I'm making an iTunes playlist to listen to on my drive to work. It's a mix of stuff from the 60s, 70s, 80s and today. Yes, that sounds like the overused tagline for a radio station, so sue me.
I've just put "Xanadu" in the mix. Yes, that Xanadu - the theme song to the movie that made me want to be coordinated enough to rollerskate and wear legwarmers and lots of Qiana. The same movie that combined Olivia Newton-John, ELO, Gene Kelly, and The Tubes. And roller skates.
Holy shit, someone must have been taking hits of acid when they came up with that.
And yet, I'm a terrible sucker for that soundtrack.
So, if you see some fat idiot singing along with Olivia Newton-John in her car at 8 in the morning on Wisconsin Avenue, that's me.
And I think it's time to add some Duran Duran to the mix.
God bless the iPod. Happy 5th birthday you little money-sucking "necessity" of the modern age.