Tag Archives: Olivia Newton-John

Dreams Don’t Die, or Why I Love Xanadu So Much

I don’t obsess about Xanadu like I used to. “Time to watch Xanadu again!” Over the years, it pops up and I get a twinge of nostalgia. Songs or dialogue hurtle me back to  the pimple-faced, gay 15-year-old, who meticulously cut out the silhouette of Olivia Newton-John from the back of the soundtrack, and taped inside my locker door. Or breaking off from my classmates during spring break in Myrtle Beach to throw on some parachute pants and a Members Only jacket, and visit a…

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15 Days of ONJ – Tied Up

I know I am skipping around the ONJ timeline a bit. Still, “Tied Up” is one of my all-time favorite songs. It came out on her Greatest Hits, Volume 2 album as one of two new songs. I’d hoped to hear it in concert when I saw her in Charlotte, but she didn’t sing it. In fact, of the three ONJ concerts I’ve been to, I don’t think I’ve heard her do it live. This was super fun to do, and highlights the unhealthy obsession…

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