2020-09-27 10:33:02 AM  
In 6th grade, I dragged 2 of my friends to see "Xanadu" because my waifu Olivia Newton John was in it. Afterward, I insisted that it was a good movie.
Seeing it again after several decades, I stand by my assertion and have no regrets.
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2020-09-27 10:49:09 AM  
I know someone who dated her in the 70s and apparently they're still in touch a few times a year. I asked him to pass on a message from me, thanking her for a stellar puberty.
 
2020-09-27 12:02:50 PM  

Colour_out_of_Space: In 6th grade, I dragged 2 of my friends to see "Xanadu" because my waifu Olivia Newton John was in it. Afterward, I insisted that it was a good movie.
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Xanadu is one of my guilty pleasure films.
 
2020-09-27 2:18:46 PM  
Like her early stuff

Banks of the Ohio - Olivia Newton-John 1971
Youtube 9v01LTkB97w
 
2020-09-27 2:59:07 PM  
 
2020-09-27 9:49:13 PM  

Colour_out_of_Space: In 6th grade, I dragged 2 of my friends to see "Xanadu" because my waifu Olivia Newton John was in it. Afterward, I insisted that it was a good movie.
Seeing it again after several decades, I stand by my assertion and have no regrets.
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Perfect score!

I award you ten Internets.
 
2020-09-28 12:39:30 AM  

gaslight: I know someone who dated her in the 70s and apparently they're still in touch a few times a year. I asked him to pass on a message from me, thanking her for a stellar puberty.


That's not flattering... that's gross.

/Hopefully your friend didn't pass on that wholly inappropriate message.
 
2020-09-28 3:03:58 AM  

Gooch: Colour_out_of_Space: In 6th grade, I dragged 2 of my friends to see "Xanadu" because my waifu Olivia Newton John was in it. Afterward, I insisted that it was a good movie.
Seeing it again after several decades, I stand by my assertion and have no regrets.
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Xanadu is one of my guilty pleasure films.


I came across Xanadu while looking into Gene Kelly's career.

I gotta admit, it's oddly fascinating, and I think it makes sense when you remember when it came out.

When it was at its disco-est, it was as disco a movie as possible. Take all of the effects of an Earth, Wind & Fire video, the cheesiest themes and add some roller skating and voila, Xanadu.

That said, it has its moments.

The 40's inspired Kelly/Newton John dance scene is divine. I can only imagine how Newton John felt getting to do such a classic Hollywood number with the man who, for my money, was the greatest dancer of the century.

Also, for better or worse, I can see why and how Kelly wanted it to work. He liked dance. Disco was dance. He was willing to go along with the craziness to support dance and people dancing and anything related to music in film. The film actually played to his strengths, roller skating and all. I give him credit for trying it.

The soundtrack had its moments. "All Over The World" is a great tune, as many by ELO are, though the weirdness of that song's sequence in the film, seeing Gene Kelly in disco garb as a human pinball, is exactly what's head-tiltingly jarring about the film.

And yes, Newton John looked undeniably great in it. Having been born in the 80's, I never really thought of Newton John as a huge sex symbol. I saw the Physical video and was like, "Kinda sweet, not super sexy." I saw Grease and I was like, "OK, I kinda get it, Bad Sandy, but still." But I watched Xanadu and was like, "OK, now I get it."

... and that's about as far as I can go saying nice things about it. The male lead was dopey. The plot was a poor excuse to tie together the visuals they wanted to create and probably created with the help of a historian on hallucinogens.
 
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