I double dog dare you not to watch this video all the way through. ELO and Olivia Mountain John, what could possibly go wrong? Ah yes, a starstruck Michael Beck.



PS- Noticed I tagged this post with Xanadu (among other things), just in case someone strolling through WordPress blogs would reach out for a bad movie about a rollerskating rink run by gypsy/fairy types.

PSS-And do not think I level any of this criticism against ELO. I had not one, but two of their songs playing at my wedding reception. Rather than have you guess, they were

1. Don’t Bring Me Down


2. Mr. Blue Sky

PSSSS-That might have been one gigantic ruse to embed a lot of YouTube videos.

By Michael Gallagher

My name is Michael Sean Gallagher. I am a Lecturer in Digital Education at the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh. I am Co-Founder and Director of Panoply Digital, a consultancy dedicated to ICT and mobile for development (M4D); we have worked with USAID, GSMA, UN Habitat, Cambridge University and more on education and development projects. I was a researcher on the Near Futures Teaching project, a project that explores how teaching at The University of Edinburgh unfold over the coming decades, as technology, social trends, patterns of mobility, new methods and new media continue to shift what it means to be at university. Previously, I was the Research Associate on the NERC, ESRC, and AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund sponsored GCRF Research for Emergency Aftershock Forecasting (REAR) project. I was an Assistant Professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (한국외국어대학교) in Seoul, Korea. I have also completed a doctorate at University College London (formerly the independent Institute of Education, University of London) on mobile learning in the humanities in Korea.

2 thoughts on “Xanamountaindew”
  1. (Melissa hyperventilates into a paper bag)

    OMG and LOL! I JUST watched these videos 2 days ago and was *this close* to adding them to my blog. Even the Xanadu! Wow.

    I do love me some Electric Light, and if I ever have a wedding I’ll be sure to play them then too!


  2. You never know who is going to be an ELO and Xanadu fan, but it is great to know you are! That is some 2.0 synchronicity going on there, for sure. I sometimes want another blog entitled “Cool Stuff I found on YouTube” as I so enjoy posting that type of nonsense.

    This is a must have for any wedding reception. Don’t Bring Me Down almost literally brought the house down. All my best Melissa!

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