Episode 10

Published on:

21st Sep 2020

Xanadu (1980) w/ Tracy Lane

Tracy Lane, owner of the Roots and Blues Festival in Columbia, MO and writer of the The Listening Gallery blog, is our guest this week to discuss the soundtrack to the 1980 Robert Greenwald film, Xanadu, which is considered by some to be one of the worst films of all time. Tracy discusses falling in love with the soundtrack and film at an early age, especially since it literally paired two of her favorite artists, Olivia Newton-John, and Electric Light Orchestra. We discuss the reputation of the film, how it helped inspired the creation of The Golden Raspberry Awards (aka “The Razzies”), and many of the very memorable scenes from the film, both good and bad.

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Soundtrack Your Life
A podcast about soundtracks and why they're important to us.
Twice a month, Nicole Barlow and Ryan Pak take a look at a soundtrack. Whether it be a song, a band, or a connection to a specific scene, They discuss personal connections to the soundtrack, with a guest.

Episodes are released on 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month.

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Ryan Pak

Ryan has a degree in Film Studies, and he’s a musician. So, Soundtrack Your Life is the perfect intersection of his two main passions. Plus, he’s an avid music fan—hunting down rare songs from his favorite bands has familiarized him with many obscure soundtracks over the years. It's been so gratifying for him to hear fellow film and music enthusiasts share their stories of why they love soundtracks!