I'm Alive

So I got to talking with new reader Jill -- hi, Jill! -- and I mentioned how ELO is the house band for the Wilfair series.

Period. Forever and ever. Done. I know I've spoken of my ELO affections but I must again.

Electric Light Orchestra is the song-happiest, orchestra-biggest, string-sweetest, cosmos-space-iest, '70s-snazziest band ever, and the musicians all rocked beards and huge hair and wore vests and bell-bottom cords and LOVE.

Here's further proof of why I've made ELO the house band. Seen "Xanadu"? Remember the scene where the muses spring to life out of the LA beach mural? That ELO song -- "I'm Alive" -- and that moment capture l'esprit de Wilfair for me.

Honest, when I turn Wilfair into a splashy, over-the-top musical one day, I'm outlining all of the characters in pink neon and sticking them in roller skates.


Jill said...

Hi, back!
I love this!
But why not neon orange for Wilfair?

Wilfair Book said...

Jill, you're right! Or teal neon, for Motel Fairwil.

Kelly said...

Thoughts going through my head while watching this video:
1. Yay ELO! Love this song
2. Why have I never seen Xanadu? This seems like exactly the sort of film I should have seen 20 times
3. Yay pink neon!
4. Is that Olivia Newton John?

Wilfair Book said...

Kelly, our mutual ELO devotion is powerful enough to cross oceans. But what? You haven't seen "Xanadu"? You must. I mean, I can't say anything, but the film is absolutely this video x 30. If you haven't seen it by the time you visit LA you can come over and watch it at my place.

Also, yes, that's classic ONJ! Rockin' the late '70s feathered hair.

Wilfair Book said...

Okay, I just realized her hair isn't all that feathered in this video, but it is very, very close. The barrettes with the ribbons make a fine feathered hair stand-in.

Kelly said...

I don't know how I missed it! I am now sure how it is possibly for the whole move to be this video x 30, but based on that description I am certain I will love it!

I might have to take you up on your offer since Netflix and Lovefilm are coming up sadly empty.

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